Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike turns warrior Queen this week as she takes over the role of Andromeda in Wrath of the Titans.

We are use to seeing the British actress in the like of Pride and Prejudice and Made In Dagenham but this blockbuster shows that she can be an action heroine.

Like many Brit stars Pike kicked off her career in TV with A Rather English marriage before going on to Trial and Retribution IV and Foyle's War.

Her big screen debut came in 2002 when she took on the role of Miranda Frost in Die Another Day alongside Pierce Brosnan.

The movie was a hit at the box office and went on to take in excess of $431 million worldwide, Pike's movie career was up and running.

Since then she has mixed and matched her roles The Libertine with Johnny Depp to period drama Pride & Prejudice.

Pride & Prejudice was a big screen adaptation of Jane Austen's novel and saw Pike place the oldest Bennet daughter Jane.

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen also starred in the movie, which was the feature length debut for Joe Wright, and it was a huge critical hit.

She continued to jump from genre to genre starring in the likes of coming of age drama An Education before moving on to sci-fi movie Surrogates.

But she gained praise and award nominations for her role as Miriam in Barney's Version back in 2011; Satellite Awards and London Film Critics Circle giving her Best Supporting Actress and British Actress of the Year nods.

2011 was a busy year for the actress as she tackled comedy in Johnny English Reborn and The Big Year.

But Wrath of the Titans looks set to be one of the biggest roles of her career as she stars alongside Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson.

This movie comes two years after Clash of the Titans and sees Andromeda teams up with Perseus when Zeus is kidnapped and taken to the underworld.

Jonathan Liebesman is in the director's chair this time around and it is a real hands on role for the Pike as we see her swinging a sword.

She has also completed work on One Shot, which sees her star alongside Tom Cruise.

Wrath of the Titans is out now

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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