Romola Garai

Graced with a classic, timeless beauty and equally adept at both high drama and low comedy, British actress Romola Garai had long drawn the admiration of film critics, although early in her career that had not been ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1982 in Hong Kong

Filmography

Actor (25)

Suffragette 2015 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Dominion 2014 (Movie)

Caitlin Thomas (Actor)

Snow Goose 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hour 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days on Mars 2013 (Movie)

Rebecca Lane (Actor)

Junkhearts 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Killing Bono 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

Sylvie (Actor)

Emma 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Glorious 39 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Other Man 2009 (Movie)

Abigail (Actor)

Amazing Grace 2007 (Movie)

Barbara Spooner (Actor)

Angel 2007 (Movie)

Angel Deverell (Actor)

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

Briony, 18 (Actor)

As You Like It 2006 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

Renaissance 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Ilona Tasuiev (Actor)

Scoop 2006 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

El Sueno De Una Noche De San Juan 2005 (Movie)

Helena (Voice)

Rory O'Shea Was Here 2005 (Movie)

Siobhan (Actor)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

Katey Miller (Actor)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

Amelia Sedley (Actor)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Cassandra Mortmain (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Kate Nickleby (Actor)

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 (Movie)

Young Elizabeth (Actor)
Writer (2)

Romola Garai 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Romola Garai 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Romola Garai 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Romola Garai 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Graced with a classic, timeless beauty and equally adept at both high drama and low comedy, British actress Romola Garai had long drawn the admiration of film critics, although early in her career that had not been entirely advantageous to her. Born and raised throughout Asia and southeast England, Garai was first spotted by a casting director while performing in a school play in London. Cast in a small role as the young Judi Dench in the ITV teleplay "Last of the Blonde Bombshells," the 17-year-old soon was soon inundated with offers for more work. Skewered by the British critics for her early starring role in the BBC miniseries "Daniel Deronda" (2002), Garai dove into subsequent assignments with a greater sense of purpose and was soon winning raves for her performances in the feature films "I Capture the Castle" (2003) and "Vanity Fair" (2004), as well as for her work in the made-for-TV movie "The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant" (2005) and the miniseries "Emma" (2009). Losing several plum roles to rising star Kiera Knightley did not deter Garai from persevering and the actress soon found herself collaborating with such internationally renowned filmmakers as Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh and Joe Wright, scooping up critical accolades along the way and becoming a talent to be reckoned with.

Relationships

Adrian Garai

Father

Janet Garai

Mother

Bert Garai

Grandfather
Founder of the Keystone Press

EDUCATION

London University

London , England
Majored in English Literature

Open University

Milton Keynes , Buckinghamshire

City of London School for Girls

London , England

Milestones

2011

Played supporting role in romantic drama "One Day"

2011

Played a television news producer opposite Dominic West in the BBC espionage miniseries "The Hour"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("Emma")

2009

Played the title role in the four-part BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Emma"

2009

Cast as the daughter of Tory cabinet minister Bill Nighy in Stephen Poliakoff’s "Glorious 39"

2008

Appeared as the embittered daughter of Liam Neeson in Richard Eyre’s infidelity drama "The Other Man"

2007

Starred in Joe Wright’s Academy Award-winning adaptation of "Atonement" as the teenage Briony Tallis

2007

Starred as Angel Deverell in François Ozon's "Angel"

2006

Had a supporting role in Woody Allen’s "Scoop"

2006

Played Celia in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

2005

Portrayed real-life convict Mary Bryant in the Australian miniseries "The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant"

2004

Cast as the gentle Amelia Sedley to Reese Witherspoon’s ambitious Becky Sharp in Mira Nair’s "Vanity Fair"

2004

First leading role in an American film, "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"

2003

Appeared in the critically-acclaimed "I Capture the Castle" with Bill Nighy and Rose Byrne

2002

Made her film debut as the beleaguered younger sister of "Nicholas Nickleby"

2002

Co-starred with Hugh Dancy as the aristocratic Gwendolen Harleth in the BBC miniseries "Daniel Deronda"

2001

Cast in the ITV teleplay "Perfect"

2000

Made acting debut, playing a young Judi Dench in the television film "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" (BBC)

2000

Landed the role of Zoe Atkins on the BBC series "Attachments"

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