Jude Law


Jude Law

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awards = Evening Standard British Film Awards for Most Promising Newcomer 1998 "Wilde" NBR Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble 2004 "Closer"
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2000 "The Talented Mr. Ripley" Theatre World Award 1994-95 "Indiscretions"

Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first TV role in 1989. In 1997, his role in the Oscar Wilde biopic "Wilde" garnered him the Evening Standard British Film Award as "Most Promising Newcomer".

After starring in films directed by Andrew Niccol, Clint Eastwood and David Cronenberg, he was nominated for an Academy Award twice: for his role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 2000, and for "Cold Mountain" in 2003, both directed by Anthony Minghella. He also won a BAFTA Award for his role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley". He is on the Top Ten List from the 2006 "A-list" of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood. [ [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2006-04/10/content_564548.htm "Tom Cruise and Hanks Top New Power List"] , "World Entertainment News Network", 10 April 2006.] On 1 March 2007, he was honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres conferred by the French government; he was named a "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres". [ [http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKN0121643520070302 "French Honour for Jude Law"] , "Reuters" (UK), 2 March 2007, accessed 20 November 2007.] In 2009, he will return to the theatre stage to perform the title role in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet".

Early life

Law was born in Lewisham, South London, to teachers Maggie and Peter Law, who named him after both The Beatles song "Hey Jude" and Thomas Hardy's central character in his novel "Jude the Obscure."Charlie Rose, [http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2007/10/19/1/a-conversation-with-actor-jude-law "A Conversation with Actor Jude Law"] , "The Charlie Rose Show", recorded on 19 October 2007, broadcast on "WNET" (New York), 22 October (to 23 October), 2007, 11:30 p.m.–12:27 p.m. (ET); video clip posted 27 October 2007, accessed 12 November 2007.] Jeffrey Lyons, [http://video.reeltalktv.com/player/?fid=28806#videoid=172973 "(U)ncovering a 'Sleuth'"] , "Reel Talk", broadcast 3 November 2007, accessed 19 November 2007 (video clip of interview with Jude Law about "Sleuth".) ] His parents now run their own drama school in France. Natasha, his sister, is a well-regarded illustrator and artist, living in London. [ [http://www.elevenfineart.com/?pageid=3&listid=1&name=Natasha%20Law Natasha Law] at "Eleven Fine Art" Gallery, London] [Dolly Jones, [http://www.vogue.co.uk/vogue_daily/story/story.asp?SSID=1823 "Fashion Law"] , "Vogue", 10 May 2006, accessed 19 November 2007.] He grew up in Blackheath, a village in the Borough of Lewisham, [ [http://cde.cerosmedia.com/1T477cf1148b78e422.cde "LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER"] Marie Claire", page 16, February 2008 issue.] and he was educated at John Ball Primary School in Blackheath and "Kidbrooke School" in Kidbrooke, before attending the "Alleyn's School" in Dulwich. [ [http://www.johnballschool.org/ "John Ball Primary School, Blackheath, SE3 0TP"] , school site, accessed 14 December 2007.] [ [http://www.tatler.co.uk/Schools/2006/Details.aspx?Type=Public&Area=London&ID=321&List= "Alleyn's Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU"] , school listing in "Tatler School Guide: The Top 175 Prep and Private Schools" (published "in association with HSBC private trust"), "Tatler", accessed 19 November 2007.]

Career

1980s-1990s

In 1987 Law began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre. [ [http://www.nymt.org.uk/history/alumni.html "Alumni"] , "National Youth Music Theatre", accessed 21 November 2007] the United Kingdom's leading organisation for young people in the field of musical theatre. He played various roles in the Edinburgh Fringe awarded "The Ragged Child", and one of his first major stage roles was as Foxtrot Darling in Philip Ridley's multi-award-winning "The Fastest Clock In The Universe". Law went on to appear as Michael in the West End production of Jean Cocteau's tragicomedy "Les parents terribles" directed by Sean Mathias. He was nominated for an Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer, and he received the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

