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ROSAMUND PIKE began her career at the age of 16 when she discovered her love of the stage while starring as ‗Juliet¡® in Romeo and Juliet. After starring in many other stage productions such as The Taming of the Shrew and The Libertine, she found herself starring in her first BBC production, Wives and Daughers opposite Michael Gambon. She received such critical acclaim for her performance that her film career immediately took off.

Pike then starred in the MGM/James Bond film, Die Another Day, opposite Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan. After Bond, Pike returned to the London stage starring in the Royal Court Theatre production of Hitchcock Blonde, directed by Terry Johnson. Due to its enormous success, the play eventually moved to the Lyric Theater in the West End.

n 2004, she began work on Laurence Dunmore¡®s film version of The Libertine, opposite Johnny Depp. She portrayed Elizabeth Malet, wife to Depp¡®s Earl of Rochester. The film also starred John Malkovich and Samantha Morton. Pike was rewarded for her extraordinary performance in this film with a 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor/Actress.

Pike then starred alongside Kiera Knightley, Brenda Blethyn and Judi Dench in the Focus Features film adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright. Pike earned rave reviews as well as a 2006 London Film Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of ¨DJane Bennett.¡¬

In 2007, Pike was seen opposite Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins in the New Line legal thriller, Fracture, directed by Gregory Hoblit. She also starred in the Jeremy Podeswa directed independent film, Fugitive Pieces, which opened the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. She then starred in the independent film, Devil You Know, directed by James Oakley and co-starring Lena Olin.

Pike returned to the theater, starring at the Old Vic Theater in Patrick Hamilton¡®s Victorian thriller Gaslight, directed by Peter Gill. She followed that performance by starring in the independent film, An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig, which was well received at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. After completing An Education, Pike starred in the Disney film, Surrogates, opposite Bruce Willis and then segued to another independent film, Burning Palms, directed by Christopher Landon (who previously wrote Disturbia), about 5 vignettes of life in Los Angeles.

In 2009, Pike starred in The Wyndham Theater¡®s production of Madame de Sade, opposite Dame Judi Dench. Shortly after completing this production, she began pre-production on the independent film, Made in Dagenham, opposite Sally Hawkins and directed by Nigel Cole.

2010 has been an incredibly busy year for Ms. Pike. She began the year by starring as the title role of the UK touring production of ¨DHedda Gabler¡¬ for which she received rave reviews for her performance. Immediately following the final performance, Pike traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to star in the BBC movie, Women in Love and then onto Vancouver to star alongside Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin in the Fox 2000 film, The Big Year, directed by David Frankel.

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