Romola joins ITV’s “Churchill’s Secret”

Mel     Jun 27th, 2015     Churchill's Secret, Movies, News     0 Replies

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)


“Suffragette” trailer released

Mel     Jun 6th, 2015     Gallery, Movies, Suffragette     0 Replies

Romola only has a blink-and-you’ll-miss-her scene, but you can see two captures from the trailer here in our gallery. Looks like it will really only be a very minor role though.


New captures from charity projects added

Mel     May 29th, 2015     Gallery, Interviews     0 Replies

I have uploaded several captures from two projects that Romola supports:

Women for Refugee Women Interview – November 2014

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.

To support the cause, Romola visited Yarl’s Wood with Women for Refugee Women and spoke out against the detention of women who seek asylum in the UK. Be sure to watch the full interview they did with her and sign their petition.

In Burundi with the IRC – 2011

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.


“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)


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