Following a title change to "Indiscretions", the play was reworked and transferred to Broadway in 1995, where Law acted opposite Kathleen Turner, Roger Rees and Cynthia Nixon. [Vincent Canby, [http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=990CEEDE1139F93BA15757C0A963958260 "Theater Review: Indiscretions: Cocteau's Ferocious View Of the Rolls-Royce of Families"] , "The New York Times", 28 April 1995, accessed 19 November 2007.] [ [http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4296 "Indiscretions"] , at the "Internet Broadway Database", accessed 1 March 2008.] This role earned him a Tony Award nomination [ [http://www.jimsdeli.com/theater/awards/tonys/tony1995.htm NYC Broadway Theater Guide] 1995 Tony Awards] and the Theatre World Award. [ [http://www.theatreworldawards.org/award.html "Theatre World Award"] , "Theatre World Awards", accessed 19 November 2007.] In 1989, Law got his first TV role in a movie based on the Beatrix Potter children's book, "The Tailor of Gloucester". After minor roles in British television, including a two-year stint in the Granada TV soap opera "Families" and the leading role in the BFI /Channel 4 short "The Crane", Law had his breakthrough with the British crime drama "Shopping", which also featured his future wife Sadie Frost.

He became more widely known with his performance in the biopic "Wilde". Law won the "Most Promising Newcomer" award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards, for his role as Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, the glamorous lover of Stephen Fry's Oscar Wilde. [ [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Evening_Standard_British_Film_Awards/1998 "Jude Law, Most Promising Newcomer"] , Evening Standard British Film Awards, 1998.] In Andrew Niccol's science fiction film "Gattaca", he played the role of a disabled former swimming star living in a eugenics-obsessed dystopia. In Clint Eastwood's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", he played the role of the ill-fated hustler murdered by an art dealer (played by Kevin Spacey). He also played a mob hitman in Sam Mendes's 1930s period drama "Road to Perdition".

2000s

He has been nominated for an Academy Award twice; once as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 1999, and then again as Best Actor in a Leading Role for "Cold Mountain" in 2003, both directed by Anthony Minghella. For the former film, he learned to play saxophone and earned a MTV Movie Award nomination together with Matt Damon and Fiorello for performing the song "Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano" by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno. He learned ballet dancing for the film "" (2001). [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/law%20is%20natural%20ballet%20star "Law Is Natural Ballet Star"] , "contactmusic.com", 26 August 2005, accessed 20 November 2007.] [ [http://www.bravotv.com/Inside_the_Actors_Studio/guest/Jude_Law Inside the Actors Studio] Jude Law, Season 10, Episode 1008; [http://video.bravotv.com/player/?id=23581 Inside the Actors Studio] , James Lipton entices Jude Law to 'bust a move' in the style of Gigolo Joe, (1:57-1:52, click the Forward button for 1:47-0:00), Inside the Actors Studio on "Bravo – TVGuide.com", Original Airdate: 21 December 2003, accessed 25 May 2008.] He portrayed the title character in "Alfie", the remake of Bill Naughton's 1966 film, playing the role originated by Sir Michael Caine. In 2004, Law was named the Sexiest Man Alive by "People" magazine. [Michelle Tauber, [http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20146138,00.html "Jude Law"] People Magazine, accessed 27 June 2008.] He took on another of Caine's earlier roles in the 2007 film "Sleuth" adapted by Nobel Laureate in Literature Harold Pinter, while Caine played the role originated by Sir Laurence Olivier. Law, an admirer of Olivier, [M. Faust, [http://artvoice.com/issues/v6n50/branagh_and_caine "Branagh & Caine "] , "artvoice.com", accessed 13 December 2007.] used the famous actor's image in the 2004 film "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". Using computer graphics, footage of the young Olivier was merged into the film, playing Dr.Totenkopf, a mysterious scientific genius and supervillain. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3926465.stm "Olivier Resurrected for Film Role"] , "BBC News", 26 July 2004, accessed 12 December 2007.]

