Rona Natasha Mitra ( born Rhona Natasha Mitra  , born August 9, 1976 , London , UK ) is a British actress , model and singer . He works mainly in the USA , the most famous is the actress of television series .
|Birth name||Rona Natasha Mitra|
|Date of Birth|
|Place of Birth||Paddington , London , UK|
actress , fashion model and singer
|Career||1995 - present|
Born in the London Paddington area. Parents: father Anthony Miter, half English by birth, half Bengali , mother of Nora Downey of Irish descent. Rona is the middle child in the family, has older and younger brothers. The actress's parents divorced in 1984 . She was brought up in the Catholic faith  . After her parents divorced, Ron studied at private private schools for girls, but was expelled twice from there. According to the actress herself, for the first time she was kicked out for carjacking at the age of 14, and the second because of a conflict with fellow practitioners  .
At the age of 17, Rona Mitra entered the acting school, led by Judy Dench , but spent only one year out of the prescribed three there  . In the next few years, Rona played in the theater , starred in minor roles in British television series and movies , tried herself in pop music . The first, so far relatively modest fame came to Mithra in 1997, when Eidos chose her as a model of Lara Croft to participate in shows and exhibitions of the game Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian  . During this period, Rhone became an active participant in the London club life, which led to judgments about her drug use  . According to many fans of the Tomb Raider game, it was Mitra who was the most suitable model for this role, but in the future the contract was terminated without a public explanation of the reasons. According to press statements, in order to match the image of Lara Croft, Miter had to undergo a plastic breast augmentation surgery , and it was done by her father Anthony Mitra, a surgeon by profession.  . The actress herself denies this information  .
At the end of 2015 she remained unmarried, had no children. Height 170 cm  , brown eyes, natural hair color - dark brown. Thanks to her attractive appearance, Mitra has repeatedly been included in various ratings of the most beautiful women in the world. So the magazine “ Maxim ” put it in 86th place in its Hot-100 rating in 2000  , and in 2001 in 46th place  .
Big Movie Career
Rona Mitra’s career in the big movie began very modestly. Her first roles were episodic and did not take much time on the screen. In the film "Monk Dawson," she played the cameo role of a prostitute. In the movie "Croupier" her heroine did not even have a name, being designated in the credits as "a girl with grass," and remained in the frame for less than one minute  . Although in the same 1997 Miter managed to get the big role of Princess Scheherazade in the comedy fantasy “The First Knight at the Court of Aladdin”  , this low-budget film was immediately released on DVD and the actress did not bring significant fame. Beowulf did not become a breakthrough, where Mitra got the main female role and played in tandem with Christopher Lambert . The film received derogatory criticism   , failed at the box office , and immediately went to the video in the United States. Nevertheless, critics noted the beauty and sexuality of Rona Mitra  , although they left her acting skills   without comment.
After filming in Beowulf , the actress decides to move to the United States to try her luck in Hollywood. The first in the American period was the role in one of the episodes of the series "Secret Agent", where Mitra portrayed a zombie girl - a professional killer. In the same 2000, Rona appeared in two small roles in high-budget Hollywood projects - “ Remove Carter ”  and “ Invisible ”. The first of them, despite the participation of Sylvester Stallone, completely failed at the box office and earned marks as one of the worst films of the year  . Accordingly, the small role of Mithra went completely unnoticed. In the second, the actress played a very small role, which took a little more than two minutes of screen time. Her character did not even have a name and was indicated in the credits as a neighbor of Sebastian . During the episode, the invisible man penetrated her apartment and raped the half-naked heroine. But the rape scene was cut from the rolling version of the film.
In 2002, a new film with the participation of Rona Mitra - “ Stylish little thing ” was released on the big screen where she played a secondary and completely insignificant role of the girlfriend  of the main character played by Reese Witherspoon . In addition, she played an episodic role as the secretary of the British minister in the film “ Ali G in Parliament ”  , with the participation of the British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen , who immediately went on DVD, without having been in the box office.
2003 was marked by some achievements, when two films with the participation of Mitra appeared on the big screen at once. In the film “ Highway of Death ”, she got a rather significant role of a girl who suffered from the actions of a highway maniac, and then helps the main character deal with the criminal  . However, this film of Canadian production was not a serious success, although the work of Rona Mitra was praised by critics   . In addition, Mitra played a cameo role in Alan Parker 's film “The Life of David Gale ”. In it, she played the characteristic role of a student named Berlin, seeking to settle accounts with a man who, as she believes, offended her. She seduces the main character, and then accuses him of rape, and although the charge remains unproven, it destroys the character of Kevin Spacey . Rona Mitra also appeared in a tiny role in the comedy “ Stuck in You ”, but her character stayed on the screen for only 15 seconds without saying a word, and was credited in the credits as “Beauty from the bus stop”  .
