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Romola Garai


Born in Hong Kong to father Adrian (banker) and mother Janet (journalist), Romola Garai's unusual name is the female version of Romolo, an Italian name for boys (from Latin Romulus, the founder of Rome). She grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong until she was eight when her family returned to lay roots in Wiltshire. At sixteen, she left her parents ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Caitlin Thomas
 2015 Suffragette (post-production)
Alice
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
Anna
 2013 Having You
Camilla
 2011-2012 The Hour (TV Series)
Bel Rowley
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Bel Rowley
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Bel Rowley
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Bel Rowley
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Bel Rowley
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Bel Rowley
 2012 Whitelands (Short)
Jen
 2011 Babysitting (Short)
Maggie
 2011 Junkhearts
Christine
 2011 One Day
Sylvie
 2011 The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini-Series)
Sugar
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Sugar
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Sugar
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Sugar
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Sugar
 2009 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
Emma
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Emma
 2009 Glorious 39
Anne
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
Cordelia
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
Cordelia
- King Lear (2008) ... Cordelia
 2007 Running for River (Short)
Blair
 2007 Angel
Angel Deverell
 2006 Scoop
Vivian
 2006 Renaissance
Ilona Tasuiev (voice)
 2005 Midsummer Dream
Helena (English version, voice)
 2005 Mary Bryant (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Bryant
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Mary Bryant
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Mary Bryant
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here
Siobhan
 2001 Perfect (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 2000 Attachments (TV Series)
Zoe Atkins
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Young Elizabeth
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Narrated the series "Tea with Mr Rochester", based on the stories by Frances Towers - BBC Radio 4 (2003). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)] I wouldn't have done something that I thought had no merit in it at all, but I did experience a fall-out from being calculating about your career, believing that you should do something in order to get you somewhere else. It was just creatively unfulfilling. See more »

Trivia:

She was at university studying English Literature. She used to sing in a jazz band. A casting agent, scouting at her school for young girls, chose her for her first acting role in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000). See more »

Nickname:

Romster

Star Sign:

Leo

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