Hammersmith, London, England
Claim to Fame
Die Another Day, Pride & Prejudice
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Pike was born in London, England, the only child of concert musicians/opera singers Caroline (née Friend) and Julian Pike. Her father is now a professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The family travelled across Europe until she was aged 7, following wherever her parents' performing career took them; as a result, she speaks fluent French and German. Pike won a scholarship to Badminton School, and while appearing in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the National Youth Theatre, was noticed by an agent who helped her embark upon a professional career. After being turned down to every stage school she applied to, she gained a place to read English Literature at Wadham College, Oxford. While there, she studied under both Bernard O'Donoghue, the Whitbread prize-winning poet, and Robert J. C. Young, the eminent post-colonial theorist. During her time at Oxford Pike was also in a two-year relationship with Simon Woods. She was later to star opposite Woods in Pride and Prejudice.
After taking a year off to pursue her acting career, garnering stage experience in David Hare's Skylight, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, and several plays by Shakespeare; she achieved an Upper Second class degree in 2001.
Wadham College, Oxford University for a degree in English Literature
Full Name at Birth
Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike
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Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike (born 27 January 1979) is an English actress. Her first screen credit was in 1998 for the television film A Rather English Marriage and she came to attention when she was cast at age 21 as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002). She won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for The Libertine; and also received BIFA nominations for her performances as Helen in An Education (2009), and Lisa in Made in Dagenham (2010).
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
United Agents Ltd.
(2013) Print advertisement for "L.K. Bennett" fashion accessories (London)
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