Jude Law (1972- ); English actor, film producer and director. At the time Law was rumored for a role in the LOTR movies, he was best known for his film roles in Wilde and Gattaca.

LOTR Casting Rumor, Rumblings and Reports

Jude Law's name was associated with the role of Legolas in a "preliminary 'potential' cast list" for the LOTR films that was reportedly given to an unnamed computer gaming company. 1 The list was debunked the same day by Ain’t It Cool News. 2

In mid July, 1999, Michael De Luca said they were looking at a husband and wife team for the roles of Faramir and Galadriel. 3 Xoanon, referring to De Luca's comments with the added hint of 'think "Gattica"'. considered Jude Law and Sadie Frost. 4 but Law's representatives said there had been no talk of his getting a role in LOTR and they denied rumors he will play Legolas or that he would team with is wife (Sadie Frost) for the rumored husband/wife casting for Faramir and Galadriel. 5 In late September, 1999, Xoanon commented on an Empire magazine article by saying,"some information is wrong (Tim Spall. Sean Connery and Jude Law have NOT been cast)" 6

Ultimately, neither Frost nor Law were cast in any role for the LOTR film trilogy.

 

1 June 29, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: Lord of the Rings: The Game

2 June 29, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: News... or lack thereof

3 July 13, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: New Line Talks back

4 July 14, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: Married Couple Rumors Abound...

5 July 14, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: Is Anyone Up For ANY Role?! : Law Not Up For ‘Rings’

6 September 29, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: Media Watch