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Rhona Mitra is a Actor British born on 9 august 1976 at Paddington (United-kingdom)

Rhona Mitra

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Birth name Rhona Natasha Mitra
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 august 1976 (47 years) at Paddington (United-kingdom)

Rhona Natasha Mitra (born 9 August 1975), sometimes credited as Rona Mitra, is an English actress, model and singer.

Mitra began her career as a model. She came to prominence as the Lara Croft model between 1997 and 1998. After completing her stint as Lara Croft, she concentrated on acting and is best known for her roles as Holly Marie Begins on the sixth season of Party of Five (1999–2000); as Tara Wilson on the final season of The Practice (2003–2004) and the first and second seasons of Boston Legal (2004–2005); as Detective Kit McGraw on the third season of Nip/Tuck (2005); in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair (2008); as Sonja in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009); and as Major Rachel Dalton on the third and fourth seasons of Strike Back (2012–2013). In 2014 she gained a lead role as Dr. Rachel Scott on the television series The Last Ship (2014–present).

Biography

Enfance et formation
Rhona Mitra est la fille d'Anthony Mitra, un chirurgien esthétique, et de Nora Downey. Elle a un frère aîné, Jason, et un frère plus jeune, Guyan, qui écrit pour plusieurs revues telles que Lonely Planet et The Sunday Times.

Son père est d'origine britannique et indienne, alors que sa mère est irlandaise. Son grand-père paternel était originaire du Bengale.

Après le divorce de ses parents en 1984, Rhona passe sa scolarité dans plusieurs pensionnats catholiques.


Débuts de carrière
Elle commence sa carrière d'actrice au milieu des années 1990, après avoir pris des cours dans une école de théâtre fondée par Judi Dench.

Elle apparaît à la télévision anglaise dans quelques séries dont Ghostbusters of East Finchley (1995), The Bill et dans la mini-série The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (1997).

Elle joue également le rôle d'une prostituée dans le drame intimiste Monk Dawson, puis celui de la jeune princesse Sheherazade dans le film d'aventures A Kid in Aladdin's Palace (1997) aux côtés de Thomas Ian Nicholas.

En 1997, Rhona est choisie par Eidos Interactive pour incarner le personnage de Lara Croft lors de la promotion du jeu vidéo Tomb Raider 2. Entre diverses séances photos et interviews dans la presse, elle se fait connaître du public et obtient un grand succès auprès des fans du jeu vidéo. Elle prête même sa voix au personnage avec le single Lara Croft: Getting Naked (suivi des albums Come Alive et Female icon) composé et produit par Dave Stewart.

Pressentie pour tenir le rôle au cinéma dans un premier projet de film, elle est pourtant renvoyée au bout de quelques mois. Peu après, elle coprésente The Pepsi Chart Show (sur la chaîne Channel 5) aux côtés de Dr. Fox.


Seconds rôles et percée télévisuelle
Rhona Mitra décide par la suite de poursuivre sa carrière d'actrice aux États-Unis.

En 1999, elle tient ainsi le premier rôle féminin du film fantastique Beowulf, aux côtés de l'acteur français Christophe Lambert. Elle tient également un rôle récurrent à la télévision, dans une douzaine d'épisodes de la dernière saison de la série dramatique La Vie à cinq, avec les valeurs montantes Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf et Neve Campbell.

Elle joue dès la rentrée suivante un rôle principal, celui du Dr Alejandra "Ollie" Klein dans une nouvelle série médicale, Gideon's Crossing. Le programme est cependant arrêté au bout de 20 épisodes. L'actrice se concentre alors sur le cinéma.

En 2001, elle atteint la 46 position du classement des 100 femmes les plus sexy, selon le célèbre magazine Maxim.

Entre 2001 et 2003, elle multiplie les rôles secondaires sur grand écran : voisine de Kevin Bacon dans Hollow Man (2001), femme fatale dans les comédies Deux en un et Ali G (2002), étudiante machiavélique de Kevin Spacey dans La Vie de David Gale (2003).

La rentrée 2003 lui permet de revenir à la télévision : elle rejoint la distribution principale de la série judiciaire The Practice, dans le rôle de l'assistante juridique Tara Wilson. Quand le programme est arrêté en mai 2004, l'actrice rejoint la série dérivée, Boston Justice, aux côtés de la star James Spader. Au passage, son personnage est promu avocate. Néanmoins, son personnage est écarté au début de la seconde saison, et elle quitte la série.

Elle rejoint cependant la populaire série thriller Nip/Tuck, qui entre alors dans sa troisième saison. Elle y prête ses traits à la troublante inspectrice de police Kit McGraw durant 5 épisodes.

