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Romola Garai

Romola Garai's first screen role was playing the young Judi Dench in the award-winning series The Last of the Blond Bombshells, after being spotted by an agent in a school production.

Her first leading role was in the television adaptation Daniel Deronda, but she came gained critical attention and a nomination for a British Independent Film Award as Most Promising Newcomer for her leading role in the film adaptation of Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle, starring alongside Bill Nighy. Her role in Damien O'Donnell's Inside I'm Dancing led to nominations for the London Critics Circle and British Film Awards. In 2005 she was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for her performance in the title role in the television mini-series Mary Bryant.

On London stage, Romola played the role of James Joyce's wife Lucia, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Award as Outstanding Newcomer.

Since completing AMAZING GRACE, she has filmed Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's Atonement, starring with Keira Knightley and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch and starred in Kenneth Branagh's Japanese adaptation of As You Like It.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Romola Garai Facts

Birth Name Romola Sadie Garai
BirthdayAugust 6, 1982 (40)
BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Romola Garai compared to you?

Selected Filmography

I Capture The Castle
Churchill's Secret
Having You
Nicholas Nickleby
The Last Days on Mars
Amazing Grace
One Day
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