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A Decade of Romola Garai 
31st-Dec-2009 03:07 pm
romola; glorious 39


Made for picspammy.

Romola Garai is my favorite actress in the world. As I was collecting photos for this picspam, I noticed how different she looked in every film. She's so versatile and I know the next decade will be amazing for her.



2000
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells as Young Elizabeth
This was Romola's first acting role. She was scouted at her school by a casting agent.


Attachments as Zoe Atkins


2001
Perfect as Charlotte
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any photos from this. :(

2002
Daniel Deronda as Gwendolen Harleth
Daniel Deronda is probably one of my favorite tv serial, and I adored Romola in this. Normally, I'm not a fan of characters like Gwendolen, but Romola has a way of making all characters, no matter how annoying, likable.


Nicholas Nickleby as Kate Nickleby
She had a relatively small role in this, but, of course, she was amazing in it. I'm so sad that her character and Jamie Bell's character couldn't get together, though. :P


2003
I Capture the Castle as Cassandra Mortmain
This is probably my favorite role of hers. She was just so amazing as Cassandra. The only thing that could have made this better was if she had actually gotten together with Stephen.




2004
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights as Katey Miller
I have to say this movie was a lolfest. It was not the best performance for her, but she and Diego Luna dancing was the most epic thing ever.


Vanity Fair as Amelia Sedley
This was probably the first performance I saw Romola in. Right off the bat Amelia was my favorite character.


Inside I'm Dancing/Rory O'Shea Was Here as Siobhan
I saw this movie while I was going through my James McAvoy phase, so it was a great surprise when Romola turned up. She was exceptional.


Calico as Lucia Joyce




2005
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant as Mary Bryant
HER ACTING. Oh my gosh, if anyone sees this and denies that she's a fantastic actress then that someone deserves a slap in the face. This was so good!




2006
Renaissance as Ilona Tasuiev


Scoop as Vivian


As You Like It as Celia
Romola was hilarious in this role. All Kenneth Branagh adaptions of Shakespeare are amazing, and this one was no exception.


Amazing Grace as Barbara Spooner
I loved her hair in this one, for one. I've also read that she prefers to dye her hair, not wear wigs. So bravo, Romola!




2007
Angel Deverell as Angel
This is probably her finest performance. The director, François Ozon, called Romola "his muse." She received a standing ovation during one of the screenings. Angel is not the most likable character, but Romola made me love her.


Running for River as Blair




*I forgot to include her performance as Nina in "The Seagull."

2008
Atonement as Briony Tallis - Age 18
Random trivia: She was Joe Wright's first choice for Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice (2005) before Keira Knightley auditioned. He still liked her so much that he gave her the role of Briony after the original actress had to drop out. She filmed her scenes in less than two days.


Great Performances: King Lear as Cordelia


The Other Man as Abigail




2009
Glorious 39 as Anne Keyes
I have not seen this yet, but I can tell it will be amazing. The cast is fantastic, and even the trailers show that Romola will be a wonderful job. See it in theatres when it comes near you and support her!


Emma as Emma
For me, Emma is the most annoying literary character ever! I almost didn't see this serial because I didn't like her, but saw it to see Romola. It was probably my bias, but I loved her as Emma, which is saying a lot.




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Thanks to the following sites for photos:
http://www.romola-garai.com/
http://romola-garai.org/
http://www.henrycavillfan.com/

Thanks to anamcr for use of textures.

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Comments 
31st-Dec-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
This is such a lovely picspam! And the pictures you chose are awesome. :)
31st-Dec-2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
31st-Dec-2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
gorgeous picspam!
I need to watch more of her movies.;D
1st-Jan-2010 09:29 am (UTC)
Her movies are the best!

Thank you!
31st-Dec-2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
This is soso pretty. ♥~ She's had some amazing roles. I'm so jealous of her life; she got to act with James twice and Ioan as well. :9 Great choice for a spam; she's very underrated.

Edited at 2010-01-01 12:00 am (UTC)
1st-Jan-2010 09:30 am (UTC)
I love your icon! Bright Star = &hearts

I'm also jealous she got to make out with Henry Cavill!
1st-Jan-2010 12:39 am (UTC)
The number one thing I love about her is her versatile she is. She is a true actress like Meryl Streep. She can play femme fatale or a naive innocent successfully.
1st-Jan-2010 09:32 am (UTC)
Definitely! It's amazing how she looks like different people in all of her roles.
1st-Jan-2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Beautiful picspam! And so many movies I need to watch.

