Romola Garai Media is a fansite dedicated to the beautiful and talented award-winning British actress, Romola Garai. Romola's screen credits include Emma, Atonement, The Crimson Petal and the White and two seasons of The Hour. The site aims to update with news about Romola's upcoming projects and provide fans and visitors with the most complete gallery when it comes to Romola's many film and television roles. Thank you for visiting and please contact the webmistress with any questions, comments or contributions. Thank you!
Measure for Measure (2015) Theatre Production Romola as Isabella Young Vic Theatre in London Runs from 2 Oct – 7 Nov Official Site / Photos
Suffragette (2015) Movie Romola as Alice Thomas Status: Post-Production Release: October 30, 2015 (UK) IMDb / Photos
Dominion (2015) Movie Romola as Caitlin Thomas Status: Unknown Release: Unknown IMDb / Photos
Indian Ink (2014) Theatre Production Romola as Flora Crewe Roundabout Theatre in New York Closed on November 30, 2014 Official Site / Photos
Several sources have been reporting that Romola has joined the cast of the small-screen movie Churchill’s Secret about Churchill’s final years of power:
“Set during the summer months of 1953, Churchill — now Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70s — suffers a life-threatening stroke, which is kept secret from the world,” a synopsis said. “Told from the viewpoint of his young nurse, Millie Appleyard (Romola), the drama follows his battle to recover as his long suffering wife Clemmie, desperately hopes the stroke will force Winston to retire while his political friends and foe scheme to plot who will succeed him. Meanwhile, his adult children descend on Chartwell, unsure if he will pull through, as tensions within his family begin to surface.” (Source)
Romola will star alongside Michael Gambon, who plays the prime minister. The movie is being made at his country home of Chartwell in Kent. The cast, which also includes Matthew Macfadyen, Downton Abbey’s Daisy Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald playing his adult children, started filming this month. (Source)
Every year, hundreds of women who have come to this country seeking refuge from persecution are locked up in detention in the UK. In January 2014, we launched the Set Her Free campaign to speak up for these women.
Back in 2011, Romola flew to Burundi to visit the International Rescue Committee‘s youth and livelihood programs focused on giving women the tools they need to start businesses in their communities. Romola then joined forces with International Rescue Committee as the newest member of IRC Voices, helping raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world.
You can watch the video in which she documented her visit here. Romola also wrote a blog about her experience which you can read on the IRC’s official website.
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.
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!
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.
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 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)