Born in Hong Kong to father Adrian (banker) and mother Janet (journalist), Romola Garai's unusual name is the female version of Romolo, an Italian name for boys (from Latin Romulus, the founder of Rome).
She grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong until she was eight when her family returned to lay roots in Wiltshire. British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress, AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor / Actress, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Atonement, I Capture the Castle, Vanity Fair, Suffragette, Rory O'Shea Was Here, Glorious 39, Angel, Nicholas Nickleby, The Last Days on Mars, Amazing Grace, The Other Man, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, One Day, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, Junkhearts, King Lear, Churchill's Secret, Scoop, As You Like It, Having You, Midsummer Dream, Renaissance, Dominion, Running for River, Scrubber In January 2008, Romola visited the Syrian-Iraqi border to make a short film called 'No Man's Land' for UNHCR about the 800 Palestinian refugees living in Al Tanaf refugee camp, who have been displaced since the Iraq war.
She appeared in Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in the BBC series Emma, The Hour and The Crimson Petal and the White.
She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award twice and for a BAFTA award.
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