Jude Law

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Internationally- renowned actor, film producer and director, Jude Law, received an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths in 2020.

Born in Lewisham, Jude Law began acting training at the National Youth Music Theatre and landed his first television role at age 17. 

In 1992, Jude began his stage career and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for "Outstanding Newcomer”.

Since then, he has taken on a wide range of roles on-stage and on-screen, including the role of Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) for which he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA. He later appeared as Dr. John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes franchise. 

In 2007, he was named as a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for his contribution to World Cinema Arts. He has also received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Tony Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards.

Off-screen, Law launched a campaign to raise £2.5 million towards the Young Vic Theatre’s £12.5 million redevelopment project in 2004, where he was also Chairman of the Young Vic Committee.