Friday, April 12, 2024

Time Passages: Jude Law’s Eldest Child Turns 18 This Year!


Jude Law? Isn’t he pretty young? Yup, he’s 42. And guess what? The eldest of his three children with actress Sadie Frost turns 18 this fall. Hard to believe, no? You feed these kids and this is what happens.

I think all this was conveyed by the look in my eyes when Jude told me he had a 17 year old son who’s in a band and thinking about his future. He shook his head, with an air of acknowledged self pity. “I’m old,” he pleaded. He was 23 when Raff was born.

Jude La is one of our most underrated (but at one time most hyped) actors. He opens in a new movie on April 2nd. “Dom Hemingway” gives Jude an actor’s showcase. Dom is a petty thug with a lot of charm, released from prison after 12 years. He wants to reunite with his adult daughter, played by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke. He’s already back with his second banana (Richard E. Grant, looking like Peter Fonda with tinted aviators) and his mob boss (Demian Bachir).

The movie is a little coarse in the sex and violence department. But it’s got an enjoyable edge. Jude is memorable as Dom Hemingway chews his way through the scenery. He gives what we call an out-sized performance. It’s a good antidote to the long, long winter.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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