It's proving to be an exciting year, both personally and professionally, for Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike.
Pregnant with her second child, the 35-year-old also shares credits with Ben Affleck in the thriller that everyone is talking about.
But just how did the luminous actress – who describes herself as "passionately driven to the point of oddness" – get to this point? Learn more about her slow-burning success with these 10 facts.
1. She had never seen a Bond film before being cast, aged 21, as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day.