Olivia Williams
British film, stage and televisionactress
Olivia Williams
Olivia Haigh Williams is an English film, stage and television actress who has appeared in British and American films and television series.
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Review: 'The Last Days on Mars' shows space exploration's scary side
LATimes - about 3 years
Ruairi Robinson's 'Last Days on Mars' starring Olivia Williams, Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai is a taut, bloody thriller in the zombie genre tradition. They don't call it the Red Planet for nothing. Lean, muscular and on the money, "The Last Days on Mars" takes a familiar story and tells it so tautly that we are pleased to be on board.
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Film Review: Justin And The Knights Of Valour
Burnley Express - over 3 years
A clumsy yet kind-hearted boy on the cusp of adulthood discovers heroism comes from within, during Manuel Sicilia’s computer-animated adventure. Justin And The Knights Of Valour is a stirring tale of derring-do set in an olde worlde kingdom steeped in myth and magic that was once ravaged by dragons. A predominantly British voice cast adds lustre to the simplistic screenplay, co-written by Matthew Jacobs and Sicilia, including over-the-top comic turns from David Walliams as a demented wizard and Rupert Everett as a painfully vain evil henchman, who is a slave to sartorial daring. The setting is reminiscent of the splendid 2010 animation How To Train Your Dragon but Sicilia’s picture lacks that film’s heart and soul. A flame-throwing toothless crocodile is hurled merrily into the sweet and inoffensive mix as the narrative ambles at a gentle pace, building to the inevitable moment when fears are cast aside and gallantry struts forward to win the day. The eponymous hero is Justin (vo ...
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'666 Park Avenue': Cast And Producers Preview 'A Different Kind Of Horror' At TCAs
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
If you take Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams, add two devilishly villainous roles and a sprinkling of paranormal activity on the Upper East Side, it certainly sounds like a recipe for success. At least that's what ABC is hoping for with its new supernatural series "666 Park Avenue," which brought O'Quinn and Williams to the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Friday, along with co-stars Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable, and executive producers David Wilcox and Matthew Miller. "Lost" alum O'Quinn is no stranger to enigmatic roles, but his character Gavin Doran is a whole new breed of sinister -- so creepy that even John Locke might hesitate to tangle with him. As the owners of the luxurious Drake at 666 Park Avenue, Gavin and his wife Olivia (Williams) may seem charismatic, but they -- along with the building they inhabit -- are hiding an undeniable dark side. O'Quinn expressed his enthusiasm for playing "characters [with] a lot of secrets," while "Despera ...
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Chloe Moretz and Paddy Considine join zombie movie Maggie
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
Chloe Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) is in negotiations to star alongside Paddy Considine (Submarine, Hot Fuzz) in Maggie, a film set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. Commercials director Henry Hobson will make his feature directorial debut, from a Black List script written by John Scott 3, and it is due to start shooting in September. Inferno Entertainment will finance and handle the international sales for the $10 million drama at Cannes this year. Maggie tells the story of a deadly virus that runs rampant across the United States, affecting the titular Midwest girl (Moretz) who slowly starts to become a zombie. Her family, including her loving father (Considine), must face the creeping dread as she slowly loses her struggle with the infection. Moretz can currently be seen in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which is out in UK cinemas today. She is also attached to play the lead in MGM's remake of Carrie, as well as Karyn Kusama's (Jennifer’s Body, Aeon Flux) indie film The R ...
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Release Date Shuffle: The Seventh Son and Beautiful Creatures
Dread Central - almost 5 years
Alrighty, kids! Time to get out the old calendar and make some quick adjustments... Warner Brothers has spaced out its genre offerings, The Seventh Son and Beautiful Creatures, and we've got the word on when you'll be able to see each of them. Dig it! Beautiful Creatures, starring Viola Davis, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Irons, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch and Kyle Gallner, will now open in theaters on February 15, 2013. Look for Sergei Bodrov’s The Seventh Son to arrive in theaters on October 18, 2013. Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Antje Traue, and Olivia Williams all star. Got all that? Good! Now get back to your normal Friday hijinx. VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON! Got news? Click here to submit it! Plan out your day in the comments section below!
