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Jude Law: all news and scoops!

  • Job : actor
  • Real name: David Jude Law
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Friday, December 29, 1972 (age: 48 years old)
  • Country : England

Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in London. Son of a couple of teachers, he has an older sister, Natasha. His parents are movie buffs and take him to see theater plays as well. At the age of 12, Jude Law began his theatrical career by joining the National Youth Music Theatre, a group of teenagers. He regularly performs on stage and participates in numerous shows. At the age of 17, he chose to give up his studies to devote himself to his passion.

The aspiring actor obtains a small role in an English series, Families, then quickly returns to the theater. In 1994, in the play Les Parents terribles by Cocteau, he distinguished himself and received a nomination at the Laurence Olivier Awards as well as the Tony Awards. His talent was noticed and director Paul W.S. Anderson gave him his first film appearance in Shopping (1994). The success of the film is mitigated but Jude Law decides to pursue his career on the big screen and gets a few small roles. In 1997, he was revealed in Andrew Niccol’s Welcome to Gattaca, in which he played the role of Ethan Hawke. His talent was confirmed in 1999 with The Talented Mr. Ripley, which earned him a BAFTA for Best Actor and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2001, under the direction of French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, he directed Stalingrad, which launched his career. From then on, Jude Law will continue shooting; A.I Artificial Intelligence, Return to Cold Mountain, Irrésistible Alfie, Closer between consenting adults, Aviator, The Holiday… The actor who never ceases to vary the registers multiplies prestigious collaborations; Wong Kar-Wai (My blueberry nights), Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), Steven Soderbergh (Contagion), Martin Scorsese (Hugo Cabret), Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel). In 2018, he plays Albus Dumbledore in The Fantastic Animals: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In 2019, Jude Law is featured in several films: Captain Marvel, A rainy day in New York, Sherlock Holmes 3.

On the private side, on the set of the film Shopping, he met Sadie Frost, whom he married on September 2, 1997. The couple gives birth to three children Rafferty (1996), Iris (2000) and Rudy (2002). But in 2003, the couple divorced. Jude Law finds love again on the arm of actress Sienna Miller. In July 2005, a few months after getting engaged to his new girlfriend, the actor admits having cheated on her with her children’s nanny. A real media frenzy is unleashed around Jude who apologizes publicly, but the couple breaks off their engagement. In September 2009, Jude Law has a child, a daughter named Sophia, born from a relationship with model Samantha Burke. In October 2009, Sienna Miller gives their love a chance again, and their relationship is crowned with a symbolic wedding in Laos. But in February 2011, the couple separates for good. In March 2015, he becomes a father for the fifth time with the birth of a little girl, Ada, born of a brief romance with the singer Catherine Harding.

In 2015, Jude Law finds love again on the arm of Phillipa Coan, a corporate psychologist. On April 30, 2019, the couple celebrated their civil marriage in London. On September 14, 2020, during a show, Jude Law reveals that he had a child with his wife Phillipa Coan.

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