Law is one of three actors taking the place of the actor Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". Along with Law, actors Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell will portray the "three separate dimensions in the film." [Bonnie Malkin, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/18/wheath118.xml Heath Ledger 'replaced' by Hollywood stars] , The Daily Telegraph, 26 February 2008, accessed 12 March 2008.] [Marsha Lederman, [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080419.IMAGINARIUM19/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Movies/ They did it for Heath] , The Globe And Mail, 19 April 2008, accessed 20 April 2008] He will appear opposite Forest Whitaker in the dark sci-fi comedy "Repossession Mambo". [ [http://www.stv.tv/content/out/film/videointerviews/display.html?id=opencms:/out/films/new_interviews/jude_law_sleuth_interview Jude Law: Raising his game] video interview with stv.tv] In 2009, Law will return to the London stage to portray Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", under the direction of Kenneth Branagh, at the Donmar Warehouse.Mark Shenton, [http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/18174/jude-law-to-star-in-donmars-hamlet "Jude Law to Star in Donmar's Hamlet"] , "The Stage", 10 September 2007, accessed 19 November 2007. (Inc. illustration of "Jude Law in Tis Pity She's A Whore at the Young Vic in 1999.")] [Martyn Palmer, [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article2856533.ece "Double Act: Michael Caine and Jude Law (Lunch and Discussion)"] , "The Times", 17 November 2007.] [Lewis Bazley, [http://www.inthenews.co.uk/inconversation/entertainment/film/jude-nervous-play-dane-$1169853.htm Jude: Nervous to play the Dane] , inthenews.co.uk, 21 November 2007.]

Law is on the Top Ten List from the 2006 A-list of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood, following the criteria of James Ulmer in the Ulmer Scale. [ [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2006-04/10/content_564548.htm "Tom Cruise and Hanks Top New Power List"] , "World Entertainment News Network", 10 April 2006.] On 1 March 2007, he was honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres conferred by the French government, in recognition of his contribution to "World Cinema Arts". He was named a "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres". [ [http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKN0121643520070302 "French Honour for Jude Law"] , "Reuters" (UK), 2 March 2007, accessed 20 November 2007.]

Law will star as Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie's upcoming adaption of "Sherlock Holmes", alongside Robert Downey Jr and Rachel McAdams.

Other projects

Law is the face of the new male perfume of Dior. [ [http://www.dior.com/pcd/International/JSP/Library/Full/full_L6.jsp?pTPL=1078&pLANG=frbe&CID=KAC-DHS_partie1_FRBE "Dior Homme Sport"] , "Dior", Official site, accessed 4 October 2008] [Daniela Kamps, [http://www.gala.de/beauty_fashion/beauty/26035/Jude-Law-Ein-Hauch-von-Jude.html "Ein Hauch von Jude"] , "gala.de", 17 June 2008, accessed 22 June 2008, (German)] [ [http://www.dior.com/pcd/International/JSP/Library/Full/full_L3.jsp?paramL=deall&paramP=173&paramZ=1&pLANG=deall "Dior Homme Sport"] , Dior, Official site, accessed 17 July 2008, (German)] [ [http://www.douglas.de/DGKategorieSectionView.process?KategorieID=006700&Action=loadKategorie&page=03 "Dior Homme Sport"] , Dior video, at Douglas, Official site, accessed 25 July 2008, (German)] [Marlene Sørensen, [http://www.vanityfair.de/articles/gesellschaft/boulevard/jude-law/2008/09/29/11382 "Schön und gut"] , Vanity Fair, "vanityfair.de", 29 September 2008, accessed 30 September 2008, (German)]

