Romola Garai Net Worth

Romola Garai Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Romola Sadie Garai net worth is
$2 Million

Romola Sadie Garai Wiki Biography

Born in Hong Kong to father Adrian (banker) and mother Janet (journalist), Romola Garai's unusual name is the female version of Romolo, an Italian name for boys (from Latin Romulus, the founder of Rome). She grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong until she was eight when her family returned to lay roots in Wiltshire. At sixteen, she left her parents ...

Full NameRomola Garai
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 6, 1982
Place Of BirthHong Kong, British Crown Colony
Height5' 8½" (1.74 m)
ProfessionActress, Director, Writer
EducationCity of London School for Girls, Stonar School, Queen Mary University of London
SpouseSam Hoare (actor)
ParentsJanet Garai, Adrian Garai
SiblingsRalph Garai, Rosie Garai, Roxy Garai
NominationsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress, AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in ...
MoviesDirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Atonement, I Capture the Castle, Vanity Fair, Suffragette, Rory O'Shea Was Here, Glorious 39, Angel, Nicholas Nickleby, The Last Days on Mars, Amazing Grace, The Other Man, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, One Day, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, Junkhearts, Ki...
TV ShowsThe Hour, The Crimson Petal and the White, Emma, Attachments, Daniel Deronda
1After the recent birth of my child, I had the misfortune of getting 23 stitches in my vagina, so I didn't think I'd be laughing at anything for a long time.
2It's too simplistic to say that people start to believe what's written about them. But what happens is that you become a certain way to please people, to be liked, to be what's expected of you, to change yourself so that you become the best possible version of yourself for people who don't know you. And I think that's a terrible, pernicious thing.
3[on her visit to the Syrian Iraqi border] I learned a lot about the troubled histories of three different groups: the Palestinians from Iraq, the Iraqis themselves, and the Syrian people. This was a lot of information for someone who is no expert on the Middle East to take in, but it was all absolutely necessary to understanding the situation in Syria.
4I live in London and am lucky to have many friends from school, university and work who are from diverse backgrounds. Some of my closest friends are the children of refugees and I have always been fascinated by their stories and the struggle of how they came to the UK and assimilated into society.
5I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 - it didn't make for motivated political participation, I can tell you. Yet the last year has brought some hope that the horrors of war might soon end and that I might finally be able to take down my press clipping of Tony Blair's head with a dartboard drawn on it. Unfortunately, my trip to Syria in January destroyed any of this optimism, as I saw first hand the colossal mess that the war has made of the lives of the 1.2 million Iraqis who fled their country.
6When I was a child, I always wanted to be funny and to please people in my family. As you grow up, that instinct becomes more refined, but it's still there. How can it not be? I just don't believe you're capable of being an actor unless you have a desire to experience your emotions in a public way.
7I feel that it's important to fail now and again. For instance, if I go for a job and I don't get it, that makes me not a better person, but more balanced, more aware of what life is really like.
8[on playing Briony Tallis in Atonement (2007)] There has to be a real ambiguity about which way her life is going to go. It's a genuine crossroads at the point that I play it. So I think it's important for people to know that she is deeply struggling with this moral conundrum, but not necessarily know whether she is going to find the strength of character to truly absolve herself of this responsibility and find Atonement.
9I try and do things that I think will be interesting. Sometimes, I get it right in terms of the fact that people like it, and sometimes, I get it wrong in terms of the fact that people don't like it, but I always try and do jobs which I think will be interesting to me and will help me improve as an actor.
10I've done pieces of work that people have hated that I've been incredibly proud of, and other pieces of work that I've done my best, but I, personally, haven't been very fulfilled by, that people have thought is the best thing since sliced bread.
11[on François Ozon] He's monumentally gifted - that sounds so terrible and pretentious, I know - but he's made nine brilliant films, all of them so different. So you think to yourself, I might disagree with you on one small thing, but I'm guessing you know what you're doing.
12The worst thing you can do as a performer is to judge your character in any way, positively or negatively.
13Hollywood people have their own trailers, but I'm usually in a three-way. I like the camaraderie. But I read somewhere that Nicole Kidman had the whole top floor of a hotel redecorated when she was staying there. I think that's quite a good idea.
14I hate going to places like Soho House [a trendy London members' club] where everyone is an actor who knows everyone else. If you are all actors how are you going to expand your mind?'
15I think for me, the really wonderful and memorable moments was the way that I was able to learn so much working with François who's a very, very specific director and because he's engaged in every single element of the process.
16[on playing Angel Deverell] I think the main challenge is that she's essentially a pretty unattractive person in many ways but you have to approach a character like that believing in them, liking them, trying to understand them and appreciating what their world view is, and so I think that was a challenge occasionally because she wasn't always an easy character to like.
17[on playing Nina in "The Seagull"] It's very distressing doing that journey every night, and I have to do whatever I can not to get upset. It's a very sad part.
18I'm desperate to find a contemporary film with a character that's interesting, dignified and complex. I struggle to find those parts, and when I do, they usually go to other actresses.
19I don't read everything that's written about me. But it filters through. And I know that for everybody that thinks I'm talented and promising, there is somebody out there that thinks that I'm s***!
20[on working with Rose Byrne] She's brilliant. I think that we were good friends and I liked her a lot. She's a lovely, very sensitive actress. That was one of the most enjoyable parts of the film, working with her.
21It's taken me a while to realize it takes a lot to be a good actor, and you have to respect the craft. Every job I do, I realise how little I know.
22I'm very much into self-improvement - particularly with cinema. I've just started watching Hitchcock films and I recently saw Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine (2002), which was a revelation for me. I do my best to extend my knowledge, but I always seem to be ten steps behind everyone else - but I do try.
23I didn't decide to take the role because I deliberately wanted to further my career, but so I could be proud of my work.
24An actor is just a medium through which the director makes his dreams and imagination come to life. An actor should concentrate on his or her character.
