One minute before I am due to meet Rosamund Pike, at a restaurant in Mayfair, I receive a text message from a number I don’t recognise. “Hello Ben, this is Rosamund,” it says. “I am going to be late. Accept this apology please? Order something delicious and a respectable glass of wine for me and I will be with you shortly. R.”
Fifteen minutes later, a tall blonde woman in sunglasses is standing by the table, extending a hand. “I knew you’d be easy to spot,” she says, triumphant. “The only man sitting alone with two glasses of wine.”
Pike takes a seat – and a sip of wine – and after a few minutes, the conversation turns to acting. “Why, when I am filming a romantic scene where I am about to see my lover – who of course is not actually my lover – why in that situation does my heart start to beat faster, for real?” she asks, looking as earnest as it’s possible for a 34-year-old woman in chunky hexagonal shades to look. “Or I’ll be filming a fight and even though I know it’s a fake situation, my body will experience a pure animal danger response”.
How on earth does she deal with sex scenes? “Funnily enough the sex scene is the only area where this stuff doesn’t really apply. That’s the weird conundrum: why the sex scene never feels real. Of course,” she adds, peeping over the top of her sunglasses, “it can still go very well when one does completely fake it.”
Pike who, on the day we meet, combines the crisp diction of Dame Judi with the eyewear of Dame Edna, has been acting almost constantly since she was a teenager. But, she says, more than a decade after her big screen breakthrough as icy Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, it is above all this collision of the real and the fake – “the point where reality is lost and something else kicks in” – that keeps her coming back for more.
It took a while but The Devil You Know was finally released last week. I’ve added screen captures of Rosamund as Zoe Hughes to the gallery. Rosamund had a big role in the movie so be sure to check out the pretty screen captures!
I’ve finally added Blu-Ray quality captures of Rosamund as Lisa in the 2010 movie Made in Dagenham. She did not have a really big role in the movie but she was great as always. Enjoy!
Rosamund Pike has said she and Pierce Brosnan are like Richard and Judy in their new film, dark comedy A Long Way Down.
The British actress had her big break 11 years ago as a Bond girl in Die Another Day, and is set to be reunited on screen with the former 007 in the new film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel.
The film is about four strangers who meet on New Year’s Eve at the top of a London skyscraper where they all plan to jump off, but they make a pact to stay alive and help each other.
Rosamund revealed: “It was a joy to work with Pierce again. It’ll add something to that little relationship we had in that film I think.
“It’s a complicated relationship. We’re daytime TV presenters and I think it’s quite nice for people who were fans to think that Bond and Miranda Frost in another life could be a kind of Richard and Judy couple.”
Rosamund looked absolutely stunning in a Victoria Beckham dress while attending the world premiere and after party of The World’s End on July 10. I’ve added over 200 HQ photos of Rose at the premiere to our gallery. A huge thanks goes out to my friends Heather, Nicole and Claudia for the many photos they donated to the site.
She’s been a Bond girl, a Bennet sister, and stripped down on a West End stage. This month, Rosamund Pike will be the sexiest thing about the apocalypse. (A rather worthy silver lining, we’re sure you’ll agree.)
The World’s End is the doomsday-centric conclusion of the Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg trilogy of films that began with the brilliant Shaun of the Dead. The film will see five old friends – including Pike, Pegg and Martin Freeman – reunite to complete a 20-year-old pub crawl. That is until, y’know, alien invaders get in the way. Bugger.
Alongside her (smouldering) photo shoot in Esquire’s August issue, the 34-year-old Londoner tells features editor Colin Crummy about her journey from “scruffy” Oxford student to mischevous bombshell.
“To be made to laugh is one of the greatest things on Earth and to be in the company of people who do that the best – like Simon and Nick – is the best,” Pike told Esquire. “It’s good for the soul.”
We’d say that black lace isn’t half bad, either.
The World’s End is out on 19 July