Born into a musical family, Rosamund Pike studied English literature at Oxford (Wadham College). She started acting very early, and during her college years appeared in various student productions (David Hare's Skylight, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, and several plays by Shakespeare).
Before graduating from Oxford, she
played Fanny in the remake of Love in a
Cold Climate (2001), a BBC mini-series
based on two Nancy Mitford novels (The
Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold
In 2003 Rosamund Pike played the role of the blonde in Hitchcock Blonde by Terry Johnson in London's West End, for which she had to appear naked on stage à la Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room.
Rosamund Pike became known to a wider audience with her role as "Bond girl" Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002) portraying an icy megalomaniac who is a rogue MI-6 agent originally assigned to aid James Bond. She later appeared to present the special show Bond Girls Are Forever and the BAFTA tribute to the James Bond series.
Rosamund Pike played Elizabeth Malet in The Libertine (2004) co-starring Johnny Depp, and the character of Rose in The Promised Land, a film about Israel.
In 2005, she starred as the scientist Dr. Samantha Grimm in the cinematic adaptation of the computer game Doom. She also played the role of Jane, the eldest sister of Elizabeth, played by Keira Knightley in the 2005 release Pride and Prejudice.
She has just finished playing Zoe Hughes in Devil You Know due to release in 2006.
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