25[on Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)] I wouldn't have done something that I thought had no merit in it at all, but I did experience a fall-out from being calculating about your career, believing that you should do something in order to get you somewhere else. It was just creatively unfulfilling.
26If you do a lot of period drama, those female characters, nine times out of 10, are going to represent all the good in the world. As a young actress, there's not a lot that you can do to get away from those roles except try and move within them.
27[on Hollywood] ... Hollywood? Well, it's still there, last time I looked.
28[on discovering a passion for dancing during Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)] I had the time of my life. I have used every part of my body, plus muscles I did not know I had, because the dancing is a combination of salsa and Latin ballroom. It felt like daily aerobics.
29I am so clumsy. If there's a chance of dropping something or crashing into something, I do it. How sexy is that?
30[on her co-star Charlie Hunnam while filming Nicholas Nickleby (2002)] He is a beautiful looking man but you are soon sitting down between scenes, having a cigarette, comparing blisters and talking about your agent.
31The single biggest surprise about acting is how unsexy the lead actors can be when you work with them.
32[on working with Mira Nair in Vanity Fair (2004)] She has the extraordinary capacity to push you as a performer, and yet never make you feel as if you should be afraid to experiment.
33For a long time, I was worried about being typecast. But costume drama is a large part of the work in this country. It's just a bit sniffy to turn up your nose at it.
34[on the Olympics] I do think the Olympics are a curiously male obsession. Who can run the fastest from here to here? You know what I think? Who gives? Because if you're not running to catch a bus or running to buy me a bunch of flowers, I don't care.
35[on her dating habits] I date nothing but older men. I've reached a stage in my life where I've started to worry whether it's a fetish or not. What did I find out? I suppose that the only real effect of ageing is deep cynicism - that, and you are maybe a little more comfortable with yourself.
36[on the premiere of Vanity Fair (2004)] I [showed] my boobs and teeth. I'm useless at it. About 40 per cent of success as an actor is now based on whether you're good at being interviewed and how you conduct yourself. And I'm really bad at that.
37[on the project Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)] The filmmakers were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Kate Bosworth, if that's what they wanted? An actress like that wouldn't worry about whether or not the political ideas were being sensitively or subtly dealt with. They'd do the job, smile and look pretty on the cover of Teen Vogue. There I am, 135 pounds and trying to make art! I was so wrong for it!
1Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter to film Legacy (2013).
2Was 1 month pregnant with her daughter when she completed filming on The Last Days on Mars (2013).
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter in March 2013. Child's father is her boyfriend, Sam Hoare.
4In her Master's degree, she graduated with a first in English Literature from Open University (2010).
5In January 2008, Romola visited the Syrian-Iraqi border to make a short film called 'No Man's Land' for UNHCR about the 800 Palestinian refugees living in Al Tanaf refugee camp, who have been displaced since the Iraq war.
6Hailed by The Sunday Times Magazine as one of Britain's finest Rising Stars along with Matthew Goode, Hugh Dancy, Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Arterton, Hayley Atwell, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Coyle, Tom Sturridge, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Eliza Bennett, Daniel Mays and Kaya Scodelario (2009).
7Named as one of the Actresses of the Year by The Independent (2008) for Angel (2007).
8Was considered for the female lead in Good (2008), but was not able to do it due to schedule conflicts.
9Finishing her degree in English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London (2008).
10Attended the National Youth Theatre.
11Was officially in the BAFTA long list (equivalent to the semi-finals) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in Atonement (2007), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, she was eliminated in the next round, during which the five official nominees were selected [2008].
12Received a standing ovation at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Angel (2007).
13Favorite actresses are Samantha Morton and Emily Watson.
14Loves watching documentaries, her favorites include Bowling for Columbine (2002), The Road to Guantanamo (2006) and Iraq in Fragments (2006).
15Her favorite horror movie is The Blair Witch Project (1999).
16Frequently appears dancing in scenes from her films, including Angel (2007), Daniel Deronda (2002) (TV), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), I Capture the Castle (2003), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004) and Vanity Fair (2004).
17Romola has said her ideal role would be to play the eighteenth century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
18Her last name, "Garai", is Hungarian and is pronounced like "Garaie".
19Lives in London, England.
20Very good friends with Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam, whom she met while filming Nicholas Nickleby (2002).
21Cites Mike Leigh, Michael Winterbottom, Ken Loach, The Coen brothers, David Lynch and Todd Haynes as her favorite directors and would love to work with them in the future.
22Her proudest work as an actress is Angel (2007).
23Was Joe Wright's first choice for the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice (2005) before Keira Knightley auditioned. But Joe being a huge admirer of Romola's talent then offered her the role of Briony Tallis in Atonement (2007) as he really wanted to work with her.
24Her favorite movies are The Wizard of Oz (1939), Orlando (1992) and Fargo (1996).
25While filming Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), she became good friends with Diego Luna. They remain close and have a very strong bond.
26Was François Ozon's first and only choice for the role of Angel Deverell in Angel (2007).
27Is a huge fan of The Simpsons (1989), in fact her favorite TV character of all time is Lisa Simpson.
28Real hair color is blonde but she occasionally dyes it in real life and for movie roles.
29Has visited Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, Venice, Australia, Italy, Belgium and Indonesia.
30Director François Ozon affectionately calls Romola "his muse".
31She had no professional dancing experience before arriving on the set of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004).
32Her two oldest siblings Ralph and Rosie were adopted as babies before she and her sister were born.
33Romola's paternal great-grandfather, Bernhard "Bert" Garai, was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who founded the Keystone Press Agency in London in 1924. Romola's other ancestry is English.
34She has three siblings: one brother named Ralph and two sisters named Rosie and Roxy.
35Was brought up in Hong Kong and Singapore until she was 10.
36Can play the violin.
37She was at university studying English Literature. She used to sing in a jazz band. A casting agent, scouting at her school for young girls, chose her for her first acting role in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000).


