Home Celebrity 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 began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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