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Romola Garai is a Actor British born on 6 august 1982 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Romola Garai

Romola Garai
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Birth name Romola Sadie Garai
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 august 1982 (36 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

Romola Sadie Garai (/ˈrɒmələ ˈseɪdi ˈɡæri/; born 6 August 1982) is an English actress. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in BBC series such as Emma, The Hour, and The Crimson Petal and the White. She has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award.

Biography

Garai's great-grandfather emigrated from Budapest to New York in the 1910s with his English-born wife, then moved to London, where he founded the Keystone Press Agency. Most of her Hungarian Jewish relatives were killed in the Holocaust. Garai has mentioned that she has "not yet" been to Hungary and feels modern, cosmopolitan, and British. She lives in London and in 2009 finished her degree in English Literature with the Open University.

Garai guards her private life, saying, "It's too simplistic to say that people start to believe what's written about them. But what happens is that you become a certain way to please people, to be liked, to be what's expected of you, to change yourself so that you become the best possible version of yourself for people who don't know you. And I think that's a terrible, pernicious thing." She adds, "In a way, I'd rather go into an interview and be disliked, and have unpleasant things written about me, than to have a wonderful, glowing article written that is in no way a reflection of who I am."

Garai enjoys travelling and cooking in her spare time, calling it "therapeutic" in many ways. She has visited Hong Kong, Malaysia, Italy, Austria, Morocco, Switzerland and the United States, "To be the outsider for a period of time changes you for the better. It shakes up your comfort level. You have to really make an effort to enter into other people's culture and psychology and language, which the British are very bad at doing."

In November 2012, Garai announced she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend, British actor Sam Hoare. In March 2013, she gave birth to a daughter and they married the following year.

Best films

Atonement (2007)
(Actress)

Usually with

Richard Eyre
Richard Eyre
(2 films)
Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(3 films)
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Romola Garai (24 films)

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Actress

Suffragette, 1h46
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai
Roles Alice Haughton
Rating69% 3.454753.454753.454753.454753.45475
Au début du XX siècle, une organisation de femmes britanniques souhaite obtenir le droit de vote pour les femmes. Elles appartiennent à des classes sociales différentes, mais ensemble, elles se livrent au même combat : ne plus être considéré comme le sexe faible et obtenir les mêmes droits que les hommes. Elles multiplient les manifestations pacifiques. Mais le gouvernement se montre de plus en plus violent. Contraintes à la clandestinité, ces femmes optent pour la violence afin de faire entendre leurs revendications. Elles sont conscientes des enjeux : elles risquent de perdre leur emploi, leur famille, leur vie… Mais rien ne les arrête. Maud Watts, le personnage principal, s’allie à cette cause.
Legacy
Legacy (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Simon Russell Beale, Geraldine James, Christian McKay, Olivia Grant
Roles Anna March

