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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)
Atonement
Atonement Briony, 18
(2007)

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 2017 The Miniaturist (TV Series)
 2017 Born to Kill (TV Mini-Series)
Jenny
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Jenny
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Jenny
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Jenny
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... 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
 2013 The Last Days on Mars
Rebecca Lane
 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
 2008 The Other Man
Abigail
 2007 Atonement
Briony, 18
 2007 Running for River (Short)
Blair
 2007 Angel
Angel Deverell
 2006 Amazing Grace
Barbara Spooner
 2006 As You Like It
Celia
 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
 2004 Vanity Fair
Amelia Sedley
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Katey Miller
 2003 I Capture the Castle
Cassandra Mortmain
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Kate Nickleby
 2002 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series)
Gwendolen Harleth
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Gwendolen Harleth
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Gwendolen Harleth
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Gwendolen Harleth
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Gwendolen Harleth
 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:

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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[on working with Rose Byrne] She's brilliant. I think that we were good friends and I liked her a lot. She's a lovely, very sensitive actress. That was one of the most enjoyable parts of the film, working with her. See more »

Trivia:

Has 2 children with her husband Sam Hoare - a daughter (b. March 2013) and second child whose birth date, gender and name unknown. See more »

Nickname:

Romster

Star Sign:

Leo

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