Miter’s next appearance on the big screen took place only three years later in the film “ Werewolves .” The actress played the role of the boy’s mother, whom she protects from the attack of bad werewolves  . Nevertheless, the film was extremely negatively criticized and failed at the box office  . In 2007, two more films were released with her participation, “ Fatal Number 23 ”  and “ Shooter ”  . Here Mitra again played only episodic roles in which her external data and sexuality were exploited  .
A definite step forward for Rona Mitra was the 2008 Doomsday movie  . The picture itself, shot in the style of postmodern trash, did not have much success at the box office, but for the first time, the actress got the opportunity to play the main role, and the role of the heroine of an action movie completely unexpected for her  . To maximize compliance with the image of her heroine, the actress took a course of intensive physical training  . Although the image of Major Eden Sinclair required the performer to be more physical than dramatic, the very fact that the central role was quite successful increased both the popularity of Rona Mitra among her fans and her professional reputation     . So, in the fall of 2008, Mitra’s candidacy was considered for the role of the Catwoman in the film “ Christopher Nolan ” “The Dark Knight: Revival of the Legend ”, and the impetus for this idea was the actress playing the role of a woman warrior in “Judgment Day”  .
As a result of her successful work in Doomsday, Mitra was invited to play the main female role in the film Another World: Rise of the Lycans , which is a prequel to the franchise Underworld. Undoubtedly one of the motives for choosing the actress for this role was her outward resemblance to Kate Beckinsale , another British actress who played the main roles in the previous franchise films - Another World and Another World: Evolution    . In this film, Ron Mitra played the role of Sonya - the daughter of the leader of the vampires Victor, who cheats on her father, falling in love with a werewolf and executed because of this connection  . The film was released in American distribution on January 25, 2009 and in the first weekend came out in second place at the box office . However, American critics very coolly greeted the picture, and the acting of Rona Mitra herself was rated rather low, considering her a weak actress and agreed that Mackre could not be fully replaced by Beckinsale    . It was even suggested that Ron Mitra demonstrated her sexuality in the film, but nothing more     . Nevertheless, she was nominated for the Scream Award in the category “Best Actress in the Fantasy Genre”, but Miter wasn’t able to advance beyond the nomination.
In 2009, two more films featuring Mitra were released. In the low-budget film “ The Boy in the Box ”, which tells about the policeman’s attempt to find his son, abducted many years ago, by investigating the kidnapping of the child, Ron Mitra played a small role as the wife of the protagonist, the mother of the abducted boy   . The film catastrophically failed at the box office, collecting only $ 7,306 and went almost unnoticed by the general public  , although it received positive criticism, including for the role of Rona Mitra  . In the New Zealand drama " The Truth About Men, " Miter played the role of the protagonist's mistress  . Critics noted the undoubted attractiveness of the actress, but considered that among the heroes of the film she looked like a foreign body  .
In 2011, Rona Mitra took part in the filming of the detective thriller "Loft" - a remake of the Belgian film of the same name in 2008 , where she played a small and inconspicuous supporting role. The picture was released in 2014 and did not have much success  . In 2016, another film with the participation of Mitra immediately appeared on the video - “ Difficult Target 2 ”, where the actress played a supporting role.
Like many aspiring actresses, Ron Mitra first appeared on the screen in the television series. This was the fifth episode of the first season of the British series Ghostbusters East Finkley , where Mitra played a small role. It happened in 1995. In 1997, she appeared in one of the episodes of the British detective series " Purely English Murder ." In the same year, Mitra got the role of a schoolgirl in the mini-series "The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous ", which attracted attention to her acting abilities and became a real start for her career  .
After debuting on American TV in The Secret Agent , Mitra was invited to the US five television series popular in the USA in 1999, where she took part in twelve episodes of the sixth season as a British student coming to the USA and becoming the lover of one of the main characters of the series . According to the actress herself, this was her breakthrough on American TV  . Then she receives an invitation to star in one of the main roles in the ABC series Gideon Crossing , dedicated to the life of doctors, where she played Dr. Alexandra Klein . In 2001, the series was released, but was closed after the first season, due to low ratings.