Charles Thoroughgood (Charlie Cox), a young spy, discovers the truth about his father's past. After leaving the army, he starts training at the Secret Intelligence Service when Viktor Koslov (Andrew Scott), a Soviet diplomat, gets him on a case. Charles' bosses want to exploit Viktor. When Charles makes contact with him, Viktor tells him information that he doesn't want to believe. Charles is also in a relationship with the wife of another agent.
The Last Days on Mars, 1h38
Directed by Ruairí Robinson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Medical-themed films, Dans l'espace, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Johnny Harris
Roles Rebecca Lane
Rating54% 2.749082.749082.749082.749082.74908
In the 2040s, a Martian research base, Tantalus Base outpost, is created. The eight person crew, who have been stationed there for six months, are only nineteen hours from the completion of their research mission. The spacecraft Aurora is inbound from Earth and will collect the team by lander from a prearranged site. Mars scientist Marko Petrović has found samples that may point to life on the planet. Without revealing his discovery, he devises a ruse for one last sojourn on the surface. Crewmate Richard Harrington drives Petrović in a solar powered rover to the spot where he had found the sample. After he obtains soil with the biological agent present, a fissure swallows Petrović.
Junkhearts
Junkhearts (2011)
, 1h39
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai, Shobna Gulati, Bhasker Patel, Shaun Dooley
Roles Christine
Rating57% 2.8532952.8532952.8532952.8532952.853295
Frank est un ancien soldat au passé violent. Solitaire, il noit ses peurs dans l'alcool. Il croise un jour le chemin de Lynette, une jeune sans-abri, et malgré ses réticences, lui offre un endroit sûr.
One Day
One Day (2011)
, 1h48
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott
Roles Sylvie Cope
Rating70% 3.5014053.5014053.5014053.5014053.501405
The film opens with a short scene from the "current" day in 2006, which appears later on, before going back 18 years.
Glorious 39, 2h3
Directed by Stephen Poliakoff
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, David Tennant, Christopher Lee, Eddie Redmayne
Roles Anne Keyes
Rating64% 3.2466153.2466153.2466153.2466153.246615
In present-day London, Michael Walton (Toby Regbo) visits his cousins, Walter and Oliver Page (Christopher Lee and Corin Redgrave). Michael, interested in family history, asks them about his great aunt, Anne Keyes (Romola Garai), the sister of his grandmother, Celia (Juno Temple). Anne, an actress, was the eldest of the three Keyes children; desperate for children, her father, Member of the House of Commons, Alexander (Bill Nighy) and mother, Maud (Jenny Agutter) had adopted her, however, Maud then gave birth to Ralph (Eddie Redmayne) and Celia. Michael is curious to learn what happened to Anne, which leads Walter to reminisce of the summer of 1939, at the Keyes estate in Norfolk.
The Other Man, 1h28
Directed by Richard Eyre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Romola Garai, Pam Ferris, Paterson Joseph
Roles Abigail
Rating54% 2.7495352.7495352.7495352.7495352.749535
In Cambridge, Lisa (Linney) is a shoe designer, happily married for the last 25 years to Peter (Neeson), a software CEO. They have a daughter, Abigail (Romola Garai). Lisa frequently travels to Milan to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company.
Atonement
Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Roles Briony, 18
Rating77% 3.8991253.8991253.8991253.8991253.899125
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
Angel
Angel (2007)
, 2h14
Directed by François Ozon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Fassbender, Lucy Russell, Jacqueline Tong
Roles Angel
Rating58% 2.946412.946412.946412.946412.94641
Angel Deverell (Romola Garai) is considered an outsider in the town of Norley. She has a fanciful imagination and prefers to be alone, writing. Her mother, a shopkeeper, and her aunt, who works for the family that lives in the grand house called Paradise, don't understand her.
Amazing Grace, 1h58
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about slavery, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism
Actors Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Romola Garai, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell
Roles Barbara Spooner
Rating74% 3.7480953.7480953.7480953.7480953.748095
In 1796 William Wilberforce is severely ill and taking a recuperative holiday in Bath, Somerset, with his cousin, Henry Thornton. It is here that William is introduced to his future wife, Barbara Spooner. Although he initially resists any romantic overtures, she convinces him to relate the story of his career.
Scoop
Scoop (2006)
, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Christopher Fulford, Nigel Lindsay
Roles Vivian
Rating66% 3.349043.349043.349043.349043.34904
Following the memorial service for investigative reporter Joe Strombel (McShane), Strombel's spirit finds himself on the barge of death with several others, including a young woman who believes she was poisoned by her employer, Peter Lyman (Jackman). The woman tells Strombel she thinks Lyman, a handsome British aristocrat with political ambitions, may be the Tarot Card Killer, a notorious serial killer of prostitutes, and that he killed her when she stumbled onto his secret. The Tarot Card Killer left a card on each murder victim's body.
Renaissance, 1h45
Directed by Christian Volckman
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Immortalité
Actors Crystal Shepherd-Cross, Rick Warden, Bruno Choël, Jean-François Wolff, Samir Bezzah, Marc Alfos
Roles Ilona Tasuiev
Rating66% 3.3493553.3493553.3493553.3493553.349355
The film opens in a future Paris with scenes establishing the kidnapping of 22-year-old scientist Ilona Tasuiev, who works for the megacorporation Avalon. The focus transitions to police captain Barthélémy Karas, as he defuses a hostage situation by killing the hostage-takers. Afterwards Karas is given the job of solving the mystery surrounding Ilona's disappearance. Karas begins by contacting Dr. Jonas Muller, a former Avalon scientist familiar with her.