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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 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Caitlin Thomas
 2015 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie) (post-production)
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)
 2013 Having You
 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)
 2011 Babysitting (Short)
 2011 Junkhearts
 2011 One Day
 2011 The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini-Series)
- 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)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Emma
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Emma
 2009 Glorious 39
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
- King Lear (2008) ... Cordelia
 2007 Running for River (Short)
 2007 Angel
Angel Deverell
 2006 Scoop
 2006 Renaissance
Ilona Tasuiev (voice)
 2005 Midsummer Dream
Helena (English version, voice)
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here
 2001 Perfect (TV Movie)
 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 »

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2 Interviews | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 - it didn't make for motivated political participation, I can tell you. Yet the last year has brought some hope that the horrors of war might soon end and that I might finally be able to take down my press clipping of Tony Blair's head with a dartboard drawn on it. Unfortunately, my trip to Syria in ... See more »


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 »



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