Jude Law is an English stage and screen actor. He began his acting career with the National Youth Music Theatre in the 1980s which saw him perform at the Edinburgh...Read More
Jude Law is an English stage and screen actor. He began his acting career with the National Youth Music Theatre in the 1980s which saw him perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1987 to 1990 in productions including Bodywork (1987), the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (1989) and Captain Stirrkck (1990). His stage success continued with a starring role as Michael in Jean Cocteau’s Les Parents Terribles at the Royal National Theatre 1994 and later on Broadway where it was renamed Indiscretions (1995). Its success won him the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 1995. Regardless of his accomplishment on the big screen Jude has frequently returned to the stage through the years, tackling the title role in Dr Faustus (2002) at the Young Vic, and also in the lead in Michael Grandage’s production of Hamlet (2009) at the Donmar Warehouse and during its run on Broadway.
Jude’s big break on screen came with the part of Lord Alfred Douglas in the Oscar Wilde biography Wilde (1997) for which he won Most Promising Newcomer at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. He went on to feature in big budget films including sci-fi drama Gattaca (1997), thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Spielberg’s A.I Artificial Intelligence (2001). In 2003 he starred in civil war romance Cold Mountain, which saw him nominated for a slew of awards including Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. He has since worked with Terry Gilliam on the long awaited The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) and starred as the long-suffering Dr Watson to Robert Downey Jr’s erratic Sherlock in Guy Ritchie’s reinvention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventures in Sherlock Holmes (2008) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2010).Read Less
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