Romola Garai is an actress best known for her roles in films such as Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Daniel Deronda (2002), I Capture the Castle (2003), Vanity fair (2004), Inside I’m Dancing (2005), Atonement (2007), The Other Man (2008) and Glorious 39 (2008). She played the title role in a television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in 2009, as well as playing Bel Rowley in ITV drama's The Hour in 2011. She has appeared in two Royal Shakespeare Company productions playing Nina in The Seagull and Cordelia in King Lear reprising this role later for a televised version. She appeared in 2011 in the stage play The Village Bike at the Royal Court. Romola has been nominated for a number of awards including Best Actress from the Evening Standard British Film Awards, British Supporting Actress of the Year from the London Critics Circle and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Emma.