Since 2005, he has represented Dunhill as an "apparel ambassador" in Asia. [Jiang Jingjing, [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-03/06/content_526892.htm "Touch of Class"] , "China Daily", "chinadaily.com.cn" (English version), 6 March 2006, accessed 18 January 2008.] [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/law%20becomes%20face%20of%20dunhill_1044129 "Law Becomes Face of Dunhill"] , in "News", "contactmusic.com", 19 September 2007, accessed 18 January 2008.] In 2008, he became the international face of Dunhill and appears in the worldwide advertising campaigns. [ [http://www.dunhill.com/jp/jude-law "Jude Law Exclusively at Dunhill"] , "Dunhill" (Japanese site), accessed 18 January 2008.] [ [http://www.dunhill.com/en/menswear/ready-to-wear "Jude Law exclusively for dunhill"] , "Dunhill", (International site), accessed 18 January 2008.] [ [http://player.streaming.yahoo.co.jp/player/player.html?s_id=s&cp_id=news&pg_id=jij&co_id=jij0801257300&spid=2013006348&hash=e12e5e5ad53d849857cc5d56358d2146&genre=ent&ev=1 press conference] , "Dunhill", Tokyo, 24 January 2008, Yahoo! Japan, video, accessed 25 January 2008.]

In 2002, he directed a Respect for Animals anti-fur cinema commercial. The commercial used music composed by Gary Kemp, and included appearances by pop singer Mel C, Helena Christensen, Sadie Frost, Supergrass's Danny Goffey, Chrissie Hynde, Rhys Ifans, Jude Law, Sir Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney, George Michael and Moby. [ [http://www.infurmation.com/press_detail.php?id=115 "New Nationwide Anti-Fur Commercial"] , "Respect for Animals", press release, 19 February 2002.] In 2007, he encouraged the Friends of the Earth /The Big Ask campaign, asking British Government to take action against Climate change. [ [http://www.thebigask.com/index.php?f=1183202767939_52 "Jude Law's video message"] , released 4 July 2007, "The Big Ask campaign", accessed 26 January 2008.] [ [http://www.thebigask.com/campaigns/climate/big_ask/march_film.html "The Big Ask Film"] , released 4 July 2007, "The Big Ask campaign", accessed 26 January 2008.] [ [http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/794958/Radioheads-Thom-Yorke-guest-edit-Observer-Magazine/ Radiohead's Thom Yorke to guest-edit Observer Magazine] published 20 March 2008.]

"The World As a Stage"

In spring 2007 he filmed a video at Borough Market, South London to support the Tate Modern's "The World as a Stage" exhibition. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oul1SbVCu8 "Come. See. Experience.] Borough Market 30 November 2007", video uploaded on "Youtube" by "tateshots" on 31 October 2007, accessed 19 November 2007 ("Realtime Movie Trailer", featuring artist Paweł Althamer). ] [ [http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/theworldasastage/ "The World As a Stage"] . Tate Modern, "tate.org.uk", accessed 19 November 2007.] [ [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3041 Jude Law in Borough Market for Tate art event] . "London SE1, Community website", 1 December 2007, accessed 2 December 2007.] [ [http://jude-law-news.newslib.com/story/7244-911/ "The exquisite art of mobbing Jude Law"] . from The Times, 1 December 2007, accessed 2 December 2007.] The first and only performance, by the Polish artist Pawel Althamer, held at Borough Market on 30 November 2007. "Pawel Althamer, the artist behind the project, is interested in the way real life and the fictional world of cinema intersect. In preparation for Jude's real life performance he commissioned a genuine film trailer that was shown in cinemas to advertise the event." [ [http://www.tate.org.uk/tateshots/episode.jsp?item=13661 "Jude Law stars in a film that doesn't exist"] , TateShots, Issue 10, "Realtime Movie", transcript and video, accessed 27 January 2008.] According to Tate curator Jessica Morgan, the project “is about the confusion between art and life, and the question about where does film end and life begin". [ [http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/11/30/jude-law-live-art-project/ "Jude Law’s Live Art Project"] , "Just Jared", "justjared.buzznet.com", 30 November 2007, accessed 12 September 2008.] [Dan Fox, [http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/the_world_as_a_stage "The World as a Stage"] , "Frieze" magazine, "frieze.com", Issue 112, January-February 2008, accessed 12 September 2008.]