Elle rebondit ensuite vers des fictions de genre.


Premiers rôles au cinéma et à la télévision

Elle joue les femmes fatales dans thriller psychologique Le Nombre 23 (2007) aux côtés de Jim Carrey, et un agent du F.B.I dans Shooter, tireur d'élite (2007). Elle joue également aux côtés de Jim Caviezel dans le thriller Highwaymen : La Poursuite infernale (2004), où elle est traquée par un maniaque de la route.

Mais ce sont des rôles principaux qui l'imposent au cinéma : elle tient la vedette du film fantastique Skinwalkers (2006). En 2008, elle campe le personnage de la farouche Eden Sinclair dans le film d'anticipation Doomsday réalisé par Neil Marshall, rôle qui la confirme dans le genre horrifique et les rôles musclés.

En 2009, elle incarne ensuite la vampire Sonja dans le film fantastique Underworld 3 : Le Soulèvement des Lycans, qui lui permet de succéder à sa compatriote Kate Beckinsale en tête d'affiche de la franchise.

La même année, elle tente cependant de se diversifier : d'abord en faisant face à Josh Lucas pour le thriller Stolen Lives, où elle incarne une mère faisant le deuil de son fils disparu, puis en partageant l'affiche de la romance Separation City avec Joel Edgerton.

L'année suivante, c'est sur petit écran qu'elle continue à être associée à la fiction de genre, en apparaissant dans 3 épisodes de la série de science-fiction Stargate Universe, puis en jouant une vampire dans l'éphémère série fantastique The Gates. Le programme est arrêté au bout de 13 épisodes.

Parallèlement, elle fait partie du casting choral de la comédie dramatique anglaise Reuniting the Rubins.


Retour télévisuel
En 2012, elle fait son retour dans un registre musclé en la distribution principale de la série d'action Strike Back, où elle campe le personnage du commandant Rachel Dalton.

En 2014, elle quitte le programme au bout de la saison 4, pour rejoindre une autre série, cette fois produite par Michael Bay : The Last Ship, dont elle partage l'affiche avec Eric Dane. La même année, sort dans les salles le remake américain du film Loft, réalisé par Erik Van Looy en 2012, réunissant également Wentworth Miller et Isabel Lucas qui s'intitule Vertiges.

En 2015, l'actrice quitte The Last Ship après avoir tourné dans deux saisons.

En 2016, elle poursuit dans le registre de l'action avec Chasse à l'homme 2, suite du film avec Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chasse à l'homme. Le film met, cette fois-ci, en vedette Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper et Mitra dans les rôles principaux.

En 2017, elle joue le personnage récurrent de Charlotte dans la quatrième saison de la série horrifique The Strain, une création de Guillermo del Toro.

L'année d’après, elle incarne une méchante dans un second rôle pour la comédie d’action Game Over, Man!, puis rejoint le casting de la saison 4 de la série Supergirl, où elle tient le rôle de Mercy Graves.


Vie privée
Elle mesure 1,68 m.

À la fin des années 1990, elle a fréquenté brièvement l'acteur australien Heath Ledger.

En 2008, elle a été en couple avec l'acteur américain Bradley Cooper.

Usually with

Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1 films)
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rhona Mitra (21 films)

