Rosamund Pike Cast as Moiraine Sedai

Art by Dan Dos Santos (photoshop by Narg)

First there was a rumor, now it's official. Rosamund Pike has been cast as Moiraine Sedai in The Wheel of Time!

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Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol, England and began acting at the National Youth Theatre. While appearing in a National Youth Theatre production of "Romeo and Juliet", she was first spotted and signed by an agent, although she continued her education at Wadham College, Oxford, where she read English Literature, eventually graduating with an upper second class honors degree.
Pike appeared in a number of UK television series, including Wives and Daughters, before scoring an auspicious feature film debut as the glacial beauty "Miranda Frost" in the James Bond film, Die Another Day; when the film was released, she was only 23. Though her debut was a big-budget action film, the film work that followed was primarily in smaller, independent films, including Promised Land, The Libertine, (for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award at The British Independent Film Awards), and Pride & Prejudice, as one of the Bennet daughters. A brief foray into Hollywood film followed with the action flick, Doom, and the thriller, Fracture, but she returned to smaller films with exceptional performances in three films: An Education, Made in Dagenham, and the lead opposite Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version.
As she continued her stage work in England, Pike appeared in the spy spoof, Johnny English Reborn, and inhabited the role of "Andromeda" in the sci-fi epic, Wrath of the Titans. She returned to action films with the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher.
Pike entered into a relationship with a mathematical researcher named Robie Uniacke in 2009. She gave birth to their first son, named Solo, in May 2012. She returned to acting and landed the coveted title role in Gone Girl. The film became a critical and box-office hit, with Pike earning the film's sole Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. She also earned nominations as Best Actress from Screen Actor's Guild, Golden Globes, and BAFTA. She gave birth to her second son with Uniacke in December 2014.
Rosamund on Acting:

Rafe's comments on twitter:
Also, as a fan, my conversations with Rosamund about who Moiraine is, where she comes from, what drives her, have been genuinely one of the great privileges of my career. She understands this character in her bones and I get chills thinking about the day she’ll bring her to life.
You’re too kind.  I had very little do with it.  After one conversation with her I knew it was the only option :)
Everyone!  Rosamund joined Instagram today in honor of Wheel of Time.  Follow her!  Welcome her to the Wheel family.  I was number 10 (genuinely who were the first 9?  How did you beat me? Ha). 
Instagram Account 

What we know: 

Status: Greenlit "Pre-production"
Network - Amazon Prime Video
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner/Executive producer - Rafe Judkins
Assistant to Rafe: Patrick Strapazon
Executive Producers - Marigo KehoeTed FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal
Book Consultant - Sarah Nakamura
Episode Length - 1 hour ~
Episode Titles - 101: Leavetaking, 102: Shadow's Waiting, 103: A Place of Safety, 104: The Dragon Reborn
Not confirmed: Episode 6: The Flame of Tar Valon
Filming Locations: Prague, Czech Republic(September~)

Other names of interest:
Karen E. Goulekas(Visual Effects Supervisor)
Nick Dudman(Makeup Effects Designer)
John Murphy(Prosthetic Make up Artist)

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