JUDE LAW (Dom Hemingway) is considered one of Britain's finest actors, with a
wealth and variety of film and theatre performances to his credit.
In December 2011, he reunited with Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr., on
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, reprising his role from the global box-
office success SHERLOCK HOLMES. Law was most recently seen on screen in Steven
Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS, and Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA opposite Keira
Knightley. He recently performed in the West End's Anna Christie to rave reviews.
In 2009, Law starred in the title role of the Donmar Warehouse production of
Shakespeare's Hamlet, first in London's West End and then reprising the role on Broadway,
earning him a second Tony nomination.
On the big screen, Law first drew major critical attention for his performance as
Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, in 1997's WILDE, for which he won an Evening
Standard British Film Award. He went on to earn international acclaim for his work in
Anthony Minghella's THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. Law's performance as doomed
golden boy Dickie Greenleaf brought him both Oscar
and Golden Globe nominations, as
well as a BAFTA Award for 'Best Supporting Actor.'
Law was later honored with Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations,
for 'Best Actor in a Leading Role,' for his role in the 2003 Civil War epic COLD
MOUNTAIN, also directed by Minghella. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his
role in Steven Spielberg's AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
In 2004, Law starred in five very different films, including two for which he shared
acting ensemble honors: Mike Nichols' acclaimed drama CLOSER, also starring Julia
Roberts, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman, with whom he won the National Board of Review
Award for 'Best Ensemble'; and Martin Scorsese's epic biopic THE AVIATOR, for which he
shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for 'Outstanding Cast Performance.'
That same year, Law starred in ALFIE, playing the title role under the direction of Charles
Shyer; David O. Russell's I HEART HUCKABEES; and SKY CAPTAIN AND THE
WORLD OF TOMORROW, which he also produced. In addition, he lent his voice to
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
His wide range of film credits also includes Terry Gilliam's THE IMAGINARIUM
OF DR. PARNASSUS; Kenneth Branagh's SLEUTH, which he also produced; Wong Kar
Wai's first English-language film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS; Nancy Meyers' romantic
comedy hit THE HOLIDAY, with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black; BREAKING
AND ENTERING, which reunited him with Anthony Minghella; Sam Mendes' ROAD TO
PERDITION, with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman; Jean-Jacques Annaud's ENEMY AT THE
GATES; David Cronenberg's EXISTENZ; Clint Eastwood's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN
OF GOOD AND EVIL; and GATTACA, which marked his American film debut.
Law began his career on the stage, acting with the National Youth Theatre at the age
of 12. In 1994, he created the role of Michael in Jean Cocteau's play Les Parents Terribles,
for which he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. The
play was renamed Indiscretions when it moved to Broadway, where Law received a Tony
Award nomination for 'Outstanding Supporting Actor.' His subsequent stage work includes
'Tis Pity She's a Whore at London's Young Vic Theatre and a highly acclaimed performance
in the title role of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, both directed by David Lan. Law was
recently closely involved in the fundraising efforts for the major refurbishment of the Young
In 2007, the French Academy awarded Jude Law a Cesar 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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