- Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike
- London England UK
- United Kingdom
- Playing Piano And Cello
- French And German Can Speak English
- Only Child
Rosamund Pike is a British actress, and was Chelsea Clinton’s best friend while the former President’s daughter was at Oxford. In her acting career, Rosamund is best known as Bond villainess Miranda Frost in Die Another Day and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Due to Rosamund’s smoking hot looks, one can be sure that ol’ Bill Clinton tried a thing or two on his visits to see Chelsea. Hopefully, Rosamund was more resistant to his charms than Monica Lewinsky.
Rosamund was the only child of Caroline and Julian Pike, who were both musicians. She attended Badminton School (apparently a school specializing in badmitten, no?) before going onto Oxford and studying English Literature. During her time at Oxford, Rosamund studied acting in addition to literature and trying to avoid Chelsea’s dad.
She starred in student productions Skylight, All My Sons, and several Shakespearean productions. While acting in Romeo and Juliet, she was noticed by an agent, and her career was launched. Her first roles were on television in Britain, and included the shows A Rather English Marriage (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), and Love in a Cold Climate (2001). However, she made her mark internationally when Rosamund landed the role of a rogue MI-6 agent in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002).
Since then, Rosamund starred across from Johnny Depp in The Libertine (2005), and played opposite Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her movie career continues to climb, as she can currently be seen with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling in Fracture (2007), and she has three movies and two plays in production. In 2009, she won acclaim for her portrayal of the dim-witted but sexy blonde, Helen, in the film An Education.