40 years old (Born on August 06, 1982)
English, Actress; She is famous from Kate Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby.She is currently at university reading English. She used to sing in a jazz band. A casting agent scouting at her school for young girls, chose her for her first acting role in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000) (TV).  Received a standing ovation at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Angel. Cites Mike Leigh, Michael Winterbottom, Ken Loach, The Coen brothers, David Lynch, Todd Haynes as her favorite directors and would love to work with them in the future. While filming Dirty Dancing two : Havana Nights became good friends with Diego Luna. They remain close and have a very strong bond. She has three siblings: one brother named Ralph and two sisters named Rosie and Roxy.
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Fun Facts About Romola Garai
Is a huge fan of The Simpsons, in fact her favorite TV character of all time is Lisa Simpson.
Was brought up in Hong Kong and Singapore until she was 10.
She had no professional dancing experience before arriving on the set of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004).
Was officially in the BAFTA long list (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in Atonement (2007), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, she was eliminated in the next round, during which the five official nominees were selected. .
Frequently appears dancing in scenes from her films, including Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), I Capture the Castle (2003), Inside I'm Dancing (2004) and Vanity Fair (2004).
Favorite actresses are Samantha Morton and Emily Watson.
Frequently appears dancing in scenes from her films, including Angel (2007/I), Daniel Deronda (2002) (TV), (TV)Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), I Capture the Castle (2003), Inside I`m Dancing (2004) and Vanity Fair (2004).
Romola has said her ideal role would be to play the eighteenth century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
Favorite movies are The Wizard of Oz, Fargo and Orlando.
Enjoys cooking and traveling in her spare time.
Her last name is Hungarian and is pronounced like "Garry".
Can play the violin.
Lives in London.
Real hair color is blonde but she occasionally dyes it in real life and for movie roles.
Director Franu00e7ois Ozon affectionately calls Romola "his muse".
Her last name, "Garai", is Hungarian and is pronounced like "Garry".
Plans and hopes to write screenplays and direct movies someday.
Was Franu00e7ois Ozon`s first and only choice for the role of Angel Deverell in The Real Life of Angel Deverell.
Loves watching documentaries, her favorites include Bowling for Columbine, Road to Guantanamo Bay and Iraq in Fragments.
Favorite horror movie is The Blair Witch Project.
Her two oldest siblings Ralph and Rosie were adopted as babies before she and her sister were born.
Born on the same day as Adrianne Curry.
She is of Hungarian descent and her great grandfather is Bert Garai, founder of Keystone Press Agency in London in 1924.
Was Joe Wright`s first choice for the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice before Keira Knightley auditioned. But Joe being a huge admirer of Romola`s talent then offered her the role of Briony in Atonement as he really wanted to work with her.
Attended the National Youth Theatre.
Very good friends with Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam whom she met while filming Nicholas Nickelby.
Favourite actresses are Samantha Morton and Emily Watson.
Her proudest work as an actress is Angel.
Has visited Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, Venice, Australia, Italy, Belgium and Indonesia.