This Monday at the Pink Heart Society our Natasha Oakley brings us a man who, at 5ft 11", is going to be too short for Trish ....
But hey! He's won a BAFTA, been nominated for two Oscars, three Golden Globes and has green eyes. She's just picky, don't you think?
David Jude Law was born 29th December, 1972 in south east London. There seems to be some debate whether his name was inspired by The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' or Thomas Hardy's 'Jude The Obscure'. Personally, however they arrived at it, I think his parents', Peter and Maggie, had great taste in names. His sister is called Natasha.
By the age of 12 he'd enrolled at the National Youth Music Theatre. He was placed in the wrong dormitory because they thought Jude was a girl's name. He decided to keep quiet, but was caught and moved. During his time with NYMT he played the lead in 'Joseph And his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' and at 17 dropped out of school completely to appear in Granada's daytime soap 'Families'.
He got a classical theatre training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His big break was in Cocteau's 'Les Parents Terribles' at the National in 1994, spending the first scene of the second act nude in a bathtub.
'Well, I had to do a nude scene, and you're on stage naked but you get over it, you do whatever you have to do. But the first night, my character is just getting out of the bath, and the rest of the crew had poured in freezing cold water.'
He was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Newcomer. The play changed its' name to 'Indiscretions' when it transferred to Broadway in 1995 and it was a huge hit once again. Jude was nominated for a Tony.
In 1997 he played Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas in 'Wilde', Jerome in 'Gattaca' and Billy in 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'. 1997 was also the year he married Sadie Frost on a barge in the middle of the Grand Union Canal.
He started well in the hero stakes:
'Success, and even life itself, wouldn't be worth anything if I didn't have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me.'
Jude is stepfather to Sadie's son, Finlay, by Gary Kemp (of Spandau Ballet fame). The couple have three children together. Rafferty (born 6th October, 1996), Iris (born 25th October, 2000) and Rudy (born 10th September, 2002).
Sadly the couple divorced in 2003 and that's when his personal life started to feature heavily in our tabloids. After meeting Sienna Miller on the set of 'Alfie' the couple became engaged January 2005. Then there was the 'kiss and tell' story of his 'relationship' with his children's nanny, Daisy Wright.
'I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I've hurt Sienna and the people most close to us.'
Jude and Sienna broke up in the July, reconciled briefly and broke up again in 2006.
(As a complete aside, Sienna Miller is now with Rhys Ifans. Remember the buttock clenching housemate in 'NottingHill'? They caused outrage on a recent flight with their excessive display of affection. James McAvoy was also a passenger on that plane and he occupied himself with a Sudoko book. I'm liking that man!)
But back to Jude. What saves him as a potential hero for me is that he has continued to be an involved father.
Professionally, the man just doesn't stop. Highlights for me are 'The Talented Mr Ripley' (1999), 'Road to Perdition' (2002), 'Cold Mountain' (2003), 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' '2004 - my children liked it), 'Alfie' (2004), 'Aviator' (2004), 'Breaking and Entering' (2006), 'The Holiday' (2006) and 'My Blueberry Nights' (2007).
And it just wouldn't be right not to give you a YouTube clip. I have my reputation.
Oh okay - here's another one. You've got to see Jude Law as Mr Napkin Head.
So, what are we thinking? Good hero choice??
Natasha's next Harlequin Romance Wanted: White Wedding is released in NA and the UK in May.
Romantic Times Magazine says: 'Natasha Oakley's Wanted: White Wedding (4.5) has its share of deeply touching moments, but what makes it stand out are the humor and the wonderful characters.'
You can find out more about it if she gets round to updating her website and you can hear her moan about her sheikhs, dying people carrier, broken boiler, broken sofa and other assorted disasters by visiting her blog.
Her contribution to the Niroli series, 'The Tycoon's Princess Bride', is available here and is nominated by the Romantic Times Magazine for Best Presents of 2007 and for a RITA®.