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Academy Award and BAFTA nominee ROSAMUND PIKE has earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. Perhaps best known for her lead role in the hugely successful Gone Girl, Pike has most recently been seen in Scott Cooper's Hostiles, José Padilha's Entebbe and Brad Anderson's Beirut.

Hostiles sees Pike play a widow, who accompanies Christian Bale's legendary Army captain who is escorting a Cheyenne chief and family through dangerous territory. In Entebbe, Pike plays a German revolutionary who hijacks an aeroplane and forces it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, in an effort to free Palestinians jailed in Israel. The film is based on the hijacking of Air France 139 in 1976. Rosamund plays a CIA field agent 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 Jean Cocteau. This short film follows an unflinching portrait of a woman's heartbreak over the 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 Satrapi is based on an adaptation of Jack Thorne's novel "Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout".

Alongside this, Pike has recently completed Andrea Di Stefano's Three Seconds, a 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 will follow a story exploring the complexities of marriage with Hornby's inimitable honesty and humour.

Pike's previous work includes A United Kingdom, opposite David Oyelowo, which tells the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the Botswanan royal family. Other recent performances include The Man With The Iron Heart, which tells the story of the Nazi 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 Dunne, opposite Ben Affleck. Gone Girl was adapted for the screen by best-selling author, Gillian Flynn. Rosamund's performance earned widespread critical acclaim. Vanity Fair called her portrayal "a star-makingly good performance, spellbinding in its operatic mix 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 Hector and the Search for Happiness. She also appeared in Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin's part improvised BBC comedy What We Did on Our Holiday, alongside Billy Connolly and David Tennant.

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 fearlessly 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 Education 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 Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Pike's previous film credits include A Long Way Down, Edgar Wright's The World's End, 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 dramatic film 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 in a Supporting Role" for her role in the film. Others projects have included Johnny English Reborn, The Big Year, Women in Love, The Libertine, Pride and Prejudice, Fracture, Fugitive Pieces, Surrogates, Burning Palms and Die Another Day.

Aside from film, Pike has continued to return to theatre having starred in "Gaslight," Patrick Hamilton's Victorian thriller, at the Old Vic Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse 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. Pike began 2010 by playing the title role in "Hedda Gabler."

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