JUDE LAW is considered one of Britain's finest actors, with
a wealth of film and stage performances to
He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Anthony
Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley; the latter also earned him the BAFTA Award
Supporting Actor. He was also a Golden Globe Award nominee for both works, and
again for Steven
Spielberg's AI Artificial Intelligence.
Mr. Law first drew film industry and critical attention for his performance
opposite Stephen Fry as
Lord Alfred Douglas in Brian Gilbert's Wilde, for which he won an Evening
Standard British Film
Award. Among his many subsequent films have been Clint Eastwood's Midnight in
the Garden of Good
and Evil; Andrew Niccol's Gattaca; David Cronenberg's eXistenZ; Jean-Jacques
Annaud's Enemy at the
Gates; Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition, with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman; Anthony
Breaking and Entering; David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees; Brad Silberling's
Lemony Snicket's A Series
of Unfortunate Events, as narrator; Charles Shyer's Alfie; Nancy Meyers' hit
comedy The Holiday, with
Cameron Diaz; Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering; Wong Kar-wai's My
Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; Fernando Meirelles' 360;
Martin Scorsese's multi-
Academy Award-winning Hugo; and Steven Soderbergh's Contagion and upcoming The
Together with Robert Downey Jr. and director Guy Ritchie, he made the worldwide
smashes Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
He was producer on, and starred in, Kerry Conran's fantasy epic Sky Captain
and the World of
Tomorrow, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie; and Sleuth, opposite Michael
Harold Pinter adapted from Anthony Shaffer's classic psychological thriller for
Mr. Law shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with his fellow actors
from the ensemble of
Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; and shared a National Board of Review award with
his fellow actors
from the ensemble of Mike Nichols' Closer.
He began his career on the stage, acting with the National Youth Theatre at
the age of 12. In 1994, he
starred in Sean Mathias' staging of Les Parents Terribles, and was nominated for
the Ian Charleson
Award for Outstanding Newcomer. The play was then renamed Indiscretions for its
where he received a Tony Award nomination. He later starred in `Tis Pity She's a
Whore and Dr.
Faustus, both directed by David Lan, at London's Young Vic Theatre; Mr. Law was
involved in the
fundraising efforts for the major refurbishment of the Young Vic. In 2009, he
starred in the title role of
Michael Grandage's Donmar Warehouse staging of Hamlet in London's West End and
Broadway, earning a second Tony Award nomination. In 2011, he starred in the
of Anna Christie in the West End, opposite Ruth Wilson of Anna
Karenina for director Rob Ashford;
he received an Olivier Award nomination for his work. In the fall of 2013, he
will return to the West
End to star in the title role of Henry V, to be staged by Mr. Grandage.
In 2007, France's film academy awarded Mr. Law a CĂ©sar d'Honneur in
recognition of his
contribution to cinema; and the government of France named him a Chevalier de
l'Ordre des Arts et
des Lettres for his artistic achievements.
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