David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English performing artist. He has gotten selections for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he got a Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, in acknowledgment of his commitment to World Cinema Arts.
Law came to worldwide consideration for his part in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was named for the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2004, he got Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and British Academy Film Award assignments for his part in Anthony Minghella’s epic war film Cold Mountain (2003). Law’s other striking movies incorporate Gattaca (1997), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Man-made brainpower (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), Alfie (2004), Mike Nichols’ Closer (2004), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Holiday (2006), Repo Men (2010), Contagion (2011), Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina (2012), Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects (2013), Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Paul Feig’s Spy (2015). He additionally depicted Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). In 2017, he depicted the anecdotal Pope Pius XIII in the HBO dramatization miniseries The Young Pope. Law has been given a role as Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts film arrangement, and as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.
Law has additionally had a refined vocation in front of an audience, and has gotten assignments for three Laurence Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards. He has performed in a few West End and Broadway preparations.