Much more successful was the participation of Rona Mitra in legal series. In 2003-2004, the eighth season of the popular series “ Practice ” was released, where Mitra played the role of Tara Wilson , a law school student who works as a trainee in a Boston law firm. The invitation of Mitra, like James Spader and Sharon Stone , was caused by the desire of the producers to “refresh” the series with new cross-cutting characters  . Although the series was closed after this season, the audience created a romantic image created by Mitra and the actress received an invitation to go to the spin-off of “Practice” - “ Boston Lawyers ”  . In it, Mitra played Tara Wilson , now a certified lawyer and junior lawyer of a large law firm during the entire first season and the first three episodes of the second. The role of Tara Wilson brought Ron Mitra fame among American viewers, and her only official acting achievement on TV is also connected with her - in 2006 she was nominated among other actors of the series for the prize of the Guild of Actors "For the Best Acting Ensemble in the Comedy Series."
In 2004, the mini-series "Spartak" was released , where Mitra played the role of a fictional heroine, Varinia - the beloved of Spartak  . The character himself turned out to be somewhat implausible, since according to the plot Varinia turned out to be both a strategist , a philosopher , and a feminist  , but she received rare praise from critics  , although in general, very little attention was paid to her work.
In 2005, Rona Mitra took part in the TV series Parts of the Body , which tells about the life of plastic surgeons, where for five episodes of the third season she played the role of British detective Keith McGraw  arriving in Miami to capture a sex maniac named Rezak crippling women  . The heroine created by Mitra made an ambiguous impression on the audience, as in the course of the action Kit McGraw participated in frank sex scenes, including those of a bisexual nature, and as a result turned out to be the maniac’s sister and helped him escape from justice, and successfully. However, the actress herself admitted in an interview that Keith McGraw became perhaps the most interesting character of all the roles she played  .
After a not-so-successful career on a big movie screen, Ron Mitra returned to television. In 2010, she appeared in the role of the negative character, Commander Kiva  , in three episodes of the series “ Stargate: The Universe ”   . The role of the vampire woman in “Another World: Rise of the Lycans” entailed her invitation to the mystical series “ The Gates ”   , where Mithra played the role of a vampire, and her heroine, being a vampire, nevertheless tried to lead the human way of life and even raised an adopted human child together with her vampire husband  . Low ratings entailed the closure of this series after the first season, which was shown in 2010  .
In 2012, the thriller “ Crisis Moment ”, shot immediately for TV, was released on television, where Mitra played the main role  . Her character, a police psychologist who retired after unsuccessful negotiations on the release of the hostages, is forced to return to service after her sister is taken hostage. In the same 2012, Mitra again created the image of a strong and belligerent woman in the series “ Counterattack ”, where she appeared in the third season in the role of military intelligence major Rachel Dalton  - the commander of a group of British special forces fighting against international terrorism  .
In 2012, Mitra’s participation in Michael Bay and Jonathan Mostow’s new television project, The Last Ship , was announced, where she played the role of epidemiologist Rachel Scott   . Mitra attracted the attention of producers thanks to a series of strong female characters previously created by her, especially Rachel Dalton in Recall. The series is based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley and is dedicated to the survival of the remnants of humanity after the pandemic . The first season was released in 2014  . Subsequently, the series was extended for another two seasons, but the character of Mitra was killed in the last episode of the second season.
In the wake of her popularity as a model of Lara Croft, Mitra attempted to make herself known in the world of pop music . In 1997, her single Getting Naked  was released , and in 1998 she released her first musical album Come Alive , produced by Dave Stewart , known as a member of Eurythmics . Work on the album was conducted in France . Due to the termination of Mitra’s contract with Eidos, the album did not receive proper support and was released only in France in a very small circulation. In 1999, a reissue of this album was released with some additions entitled Female Icon also with the participation of Dave Stewart  . Альбом был издан во Франции и Германии , но продавался также плохо  . Таким образом, существенного успеха на музыкальном поприще Роне Митре достичь не удалось и в дальнейшем она сосредоточилась на актёрской карьере    .
