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JUDE LAW BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
  
Jude Law was born on December 29th, 1972 in Lewisham, London in the United Kingdom with the birth name David Jude Law, born to Margaret Anne and peter Robert Law.  He has one sister, Natasha and was raised in Blackheath, an area in London.   
 
At the age of twelve he first began to develop an interest in acting when he performed at the National Youth Music Theatre.  When he turned seventeen, he dropped out of high school and decided to pursue a career in entertainment.
 
Law first appeared on a number of British television roles with small parts and then on a daytime soap opera called, "Families" (1990).  He then embarked on a stage career and began appearing in a variety of productions in London and later also working on Broadway appearing in, "Indiscretions" for which he received a Tony Award nomination for, "Outstanding Supporting Actor".
 
Now with quite a few years of stage experience on his resume he turned to the film industry and began appearing in such features as, "Gattaca" (1997), "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997) and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) for which he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award.  He followed this with another successful film role in 2003 in, "Cold Mountain" starring alongside of Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
 
Other film roles he has added to his credits over his course as an actor are in, "Enemy At the Gates" (2001), "A.I Artificial Intelligence" (2001), "Road to Perdition" (2002) starring Paul Newman, "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004), "Sleuth" (2007), "Repo Men" (2010), "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (2011) and soon to release, "Rise of the Guardians" (2012) and "The Bitter Pill" (2013). 
 
In addition to his acting career, Jude Law is a partner in the Natural Nylon production company and is the face of Dior Homme Sport male perfume.  Law is also involved in a variety of charitable causes.  In 2004 he helped raise £2.5 million for the Young Vic Theatre project and volunteers for such organizations as Make Poverty History, the Rhys Daniels Trust, WAVE Trauma Centre and Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
 
Jude has married only one time to Sadie Frost in 1997 and after having three children the marriage came to an end in 2003.  His parents reside in France and run a drama school and he has another daughter, Sophia from a relationship with model, Samantha Burke.
 

Filmography

2013   The Bitter Pill

2012   Rise of the Guardians 

2012   Anna Karenina

2011   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 

2011   Hugo

2011   360

2011   Contagion 

2011   The Boy in the Oak 

2010   Repo Men

2009   Sherlock Holmes 

2009   The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 

2009   Rage 

2007   Sleuth

2007   My Blueberry Nights

2006   The Holiday

2006   Breaking and Entering 

2006   All the King's Men

2004   Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 

2004   The Aviator 

2004   Closer

2004   Alfie 

2004   Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 

2004   I Heart Huckabees 

2003   Cold Mountain

2002   Road to Perdition 

2001   A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001   Enemy at the Gates

2000   Love, Honor and Obey 

1999   The Talented Mr. Ripley 

1999   Presence of Mind 

1999   eXistenZ 

1998   The Wisdom of Crocodiles 

1998   Final Cut

1998   Music from Another Room 

1997   Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997   Gattaca 

1997   Wilde 

1997   Bent 

1996   I Love You, I Love You Not 

1994   Shopping 

1994   The Crane 

1993   The Marshal

1991   The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

1990   Families

1989   The Ragged Child

1989   The Tailor of Gloucester





Matinee Classics - Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Tyler Hoechlin, Jude Law, Daniel Craig, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Dylan Baker, Ciaran Hinds, Anthony LaPaglia, Craig Spidle, Ian Barford, Stephen Dunn, Paul Turner, Kathleen Keane and Brendan McKinney


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