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Two time Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner JUDE LAW is one of the most sought after talents in the acting world, winning awards for both his screen and theatre work.

Jude is currently filming CAPTAIN MARVEL, in which he plays Dr Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell. Also starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, and Ben Mendelsohn, the Marvel superhero flick is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It will be released 8th March 2019. He's also filming the spy thriller THE RHYTHM SECTION alongside Blake Lively. Directed by Reed Morano and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the film is a contemporary adaptation of Mark Burnell's 'Stephanie Patrick' novels. Shooting in various locations, the story follows Lively's character who, after discovering that her family's airplane crash wasn't an accident, becomes an assassin to track down those responsible.

He will begin filming THE NEST later this year, alongside Carrie Coon. Sean Durkin is set to direct and this psychological thriller will follow an entrepreneur and his American family as their lives begin to take a twisted turn after morning into an English country manor.

Jude will next be seen in J.K. Rowling's FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, in which he takes on the much-loved role of Albus Dumbledore, playing the professor in his younger years. With returning cast members Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogle, and David Yates at the helm as director, the much-anticipated sequel is set to be released next year on 16th November 2018.

Jude recently wrapped filming on Brady Corbet's musical drama VOX LUX, alongside Stacy Martin, in New York City.

Jude returned to the Barbican in April 2017 in a stage version of OBSESSION, adapted from the 1943 film by neo-realist director Luchino Visconti. As the lead role of 'Gino', Jude played a charming wanderer who engages in a passionate affair with a married woman, while plotting to murder her husband. The adaptation was directed by acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Dutch director Ivo Van Hove.

Premiering at The Venice Film Festival in 2016, Jude was seen in the HBO miniseries THE YOUNG POPE, created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, starring alongside Diane Keaton. In the eight part series, Jude played 'Pope Pius XIII', the newly elected pope struggling with new responsibilities. The show premiered on Sky Atlantic in the UK. That year we also saw Jude in Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR, a film adaptation of the classic Sir Lancelot story where he played 'Vortigern'.

Working with prolific director Michael Grandage for a second time, Jude was seen in GENIUS alongside Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney. The film chronicles Max Perkin's time as the book editor of Scribner, where he oversaw works by Law's character, the American novelist Thomas Wolfe.

Recent projects include Paul Feig's comedy SPY, with Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Jason Statham. He played the lead role in Kevin McDonald's submarine drama BLACK SEA and featured in the award winning THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL directed by Wes Anderson. Prior to this, he played Karenin in Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA and alongside Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones and starred in Steven Soderbergh's final and highly acclaimed film SIDE EFFECTS.

For his early performance as Bosie in the film WILDE, opposite Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave, he won the London Film Critics Circle Award and the Evening Standard Award. His American film debut was in the futuristic GATTACA opposite Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.

It was Law's performance as the charming Dickie Greenleaf in the late Anthony Minghella's THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY that brought him to the attention of a worldwide audience and garnered him his first Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. He won a BAFTA Award for the role. He worked with Minghella in two further films: COLD MOUNTAIN for which he was again nominated for Golden Globe and Academy Awards, this time as Best Actor, and the small-scale and intimate Breaking and Entering.

Other films include Sam Mendes' ROAD TO PERDITION, David Cronenberg's Existenz, Clint Eastwood's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, Jean-Jacques Annaud's World War II epic ENEMY AT THE GATES, Mike Nichols' CLOSER, based on the original play by Patrick Marber, opposite Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. He starred in SKY CAPTAIN AND WORLD OF TOMORROW with Gwyneth Paltrow, and played ALFIE for director Charles Shyer. In addition, Law played supporting roles as Errol Flynn in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated epic THE AVIATOR, and in I HEART HUCKABEES directed by David O Russell. He starred with Sean Penn in ALL THE KING'S MEN and with Cameron Diaz in THE HOLIDAY. In 2007 he produced and starred in SLEUTH with Michael Caine, directed by Kenneth Branagh and scripted by Harold Pinter and in 2008 he starred with Norah Jones in Wong Kar Wei's first English language film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. Also in 2008 he completed work on REPO MEN, a futuristic thriller in which he starred with Forrest Whittaker for director Miguel Sapochnik. He stepped into the late Heath Ledger's role in Terry Gilliam's THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS, a role he shared with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell.

Law played a telling cameo as a cross-dressing model in Sally Potter's film RAGE which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009 and had huge success as Dr Watson in Guy Ritchie's two SHERLOCK HOLMES films starring Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes. He will reprise his role for a third instalment of the film series. He also featured in Martin Scorsese's HUGO and in 2011 appeared in Steven Soderbergh's CONTAGION, Fernando Meireilles' 360 and voiced a role in the DreamWorks' animation GUARDIANS.

Law's theatre work has also been highly regarded, most recently in Michael Grandage's HENRY V for which Law received huge critical acclaim. In 1994 he created the role of Michael in Jean Cocteau's play LES PARENTS TERRIBLES for which he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. The play was renamed INDISCRETIONS when it moved to Broadway and where he received a Tony nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

He has worked with director David Lan at London's Young Vic Theatre where he starred in 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE and also starred in Christopher Marlowe's DR FAUSTUS in a highly acclaimed performance. In 2005- 2006, Law was closely involved in the fund-raising efforts for the major refurbishment of the Young Vic Theatre. In 2009 he took on HAMLET for the Donmar Theatre's season in the West End, directed by Michael Grandage. The production, and his performance were critically acclaimed and the play transferred to Broadway in September 2009 where it broke box office records for a production of Shakespeare. In February 2010 Law won the London Critics' Circle award for the Best Shakespearean Performance and was nominated for both an Olivier and a Tony Award as Best Actor. In 2011, Jude returned to the stage at the Donmar Theatre in Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE and received rave reviews.

In 2007 Law was awarded the prestigious French Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres medal and in the same year won a Cesar Award for his contribution to cinema. In 2012 he received the prestigious Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards. He is an Ambassador for the charity Peace One Day.

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