Jude Law

by follers on April 20, 2014

Jameson Empire Awards 2010 - Arrivals

Birth Name: David Jude Heyworth Law

Place of Birth: Lewisham, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 December, 1972

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Jude Law is an English actor, producer, and director. He is the son of Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, comprehensive school teachers. His father has also been a headmaster and actor. His sister, Natasha Law, is a painter and graphic designer.

Jude was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2004. He is the first English-born man to have been given this title by the magazine (David Beckham, in 2015, is the second).

Jude has five children, including three with his former wife, actress Sadie Frost.

Jude’s paternal grandfather was Eric Phillip Law (the son of William Law and Caroline Taylor Messent). William was the son of John Law, who was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and of Mary Ann, who was from Irglass, Scotland. Caroline was the daughter of Philip Messent and Caroline Taylor.

Jude’s paternal grandmother was Emily Florence Ethel Tagg (the daughter of James William Tagg and Agnes Ann Laing). Emily was born in Stepney, London. Agnes was the daughter of William Laing and Louisa Jane Frost.

Jude’s maternal grandfather was John Clifford Heyworth (the son of John Willie Heyworth and Mary Hamer). Jude’s great-grandfather John was the son of Samuel Heyworth and Susannah.

Sources: Family history of Jude Law, by Nick Barratt – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Genealogy of Jude Law – https://www.geni.com

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew October 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Scottish surname

follers October 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Every person named “Law” is of Scottish descent? Really?

andrew October 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm

as Firth

leslie2 October 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Follers is correct. Although usually that is the case with surnames ( usually the surname orgin= where it comes and where ancestors) but I actually knew a few Chinese people ( who’s parents were 100% (the person I knew never mentioned their parents or family being mixed) and their last name was Law.

andrew October 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm
follers October 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm
leslie2 October 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Just proves my point it can be a Chinese name aswell. :)

andrew October 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I just know Law is an (Anglo)-Scottish surname

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