*bookmarks*

She is so lovely... she kind of glows, you know? And she radiates sincerity, which is SO RARE in the film industry.
1st-Jan-2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Get to watching! :P Her movies are fantastic.

I love watching her interviews because she's so smart and funny. She's also blunt sometimes. It's nice to know her publicist isn't writing her every word.
1st-Jan-2010 01:07 am (UTC)
1st-Jan-2010 09:35 am (UTC)
:D

Pretty icon!
1st-Jan-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
It helps that it is Romola. haha. XD
I had missed a couple of these movies...definitely going to have to search them out.
1st-Jan-2010 02:36 am (UTC)
What a beautiful picspam- the colouring is lovely. And I completely agree with what you said about Emma! The most annoying of Austen's characters (I think even Austen said something to the effect of how on one except her would really like Emma), but Romola Garai managed to play her with this element of such unbridled enthusiasm that it made her endearing.

Ah, she's gorgeous- and you've now made me want to watch so many of her other movies!
1st-Jan-2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I really hope you enjoy all of her movies. I wish I could have actually capped scenes instead of just promo pics but in most cases, I had to make my own screencaps. I was too lazy, haha.
1st-Jan-2010 03:03 am (UTC)
I just discovered her in Emma and now I see that I have seen her before in a few things but I had no idea how many roles she has played. I need to get me some of these! What a lovely picspam!! :)
1st-Jan-2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Enjoy her movies! They are fantastic.

Thank you so much!
1st-Jan-2010 08:57 am (UTC)
This is a very lovely picspam!

The only thing that could have made this better was if she had actually gotten together with Stephen.

I think that's the general consensus with that movie. Personally, I loved it but she should have ended up with Stephen.
1st-Jan-2010 09:39 am (UTC)
I half-think that my love for Cassandra/Stephen was because Henry Cavill was so cute in that movie, haha.

Thank you!
1st-Jan-2010 10:39 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree with you more. :)
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3rd-Jan-2010 10:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
1st-Jan-2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Fantastic picspam and a wonderful look at her work. (And a reminder to me of the things I haven't seen her in yet!)
3rd-Jan-2010 10:28 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy the rest of her work!

Thank you. :D
1st-Jan-2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Lovely picspam!
3rd-Jan-2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
1st-Jan-2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
The last picture <3
3rd-Jan-2010 10:28 am (UTC)
I know, it's sooo gorgeous!
2nd-Jan-2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Great picspam. She is so awesome. :O)
3rd-Jan-2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! And indeed, she totally is.
3rd-Jan-2010 02:02 am (UTC)
This is such an awesome picspam!!
I Capture the Castle was the first thing I saw her in also, so good!
I just bought Angel the other day, I definitely need to watch it. Her and Michael Fassbender? HAPPY TIMES.
3rd-Jan-2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Angel is sooo good! Her acting was phenomenal!
3rd-Jan-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
This is a wonderful picspam.
I absolutely love Romola, I've followed her career since I was a teen when I saw her in Last of the Blond Bombshells. I'm glad she's getting more and more roles :)

And yes Havana Nights is not the smartest thing out there lol but she and Diego had really great chemistry together and the dancing was great :)
3rd-Jan-2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I still need to see the Last of the Blond Bombshells! There's a handful of her work that I haven't gotten my hands on yet, but will.

I read in an interview that she and Diego became really good friends after--a little trivia.
4th-Jan-2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Lovely picspam!
7th-Jan-2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
6th-Jan-2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
ROMOLA ROMOLA ROMOLA
Amazing picspam - she's so fabulous, and ridiculously talented. And BEAUTIFUL.
7th-Jan-2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so happy there are so many Romola fans!
4th-Feb-2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Beautiful picspam! And now I have several new films to see. Thanks for sharing:)
26th-Dec-2010 08:42 am (UTC)
thanks for the picspam! gah she's soo pretty!

and of course, she's just very very talented. I just finished Emma yesterday, though I hate the character, she made me love to watch it. Oh, she's FANTASTIC in Glorious 39. It was the first time I saw her.
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