Jude Law becomes patron of a theatre

Updated: Jul 28, 2010, 17:06 PM IST

London: Jude Law has become a patron of the National Youth Music Theatre – where it all began for the accomplished actor.

NYMT gave Law his first big break in 1987 at the age of 14.

He performed in a variety of productions before landing his first West End role in Jean Cocteau`s Les Parents Terribles.

The play was later renamed Indiscretions and transferred to Broadway, where Law earned his first Tony Award nomination.

Now Law has rejoined as a patron to help new actors take the stage.

"The National Youth Music Theatre has a very special place in my affections. I`ve many fond memories of my time spent with the company and I`m thrilled to be supporting them and the next generation of theatremakers, particularly with NYMT`s exciting plans for the future," The Daily Star quoted the actor as saying.