Charity activities

In 2004, Law launched a campaign to raise £2.5 million towards the Young Vic Theatre's £12.5 million redevelopment project. [Ruth Gillespie, [http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/516 "Young Vic Project Backed by Jude Law"] , "The Stage", 10 February 2004, "News".] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3477015.stm "Law's Bid to Rebuild Young Vic"] , "BBC News", 10 February 2004.] [Dave M. Bennett, [http://www.theatre.com/photo_op/id/3004448# "Photo Op: Stars Hail Young Vic Reopening"] , "theatre.com" (Broadway.com in London), 20 October 2006, accessed 21 November 2007.] He is currently Chair of the Young Vic committee and has said that he is proud to help make the Young Vic "a nurturing bed" for young directors. [ [http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/05/11/jude-law-young-vic-2/ "Jude Law Makes Nuturing Bed"] , "Just Jared", "justjared.buzznet.com", 11 May 2007. ] [ [http://arts.independent.co.uk/theatre/features/article67592.ece "Jude Law: Why I love the Young Vic"] , "The Independent ON SUNDAY", published: 5 February 2004] He is an enthusiastic football fan and a supporter of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur. [ [http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/judelawinterview.html "Jude Law Interview"] , "Tottenham Hotspur", 11 August 2006.] [ [http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,750122_12,00.html "Jude Law"] , "People", 4 November 2004.] In 2006, he joined Robbie Williams in the "Soccer Aid" celebrity football match to benefit UNICEF. [Steve Purcell, [http://www.looktothestars.org/news/75-robbie-lines-up-maradona-for-soccer-aid-match "Robbie Lines Up Maradona For Soccer Aid Match"] , "looktothestars.org", 24 May 2006.]

Law also does charity work for organizations such as Make Poverty History, the Rhys Daniels Trust, and the WAVE Trauma Centre. [Cf. [http://www.looktothestars.org/charity/54-rhys-daniels-trust Rhys Daniels Trust] and the [http://www.looktothestars.org/charity/151-wave-trauma-centre WAVE Trauma Centre] , as listed on "Look to the Stars", "looktothestars.org".] He supports the charity Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Pride of Britain Awards. [ [http://www.worldwish.org/News/View.asp?id=72 "Jude Law - Foundation Supporter"] , "Make-A-Wish Foundation", "worldwish.org" (official site), featuring hyperlinked [http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/news/?111 "Princess Erin meets her Prince at the Summer Ball"] , "Make-A-Wish Foundation".] [ [http://www.prideofbritain.com/contentpages/winners/2006/kirsteen-lupton.aspx "Fundraiser of The Year, Kirsteen Lupton"] , "Pride of Britain Award Winners" 2006, Official site.] [ [http://www.prideofbritain.com/contentPages/CelebrityQuotes/WhatTheStarsAreSaying.aspx "Celebrity Quotes"] , "Pride of Britain Award Winners" 2006, Official site.] He is the chair of the Music For Tomorrow Foundation, to help rebuild Katrina-devastated New Orleans.Jude Law, [http://www.musicfortomorrow.org "A Message from Our Chair"] , Music for Tomorrow, "musicfortomorrow.org", accessed 19 November 2007. Cf. [http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/145-jude-law "Jude Law's Charity Work"] , "Look to the Stars", "looktothestars.org", with hyperlinked featured [http://www.musicfortomorrow.org/video.htm Video] .] [ Nell Nolan, [http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-0/1178515365223430.xml&coll=1 Annual events call for perennial parties] "The Times Picayune", 7 May 2007.] [ [http://www.musicfortomorrow.org/mftconcert2009.htm "MFT concert in New Orleans, 14 January 2009"] , Music for Tomorrow, "musicfortomorrow.org", accessed 15 July 2008.]

