Williams, Olivia 1968–

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WILLIAMS, Olivia 1968


Full name, Olivia Haigh Williams; born January 1, 1968, in Camden Town, North London, England; father, a lawyer; mother, a lawyer. Education: Cambridge University, degree, English literature, 1989; studied acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Avocational Interests: Bikram yoga.

Addresses: Agent ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; ICM London, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1N 0AX, England.

Career: Actress. Royal Shakespeare Company, member of company.

Awards, Honors: Empire Award nomination, best British actress, 2002, for Lucky Break; British Independent Film Award, best actress, 2003, for The Heart of Me.


Film Appearances:

Nicky, Gaston's War (also known as Gaston's oorlog ), 1997.

Abby, The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997.

Rosemary Cross, Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

Anna Crowe, The Sixth Sense, Buena Vista, 1999.

Audrey, Four Dogs Playing Poker (also known as 4 Dogs Playing Poker ), MDP Worldwide, 2000.

Eleanor, Born Romantic, United Artists, 2000.

Diana, Dead Babies (also known as Mood Swingers ), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000.

Sharon Golban, The Body, TriStar, 2001.

(Uncredited) Phillipa Chaucer (DVD outtakes), A Knight's Tale, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Annabel Sweep, Lucky Break (also known as Rein oder raus ), Paramount, 2001.

Andrea Alcott, The Man from Elysian Fields, Fireworks Pictures, 2001.

Madeleine, The Heart of Me, ThinkFilm, Inc., 2002.

Claire Paige, Below, Miramax, 2002.

Lady Anne Fairfax, To Kill a King, HanWay Films, 2003.

Mrs. Darling, Peter Pan, Universal, 2003.

Television Appearance; Series:

Karen Quinn, Beck, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Hera, Jason and the Argonauts, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jennifer Norris, The Speaker of Mandarin (also known as Ruth Rendell Mysteries: The Speaker of Mandarin ), 1992.

Jane Fairfax, Emma (also known as Jane Austen's Emma ), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Nurse, Brotherly Love: The Trevor Ferrell Story, HBO, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Felicity, "The One with Ross's Wedding," Friends, NBC, 1998.

Knockeddown cyclist, "Help," Spaced, Channel 4, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Maid and mistress, Richard III, Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1992.

Major Tours:

Maid, nurse, and mistress, Richard III, U.S. cities, beginning in 1992.



Entertainment Weekly, November 21, 1997, p. 70.

People Weekly, January 12, 1998, p. 84.

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