Delving into the grief and pain of losing a child

Jude Law, a father of five, says playing Sam, a troubled man in psychological thriller The Third Day, made him appreciate his family even more

In The Third Man, Jude Law plays a troubled man who becomes stranded on a mysterious island off the British coast, where he encounters a community with strange religious beliefs.
In The Third Man, Jude Law plays a troubled man who becomes stranded on a mysterious island off the British coast, where he encounters a community with strange religious beliefs.PHOTO: HBO

It was films such as The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) and Cold Mountain (2004) that put Jude Law on the map as a serious dramatic actor, the two roles also earning him Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor respectively.

But the star began his career on the stage and he returns to those theatrical roots with The Third Day, which features a stage component that will see him performing live in an online broadcast.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2020, with the headline 'Delving into the grief and pain of losing a child'. Print Edition | Subscribe