Romola Garai is from Hong Kong and moved to England when she was eight. Growing up, she loved acting, and always appeared in her school plays! She was also a model.
Her first professional acting role was in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells. She was also on Attachments, Daniel Deronda, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, Great Performances, Emma, The Hour, and The Crimson Petal and the White.
In addition, she has been in the films I Capture the Castle, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Vanity Fair, Scoop, Glorious 39, and One Day.