A PRIVATE WAR
Academy Award and BAFTA nominee ROSAMUND PIKE has earned
for both her stage and film roles. Perhaps best known for her lead role in the
successful Gone Girl, Pike has most recently been seen in Scott Cooper's
JosÃ© Padilha's Entebbe and Brad Anderson's Beirut.
Hostiles sees Pike play a widow, who accompanies Christian Bale's legendary
captain who is escorting a Cheyenne chief and family through dangerous
Entebbe, Pike plays a German revolutionary who hijacks an aeroplane and forces
land in Entebbe, Uganda, in an effort to free Palestinians jailed in Israel. The
based on the hijacking of Air France 139 in 1976. Rosamund plays a CIA field
based in 1970s Beirut in political thriller Beirut, opposite Jon Hamm.
This year, Pike starred in The Human Voice, an adaptation from the play by
Cocteau. This short film follows an unflinching portrait of a woman's heartbreak
course of a final telephone conversation between lovers.
Pike recently wrapped filming Radioative, playing Marie Curie. The film,
explores the life
of the iconic scientist. The Working Title production directed by Marjane
based on an adaptation of Jack Thorne's novel "Radioactive: Marie & Pierre
Tale of Love and Fallout".
Alongside this, Pike has recently completed Andrea Di Stefano's Three
crime thriller, alongside Joel Kinnaman and Clive Owen.
In July, Pike filmed State of the Union, a ten-part series directed by
Stephen Frears and
written by Nick Hornby. The comedy will see Pike star alongside Chris O'Dowd and
follow a story exploring the complexities of marriage with Hornby's inimitable
Pike's previous work includes A United Kingdom, opposite David Oyelowo, which
the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the Botswanan royal family. Other
performances include The Man With The Iron Heart, which tells the story of the
officer who masterminded the "Final Solution" and who was assassinated by two
resistance paratroopers in 1942.
In 2014, Pike starred in David Fincher's Gone Girl, in which she played Amy
opposite Ben Affleck. Gone Girl was adapted for the screen by best-selling
Gillian Flynn. Rosamund's performance earned widespread critical acclaim. Vanity
called her portrayal "a star-makingly good performance, spellbinding in its
of tones and temperatures." Rosamund was nominated for an Academy Award, a SAG
Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Also in 2014, Pike starred opposite Simon Pegg and Stellen Skarsgard in
the Search for Happiness. She also appeared in Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin's
BBC comedy What We Did on Our Holiday, alongside Billy Connolly and
In 2010, Pike starred in Barney's Version opposite Paul Giamatti. The film is
a love story
which poignantly captures the life of the politically incorrect, irascible and
blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) and the women he has loved in his life.
Pike received critical acclaim for her work as Helen in Lone Scherfig's An
opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. Received well at the Sundance Film
Festival in 2009, An Education continued to garner critical acclaim with Academy
Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Film Critics nominations, and a win for Best
Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Pike's previous film credits include A Long Way Down, Edgar Wright's The
opposite Simon Pegg, Jack Reacher opposite Tom Cruise, and Wrath of the Titans,
directed by Jonathan Liebesman. In 2010, Pike played Lisa Hopkins in the
Made in Dagenham with Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins. She
was later nominated for a 2011 London Critics' Circle Award for "British Actress
Supporting Role" for her role in the film. Others projects have included Johnny
Reborn, The Big Year, Women in Love, The Libertine, Pride and Prejudice,
Fugitive Pieces, Surrogates, Burning Palms and Die Another Day.
Aside from film, Pike has continued to return to theatre having starred in
Patrick Hamilton's Victorian thriller, at the Old Vic Theatre, The Donmar
Production of "Madame De Sade" in The West End, opposite Judi Dench, and The
Royal Court Theatre production of "Hitchcock Blonde" directed by Terry Johnson.
began 2010 by playing the title role in "Hedda Gabler."
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