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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 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace Barbara Spooner
(2006)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
(2004)
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle Cassandra Mortmain
(2003)
The Last Days on Mars
The Last Days on Mars Rebecca Lane
(2013)

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 2017 Born to Kill (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Jenny
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Jenny
- Episode #1.4 ... Jenny
- Episode #1.3 ... Jenny
- Episode #1.2 ... Jenny
 2016/I Dominion
Caitlin Thomas
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Nurse Millie Appleyard
 2015 Suffragette
Alice Haughton
 2014 The Great War: The People's Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Kate Parry Frye
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Kate Parry Frye
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Kate Parry Frye
 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 El sueño de una noche de San Juan
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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Other Works:

Played Meg in "A Man For All Seasons" by Robert Bolt - BBC Radio Four (2006). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I live in London and am lucky to have many friends from school, university and work who are from diverse backgrounds. Some of my closest friends are the children of refugees and I have always been fascinated by their stories and the struggle of how they came to the UK and assimilated into society. See more »

Trivia:

Romola's paternal great-grandfather, Bernhard "Bert" Garai, was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who founded the Keystone Press Agency in London in 1924. Romola's other ancestry is English. See more »

Nickname:

Romster

Star Sign:

Leo

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