Dominion2016/ICaitlin Thomas
Churchill's Secret2016TV MovieNurse Millie Appleyard
Suffragette2015Alice Haughton
The Great War: The People's Story2014TV Mini-Series documentaryKate Parry Frye
Legacy2013TV MovieAnna
Having You2013Camilla
The Last Days on Mars2013Rebecca Lane
The Hour2011-2012TV SeriesBel Rowley
One Day2011Sylvie
The Crimson Petal and the White2011TV Mini-SeriesSugar
Words of the Blitz2010
Emma2009TV Mini-SeriesEmma
Glorious 392009Anne
King Lear2008TV MovieCordelia
Great Performances2008TV SeriesCordelia
The Other Man2008Abigail
Atonement2007Briony, 18
Running for River2007ShortBlair
Angel2007Angel Deverell
Amazing Grace2006Barbara Spooner
As You Like It2006Celia
Renaissance2006Ilona Tasuiev (voice)
El sueño de una noche de San Juan2005Helena (English version, voice)
Mary Bryant2005TV Mini-SeriesMary Bryant
Rory O'Shea Was Here2004Siobhan
Vanity Fair2004Amelia Sedley
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights2004Katey Miller
I Capture the Castle2003Cassandra Mortmain
Nicholas Nickleby2002Kate Nickleby
Daniel Deronda2002TV Mini-SeriesGwendolen Harleth
Perfect2001TV MovieCharlotte
Attachments2000TV SeriesZoe Atkins
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells2000TV MovieYoung Elizabeth


Emma2009TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
I Capture the Castle2003performer: "The Rrrrumba"




Scrubber2012Short writer


Scrubber2012Short co-producer


Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
What You Will2012Herself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV-Movie
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
On the Edge of War: Uncovering 'Glorious 39'2010Video shortHerself
Bringing the Past to Life: The Making of 'Atonement'2008Video shortHerself
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace2007Video documentary shortHerself
Dans la tête de Christian Volckman2006Video documentaryHerself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHerself - Presenter
MTV Special: Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights2004TV Movie documentaryKatey Miller

Won Awards

2015The Barbara Tipple AwardTheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary AwardsBest Actress
2015WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsWomen's Work/Best EnsembleSuffragette (2015)
2013Best Female CharacterLondon Short Film Festival, UKScrubber (2012)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actress of the YearInside I'm Dancing (2004)
2002NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleNicholas Nickleby (2002)

Nominated Awards

2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Movie/MiniseriesThe Hour (2011)
2013Short Film Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalScrubber (2012)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Hour (2011)
2012BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressThe Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
2012Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressThe Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
2012Best British ShortEdinburgh International Film FestivalScrubber (2012)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressThe Hour (2011)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionEmma (2009)
2008Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressAtonement (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastAtonement (2007)
2008Lumiere AwardLumiere Awards, FranceMost Promising New Actress (Meilleur Espoir Féminin)Angel (2007)
2006Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesMary Bryant (2005)
2005AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead Actress in TelevisionMary Bryant (2005)
2004British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor/ActressInside I'm Dancing (2004)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Newcomer of the YearI Capture the Castle (2003)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerI Capture the Castle (2003)
2003Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressNicholas Nickleby (2002)

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