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What's Fun About 5? Songs, Hugs And Kisses
NPR - almost 5 years
Over the past five years, Tell Me More has produced more than 1,300 hours of programming that have piqued the interests of even the youngest listeners. To celebrate Tell Me More's fifth anniversary, host Michel Martin talks with Isaiah Carroll, Olivia Williams, Ila Brooks and Marta Hulme about what's fun about being five. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Casting Aspersions: Douglas, Tautou & Knightley
SBS - almost 5 years
Michael Douglas parties in Las Vegas, Audrey Tautou breathes flowers, and Keira Knightley heads to Russia. As the movie business tries to come to grips with the question of where and on what format and technology people will watch new releases, the parallel idea of who watches movies has also been reconsidered. The business has belatedly realised that people over the age of 50 like going to the movies, and they’re unlikely to either illegally download a picture or watch it on a tablet. Last year the New York Times reported that between 1995 and 2010 the number of Americans older than 50 who regularly went to the cinema had increased by 68%. Suddenly teenage boys aren’t the be-all and end-all. The success of films such as The King’s Speech and Red Dog speak to the power of an older audience, and the movie business is now belatedly catching up. This could explain the sudden slew of titles being made about the making of old movies, such as the recent My Week with Marilyn and the forthc ...
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Olivia Williams to Foster The Seventh Son
Dread Central - almost 5 years
British actress <a class="fplink fp-210219" href="/Olivia+Williams+1">Olivia Williams</a> (The Sixth Sense) has been tapped to star opposite <a class="fplink fp-134614" href="/Jeff+Bridges+1">Jeff Bridges</a>, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes in the big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's young adult The Tales of Alvin Maker series beginning with The Seventh Son. The premise surrounds a teenager who learns the art of wizardry after discovering that the arcane arts fun in the family. According to Wikipedia: "Seventh sons have strong "knacks" (specific magical abilities), and seventh sons of seventh sons are both extraordinarily rare and powerful. In fact, young Alvin appears to be the only one in the world. His abilities make him the target of The Unmaker, who recognizes Alvin's powers as those of a Maker—only the second ever, and it had been a long time since the first had walked on water and turned water to wine. The Unmaker works largely through water, trying to kill Alvin in his ...
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Olivia Williams Joins The Seventh Son
Coming Soon - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-210219" href="/Olivia+Williams+1">Olivia Williams</a>, best known for Rushmore and for Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse", has signed on to play a role in the upcoming The Seventh Son , Deadline reports. Already set to star Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue and Kit Harington, The Seventh Son will be directed by Sergei Bodrov with a script from Matt Greenberg and Chuck Leavitt. The film is an adaptation of Joseph Delaney's children's book, "The Spook's Apprentice" about Thomas J. Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, born in the 1700's with supernatural abilities and who furthers his training with the help of a learned "Spook." The novel is the first in a six-part series (known internationally as "The Wardstone Chronicles"). (Photo...
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Video: Out this Week
NYTimes - over 5 years
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS In this origins appendage to the comic book franchise, two lives unfold in fateful parallel: in 1950s New York the future Professor X (Laurence Belcher) grows up amid wealth and plenty, while in Soviet-dominated Poland the boy who will become Magneto (Bill Milner) lives in want. Eventually they become James McAvoy and Michael
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Critics' picks, September 1-7 - Time Out Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Available on Netflix Watch Instantly Tue 6. Dir. Joe Wright. 2011. PG-13. 111mins. Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng. Can Wright please make nothing but shallow, hyperstylized action exercises from now on?
