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Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike
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Rosamund Pike Biography

Rosamund Pike grew up in London, the only daughter of two professional opera singers. Her key formative years were spent on the European continent, including a liberating few months in Italy as her father worked with modernist composer Hans Werne Henze.

At 16, Rosamund was accepted at the celebrated National Youth Theatre where she spent the following three summers, culminating in her playing the lead role in Romeo and Juliet when she was 18. It was that performance which brought her to the attention of agent Dallas Smith, who spent the next few years closely guiding her career. The play ran over the summer holidays prior to her taking a place at Oxford, where she was to study English Literature at Wadham College. Read Full Bio >>

Rosamund Pike Awards

2011 London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Barney's Version (2010). Nominated
2011 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Barney's Version (2010). Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture An Education (2009). Nominated
2010 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Made in Dagenham (2010). Nominated
2010 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Barney's Version (2010). Nominated

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Rosamund Pike Trivia

  • Plays the piano and cello.
  • Can also speak French and German.
  • Went to school in Bristol, England, UK.
  • An anagram of her name is 'A Supremo Kind'.
  • Graduated with a 2:1 (upper second class degree = 2nd Honors = Magna Cum Laude) in English Literature from Oxford University's Wadham College.
  • Went to the same school as famous English writer, Iris Murdoch.
  • An only child, her parents are Julian and Caroline Pike. Julian is a concert violinist and Caroline is an opera singer.
  • She was friends with Chelsea Clinton while at Wadham College, Oxford.
  • Won the Award for Best Debut at the 2003 Empire Awards for her performance as Miranda Frost in 'Die Another Day'.
  • The age difference between herself and Halle Berry in 'Die Another Day' (2002) - 12 years and 5 months - is the greatest age difference between two Bond girls in one film since Alison Doody and Grace Jones - a difference of 18 years - in 'A View to a Kill' (1985).
  • Shares a birthday with actor Alan Cumming, actress Mimi Rogers, Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, actor James Cromwell and actress Bridget Fonda.

Rosamund Pike Photos

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    "The World's End" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    Elle Style Awards 2013 - Arrivals

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    "Jack Reacher" Madrid Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Jack Reacher" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Les Miserables" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2012 - Arrivals

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