More Jude Law Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for My Blueberry Nights)Jude Law is one of the most sought-after talents in the acting world. Jude worked the National Youth Music Theatre, and has appeared in several productions on the West End and at the National Theatre. He has also been very active on British TV and film. For his work in WILDE, playing opposite Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave, he won several awards, including the London Film Critics Circle Awards and the Evening Standard Award.
His American film debut was in the futuristic GATTACA opposite Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Other films include Sam Mendes' ROAD TO PERDITION, starring alongside Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, David Cronenberg's EXISTENZ, which also featured Jennifer Jason Leigh and Willem Dafoe, Clint Eastwood's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, in which he shared the screen with Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, and Jean-Jacques Annaud's World War II epic ENEMY AT THE GATES.
Law received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor for his work in COLD MOUNTAIN. Law was also nominated for both Academy and Golden Globe Awards in 2000 for his performance as Dickie Greenleaf in THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. He received the BAFTA award that year for the role.
His recent film credits include ALL THE KING'S MEN, opposite Sean Penn and Kate Winslet, THE HOLIDAY opposite Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet, BREAKING AND ENTERING for director Anthony Minghella, opposite Juliette Binoche and Robin Wright Penn. He recently completed shooting the remake of SLEUTH with Michael Caine.
for "My Blueberry Nights" updated 02-May-2008
Biography #3 (for Closer)Jude Law is one of the most sought after leading men today. Born in London, by age 12 he was appearing in England's National Youth Music Theatre. By 17, Law had joined the cast of a British TV series Families. He began his London stage career in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and appeared in several productions in the West End and at the National Theater in London.
He made his Broadway debut opposite Kathleen Turner and Eileen Atkins in Indiscretions, which earned him the Theater World Award as well as a Tony nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He originated the role of Michael in the same play in London, winning the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
Law made his film debut in 1992 in the British film The Crane, which was followed by Shopping. He was then in cast in a series of American films including Gattaca, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Wilde and eXistenZ. For his scene-stealing role as Dickie Greenleaf in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, Law was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He followed it up with memorable turns in Enemy at the Gates, Road to Perdition and Artificial Intelligence: AI.
His performance as a Civil War soldier in Cold Mountain brought him a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actor. In 2004 alone, in addition to Closer, Law has starred in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Alfie, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Aviator and I Heart Huckabee's.
Upcoming is a big-screen version of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly and Columbia Pictures' All the King's Men alongside Sean Penn.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Closer" (12-Dec-2004)
Biography #4 (for Cold Mountain)Jude Law was seen recently in Sam Mendes' acclaimed drama Road to Perdition, directed by Sam Mendes, in which he starred opposite Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. Previously, Law was honored with nominations for both an Academy Award and the BAFTA for his performance as Dickie Greenleaf in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley opposite Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his work as a cyborg in Steven Spielberg's A. I
Law's credits include David Cronenberg's sci-fi fantasy Existenz, opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh and Willem Dafoe; and Wilde, opposite Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave, for which he won the London Film Critics Circle Award and the Evening Standard Award. He made his American film debut in the genetic-theft thriller Gattaca opposite Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman and was next seen in Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. He recently appeared in Jean Jacques Annaud's World War II epic Enemy at the Gates, co-starring with Joseph Fiennes, Ed Harris and Rachel Weisz.
On Broadway, Law starred opposite Kathleen Turner and Eileen Atkins in the hit play Indiscretions, which won him the Theater World Award as well as a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He originated the role in London at the Royal National Theater, for which he received the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. More recently, Jude has appeared recently in two classic plays on the London stage, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. As a youth, Jude worked with the National Youth Music Theater and appeared in several productions in London's West End and at the Royal National Theater.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "Cold Mountain" (01-Jan-2000)