|Year||Russian name||original name||Role|
|1995||from||Охотники за привидениями восточного Финкли||Ghostbusters of East Finchley||Cass (1 эпизод)|
|1997||from||Чисто английское убийство||The Bill||Сара Виксем (1 эпизод)|
|1997||tf||Жажда к великолепному||Lust for Glorious||Первая Французская Красотка|
|1997||from||Человек, заставлявший мужей ревновать||The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous||Флора Сеймур|
|1997||f||Первый рыцарь при дворе Аладдина||A Kid in Aladdin's Palace||Шехеразада|
|1998||f||Крупье||Croupier||Girl with Joint|
|1998||f||Монах Доусон||Monk Dawson||Mollie Jolliffe|
|1999||core||Как развести Гиббонов||How to Breed Gibbons||Juliet|
|1993||from||Секретный агент||Secret Agent Man||Lacey Sullivan (1 эпизод)|
|1999 — 2000||from||Нас пятеро||Party of Five||Holly Marie Beggins (12 эпизодов)|
|2000||f||Invisibility||Hollow Man||Sebastian's Neighbor|
|2000||f||Убрать Картера||Get Carter||Geraldine|
|2000 — 2001||from||Скрещивание Гидеона||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein|
|2002||f||Али Джи в парламенте||Ali G Indahouse||Kate Hedges|
|2002||f||Стильная штучка||Sweet Home Alabama||Tabatha Wadmore-Smith|
|2002||f||Жизнь Дэвида Гейла||The Life of David Gale||Berlin|
|2003||f||Застрял в тебе||Stuck on You||Bus Stop Bombshell|
|2003 — 2004||from||Practice||The Practice||Tara Wilson (22 эпизода)|
|2004||f||Шоссе смерти||Highwaymen||Molly Poole|
|2004 — 2005||from||Юристы Бостона||Boston Legal||Tara Wilson (20 эпизодов)|
|2005||from||Части тела||Nip/Tuck||Kit McGraw (5 эпизодов)|
|2007||f||Роковое число 23||The Number 23||Laura Tollins|
|2008||f||Судный день||Doomsday||майор Иден Сенклер / Eden Sinclair|
|2009||f||Другой мир: Восстание ликанов||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||Sonia|
|2009||f||Вся правда о мужчинах||Separation City||Catherine Becker|
|2009||f||Мальчик в коробке||Stolen Lives||Barbara Adkins|
|2010||from||Звёздные врата: Вселенная||Stargate Universe||Commander Kiva (3 эпизода)|
|2010||f||Воссоединение семейки Рубинс||Reuniting the Rubins||Andie Rubin|
|2010||from||Врата||The Gates||Claire Radcliff (13 эпизодов)|
|2012||tf||Кризисный момент||Crisis Point||Cameron Grainger|
|2012 — 2013||from||Ответный удар||Strike Back||Maj. Rachel Dalton (14 эпизодов)|
|2014 — 2015||from||Последний корабль||The Last Ship||Dr. Rachel Scott (23 эпизода)|
|2016||f||Трудная мишень 2||Hard Target 2||Sofia|
|2018||from||Супергёрл||Supergirl||Мёрси Грейвз (5 эпизодов)|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Prize||Category||Фильм или сериал||Result|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Лучший актёрский ансамбль в комедийном сериале||Юристы Бостона , 2004||Nomination|
|2009||Scream Awards||Лучшая актриса в жанре фэнтези||Другой мир: Восстание ликанов||Nomination|
- Getting Naked (1997), сингл.
- Come Alive (1998), альбом.
- Female Icon (1999), альбом.
- Немецкая национальная библиотека , Берлинская государственная библиотека , Баварская государственная библиотека и др. Record #1013320654 // Общий нормативный контроль (GND)
- Альтернативное написание Rona Mitra.
- Rhona Mitra Biography
- Биография Роны Митры на imdb.com.
- Интервью Роны Митры сайту Movie Online.
- Рона Митра — модель Лары Крофт . YouTube.
- Биография Роны Митры на heavenlycelebrities.com.
- Варнавский Игорь. Горячая линия: игры. Какой размер груди у Лары Крофт? . Журнал "Игромания" №9(108) (17.10.2006). Дата обращения 13 ноября 2011. Архивировано 3 марта 2012 года.
- В некоторых источниках её рост указывается как 173 см. Например: Биография Роны Митры на heavenlycelebrities.com
- Maxim 2000 Hot 100
- Maxim 2001 Hot 100
- Рона Митра в фильме «Крупье». YouTube.
- Рона Митра в роли Шехеризады
- Рецензия Драгана Антулова
- Рецензия к фильму Беовульф(1999) , Кейт Фиппс, AV Club, 2002 (англ.)
