plays TED PIKUL (rhymes with Michael), a rookie security guard
who links into Geller's world.
Following eXistenZ, Law stars in the Miramax/Paramount
film The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by Anthony Minghella
in Italy. The acclaimed British actor most recently starred in
the science fiction thriller Gattaca, in which he plays
an embittered paraplegic opposite Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman,
and as Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's lover in Wilde.
The fast rising young actor also starred in MGM's Music From
Another Room and Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden
of Good and Evil as the Savannah hustler whose murder drives
the story, set in the contemporary South.
After playing the lead in The Crane, a short film made
for the British Film Institute, shown at the 1992 London Film
Festival, Law made his feature film debut in 1993 opposite Sadie
Frost in Channel Four Films Shopping, a story of joy-riding
In 1995, he founded the London-based independent production company
Natural Nylon, with Sadie Frost, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller
Pertwee. The enterprising actors have a roster of films which
they plan to star
in and produce.
Law was born in London, where he started working at the National
Music Theatre when he was 14. Two years later, after landing a
role on a
television soap opera, Law quit high school and subsequently appeared
West End stage followed by appearances with the Royal Shakespeare
Company and Britain's National Theatre.
He won critical acclaim in a revival of Jean Cocteau's Les
Parents Terribles for which he won an Olivier Award nomination
for outstanding newcomer. When the production moved to Broadway
in 1995 under the title Indiscretions, Law won a Theater
World Award and Tony Award nomination for recreating his performance
as the son of Kathleen Turner and Roger Rees.
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