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Williams: Keira will be great Anna - The Press Association
Google News - over 5 years
Olivia Williams has described her Anna Karenina co-star Keira Knightley as a &quot;phenomenal actress&quot;. The pair will appear together in the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy&#39;s classic novel which is directed by British filmmaker Joe Wright and which will
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'Lost' star Matthew Fox accused of assaulting bus driver - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Photo: Rex Features Matthew Fox rehearsing in London with Olivia Williams for Neil LaBute&#39;s play, In a Forest Dark and Deep. Photo: Geraint Lewis Fox, who is in Cleveland filming an adaptation of the James Patterson novel &quot;I, Alex Cross,&quot; allegedly
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Williams: Saoirse is delightful - The Press Association
Google News - over 5 years
Olivia Williams has revealed the secret to Saoirse Ronan&#39;s Hollywood success - her piercing blue eyes. The Oscar-nominated Irish star plays a teenage assassin in Joe Wright&#39;s action film Hanna, and co-star Olivia admitted she didn&#39;t know what to expect
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Case Sensitive, Friday, August 26 - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The excellent Olivia Williams stars as DS Charlie Zailer in this sinister and persuasive two-part cop drama, which mixes murder with missing persons and mistaken identities. Having come home to discover his wife and daughter dead in the bath,
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Fanning finds her English rose - The Press Association
Google News - over 5 years
... has been in the UK filming her role as Tessa - which sees her swapping her long blonde locks for a pixie hairstyle - in the big-screen adaptation of Jenny Downham&#39;s best-selling novel Before I Die, also starring British actress Olivia Williams
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Olivia Williams on being Eleanor Roosevelt - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Well, I&#39;d just like to make a little correction. I have just started filming again, and have found that what this Tigger likes best is to be picked up from her doorstep by a handsome man in a Merc, deposited half-asleep into a warm
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Olivia Williams
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In 2014 she portrayed Meg Hamilton in the British mystery film Altar.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, Williams wrote the short story "The Significance Of Hair" for BBC Radio, and read it on the air.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    In 2010, she won acclaim for her performance as Ruth Lang in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, winning the National Society of Film Critics Award, London Critics Circle Film Award for best supporting actress and was runner-up for best supporting actress at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In Hanna (2011), she played Rachel, a bohemian mother travelling across North Africa and Europe, who comes into contact with the eponymous teen assassin, who is on the run. The film starred Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, and was a critical and sleeper hit. In 2014, Williams co-starred in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, a dark comic look at Hollywood excess.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    On TV, Williams portrayed British author Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets (2008) and was cast as Adelle DeWitt in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, which ran on Fox from 2009 to 2010.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 37
    Williams was uncredited for her role as Dr. Moira MacTaggert in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    Williams had a seven-year relationship and then engagement to the actor Jonathan Cake which ended two weeks before their planned wedding. In 2003, she married the actor and playwright Rhashan Stone, with whom she has two daughters.
    More Details Hide Details After filming The Postman, she spent time in Bolivia studying spectacled bears in the rainforest. Since 2006, she has written occasional travel reports for the "Independent Traveller" section of the British newspaper The Independent on Sunday. Nominated: Empire Award for Best Actress Won: British Independent Film Award for Best Actress Nominated: London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won: London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year Won: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated: Empire Award for Best Actress Nominated: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
    She played Mrs. Darling in the 2003 film adaptation of Peter Pan.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    Williams made her film debut in 1997's The Postman, after doing a screen test for Kevin Costner.
    More Details Hide Details She later won the lead role of Rosemary Cross in Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998). She then starred as Bruce Willis' wife in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense (1999), a film she would later parody during her brief appearance in the British sitcom Spaced. Since then, Williams has appeared in several British films, including Lucky Break (2001), The Heart of Me (2002), for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and An Education (2009).
    She made her film debut in 1997's The Postman, followed by Rushmore (1998) and The Sixth Sense (1999).
    More Details Hide Details Williams then appeared in several British films, including Lucky Break (2001), The Heart of Me (2002) and An Education (2009). In 2010, she won acclaim for her performance as Ruth Lang in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer. Williams was born in north London. Both of her parents are barristers. Williams was educated at South Hampstead High School, an independent school for girls in Hampstead in north London, followed by Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, from which she graduated with a degree in English literature. She then studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for two years and spent three years at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • 1995
    Age 26
    After graduation, Williams worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in both Stratford-upon-Avon and London. In 1995, she toured the United States in a production of Shakespeare's Richard III starring Ian McKellen.
    More Details Hide Details Her first significant appearance before the cameras was as Jane Fairfax in the British TV film Emma (1996), based on Jane Austen's 1816 novel.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on July 26, 1968.
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