Born in London in 1972, David Jude Law is best known as Jude Law. His first major role was in The Fastest Clock in the Universe where he played Foxtrot Darling at the Hampstead Theatre in 1992. He then went on to play Michael in Jean Cocteau’s Les Parents Terribles, which had him nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer and also won the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. The play was then remastered, including a name change and taken to Broadway where Law revived the role as Michael. The play, now called Indiscretions, earned Law the Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination.
In 2009, Law returned to the stage in title role of Hamlet at the Wyndham's Theatre. The performance was later taken to Elsinore Castle, where Hamlet was originally set in William Shakespeare’s tragedy. Other notable performances include his title role in Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2013 and his title role in Doctor Faustus at the Young Vic Theatre. Read a review of Henry V starring Jude Law here.
Outside the theatre, Law has starred in numerous feature films. His first major film role was in Wilde, alongside Stephen Fry. He later took on the role of Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr Ripley, learning the saxophone for the role. More recently, he has been in The Holiday and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
In 2017, Law returned to the West End in Ivo van Hove’s Obsession at the Barbican after an earlier run at the Toneelgroep in Amsterdam.