Date of Birth: January 28, 1979
The only child of musician parents, London-born Rosamund Pike was encouraged to embrace the arts at an early age. After learning to play the piano and the cello, Pike began acting at 16 when she was accepted into The National Youth Theatre. Her first lead role came at 18 when she was cast in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
She continued her education at Wadham College where she graduated with a degree in English literature. Pike continued acting on stage, appearing in lead roles in many popular productions at the Oxford Playhouse. She also traveled to Tokyo to appear in productions of The Taming of the Shrew and MacBeth.
Pike then made the transition from the stage to television, and starred in many mini-dramas in the UK. Her big screen debut came in 2002 when she was cast as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, despite never having watched any of the films in the spy series. Pike admitted feeling intimidated by working with veteran actors Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Judi Dench in the movie. The role landed her international attention and earned her the 2003 Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
She went on to star in Promised Land (2004), The Libertine (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Doom (2005), Fracture (2007) and Fugitive Pieces (2008). It was while working on Pride & Prejudice that Pike met her director Joe Wright (Atonement), to whom she became engaged. They were scheduled to be married in 2008, but the wedding was called off. The fall-out didn't seem to slow her down much though. She went on to star in big films like Barney's Version (2010), Johnny English Reborn (2011), The Big Year (2011), and more recently, Wrath of the Titans (2012) and One Shot (2012).
In addition to being a talented actress, Pike is also a skilled cellist and speaks German and French fluently.
One Shot (2012)
Wrath of the Titans
The Big Year
Johnny English Reborn
Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) (voice)
Made in Dagenham
Burning Palms (2009)
Devil You Know (2009)
Pride & Prejudice
Die Another Day