Rosamund Pike

(Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike)

Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
  • Born: January 27, 1979
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actress

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Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike is an English actress who began her acting career by appearing in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. After her screen debut in the television film A Rather English Marriage (1998) and television roles in Wives and Daughters (1999) and Love in a Cold Climate (2001), she received international recognition for her film debut as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), for which she received the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Following her breakthrough, she won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Libertine (2004) and portrayed Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005).

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Acting is about communicating what it is like to be human: the pain, the laughs, the misery, the joy. I suppose I am searching to have it all.
Actresses generally aren't allowed to have haircuts, because short hair isn't considered as versatile.
And I like the look on people's faces when I say I'm doing this movie called Pride and Prejudice and they kind of smile, and then I say I'm in a movie called Doom and they kind of do a double take and try and put the two things together. And they never quite manage to.
Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it's a very honest emotion. Women
As a woman, you feel that you shouldn't want to better yourself against others. Ambition has become such an ugly word, hasn't it?
Especially in Britain, people want to limit you.
I do know that the key to anything good is feeling relaxed and free. That's the main thing that you can offer yourself as an actor.
I find I clash sometimes with people who like to plan things and book you in for lunch. I'd rather someone call me up, say: 'Are you free tonight and d'you wanna go to the roller-disco? Or play pool?'
I long for the day when there are things I feel strongly about politically.
I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
I never thought I'd make any money at all doing this business. Film was never even on the cards. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I saw a lot of operas from backstage and watched a lot of rehearsals - my parents were singers.
I think I was lucky in that I wasn't one of those girls who are told they are pretty the whole time. I never got that. Nor did I ever obsess about my looks as a teenager. Time
I think I'll be flavor of the month when I'm in my fifties.
I think when you are an only child, parents are more protective and fearful because they've only got one of you. I was not allowed to do a lot of things that, if I'd been, say, number three, I would have.
I think you tend to try, during the time you've got off, to forget about the film. It was such a total world. I mean, the sets were claustrophobic, and as soon as you were on there, you were right back into it. Time
I think, you know, as an actor we get these terribly sort of pretentious ideas in our heads. We try to take everything very seriously at first, you know, until we lighten up, we get onboard, and have a laugh.
I work in the entertainment industry, and I like to be entertained. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would love to play the lead in a big romantic comedy. That's definitely a dream of mine. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
I'd like people to get a sense of who I am, yet I want to keep my privacy, too.
I'd like to do Nicole Diver in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Tender Is the Night,' if that ever gets made.
I'd really love to live in New York for awhile. That's what I'm hoping to do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If someone makes you feel wrong-footed, you're unlikely to find them witty.
If you told my 13-year-old self that one day I'd be talking about how Tom Cruise and I had good chemistry, she'd think you were completely mad.
I'm kind of desperately looking for those things that will... you know, sort of show my wilder side, in a way, my much more irreverent, badly behaved side.
In the original computer game of Doom, you not only have to kill things. You have to pulverise them.
It is interesting to break all the rules. I'm not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right.
It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great.
It's something that I am going over in my head about the whole video game thing, and whether you support violence by being in a film like this. I mean, to me, it's incredibly unreal and it's all about the action, and just explosions.
I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
I've been on stage plenty of times, and one of the things about being a stage actress is you have a 3-month run to revisit the story nightly and play it again.
I've got friends who are pyrotechnics who do big fire shows, so I'm really fascinated by that.
Looking back, I just think I was a really average sort of girl.
Nothing can teach you what it's like to work on a film set, and the best education there can be for an actor is to walk up the street and observe human nature. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
One goes on with the blithe belief that who you really are is transparent to everybody. Then you realise, with some horror, that in fact it's not. So all you can do is keep muddying the waters a bit.
Perhaps misguidedly, I always admire the people who are so polished.
Peter Chelsom and Edgar Wright are totally different directors and worlds apart, but both really accomplished directors who are certain of how they want to make a film.
Sometimes it irks when people come up in the street and say, 'Oh I'm a huge James Bond fan' - when you obviously want them to be a fan of your work in particular. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Success is freedom - scripts coming your way and getting to choose the stories you want to tell. Success ;Freedom & Liberty
The job of an actor is the same in all of them, really. I mean, you're just creating a character that you hope people will believe, so it doesn't make that much of a difference really. Hope
The response to Pride has been so overwhelming. I mean, people have really loved it. And it's so rewarding because we had such a fun time making that film, and it was made with so much heart, that it's lovely that people seem to be responding in kind to that. Time
There are certainly contemporaries that I admire, like Emily Blunt. I think she is amazing.
What I find sexy is when someone's having fun and able to look right back at you.
When the eyes are on you for the first time, you can't believe that people aren't criticising you. Time
When you're about to get married, and then you're not, it's all a big shock. You think, 'Well, okay, so I'm never going to lead a totally conventional life now.' Life
You can certainly keep a low public profile if you want to.
You can get things out of acting with someone a second time around that you don't necessarily get the first time because you're more familiar, more comfortable. Time
You get those couples who are very fearful of bringing children into the mix because they feel like somehow that link between them as a couple is going to somehow dissolve or become less powerful or whatever. And that somehow the child is going to disrupt their happy stage.
You just never know who's going to have chemistry. You can put two of the sexiest people in the world together, and they could be completely flat.

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