Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike (born 27 January 1979) is an English actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won a Primetime Emmy.
She 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).
Pike had film appearances in the sci-fi film Doom (2005), the crime-mystery thriller film Fracture (2007), the drama film Fugitive Pieces (2007), the coming-of-age drama An Education (2009), for which she was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year, and sci-fi comedy The World’s End (2013). She also received British Independent Film Award nominations for An Education and Made in Dagenham (2010), and was nominated for a Genie Award for Barney’s Version (2010). Her other films include the spy action comedy Johnny English Reborn (2011), the epic action-adventure fantasy Wrath of the Titans (2012), and the action thriller Jack Reacher (2012).
In 2014, her performance in the psychological thriller Gone Girl was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning the Saturn Award for Best Actress and receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Pike received further acclaim for her starring role as Ruth Williams Khama in the biographical drama A United Kingdom (2016) and for portraying the journalist Marie Colvin in the biographical war drama A Private War (2018), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Pike won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2019 for her role in State of the Union.
Bond’s new mission to enquire about the connection between a Korean terrorist and a diamond baron is sabotaged when he is betrayed, which leads him to being captured by the enemy.
I first saw Rosamund Pike in her actual debut film – the Bond film ‘Die Another Die’ 2002 where she played Bond girl, Miranda Frost and then the next film Doom 2005 was starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban as scientist Samantha Grimm …. perhaps not the most popular film she starred in, yet as a fan of the Doom franchaise for me it was a no brainer …. that aside …
A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge (The Rock), is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm (Rosamund Pike), who is related to team member Reaper (Karl Urban), informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters — and is highly infectious.
……….. my third slice of Pike was the film Fracture with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. I have been a big fan of hers ever since. I think she has this special charm that allows her to manipulate her characters very well into the roles she is cast to and that’s something l like about her – her versatility.
Below are in my eyes, my opinion, 12 of her best performances … are you fan also?
Ted is arrested for the attempted murder of his wife. Willy Beachum, a successful district attorney, assumes it to be a simple case but finds in Ted, who acts as his own lawyer, a tough opponent.
1 – The Libertine – 2004
John Wilmot a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, is a 17th-century poet with an ugly past. Charles II assigns him a task to design a play for the French ambassador. Will John live up to the expectations?
2 – Pride & Prejudice – 2005
Mrs. Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. When a wealthy bachelor starts living near them, Mrs. Bennet’s happiness knows no bounds.
3 – Surrogates – 2009
In a futuristic world, people live within the safety of their homes while their robotic surrogates carry on with day to day chores. This harmonious existence is shaken by a murder, a first in years.
4 – Barney’s Version – 2010
Toward the end of his life, Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) looks back on his triumphs and tragedies, beginning with an ill-fated relationship with Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), whom he marries when she becomes pregnant. When that falls apart, he moves back home to Montreal and gets married twice more, finally finding contentment with Miriam (Rosamund Pike), his third wife. Through it all, Barney is sustained by his work in television, raising children and the advice of his father (Dustin Hoffman).
5 – Made in Dagenham – 2010
Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins) works for the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England. Despite performing the specialized task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are classified as unskilled labor and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women’s grievances to Ford. The meeting goes badly and, outraged by the company’s lack of respect for them, Rita leads her colleagues to strike.
6 – Johnny English Reborn – 2011
After a disastrous mission in Mozambique, British agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has retreated to a Tibetan monastery to try to forget his shame. But when he receives an urgent call from MI-7 to lead a mission that only he can handle, English is back in action. Using his questionable combat skills and an assortment of high-tech gadgets, English, along with his new partner, Agent Tucker (Daniel Kaluuya), must foil a plot to kill the Chinese premier.
7 – Wrath of the Titans – 2012
Perseus, a demigod, has to rescue his father, Zeus, who is held captive by Ares and Hades. However, he has to defeat not only his brother and uncle but also the Titans with whom they have partnered.
8 – Jack Reacher – 2012
When a former US Army sniper, James Barr, is accused of killing five people, Jack Reacher, a former Military Police officer, takes it upon himself to investigate the case.
9 – Hector and the Search for Happiness – 2014
Disillusioned with the tedium of his existence, psychiatrist Hector (Simon Pegg) confesses to his girlfriend (Rosamund Pike) that he feels he is a fraud for dispensing recommendations to patients who never seem to improve or get any happier. He considers breaking out of his lackluster routine. Summoning up some courage, Hector gives his starved curiosity free rein and embarks on an international quest to find the right formula to bring him joy and vitality.
10 – Gone Girl– 2014
Nick Dunne discovers that the entire media focus has shifted on him when his wife, Amy Dunne, mysteriously disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary.
11 – Hostiles– 2017
In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M., to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that’s crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.
12 – A Private War– 2018
Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
A United Kingdom
On the eve of his return from his studies in London to Bechuanaland where he is to become king, Prince Seretse Khama falls in love and marries Ruth Williams, a white woman from south London. Bringing Ruth home causes a major international outcry.
Rosamund Pike– Are you a fan or …. not? Let me know below in the comments section.