Biography: Rosamund Pike

rosamund-pikeRosamund Pike has quickly emerged as a contemporary and multifaceted actress having earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. Pike recently wrapped production on Christopher McQuarrie‘s Crime Drama One Shot, opposite Tom Cruise. The film is set for release in February 2013.

Pike was recently seen in the spy comedy Johnny English Reborn, a sequel to the 2003 hit film. She appeared opposite Rowan Atkinson, and Gillian Anderson and Dominic West also starred, with Oliver Parker directing. Pike also was recently seen in David Frankel‘s comedy The Big Year, with Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin.

In 2010, Pike starred in the dramatic film Made in Dagenham, with Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins, based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant. She was later nominated for a 2011 London Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the film. Pike also starred in Barney’s Version, opposite Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to receive rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pike’s work in the film earned her a 2011 London Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. She was also recently seen in the BBC movie Women in Love.

Pike received critical acclaim for her work as Helen in Lone Scherfig‘s Academy Award Nominated Film An Education, with Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. Received well at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, An Education continued to garner critical acclaim with Academy Award®, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Film Critics nominations, and a win for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.

In 2004, Pike starred in Laurence Dunmore‘s film version of The Libertine, opposite Johnny Depp, playing the wife of Depp’s Earl of Rochester. Pike was recognized for her extraordinary performance, receiving the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film also starred John Malkovich and Samantha Morton.

Pike also starred alongside Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn and Dame Judi Dench in the film adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright. She earned critical acclaim and received a 2006 London Film Critics’ Circle Award for her portrayal of Jane Bennett.

She played alongside Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins in the legal thriller Fracture, directed by Gregory Hoblit. She also starred in Jeremy Podeswa‘s independent film Fugitive Pieces, which opened the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. Pike starred in Surrogates, opposite Bruce Willis, and then segued to the independent film Burning Palms, written and directed by Christopher Landon; the film depicts five darkly comic and controversial tales of life in Los Angeles. Cast in her first major film as an iconic Bond girl at the age of 21, Pike starred with Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day.

With starring roles in cinema, throughout her career Pike continues to return to her roots in theatre on the London stage. She has starred in Gaslight at the Old Vic Theater in Patrick Hamilton‘s Victorian thriller, The Wyndham Theatre’s production of Madame de Sade, with Judi Dench, and The Royal Court Theatre production of Hitchcock Blonde, directed by Terry Johnson. With its enormous success, the play was moved to the Lyric Theater in London’s West End. Pike also began 2010 by starring as the title role of the UK touring production of Hedda Gabler, a performance for which she received rave reviews.

This biography/filmography of Rosamund Pike is courtesy of Warner Brothers and Wrath of the Titans

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