Rosamund Pike as Brigitte Kuhlmann
Rosamund Pike is an Academy Award® nominee who has earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. In 2014 she starred opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which earned more than $215 million in global ticket sales. Pike was nominated for an Oscar®, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award. Additionally, her performance was honored with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 26th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival and Women in Film & TV (U.K.) Awards. She also won the Austin Film Critics Association Award, Utah Film Critics Association Award and Oklahoma Film Critics’ Circle Award, among a host of other honors around the world.
Most recently, Pike starred in Scott Cooper’s Western Hostiles, playing a young widow who accompanies Christian Bale’s legendary Army captain as he escorts a Cheyenne chief and family through dangerous territory. In Brad Anderson’s forthcoming political thriller Beirut, Pike plays a CIA field agent who is based in 1970s Lebanon.
Pike recently wrapped filming on Andrea Di Stefano’s crime thriller Three Seconds, alongside Joel Kinnaman and Clive Owen. She also plays the lead in The Human Voice, an adaptation from the play by Jean Cocteau. This short film is an unflinching portrait of a woman’s heartbreak over the course of two lovers’ final telephone conversation.
It has been announced that Pike will portray iconic scientist Marie Curie in Radioactive. The Working Title production will be directed by Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and is based on Lauren Redniss’ novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. Pike will also play legendary Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin in A Private War, based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article. Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) will direct.
Pike’s recent work includes Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, opposite David Oyelowo; Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness, with Simon Pegg and Toni Collette; Barney’s Version, opposite Paul Giamatti (London Critics’ Circle Award for “British Actress of the Year,” Genie Award nomination); Lone Scherfig’s An Education, with Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan; and Made in Dagenham, with Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskins (London Critics’ Circle Award nomination).
Pike’s other film credits include The Man with the Iron Heart, A Long Way Down, The World’s End, Jack Reacher, Wrath of the Titans, Johnny English Reborn, The Big Year, The Libertine, Pride & Prejudice, Fracture, Fugitive Pieces, Surrogates, Burning Palms and Die Another Day.
On the small screen, Pike appeared in Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin’s partially improvised BBC comedy “What We Did on Our Holiday,” alongside Billy Connolly and David Tennant; and a mini-series adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Women in Love.”
Aside from her cinematic roles, Pike has continued to return to her roots with performances on the London stage, where her performance in the title role in “Hedda Gabler” received rave reviews. She has also starred in “Gaslight,” Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller, at the Old Vic Theatre; “Madame De Sade,” opposite Judi Dench in London’s West End; and “Hitchcock Blonde,” at the Lyric Theatre.