While she was still at Oxford, Pike acted in and directed various plays. She made appearances on British television shows, including “A Rather English Marriage” (1998), “Wives and Daughters” (1999) and “Love in a Cold Climate” (2001), a miniseries based on Nancy Mitford’s novels. She also appeared as a CIA agent in the pilot of the science fiction series, “Seven Days” (1998) and as Sarah Beaumont in an episode of the series “Foyle’s War”.
After graduating, she considered working at Waterstone’s bookshop due to a lack of acting opportunities, but was offered a role as a Bond girl and MI6 agent assigned to aid James Bond in “Die Another Day”; when the film was released, she was only 23. Though her debut was a big-budget action film, the film work that followed was primarily in smaller, independent films, including “The Libertine” (2004), co-starring Johnny Depp (which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the British Independent Film Awards). Rosamund returned briefly to theater, appearing in Terry Johnson’s “Hitchcock Blonde” at London’s West End before returning to the big screen to film “Promised Land” (2004) and “Doom” (2005). Only a month after the latter’s release, there came her more high-profile vehicle of “Pride and Prejudice”, as one of the Bennet daughters. But she returned to smaller films with exceptional performances in films like “An Education” (2009) and “Made in Dagenham”(2010).
Pike has recorded voicework for a lead role in the film “Jackboots on Whitehall” and lent her voice to a new series of James Bond audio-books, narrating “The Spy Who Loved Me”.
In 2011, Pike played the part of Kate Sumner in the 2011 Bond spoof film “Johnny English Reborn” and inhabited the role of “Andromeda” in the sci-fi epic, “Wrath of the Titans” (2012). She returned to action films with the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher (2012).
After a supporting role in the critically acclaimed “The World’s End” (2013), Pike was seen in the David Fincher-directed thriller “Gone Girl” (2014), a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name.
Since 2015, she has voiced Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the remake of “Thunderbirds Are Go” produced by ITV in conjunction with Weta Workshop.
She then followed with the drama “A United Kingdom” (2017), which is based on a true story. Her most recent credits include roles in the western “Hostiles” (2018), the terrorist thriller “7 Days In Entebbe” (2018) and another terrorist-themed thriller, “Beirut” (2018).
Pike debuted a short-film “The Human Voice” in June, 2018.
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