“La Fille Mal Gardee” opening night pictures

Mel     May 27th, 2015     Gallery     0 Replies

Back on April 23, Romola went to the opening night performance of La Fille Mal Gardee at The Royal Opera House in London and I finally found three pictures from the event that you can see here.

Listen to BBC programme “Clockwise”

Mel     May 24th, 2015     News     0 Replies

Romola participated in a BBC 3 production called Clockwise – you can listen to it here (be quick, as the audio file is only available for 23 more days!). Thanks to Mia for letting me know!

Clockwise: The award winning actors Toby Jones and Romola Garai explore our obsession with clocks and timekeeping. The imperious shrilling of the alarm clock; the way ticking sometimes sounds like fate approaching; the moments elongated or abbreviated by emotion: the way the imagination tends to go blank before the notion of eternity — these are all part of a meditation on why and how we measure time from Handel’s pieces for musical clocks to St Augustine’s Confessions…and all in the time it takes your average chronometer to tick from five thirty in the evening to six forty five.

Tickets for “Measure for Measure” available now!

Mel     May 1st, 2015     Theatre     0 Replies

You can get your tickets for Romola’s performance in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure now if you follow this link! Tickets are priced between 10 and £35 and the show runs from October 2nd – November 7th in London. I already purchased mine and am counting down the days! :)

Opening Of The Lyric Hammersmith’s Reuben

Mel     May 1st, 2015     Public Appearances     0 Replies

Romola attended the Opening Of The Lyric Hammersmith’s Reuben in London on April 28th. She looked lovely in her grey dress! You can see some pictures from the event (if you have more, please send them in!) here.

“Suffragette” teaser trailer

Mel     Apr 26th, 2015     Movies, Suffragette     0 Replies

The teaser trailer for Suffragette has been released – you can watch it below! Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature Romola but I do hope that the main trailer will! :)

SUFFRAGETTE is the first ever feature film to tell the inspirational story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who risked everything in the fight for equality.

Possible new movie: “Vita and Virginia”

Mel     Apr 12th, 2015     Movies, News     0 Replies

Dutch director Sacha Polak has revealed further details of her first English-language project, Vita and Virginia.

The film, based on the play by Eileen Atkins, tells the story of the passionate love affair between writers Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Both women were members of the free thinking Bloomsbury set but their lesbian affair scandalised parts of British society. Sackville-West was married to the celebrated politician and diarist, Harold Nicholson.

Romola Garai has come on board to play Sackville-West.

“She (Garai) is so interesting and sexy. She will be the perfect Vita,” said Polak, who was at this year’s Berlinale with new film Zurich, sold by Beta.

The part of Woolf will be cast shortly. Polak insists that her film’s Woolf won’t be the “gloomy” and “depressing” figure with the prosthetic nose played by Nicole Kidman in The Hours.

“We are keen on showing another Virginia Woolf, a funny one and one that was really lively.”

The period biopic, recently presented at the Rotterdam coproduction market CineMart, is being produced by Evangelo Kioussis and Bill Shepherd through London-based Mirror Productions. The hope is to shoot in the early autumn. (Source

Please consider this a rumour so far as I don’t think anything has really been confirmed yet. I will keep you updated!

Romola at the BAFTAs

Mel     Feb 9th, 2015     Gallery     0 Replies

Romola attended the BAFTAs yesterday looking lovely in her Roksanda top and skirt with Nicholas Kirkwood x Roksanda heels. Click here to see a couple of pictures! I will hopefully be adding more soon!

Actor Romola Garai brought a much needed pop of colour to the awards in a Roksanda Illncic top and skirt. The 1970s influence is clear once again here and the upturned cuffs on that shirt are a little bit of heaven. (Source)

Romola to star in “Measure for Measure”

Mel     Feb 6th, 2015     News, Theatre     0 Replies

I have fantastic news to report today! According to Broadway World, Romola will play Isabella in Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Young Vic from October 2, 2015 under the direction of Joe Hill-Gibbins.

Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE centers on Claudio, Isabella’s brother, who is arrested by the conservative leader of Vienna for getting his lover pregnant out of wedlock. Isabella is about to enter a nunnery when she hears of her brother’s arrest and comes to his aid.

Romola and Joe Hill-Gibbins previously worked together on Penelope Skinner’s play The Village Bike at the Royal Court.

“Suffragette” release date

Mel     Jan 27th, 2015     Suffragette     0 Replies

Just a quick note to let you know that the release of Suffragette has been pushed back to September 11 in the UK.

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Romola on Sexism and Feeling Like a “Commodity”

Mel     Nov 17th, 2014     Interviews     0 Replies

Indiewire has released a brand new interview with Romola in which she talks about her current play Indian Ink, sexism, whether she sees any themes in her work, her top five favorite female characters and feeling like a commodity amongst other things. It really is an interesting read, so be sure to check it out by clicking here!

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