- Рона Митра в фильме «Беовульф».
- Рецензия на фильм «Беовульф» (1999) Архивная копия от 25 сентября 2008 на Wayback Machine , Beyond Hollywood, 2005 (англ.)
- Рецензия Джеймса О'Эли
- РОна Митра в фильме «Убрать Картера». YouTube
- The Many Faces of Rhona Mitra
- Рона Митра в фильме «Стильная штучка». YouTube.
- Рона Митра в фильме Ali G Indahouse. YouTube.
- Рона Митра в фильме «Шоссе смерти». YouTube.
- Highwaymen (2004). Reviewed by Jamie Russell
- Рона Митра в фильме «Застрял в тебе». YouTube.
- Рона Митра в фильме «Волки-оборотни». YouTube.
- http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0231647/ Skinwalkers
- Рона Митра в фильме «Число 23». YouTube.
- Рона Митра в фильме «Стрелок». YouTube.
- Mitra prepares for 'Doomsday' with Marshall
- Рона Митра в фильме «Судный день». YouTube.
- Rhona Mitra Comic Con Interview
- Doomsday (2008). Director — Neil Marshall. Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins. Plague-Ravaged Future. Moria — The Science-Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 4 августа 2013. Архивировано 1 февраля 2018 года.
- «Underworld: Rise of the Lycans» interview with Rhona Mitra!
- Rhona Mitra Rumored As Catwoman In Batman 3
- Rhona Mitra as Catwoman in 'Batman 3'?
- Согласно сюжету трилогии Селина (персонаж Бэкинсейл) была похожа на дочь Виктора Соню — героиню Митры.
- New on DVD/Blu-ray: Underworld — Awakening (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 12 февраля 2013. Архивировано 9 июля 2012 года.
- A Trip Through The Underworld: Looking Back at the Vampire/Lycan War
- Рона Митра в фильме «Другой мир: Восстание ликан». YouTube.
- The Scorecard Review. Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans. By Morrow McLaughlin (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 3 февраля 2009. Архивировано 1 февраля 2009 года.
- 'Underworld Awakening' Review (2012)
- Movie Review: Kate Beckinsale's Back in Black for Underworld Awakening
- Watch the First Trailer for 'Underworld Awakening'
- Prequel 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' With Michael Sheen
- Movie Review — 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 12 февраля 2013. Архивировано 22 февраля 2014 года.
- Рона Митра в фильме «Мальчик в коробке». YouTube.
- Mitra thinking inside the 'Box'
- Stolen Lives
- Sliff 2009 Review: Stolen Lives
- Рона Митра в фильме «Вся правда о мужчинах». YouTube.
- Separation-City review/LYNDEN BARBER
- Erik Van Looy's Men Behaving Badly Pic 'Loft' Goes to Dark Castle Entertainment (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 12 февраля 2013. Архивировано 15 августа 2012 года.
- Will Downsizing Improve 'The Practice'?
- Case closed on 'Practice'; spinoff set
- Рона Митра в сериале «Спартак». YouTube.
- DVD Verdict Review — Spartacus: The Complete TV Miniseries
- Spartacus (2004)
- Рона Митра в роли детектива Кит Макгро. YouTube.
- 'Nip/Tuck' Stars' Bonus Bonanza
- Рона Митра в сериале «Звёздные врата: Вселенная». YouTube.
- 'Incursion' Comes To Head On 'Stargate: Universe'
- Underworld Vampress To Guest On Stargate Universe
- ABC to Open the First Seventeen Minutes of The Gates
- Exclusive: Rhona Mitra Opens Up 'The Gates'
- First Impressions: ABC's The Gates
- The Gates: New Supernatural Drama on ABC; Cancel or Keep It?
- Рона Митра в фильме «Кризисный центр». YouTube.
- Рона Митра в сериале «Ответный удар». YouTube.
- Season premiere review: 'Strike Back': Meet the new boss
- Rhona Mitra to Join Cinemax Action Drama 'Strike Back' as Female Lead in Season 2
- «Последний корабль». Трейлер.
- Michael Bay's The Last Ship Sets Sail with Rhona Mitra (недоступная ссылка) . Дата обращения 12 февраля 2013. Архивировано 6 марта 2013 года.
- The Laras: a look back in danger
- Lara-Model als Popstar?
- Альбом «Лара Крофт»
- Tomb Raider music albums produced by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, featuring Rhona Mitra as Lara Croft