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Jude Law played the voice of Lemony Snicket in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

David Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England, to Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, both of whom taught at comprehensive schools; his father later became a headmaster. Law has said that he was named after both the book Jude the Obscure and the song Hey Jude.

In 1992, Jude began his stage career. He starred in many plays throughout London, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award of "Outstanding Newcomer" After doing the play "Indiscretions" in London, he moved and did it again on Broadway. This time, he was alongside Kathleen Turner. He then received a Tony Nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor". He was then rewarded the Theatre World Award. After Broadway, Jude started on the big screen, in many independent films. His first big-named movie was Gattaca (1997), with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. He also had a good role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). Jude's latest rise to fame has been because of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), in which he plays Matt Damon's obsession. The film did very well at the box office, and critics loved Jude's acting.

Following the success of Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Law's feature film career continued to gain momentum throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s with roles in such films as Enemy at the Gates (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Aviator (2004) and many others. Law is one of three actors, along with Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp, to take over acting responsibilities in the Terry Gilliam project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) following Heath Ledger's death.

Law is a partner in the production company "Natural Nylon". His partners include Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor and his ex-wife Sadie Frost.

Law has been active in many charitable activities and supports several different foundations and causes, doing work for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make Poverty History, Breast Cancer Care and others. Law is also a peace advocate, and in 2011, participated in street protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.

Law married Sadie Frost in 1997 and the couple had two sons (Rafferty and Rudy) and a daughter (Iris) before divorcing in 2003. Law and Alfie (2004) co-star Sienna Miller were engaged to be married in 2005 and separated in 2006 (they would later rekindle their relationship in 2009, splitting once again in 2011). Law and American model Samantha Burke had a brief relationship in 2008 that resulted in the birth of Law's fourth child, daughter Sophia. Law's fifth child, with an ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, was born in 2015.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Ragged Child Anthony Ashley-Cooper
1989 The Tailor of Goucester Mayor's Stableboy
1993 The Crane Young Man 1 Short
1994 Shopping Billy
1995 Shot at Dawn Private Harry Farr
1996 I Love You, I Love You Not Ethan / SS Officer
1997 Bent Stormtrooper
1997 The Marshal Bruno
1997 Wilde Lord Alfred Douglas
1997 Gattaca Jerome / Eugene
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Billy Hanson
1998 Music from Another Room Danny
1998 Final Cut Jude
1998 Immortality Steven Griscz
1999 eXistenZ Ted Pikul
1999 Presence of Mind Secretary
1999 The Taented Mr. Ripey Dickie Greenleaf
2000 Love, Honor and Obey Jude
2001 Enemy at the Gates  Vassili
2001 A.I. Arificial Intelligence Gigolo Joe
2002 Road to Perdition Maguire
2003 Cold Mountain Inman
2004 I Heart Huckabees Brad Stand
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Sky Captain
2004 Alfie Alfie
2004 Closer Dan
2004 The Aviator Errol Flyn
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
2006 All the King's Men Jack Burden
2006 Breaking and Entering Will
2006 The Holiday Graham
2007 My Blueberry Nights Jeremy
2007 Sleuth Milo
2009 Rage Minx
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Imaginarium Tony 2
2009 Sherlock Holmes Dr. John Watson
2010 Repo Men Remy
2011 Contagion Alan Krumwiede
2011 360 Michael Daly
2011 Hugo Hugo's Father
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dr. John Watson
2012 The Boy in the Oak Narrator Short
2012 The Homeless Polar Bear Narrator Short

Voice

2012 Anna Karenina Karenin
2012 Rise of the Guardians Pitch Black Voice
2013 Side Effects Dr. Jonathan Banks
2013 Dom Hemingway Dom Hemingway
2013 Connection Englishman Short
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Young Writer
2014 The Gentleman's Wager Jude Law Short
2014 Black Sea Robinson
2015 Spy Bradley Fine
2015 The Vote
2015 The Gentleman's Wager II Jude Law
2016 Genius Thomas Wolfe
2016 The Roof And Yet Another Fan
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Vortigern
2017 National Theatre Live: Obsession Gino
2018 Vox Lux The Manager
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald Albus Dumbledore
2019 Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg
2019 A Rainy Day in New York Ted Davidoff
2019 Skywatch Man on Roof Short
2020 The Rhythm Section
2020 The Nest
2021 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 Albus Dumbledore
2021 Sherlock Holmes 3 Dr. John Watson

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock HOlmes Joe Barnes One Episode
1990-1991 Families Nathan Thompson
2010 Arena Various One Episode
2015 Toasts of London Jude Law One Episode
2016 The Young Pope Lenny Belardo
2017-2019 Neo Yokio Charles / Sadie / Maitre D
2019-2020 The New Pope Lenny Belardo
2020 The Third Day Sam

Trivia

  • Has appeared in two films alongside Liam Aiken in Road to Perdition (2002) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) yet the two have never shared a scene in either film.

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