Name:
Rosamund Pike
Birth Date:
January 27, 1979
Birth Place:
London, England, UK
Height:
5' 9
Nationality:
British
Famous for:
Her role as Miranda Frost in the 007 adventure 'Die Another Day' (2002)
Profession:
actress
Education:
Oxford University, England (majored in English literature)
BIOGRAPHY
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Bond Girl Miranda Frost

Background:

“I hate the politically correct term 'Bond Woman'... 'Bond Girl' sounds much sexier. Let's stick with that!" Rosamund Pike.

English actress Rosamund Pike was internationally recognized after she played icy cold Miranda Frost in the James Bond film, “Die Another Day” (2002). Her bright performance brought her the Empire Award for Best Newcomer in 2003 and she was nominated for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award-Female at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. In 2005, she won a British Independent Film Award for her scene stealing role as Elizabeth Wilmot in “The Libertine” (2004). Pike is also notable for her performances in such films as “Pride & Prejudice” (2005), “Fugitive Pieces” (2007), “An Education” (2009), “Barney's Version” (2010) and “Made in Dagenham” (2010).   

Before being famous on the wide screen, Pike was known for her performances on some TV series and stage productions. She debuted with “A Rather English Marriage”(1998, TV) and in a production of “Romeo and Juliet.”  

Pike dated actor Simon Woods for two years while she was at Oxford. In 2007, she was engaged to film director Joe Wright, but  the couple called off the wedding in 2008. Since December 2009, she has been in relationship with Robie Uniacke.


Musician Descent    

Childhood and Family:

The only daughter of a musician family Julian (a concert violinist) and Caroline (an opera singer), Rosamund Pike was born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, UK. Young Rosamund followed her father traveled to several European countries and she is a fluent French and German. Since her early years, Rosamund showed her interest in playing musical instruments. Different from her father, she can play both piano and cello.    

After she graduated from a school in Bristol, England, Rosamund attended at Wadham College Oxford University majoring in English literature. She went to the same school as Iris Murdoch (famous English writer) and Chelsea Clinton.

In May 2012, Rosamund was reported to have given birth to her first child, a son named Solo. The father of her son is partner Robie Uniacke.


Pride and Prejudice

Career:

Rosamund Pike acting career started when she was accepted at the National Youth Theater at the age of 16. Two years later, she was noticed by agent Dallas Smith while performing in a stage production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Following her stage performances, Pike wanted to embark on her professional acting career on screen. During her study at Oxford University, she appeared in “A Rather English Marriage” (1998, TV series), in which she played Celia, co-starred with Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney. Though she had appeared on TV, Pike still continued acting on the stages and toured with a university production, “Taming of the Shrew.” The tour took her to Japan, where she performed in Osaka, Kyoto, and the Tokyo Globe Theater.

In 1999, Pike played Lady Harriet Cumnor in the BBC's lavish production of “Wives and Daughters.” The part of Lady Harriet was a great challenge and gave Pike critical acclaim. A year later, Pike appeared in the TV’s “Love in a Cold Climate,” a series based on the acclaimed novel by Nancy Mitford. She portrayed the character of Fanny alongside Alan Bates, Sheila Gish, Celie Imrie, John Standing and Anthony Andrews.  

Though Pike was famous on the small screen, she was unfamiliar on the big screen. She became household names after being cast as a Bond girl, the mysterious Miranda Frost, in the super-spy's 20th outing “Die Another Die” (2002). She shared the screen with Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Judi Dench. Her portrayal brought her Best Newcomer Award at the 2003 Empire Awards. At the same year, Pike portrayed blonde in “Hitchcock Blonde” (by Terry Johnson), where she had to appear naked on the stage.

In 2004, Pike was cast as Elizabeth Wilmot, Countess of Rochester in the British drama film “The Libertine,” an adaptation of the play of the same name by Stephen Jeffreys. Delivering a bright acting, she was handed a British Independent Film for Best Supporting Actor/Actress. In the following year, she portrayed Jane Bennet in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's “Pride & Prejudice,” from which she received a London Film Critics Circle nomination in the category of British Supporting Actress of the Year. She went on to play Samantha Grimm in 2005's “Doom,” Nikki Gardner in 2007's “Fracture,” and Alex in 2007's “Fugitive Pieces,” where she was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. She also appeared in the made for TV film “The Tower” (2008).

Pike's next break came in 2009 when she was cast as Helen, Danny's girlfriend, on the critically acclaimed drama “An Education,” helmed by Lone Scherfig. She was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, a London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her performance on the film. The same year, Pike also appeared in the made for TV film “Freefall” and the film “Surrogates” as well as narrated the direct to video “Yesterday We Were in America.”

In 2010, Pike went on to gain recognition thanks to her portrayal of Miriam Grant-Panofsky on “Barney's Version,” a Canadian comedy/drama film directed by Richard J. Lewis, and Lisa Hopkins in Nigel Cole's “Made in Dagenham.” She picked up a Satellite nomination for Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, a London Film Critics Circle nomination for British Actress of the Year and a Genie nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work in the first film, and a British Independent Film nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a London Film Critics Circle nomination for British Supporting Actress of the Year for the latter.

Still in 2010, Pike could be seen in the film “Burning Palms,” and her voice could be heard as the character Daisy in “Jackboots on Whitehall.” The following years found roles on “The Organ Grinder's Monkey” (2011, short), “Johnny English Reborn” (2011), “The Big Year” (2011), “Wrath of the Titans” (2012) and “Jack Reacher” (2012).

Recently appearing in “The Devil You Know” (2013, playing Zoe Hughes) and “The World's End” (2013, playing Sam Chamberlain), Pike will appear in a string of the upcoming films like “ A Long Way Down” (2014, opposite Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots), “What We Did on Our Holiday” (2014, with David Tennant and Billy Connolly), “Return to Sender” (2014, with Nick Nolte and Rumer Willis), “Hector and the Search for Happiness” (2014, with  Simon Pegg and Toni Collette) and “ Gone Girl” (2014, directed by David Fincher; with Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris).


Awards:

British Independent Film: Best Supporting Actor/Actress, “The Libertine,” 2005
Empire Awards: Best Newcomer, “Die Another Day,” 2003  Show Less
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