Best known to international audiences for her starring role in the Bond thriller Die
ROSAMUND PIKE began her acting career at the celebrated National
Youth Theatre before studying English Literature at Wadham College, Oxford. While
studying, she continued to appear in university productions including The Taming of
the Shrew with which she toured Japan. The same year, she made her film debut
playing Albert Finney's niece in A Rather English Marriage and appeared in repertory
at the Oxford Playhouse in plays including The Libertine and All My Sons.
On television, Pike was singled out for praise for her debut in the BBC production of
"Wives and Daughtersâ€ť with Michael Gambon and Francesca Annis. She went on to
play Fanny in Love in a Cold Climate, with a cast featuring Alan Bates and Sheila
Gish. Returning to Oxford, she took the role of Kyra in David Hare's Skylight.
As the eponymous blonde in director Terry Johnson's acclaimed Hitchcock Blonde at
London's Royal Court Theatre, Pike received rave reviews. She went on to make her
West End debut when the play transferred to the Lyric Theatre.
In 2004 Pike appeared in the lead role in Israeli director Amos Gitai's
thriller, Promised Land Hotel and in Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine,
alongside Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton. She was rewarded for her
extraordinary performance with a 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best
In Joe Wright's star-studded adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Pike
appears as Jane Bennett alongside Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Donald
Sutherland and Judi Dench. She received a Best Supporting Actress nomination
from the London Film Critics Circle for her performance.
Additional feature film credits include Doom directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Screen
Test directed by James Oakley, Fracture directed by Gregory Hoblit and Fugitive
Pieces, directed by Jeremy Podeswa. Most recently, Pike completed The Surrogates
opposite Bruce Willis.
On stage, she appeared to rave reviews in Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
in the West End opposite Chris Carmack. In 2007, she starred in a new production
of Gaslight at London's Old Vic.
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