“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!

Stella (The Sunday Telegraph) scans from 2011

Mel     Nov 12th, 2014     Gallery     0 Replies

Thanks a lot to Mark who sent in scans from Romola’s feature in Stella (The Sunday Telegraph) from June 26, 2011 – the article talks mainly about The Hour and also features two lovely new pictures! Enjoy! Please click here to be taken to the album.

“Perfect” (2001) part 2 captures added

Mel     Oct 29th, 2014     Gallery, Movies     0 Replies

Luckily I found a way to access the 2nd part of Perfect (see below for more information) from 2001 (one of Romola’s very first acting credits!), so now you can find over 300 – unfortunately rather low quality, but still better than nothing! – captures in our gallery. I hope you like them as much as I do! :)

“Running for River” (2007) captures added

Mel     Oct 25th, 2014     Gallery     0 Replies

250+ captures of Romola’s short Running for River have now been added to the gallery – alternatively, you can watch the feature here. Romola portrays a city banker who hears of the death of River Phoenix and rushes home to comfort her introverted 17 year old brother who is the actor’s biggest fan.

“Perfect” (2001) captures added

Mel     Oct 25th, 2014     Gallery, Movies     0 Replies

A big thank you to Mark for letting me know that one of Romola’s very first project, the ITV movie Perfect from 2001, in which Romola portrays the main character’s daughter, has finally been uploaded to YouTube! The movie has never officially been released on DVD, so I was really excited to get a chance to watch it at last! Unfortunately, only the first of the two parts was available (you can see it here) – fingers crossed that the other one will follow soon.
Needless to say, some captures have been uploaded to the gallery as well – click here to see them and enjoy!

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