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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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Touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand doing King Lear (as Cordelia) and The Seagull (as Nina), directed by Trevor Nunn. With Sir Ian McKellen, William Gaunt, Frances Barber, Sylvester McCoy, Jonathan Hyde and Monica Dolan. (January 2008) Plays her final performances as Cordelia and ... See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

The worst thing you can do as a performer is to judge your character in any way, positively or negatively. See more »

Trivia:

Romola has said her ideal role would be to play the eighteenth century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). See more »

Nickname:

Romster

Star Sign:

Leo

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