Rosamund was born in England to a family of talented
performers: her mother is an established opera singer and
her father is a concert violinist. Her theatre talents also
took her to faraway Tokyo in productions of The Taming of
the Shrew and Macbeth.
Pike admits that she always wanted to be an actress, "although
I always assumed I'd work in the theatre rather than be
a Bond Girl". Most of her childhood was spent in West
London. Her parents, Caroline and Julian, were both opera
singers, who travelled a lot to wherever the work was.
With such musical parents, it is unsurprising that Rosamund
is also talented on the Piano and Cello.
An only child, Pike went to boarding school in Bristol
and then on to read English Literature at Oxford University
(making her the first Oxford-educated Bond Girl), and she
shares her alma mater with actresses Emily Mortimer (Scream
3), Jodhi May (The Last of the Mohicans) - and Chelsea
While there, she was offered the part of Lady Harriet
in the BBC's adaptation of Wives and Daughters, and then
the part of Fanny in Love in a Cold Climate. With many
successes under her belt, Pike moved into the world of
television and starred in several successful mini-drama's,
as popular in the US as the UK.
Pike met her actor boyfriend Simon whilst at Oxford after
he saw her performing. Happy to see where life takes her,
she has no plans to settle down anywhere and is making
the most of her recently found fame.
This is Pike's big screen debut and the world's media is
already queuing around the blocks to find out more about
this soon to be star.