In 2006, he starred in an anthology of Samuel Beckett readings and performances directed by Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella. With the "Beckett Gala Evening" at the Reading Town Hall more than £22,000 was donated for the Macmillan Cancer Support. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/5096826.stm "Beckett event money handed over"] BBC News, published 20 June 2006.] Also in 2006, Frost and Law directed a Shakespeare play in a South African orphanage. He travelled to Durban, South Africa, with Frost and their children in order to help children who have lost their parents to AIDS. [ [http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/12/21/jude-law-south-africa/ "Jude Jingles All The Way To South Africa"] , "Just Jared", "justjared.buzznet.com", 21 December 2006, accessed 19 November 2007. ] In July 2007, as patron of the charity, he helped kick off the month-long tour of the AIDS-themed musical "Thula Sizwe", by The Young Zulu Warriors. [ [http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/07/03/jude-law-young-zulu-warriors/ "God's Golden Acre Musical Tour"] , "Just Jared", "justjared.buzznet.com", 3 July 2007, accessed 19 November 2007. ] [ [http://www.youngzuluwarriors.com "The Young Zulu Warriors"] Official website, accessed 1 August 2008]

Jude Law is an ambassador of HRH The Prince of Wales' Children & the Arts Foundation. [ [http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/newsandgallery/news/trh_host_a_gala_evening_for_supporters_of_the_prince_s_found_1535362420.html ‘’TRH host a gala evening …’’ ] at HRH The Prince of Wales, Official website, accessed 1 August 2008] [ [http://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/about-us/news/newsletter-summer-edition-of-spotlight-on-children-the-arts "Newsletter-Summer Edition"] at "childrenandarts.org.uk", created on 9 July 2008, accessed 1 August 2008]

He supports Breast Cancer Care. [ [http://www.selfridges.com/index.cfm?page=1350 "Celebrity Auction Pinkridges"] at Selfridges, Official site, accessed 19 September 2008]

Peace activities

In July 2007, Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley were in Afghanistan over a period of 10 days to document peace commitments and activities there for an upcoming film and for marking the UN International Day of Peace. [ Charlie Rose, [http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2007/10/19/1/a-conversation-with-actor-jude-law "A Conversation with Actor Jude Law"] . "The Charlie Rose Show", WNET (New York), broadcast 19-20 October October 2007, Streaming video posted 22 October 2007. Accessed 3 March 2008] [ Roshan Khadivi, [http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_40930.html "International Day of Peace ..."] , "UNICEF", Official home page, 20 September 2007, accessed 21 November 2007.] [ [http://video.aol.com/video-detail/jude-law-heads-to-afghanistan/1713938017 "Jude Law Heads To Afghanistan"] , AP /AOL video, accessed 19 November 2007.] Accompanied by UNICEF Representative [http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_38047.html Catherine Mbengue] , they travelled and filmed in treacherous areas of eastern Afghanistan with a film crew, interviewing children, government ministers, community leaders and UN officials. [ [http://www.peaceoneday.org/home.aspx “Peace One Day”] , Official home page, accessed 19 November 2007.] [ [http://www.embassyofafghanistan.org/september2007newsletter.html “American Actor Jude Law Promotes Peace Day During Afghan Travels”] Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington DC, Official home page, accessed 7 September 2008.] They also filmed at schools and visited various UNICEF-supported programmes inside and outside the capital Kabul. [ [http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_40359.html "Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law's 'secret' Mission to Afghanistan"] , UNICEF, Official home page, 18 July 2007, accessed 21 November 2007.] [ Fiona Cummins, [http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/2007/09/12/jude-s-afghan-mission-89520-19777002/ "Jude's Afghan Mission"] , "The Daily Mirror", 12 September 2007.] The efforts of Peace One Day are coordinated in celebration of the annual International Day of Peace, on 21 September. [ [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/LSGZ-76XGP7?OpenDocument "Afghanistan: Press briefing, 11 September 2007"] , ‘’United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’’ (UNAMA), 11 September 2007.] [ Cf. [http://home.i-concerts.com/ "Peace One Day Concert"] , Royal Albert Hall, "home.i-concerts.com", 21 September 2007.] The film named "The Day After Peace" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. [ Wendy Mitchell, [http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=38631&am%20p;am%20p;am%20p;Category=524 "3DD to present Cannes market premiere of The Day After Peace"] at "screendaily.com", published 7 May 2008, accessed 15 May 2008.] [ [http://www.3ddgroup.com/entertainment/newsarticle.aspx?id=117 "The Day After Peace"] 3DD Entertainment, London, published 8 May 2008, accessed 18 May 2008.] [ [http://www.peaceoneday.org/home.aspx?band=hi "The Day After Peace" trailer] at Peace One Day, Official home page, accessed 18 May 2008.] [ Anita Singh, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/1989315/Jude-Law-calls-for-day-of-peace-at-Cannes-film-festival.html Cannes Film Festival: Jude Law's peace campaign"] The Daily Telegraph, published 19 May 2008, accessed 20 May 2008.] [ Mark Brown, [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2281068,00.html "From Afghanistan to Cannes: how Jude Law joined film-maker's campaign for a world day of peace"] The Guardian, published 20 May 2008, accessed 20 May 2008.] [ Simon Crerar, [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/cannes/article3970630.ece "Jude Law calls for more happy news from Afghanistan"] Times Online, published 20 May 2008, accessed 25 May 2008.] On 21 September 2008, the film was shown at a Gala screening at the Royal Albert Hall. [ [http://www.peaceoneday.org/concert1.aspx "Peace One Day Gala"] Peace One Day, Official home page, accessed 1 August 2008.] [ [http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/09/22/jude-law-peace-one-day-concert/ "Jude Law Calls For Peace"] Just Jared, justjared.buzznet.com, 22 September 2008, accessed 25 September 2008.]

