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Jude Law

Actor Date of birth 29th December 1972
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1994
First feature film Shopping

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

Jude Law was born and raised in London. At the age of 12, he began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre. He left school early to star in the soap opera Families. He then moved into theatre where he earned nominations for a Laurence Olivier and a Tony award. He rose to fame playing supporting roles in movies including Gattaca and Wilde. He has become an established leading actor in movies including The Talented Mr. Ripley and AI: Artificial Intelligence.

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Jude Law's films

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Packshot for the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2011

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Dr Watson (Jude Law) take on a criminal mastermind. With Noomi Rapace. Violence throughout & a suicide scene.

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Packshot for the film Sherlock Holmes
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
123 Mins
Released
2009

Directed by Guy Ritchie. Robert Downey Jr stars as Sherlock Holmes. With Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong. Contains moderate violence.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Rise Of The Guardians
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
95 Mins
Released
2012

Animated adventure starring The East Bunny, Jack Frost (Chris Pine), Santa, The Tooth Fairy and The Sandman. Mild threat and language.

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Packshot for the film Contagion
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2011

The world is threatened by a deadly virus with no cure. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. Moderate physical and psychological threat and brief medical gore.

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Packshot for the film Side Effects
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2012

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. A woman (Rooney Mara) commits a brutal crime while on an experimental drug. With Jude Law. Strong language, sex, violence and drug theme.

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Packshot for the film Repo Men
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2010

Jude Law and Forest Whitaker repossess people's organs if they don't pay for them in time. With Liev Schreiber. Strong bloody violence.

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Packshot for the film 360
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2011

Dramatic thriller about interconnecting relationships starring Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ben Foster. Strong language and sex.

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Did you know?

  • Along with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell, Jude Law donated his salary from The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus to Heath Ledger's daughter, Matilda. They wanted to give her a secure financial future.
  • In 1997, he married actress Sadie Frost. They have three children. They divorced six years later.
  • To prepare for his role as a repossessor of organs in Repo Men, he said that he bought a half side of a pig because pig flesh is meant to be a similar texture to human flesh. A London surgeon helped teach him how to cut the pig's flesh using surgical scalpels.
  • He co-founded the movie and theatre company, Natural Nylon, with actors including Sadie Frost and Ewan McGregor. In 2003, he resigned as a director of the company.
  • He learned how to play the saxophone and sail for his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2003 Actor in a Leading Role - Cold Mountain
    • 1999 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1999 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2003 Actor in a Leading Role - Cold Mountain
    • 1999 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Cold Mountain
    • 2002 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - AI: Artificial Intelligence
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Talented Mr. Ripley