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Actress

Hard Target 2, 1h44
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Temuera Morrison, Adam Saunders, Troy Honeysett
Roles Sofia
Rating53% 2.6713852.6713852.6713852.6713852.671385
Wes Baylor, demi-frère de Chance Boudreaux, doit lutter pour sa vie lorsqu'il est coincé dans un jeu mortel organisé par des hommes spécialisés dans la chasse à l'homme.
The Loft
The Loft (2014)
, 1h48
Directed by Erik Van Looy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Karl Urban, Rachael Taylor, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, Isabel Lucas
Roles Allison Vanowen
Rating63% 3.1511953.1511953.1511953.1511953.151195
Five married men share ownership of an upmarket loft, which they use to discreetly meet their respective mistresses. When the body of a murdered woman is found in that loft, the men begin to suspect each other of having committed the gruesome crime, as they are the only ones with keys to the premises. Through flashbacks, which are intertwined with scenes from the present, the story is unraveled.
Crisis Point, 1h27
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Rhona Mitra, Elias Toufexis, Richard Jutras, Jordan Hayes, Jamie Elman
Roles Cameron Grainger
Rating46% 2.323272.323272.323272.323272.32327
Traumatisée par une opération qui a mal tourné, une ex-négociatrice de la police de Détroit reprend du service lorsque sa propre soeur est prise en otage par des criminels.
Reuniting the Rubins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Timothy Spall, Rhona Mitra, James Callis, Honor Blackman, Hugh O'Conor, Theodore Stevenson
Roles Andie Rubin
Rating51% 2.5645252.5645252.5645252.5645252.564525
The film is a family comedy chronicling a reluctantly Jewish man (Timothy Spall) who tries to re-unite his dysfunctional family in time for the Jewish celebration of Pesach so as to appease his ailing mother Honor Blackman. Although they are all from the same family his estranged children hardly seem like they are from the same planet. He must reunite his son the capitalist James Callis, his daughter the eco-warrior Rhona Mitra, his son the Buddhist Monk, and his last son, a born again Rabbi.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 1h32
Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Kevin Grevioux, Steven Mackintosh, Kate Beckinsale
Roles Sonja
Rating65% 3.250173.250173.250173.250173.25017
The film tells the story of Lucian, the first werewolf born in human form and the first to be called a Lycan. Viktor, a vampire elder, raises the child, and envisions a race of Lycan slaves that could keep guard of the coven's fortress during the day and be used as laborers by the vampires at night. To this end, Viktor demands from the local human nobles a tribute of silver, with which to keep his slaves under control. As Lucian grows up, he and Viktor's daughter Sonja (Rhona Mitra) fall in love and begin a secretive intimate relationship in their adult years. Sonja is reckless and insubordinate, and one night Lucian escapes and rescues Sonja from his werewolf brethren. Viktor, despite acknowledging that Lucian saved his daughter, cannot forgive the escape and locks Lucian away.
Stolen
Stolen (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Crime
Actors Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm, Rhona Mitra, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Cassidy
Roles Barbara
Rating60% 3.048493.048493.048493.048493.04849
A small-town policeman works to uncover the truth behind two crimes: the disappearance of his son eight years earlier, and a fifty-year-old homicide of another boy. In the opening scenes, a mummified corpse is unearthed at a construction site. At first the policeman fears and welcomes closure to the search for his son; however, pathology demonstrates that these are the remains from a much older crime. The film continues with parallel stories in flashback, showing the events leading to the crimes and the investigation.
Separation City, 1h42
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Joel Edgerton, Rhona Mitra, Danielle Cormack, Les Hill, Thomas Kretschmann, Michelle Langstone
Roles Katrien Becker
Rating56% 2.8495652.8495652.8495652.8495652.849565
Simon Joel Edgerton is a decent fellow, married to a lovely woman Danielle Cormack, living comfortably with two children. He has grown tired of the lack of sex and is attracted to a cellist friend of his wife, Katrien, played by Rhona Mitra. Katrien's husband is played by Thomas Kretschmann. The two become fascinated with each other, but don't immediately start an affair. She doesn't want to destroy his greatest appeal, which is that he is upright and reliable. They eventually attempt some meetings, but something always goes wrong. Either he arrives late and the children are coming, or he ejaculates prematurely. Then they discover that they are both going to be in Germany the same week. He books a hotel room in Berlin, where he and his boss are attending a convention, and Katrien comes to his room. But before they manage to have sex, his wife surprises him by showing up also! Katrien escapes to an adjacent room through an interconnecting door and Simon and his wife make violent love, which Katrien hears through the wall, and she gets upset because they were just about to have sex and he is having sex with his wife. Simon's wife sees him sneak into the hallway during a speech and hears Katriens voice on the other end of his phone, figures out what they are doing, and flies back to Wellington angry. She soon asks for a separation. Simon profeses his love to Katrien, but she says she doesn't love him, and he goes back to Wellington to live near to his wife and children, whom he sees often (his wife slept with Katriens husband and wants a divorce). His wife eventually forgives him and as the movie ends, we find that Katriens accepted a job with an orchestra and lives blocks away from her ex-husband who now takes care of the kids.
