Jude Law’s son calls him ‘best mate’ – dad loved watching his school plays and they’re always ‘so close’
Jude Law and his son Raff Law. | Source: Getty Images
Jude Law’s son is called his exact copy.
During his son’s childhood, Jude constantly attended his children’s shows, despite his popularity.
The son follows in his father’s footsteps and wants to step out of his parents’ shadow.
Jude Law is an English actor known for his green eyes, bright smile and impressive work. He was born to Professors Margaret Anne Heyworth and Robert Law on December 29, 1972 in London, England. The actor made his debut in 1992 on the English stage, distinguishing himself as an outstanding newcomer.
He made his way to the big leagues on Broadway, which allowed him to venture into films, including “Gattaca” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” As her career accelerated, so did her personal life. He had his first child in 1996 with his first wife, Sadie Frost, and they named him Rafferty Jelicoe Law. The couple had Iris and Rudy before their divorce in 2003.
As he is known on Instagram, Raff resembles his father in his prime. The resemblance is unavoidable; he is his father’s son. But the young man is eager to make a name for himself outside the shadow of his famous parents. Speaking about how he deals with the constant comparisons between himself and his father, Raff said:
“I find it quite funny, because obviously we’re going to be a lot alike – he’s my dad. It’s good because we have similarities and we’re so close.”
Raff, who considers his father his best friend, shares the same sense of style. Both like sporty shoes and a casual, chic vibe. And a love for eclectic music. Raff is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who founded the rock band Outer Stella Overdrive. He also works on solo projects and collaborates with other writers.
Jude Law and his son Rafferty Law during a La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. | Source: Getty Images
Like her sister Iris, Raff has modeled since she was a teenager, appearing in campaigns for DKNY, Topman and Dolce & Gabbana and gracing the covers of fashion soap operas like “Sid Magazine.”
At 26, he has a better idea of what he wants to spend more time on.
For someone who grew up in the spotlight, Raff has a healthy relationship with stardom. As a child, he claims he was unaware of his parents’ popularity, but once he realized the place they held in society, Raff took him in stride as part of their reality. As far as stardom goes, that’s not a goal of Raff but rather a by-product of his creativity.
Raff realized what is more important than building a career and making money. If confinement has taught us anything, we should strive to make time for the people we miss the most. For his part, Raff said of his family:
“I’m really lucky to have such a close-knit family supporting each other. No matter what, if you have that, you feel happy.”
Along with being close to his hidden father, Raff appreciates his mother, Sadie Frost, for her positive outlook on life, patience, and respect for others. He says his parents support him and his siblings in their pursuits, encouraging them to work hard in whatever they try to do.
Like father, like son
It may well be that being good at so many things and having been exposed to so many things made it harder for Raff to bond and find his “thing”. At 26, he has a better idea of what he wants to spend more time on. Speaking about how he struggled to focus on one of his many passions, Raff said:
“In the past, I took on too much and couldn’t give 100% to one thing. But in recent years, I’ve come to the decision that I know what I want. I have the acting bug.
Raff has appeared in several shorts, including 2013’s “Dotty” with his mother, Frost. He and his dad filmed another in 2020 on an iPhone called “TheHat.” Then in 2021, he was cast in “Twist,” a modern retelling of Martin Owen’s “Oliver Twist,” opposite Lena Heady of “Game of Thrones” fame and the talented Sir Michael Caine.
Raff Law at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards on March 2, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
It is also part of a project that will be released in the spring of 2023. Masters of the Air is an Apple TV show centered on the legendary Eighth Airforce during World War II. The series will also feature Barry Keoghan from “Eternals” and Callum Turner, who appeared in “Fantastic Beasts.”
Despite his acting pedigree, Raff says the most important thing is that his father is proud of the man he is becoming. The rising star has lent his voice to Peta UK in protest against the use of bear fur used in headgear worn by military guards stationed at official royal residences.
He also spoke about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of young people, saying the lockdown has caused widespread fear and disruption that has deeply affected people in transition. In his own life, Raff seeks to keep his mind and body healthy by running, doing yoga and cooking.
Raff sets three daily tasks and takes care of home improvement projects, creating music and reading scripts. His favorite thing is spending time with his big family. Her father, Jude Law, is 50 and had three other children with three other women, while her mother had another son with her second husband.