A two-time Oscar nominee, Jude Law's start in acting wasn't easy. After
minor roles in British television, Law had his breakthrough with
Shopping which also featured his future wife Sadie Frost. For a time
Frost and Law were central to the so called "Primrose Hill set" of young
British actors that also included Ewan McGregor.
In 2003, Jude Law and wife, actress Sadie Frost, by whom he has three children, Rafferty (b. 1996), Iris (b. 2000) and Rudy (b. 2002), divorced. He became engaged to Sienna Miller, his co-star in the remake of Alfie.
On November 17, 2004, Jude Law was named People magazine's "S--iest Man Alive". The 2004 remake of Alfie was a box-office flop, only making back about half of its estimated $60 million budget, and voted one of the worst remakes of all time by a British film magazine. Some film critics contended that though Law had been effective in supporting roles, his acting range was too limited to carry a film on his own. Other films of his in 2004, such as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and I Heart Huckabees also flopped.
On July 18, 2005 Jude Law issued a public apology to his fiancée for having an affair with his children's nanny, Daisy Wright, in New Orleans. Law was quoted as saying "I want to publicly apologise to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused. There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret and I ask that you respect our privacy at this very difficult time".
In 2005, Jude Law and his ex-wife Sadie Frost reached a divorce settlement after nearly two years of negotiations. Frost will keep the couple's $4 million London house in Primrose Hill, and receive payments from Law totalling $2 million.
In August 2005, Jude Law was photographed nude while attempting to put on his bathing suit at his mothers home in Vaudelnay, France.
All the King's Men (2005) as Jack Burden
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Lemony Snicket (voice)
The Aviator (2004) as Errol Flynn
Closer (2004) as Dan
Alfie (2004) as Alfie
I Heart Huckabees (2004) as Brad Stand
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) as Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan
Cold Mountain (2003) as Inman
Road to Perdition (2002) as Maguire
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) as Gigolo Joe, Lover Mecha
Enemy at the Gates (2001) as Vassili Zaitsev
Love, Honour and Obey (2000) as Jude
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) as Dickie Greenleaf
Presence of Mind (1999) (uncredited) as Secretary
eXistenZ (1999) as Ted Pikul
The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998) as Steven Grlscz
Final Cut (1998) as Jude
Music From Another Room (1998) as Danny
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) as Billy Carl Hanson
Gattaca (1997) as Jerome Eugene Morrow
Wilde (1997) as Lord Alfred Douglas
Bent (1997) as Stormtrooper
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) as Ethan
The Crane (1994) as Young Man 1
Shopping (1994) as Billy
The Marshal (1993, TV) as Bruno
Families (1990 TV Series) as Nathan Thompson
The Tailor of Gloucester (1989, TV) as Mayor's Stableboy
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