Romola Garai

Biography: Romola Garai is the daughter of a banker and a former journalist. She has an older brother, Ralph, and two sisters, Rosie and Roxanne. Her great-grandfather was Bert Garai, a Hungarian journalist who founded London's Keystone Press Agency.

Romola grew up in Hong Kong and Singapore until she was eight, when her parents took her to Calne, in the west of England. She later spent three years at Stonar School, Atworth, where she learnt to play the violin and was called 'Romster', then two years at the City of London School for Girls, with theatre studies as one of her subjects. At eighteen, she passed three 'A' levels. She acted in many school plays and sang in a jazz band. A casting agent got her a leading role in the BBC film Last of The Blonde Bombshells while she was still at school. Next, she got a part in a British TV show, Attachments. She then took the first year of a University of London degree course in English literature, but abandoned it as her acting career took off.

Romola's family name, Garai, comes from Hungary. Her long term ambitions lie in directing and writing for the theatre.

Romola Garai's Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 71 Nicholas Nickleby
Lowest Metascore: 34 The Other Man
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Nicholas Nickleby Dec 27, 2002 Kate Nickleby 6.7
65 Amazing Grace Feb 23, 2007 Barbara Spooner 8.0
63 I Capture the Castle Jul 11, 2003 Cassandra Mortmain 7.3
59 Rory O'Shea Was Here Feb 4, 2005 Siobhan 8.8
57 Renaissance Sep 22, 2006 Ilona Tasuiev 5.6
53 Vanity Fair Sep 1, 2004 Amelia Sedley 6.9
48 One Day Aug 19, 2011 Sylvie 5.6
46 The Last Days on Mars Dec 6, 2013 Rebecca Lane / Rebecca Lane 5.0
39 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Feb 27, 2004 Katey Miller 8.2
34 The Other Man Sep 11, 2009 Abigail 4.3
tbd Angel Mar 18, 2009 Angel Deverell 5.0