On 30 August 2008, Law and Gilley returned to Afghanistan to help keep a momentum around Peace Day. They met President Hamid Karzai, top NATO and U.N. officials, and members of the aid community. They also screened the new documentary about the efforts in support of peace. The documentary features activities that took place throughout Afghanistan in 2007. It also highlights support from UNICEF and the WHO for the peaceful immunization of 1.4 million children against polio in insecure areas. [ Fisnik Abrashi, [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iJCFzwc6L1R7GuHx8DqrAjZxid4wD92U29T80 "Jude Law visits Afghanistan to promote peace"] AP, 1 September 2008, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ Roshan Khadivi, [http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_45455.html ‘’Actor Jude Law and director Jeremy Gilley in Afghanistan to promote peace’’] UNICEF, Official home page, 3 September 2008, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ [http://www.unicef.org/ ‘’UNICEF Special Reports’’] UNICEF, Official home page, video linked, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLH1NTEgEvM ‘’UNICEF: Jude Law promotes Peace One Day in Afghanistan’’] UNICEF video at Youtube, added 4 September 2008, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWBE3ZtoBaw ‘’Jude Law returns to Afghanistan to promote peace’’] ITN video at Youtube, added 5 September 2008, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ [http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jBpJ5n147gB3vRX0LHTSwUskpgqA ‘’Karzai meets British actor Jude Law’’] AFP /Google, 4 September 2008, accessed 7 September 2008.] [ [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article4747000.ece "Jude Law says: give peace a chance] The Sunday Times, 14 September 2008, accessed 25 September 2008.]

Personal life

Marriage to Sadie Frost

Law met Sadie Frost during the work on the film "Shopping". They married on 2 September 1997. He is the father of four children: Finlay Munro (stepson of Law, born 20 September 1990), son Rafferty (born 6 October 1996), daughter Iris (born 25 October 2000) and son Rudy (born 10 September 2002). They divorced on 29 October 2003.imdb name|id=0000179|name=Jude Law.]

Relationship with Sienna Miller

At Christmas 2004 he became engaged to Sienna Miller, his co-star in "Alfie". They separated after it was exposed that Jude was having an affair with his children's nanny in 2005. [ [http://www.rte.ie/arts/2007/1112/lawj.html "Law admits affair with Nanny"] , 12 November 2007, "RTE NEWS network", accessed 11 October 2008.] They reconciled briefly in 2006 but on 12 November 2006 Law and Miller announced their breakup. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000179/news "Law and Miller To Marry" /"Law and Miller Split"] , 5 January 2005 /13 November 2006, "World Entertainment News Network", accessed 26 January 2008.]

