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Olivia Williams was born July 26, 1968 in Camden Town, London. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, an independent school for girls in Hampstead, North London, followed by Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. She graduated with a degree in English literature. She went on to study drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School ... See full bio »

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5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Ghost Writer Ruth Lang
(2010)
An Education Miss Stubbs
(2009)
The Sixth Sense Anna Crowe
(1999)
Rushmore Rosemary Cross
(1998)

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 2020 The Nevers (TV Series) (filming)
Lavinia Bidlow
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Lavinia Bidlow
- Episode #1.10 ... Lavinia Bidlow
- Episode #1.9 ... Lavinia Bidlow
- Episode #1.8 ... Lavinia Bidlow
- Episode #1.7 ... Lavinia Bidlow
 2019 A Drop of Ambition (Short) (post-production)
Penelope (voice)
 2019 NYET! - a Brexit UK Border Farce (Short)
Mrs. Pyke
 2017-2019 Counterpart (TV Series)
Emily Burton Silk
- Better Angels (2019) ... Emily Burton Silk
- You to You (2019) ... Emily Burton Silk
- In from the Cold (2019) ... Emily Burton Silk
- No Strings Attached (2019) ... Emily Burton Silk
- Shadow Puppets (2019) ... Emily Burton Silk
 2017 Victoria & Abdul
Lady Churchill
 2017/I The Escape (Short)
Sarah
 2017 The Halcyon (TV Series)
Lady Priscilla Hamilton
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... Lady Priscilla Hamilton
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... Lady Priscilla Hamilton
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Lady Priscilla Hamilton
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Lady Priscilla Hamilton
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Lady Priscilla Hamilton
 2016 The White King
Sophia (voice)
 2016 The Complete Walk: Twelfth Night (Short)
Olivia
 2014-2015 Manhattan (TV Series)
Liza Winter
- Jupiter (2015) ... Liza Winter
- Brooklyn (2015) ... Liza Winter
- Human Error (2015) ... Liza Winter
- Behold the Lord High Executioner (2015) ... Liza Winter
- 33 (2015) ... Liza Winter
 2015 Emma, Change the Locks (Short)
Emma
 2015/I Man Up
Hilary
 2014 Sabotage: Alternate Endings: (Video short)
Det. Caroline Brentwood
 2014 Sabotage: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Det. Caroline Brentwood
 2014 Altar
Meg Hamilton
 2014/I Seventh Son
Mam Ward
 2014 Magpie (Short)
The Woman
 2014 Maps to the Stars
Christina Weiss
 2014 Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie)
Belinda Kay
 2014 Sabotage
Det. Caroline Brentwood
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Queen (voice)
 2013/III The Guest (Short)
Marguerite
 2013 The Last Days on Mars
Kim Aldrich
 2012 How to Behave (Short)
Silent Era Woman 1
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Countess Vronsky
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
Eleanor
 2012 Now Is Good
Mother
 2011-2012 Case Sensitive (TV Series)
Charlie Zailer
- The Other Half Lives: Part 2 (2012) ... Charlie Zailer
- The Other Half Lives: Part 1 (2012) ... Charlie Zailer
- The Point of Rescue: Part 2 (2011) ... Charlie Zailer
- The Point of Rescue: Part 1 (2011) ... Charlie Zailer
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Dorothy
- City Hall (2012) ... Dorothy
 2012 Blades of Time (Video Game) (voice)
 2011 Eats Shoots and Leaves (Short)
Mrs. Panda (voice)
 2011 Wild Bill
Kelly
 2011 Collaborator
Emma Stiles
 2011 Hanna
Rachel
 2010 Terriers (TV Series)
Miriam Foster
- Change Partners (2010) ... Miriam Foster
 2010 The Ghost Writer
Ruth Lang
 2009-2010 Dollhouse (TV Series)
Adelle DeWitt
- Epitaph Two: Return (2010) ... Adelle DeWitt
- The Hollow Men (2010) ... Adelle DeWitt
- Getting Closer (2010) ... Adelle DeWitt
- The Attic (2009) ... Adelle DeWitt
- Stop-Loss (2009) ... Adelle DeWitt
 2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Betty Dury
 2009 An Education
Miss Stubbs
 2008 Broken Lines
Zoe
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
Grace Scot
 2008 Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie)
Jane Austen
 2007 Damage (TV Movie)
Michelle Cahill
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
Dr. Moira MacTaggart (uncredited)
 2006 Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (TV Movie)
Johanna Beijerinck
 2005 Tara Road
Ria Lynch
 2005 Mockingbird (Short)
Mother
 2005 Valiant
Victoria (voice)
 2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (TV Movie)
Agatha Christie
 2003 Peter Pan
Mrs. Darling
 2003 To Kill a King
Lady Anne Fairfax
 2002 Below
Claire
 2002 The Heart of Me
Madeleine / Wife
 2001 Lucky Break
Annabel Sweep / Lady Hamilton in Show
 2001 Spaced (TV Series)
Irate Cyclist
- Help (2001) ... Irate Cyclist
 2001 The Body
Sharon Golban
 2000 Born Romantic
Eleanor
 2000 Dead Babies
Diana
 2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker
Audrey
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series)
Hera
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Hera
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Hera
 1999 The Sixth Sense
Anna Crowe
 1998 Friends (TV Series)
Felicity
- The One After Ross Says Rachel (1998) ... Felicity (uncredited)
- The One with Ross's Wedding (1998) ... Felicity
 1998 Rushmore
Rosemary Cross
 1997 The Postman
Abby
 1997 Gaston's War
Nicky
 1996 Emma (TV Movie)
Jane Fairfax
 1996 Beck (TV Series)
Karen Quinn
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Karen Quinn
 1992 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Jennifer Norris
- The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One (1992) ... Jennifer Norris
 1992 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Irene Kortman
- Still Waters (1992) ... Irene Kortman
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Other Works:

For the Royal Shakespeare Company, she played Lydia in "Misha's Party" by Richard Nelson and Alexander Gelman (1993), Princess Thekla in Schiller's "Wallenstein" (1993), Mrs Friendal in Thomas Southerne's "The Wives' Excuse" (1994-5), Calantha in John Ford's "The Broken Heart" (1994-5), and was a member of the chorus in Ibsen's... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't feel under pressure to work because I love what I do and I wanted to do the projects that came my way. See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in two movies (The Man From Elysian Fields, The Ghost Writer) as the wife of a man who has hired a ghost writer, whereupon she enters into a sexual relationship with the ghost writer. (Additional parallels would be spoilers). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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