Doomsday
Doomsday (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Lester
Roles Eden Sinclair
Rating59% 2.9507752.9507752.9507752.9507752.950775
In 2008, an unknown killer virus, dubbed "The Reaper Virus" infects Scotland. The UK government cannot contain or cure the virus, and they decide to build a 60-foot containment wall over the border with Scotland and its islands, isolating it from the rest of Britain.
The Number 23, 1h35
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Kate Beckinsale, Paul Butcher, Danny Huston
Roles Laura Tollins
Rating64% 3.2000553.2000553.2000553.2000553.200055
The plot involves an obsession with the 23 enigma, which is the idea that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, or to some number connected to 23.
Shooter
Shooter (2007)
, 2h4
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Political films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Ned Beatty, Michael Peña, Tate Donovan, Kate Mara
Roles Alourdes Galindo
Rating71% 3.550073.550073.550073.550073.55007
Bob Lee Swagger reluctantly leaves a self-imposed exile from his isolated mountain home at the request of Colonel Isaac Johnson, who appeals to him to help track down an assassin who is planning to shoot the president. Johnson gives him a list of three cities where the President is scheduled to visit and Swagger assesses a site in Philadelphia as the most likely. This turns out to be a set-up; while Swagger is working with Johnson's agents to find the rumored assassin, the Ethiopian archbishop is instead shot while standing next to the president. Swagger is then shot by a police officer but manages to escape. The agents tell the police that Swagger is the shooter and stage a manhunt for the injured sniper. However, he meets a rookie FBI special agent, Nick Memphis, disarms him, and steals his car.
Skinwalkers, 1h32
Directed by James Isaac
Origin German
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Kim Coates, Natassia Malthe, Sarah Carter
Roles Rachel Talbot
Rating45% 2.2566852.2566852.2566852.2566852.256685
Two packs of werewolves, divided by principles, are signaled by the moon of the coming of an ancient prophecy. A young boy named Timothy (Matthew Knight) approaches his 13th birthday, unaware this marks the time of his transformation. Timothy has been raised by his grandmother Nana (Barbara Gordon), his mother Rachel (Rhona Mitra), his uncle Jonas (Elias Koteas), his cousin Katherine (Sarah Carter) and Katherine's boyfriend, Adam (Shawn Roberts). His father is said to be dead.
Highwaymen
Highwaymen (2004)
, 1h20
Directed by Mark Harmon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Transport films, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Jim Caviezel, Rhona Mitra, Colm Feore, Andrea Roth, Frankie Faison, Gordon Currie
Roles Molly Poole
Rating56% 2.8010752.8010752.8010752.8010752.801075
A man known only as Rennie (Jim Caviezel) is motivated by revenge to track down and kill the man who ran over his wife, a serial killer (Colm Feore) immobilized by the man himself. The killer is wheelchair-bound and uses a 1972 Cadillac Eldorado to stalk and kill his victims in car accidents. When the serial killer makes a young woman (Rhona Mitra) his next target, the man has to stop the killer once and for all.
Spartacus
Spartacus (2004)
, 2h54
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Actors Goran Višnjić, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra, Ian McNeice, James Frain
Roles Varinia
Rating70% 3.500523.500523.500523.500523.50052
The movie starts with Varinia (Rhona Mitra), a Gaul woman and her village being attacked by the Romans. Her entire village is taken into slavery, and she is sold to Lentulus Batiatus (Ian McNeice). Spartacus (Goran Višnjić), a Thracian slave condemned to the mines, attempts to protect another slave. Spartacus is nearly crucified before Batiatus purchases the man. Spartacus and a handful of other slaves are brought to Batiatus' ludus to be trained as gladiators. Spartacus and the other slaves are brought to the Gladiators to eat, where he meets Nardo (Chris Jarman), Draba (Henry Simmons) and David (James Frain), before a fight breaks out between Draba and Gannicus (Paul Telfer), they are stopped by their trainer Cinna (Ross Kemp).
Stuck on You, 1h58
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about television, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Pat Crawford Brown, Cher, Seymour Cassel
Roles Bus Stop Bombshell
Rating57% 2.897252.897252.897252.897252.89725
Conjoined twins Bob and Walt Tenor try to live as normally as possible. Outgoing and sociable Walt aspires to be a Hollywood actor, however, whereas shy, introverted Bob prefers the quiet life. They run Quikee Burger, a diner in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, that guarantees free meals to customers whose orders are not completed in three minutes, a testament to how skilled and in sync Bob and Walt are with each other. Though Walt is comfortable socializing with women, Bob is the shyer of the two, and carries on a long-distance relationship with a pen pal named May Fong whom he has never met in person, and who is unaware that they are conjoined twins.
The Life of David Gale, 2h10
Directed by Alan Parker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Prison films, Films about suicide, Films about capital punishment
Actors Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Gabriel Mann, Rhona Mitra, Matt Craven
Roles Berlin
Rating74% 3.749313.749313.749313.749313.74931
David Gale is a prisoner on death row in Texas. With only a few days to his execution, his lawyer negotiates a half million-dollar fee to tell his story to Bitsey Bloom, a journalist from a major news magazine known for her ability to keep secrets and protect her sources. He tells her the story of how he ended up on death row, revealed to the movie audience through a series of lengthy flashbacks.