Strong, beautiful and possessing a fierce intelligence, actress and mother of two young sons Rosamund Pike has it all – including one of this year’s horology must-haves: the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36. A former Bond Girl (Miranda Frost in 2002’s Die Another Day), Pike’s acting career has run the gamut from costume sagas such as The Libertine, alongside Johnny Depp in 2004, to sci-fi thriller Doom (2005), coming-of-age drama An Education (2009) and the brilliant social statement Made in Dagenham (2010), about the fight for women’s employment rights in 1960s Britain. In 2011, she ticked the comedy box with the Bond spoof Johnny English Reborn and, in 2012, she made the Hollywood blockbuster action film, Jack Reacher, playing opposite Tom Cruise.
Although these have seen her scooping accolades including Empire Awards, British Independent Film Awards and London Film Critics Circle Awards, the film that took her into superstardom was the critically acclaimed 2014 psychological thriller Gone Girl, which brought her nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a SAG Award. She was cast opposite Ben Affleck and the film was a box office smash, with Pike receiving universal acclaim for her portrayal of Amy Dunne, a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary.
And expanding her repertoire, Pike has recently become the voice of Lady Penelope in a remake of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s cult sci-fi puppet animation series Thunderbirds, as well as appearing in a Massive Attack video for the 2016 single, Voodoo in My Blood.