Filmography

Theatre

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards
2004 Nominated
Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Rolefor: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
2000 Nominated
Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Rolefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
2000 Nominated
Saturn Award- Best Supporting Actorfor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
BAFTA Awards
2004 NominatedBAFTA Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Rolefor: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
2000 WonBAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Rolefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
2000 WonBlockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspensefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2005 NominatedBFCA Award - Best Acting Ensemblefor: "Closer" (2004)
Shared with:
Clive Owen,
Natalie Portman,
Julia Roberts
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
2002 NominatedCFCA Award - Best Supporting Actorfor: "Artificial Intelligence: AI" (2001)
César Awards, France
2007 Honorary César
Empire Awards, UK
2004 NominatedEmpire Award - Best British Actorfor: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
2003 NominatedEmpire Award - Best British Actorfor: "Road to Perdition" (2002)
2001 NominatedEmpire Award - Best British Actor for: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
European Film Awards
2001 NominatedAudience Award - Best Actor for: "Enemy at the Gates" (2001)
Evening Standard British Film Awards
1998 WonEvening Standard British Film Award - Most Promising Newcomer for: "Wilde" (1997)
Golden Globes
2004 NominatedGolden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
2002 NominatedGolden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for: "Artificial Intelligence: AI" (2001)
2000 NominatedGolden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picturefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Irish Film and Television Awards
2004 NominatedAudience Award - Best International Actorfor: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
London Critics Circle Film Awards
2001 NominatedALFS Award - British Supporting Actor of the Yearfor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
MTV Movie Awards
2007 NominatedMTV Movie Award - Best Kissfor: "The Holiday" (2006), shared with Cameron Diaz
2005 NominatedMTV Movie Award - Best Kissfor: "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004), shared with Gwyneth Paltrow
2003 NominatedMTV Movie Award - Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
2000 NominatedMTV Movie Award - Best Musical Performancefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), shared with Matt Damon and Fiorello for the song "Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano".
National Board of Review
2004 WonNBR Award - Best Acting by an Ensemblefor: "Closer" (2004/I)
Shared with: Clive Owen, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
Online Film Critics Society Awards
2002 NominatedOFCS Award - Best Supporting Actorfor: "Artificial Intelligence: AI" (2001)
People's Choice Awards
2005 NominatedPeople's Choice Award - Favorite Leading Man
Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards
2000 WonSFFCC Award - Best Supporting Actorfor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Satellite Awards
2004 NominatedGolden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Dramafor: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
2000 NominatedGolden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Dramafor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Screen Actors Guild Awards
2005 Nominated - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for: "The Aviator" (2004)
Shared with: Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, John C. Reilly, Gwen Stefani
ShoWest Convention
2004 ShoWest Award - Male Star of the Year

Teen Choice Award
2000NominatedTeen Choice Award - Film Choice Breakout Performancefor: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)

Visual Effects Society Awards
2005 NominatedVES Award - Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Filmfor: "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004) [Data compiled from [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000179/awards "Awards for Jude Law"] at "Internet Movie Database".]

Variety Club Showbiz Awards
2007 Film Actor of the Year [Colleen Last, [http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/celebrity/PhotoGalleries/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=6735070 "Variety Club Showbiz Awards"] "MSN", UK accessed 15 March 2008.] [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1148739/ "Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2007"] at "Internet Movie Database" accessed 15 March 2008.]

References

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External links

* [http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/236081?view=credit Filmography Jude Law] at the "British Film Institute" (BFI). Accessed 25 May 2008.
*.
*Screenonline name|id=482080|name=Jude Law
* [http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/jude-law/159114 Jude Law] at "TV Guide" (U.S.).
* [http://www.people.com/people/jude_law Jude Law] at "people.com".
* Gary Susman, [http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20188517,00.html "Jude Law: 17 Memorable Roles"] Photo Gallery at "Entertainment Weekly", published 4 April 2008, accessed 25 May 2008.

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