Olivia WILLIAMS

* 26.07.1968, Camden Town, (Greater) London, England, GB

Schauspielerin * 1986-? Studium der Englischen Literatur [English & Classics] am Newnham College (University of Cambridge) * besucht zwei Jahre lang die Bristol Old Vic Theatre School * als Mitglied der Royal Shakespeare Company (Prinzessin Thekla in Schillers Wallenstein, 1993) tritt in London und Stratford-upon-Avon auf * 1996 Beginn ihrer Fernseh- (Jane Fairfax in Emma) und Kinokarriere (Gaston's War) * 1997 erregt erstmals Aufmerksamkeit an der Seite von Kevin Costner in The Postman und wirkt in folgenden Jahren abwechselnd in amerikanischen (The Sixth Sense, 1998; The Body, 1999) und britischen (Lucky Break, 2000; Tara Road, 2004) Produktionen mit * nach 2003 steht wieder sporadisch auf der Bühne in London (Love's Labour's Lost, 2003; The Changeling, 2006; In a Forest, Dark and Deep, 2011) * 2011 verkörpert Eleanor Roosevelt (an der Seite von Bill Murray als Franklin D. Roosevelt) in Hyde Park on Hudson * Fernseharbeit (Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets, 2008; Serie Dollhouse, 2009/10) * seit 2006 schreibt gelegentlich Reiseberichte für die britische Zeitung The Independent on Sunday


"I decided to go to drama school, expecting to fail as an actor and retrain as a lawyer before I was 30. I had unexpected employment on the stage at the RSC and the National, then absurd good fortune when cast in several Hollywood films. I have recently returned to the stage, to play the Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost at the National Theatre."

FILMS

Gaston's War (Gaston's War, 1996-B/DK/E; R: Robbe De Hert, B: Fernand Auwera, Robbe De Hert, Luc W.L. Janssen, K: Michel van Laer, M: Theo Nijland, D: Werner De Smedt: Gaston Vandermeerssche, Mapi Galán: Véronique Sanchez, Stuart Laing: Harry, Olivia Williams: Nicky Bennett, René van Asten: van der Waals, Christian Crahay: Hachez, Simón Andreu: Pépé, Sylvia Kristel: Miep Visser, Clive Swift: General James & Peter Firth: Major Smith) 125m-Kriegsdrama (Buch von Allan Mayer, 1988) (06-08; 9710-NL)

The Postman (Postman, 1997-USA * Kevin Costner ... Abby) (Roman von David Brin) (03-07; 9712)

Rushmore (Rushmore, 1997/98-USA; R: Wes Anderson, B: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, K: Robert Yeoman, M: Mark Mothersbaugh, D: Jason Schwartzman: Max Fischer ° Olivia Williams: Rosemary Cross ° Bill Murray: Herman Blume) 93m-Tragikomödie (11-02; 9812)

The Sixth Sense (The Sixth Sense - Der sechste Sinn, 1998-USA * M. Night Shyamalan ... Anna Crowe) (09-11; 9908)

Dead Babies (1999-GB; d+B: William Marsh, K: Danny Cohen, M: Mark Pember, Marvin Beaver, D: Paul Bettany: Quentin, Katy Carmichael: Lucy, Hayley Carr: Roxanne, Charlie Condou: Giles, Alexandra Gilbreath: Celia, William Marsh: Marvell, Kris Marshall: Skip, Andy/Andrew Nyman: Keith, Cristian Solimeno: Andy, Olivia Williams: Diana) 101m-Komödie (Roman von Martin Amis, 1975) (08-10; 0101)

The Body (The Body, 1999-USA * Jonas McCord ... Sharon Golban) (Roman von Richard Sapir) (11-12/-02; 0104)

Born Romantic (Born Romantic, 2000-GB; R+B: David Kane, K: Robert Alazraki, M: Simon Boswell, D: Craig Ferguson: Frankie * Ian Hart: Taxifahrer * Jane Horrocks: Mo * Adrian Lester: Jimmy * Catherine McCormack: Jocelyn * Jimi Mistry: Eddie * David Morrissey: Fergus * Olivia Williams: Eleanor) 96m-Liebeskomödie (02-03; 0103)

Lucky Break (Lucky Break, 2000-GB; R: Peter Cattaneo, B: Ronan Bennett, K: Alwin Küchler, K: Anne Dudley, D: James Nesbitt: Jimmy Hands ° Olivia Williams: Annabel Sweep ° Timothy Spall: Cliff Gumbell ° Bill Nighy: Roger Chamberlain ° Lennie James: Rudy Guscott & Christopher Plummer: Graham Mortimer) 108m-Knastkomödie (09-11; 0108)

The Man from Elysian Fields (Ein Mann für geheime Stunden, 2000-USA; R: George Hickenlooper, B: Phillip Jayson Lasker, K: Kramer Morgenthau, M: Anthony Marinelli, D: Andy Garcia: Byron Tiller * Mick Jagger: Luther Fox * Julianna Margulies: Dena Tiller * Olivia Williams: Andrea Allcott * James Coburn: Tobias Allcott) 105m-Tragikomödie (10-?30 Tage; 0210)

Below (Below, 2001-USA; R: David Twohy, B: Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky, David Twohy, K: Ian Wilson, M: Graeme Revell, D: Matthew Davis: Douglas O'Dell, Bruce Greenwood: Lt. Brice, Olivia Williams: Claire, Holt McCallany: Loomis, Scott Foley: Coors, Zach Galifianakis: "Weird" Wally, Jason Flemyng: Stumbo, Dexter Fletcher: Kingsley) 105m-Horrorthriller (02-05; 0210)

The Heart of Me (2001/02-GB; d: Thaddeus O'Sullivan, B: Lucinda Coxon, K: Gyula Pados, M: Nicholas Hooper, D: Helena Bonham Carter: Dinah * Olivia Williams: Madeleine * Paul Bettany: Rickie) 96m-Liebesdrama (Roman The Echoing Grove von Rosamond Lehmann, 1953) (12?01-02; 0305)

To Kill a King (2002-GB/D; d: Mike Barker, B: Jenny Mayhew, K: Eigil Bryld, M: Richard G. Mitchell, D: Tim Roth: Oliver Cromwell * Dougray Scott: Lord General Thomas Fairfax * Rupert Everett: König Charles I., Olivia Williams: Lady Anne Fairfax) 102m-Historiendrama (01-04; 0305)

Peter Pan (Peter Pan, 2002/03-USA; R: P.J. Hogan, B: P.J. Hogan, Michael Goldenberg, K: Donald M. McAlpine, M: James Newton Howard, D: Jason Isaacs: Mr. Darling/Captain Hook ° Jeremy Sumpter: Peter Pan ° Rachel Hurd-Wood: Wendy Darling / Olivia Williams: Mrs. Darling) 107/13m-Fantasyabenteuer (Bühnenstück + Bücher von J.M. Barrie) (09-05; 0312)

Tara Road (Ein Haus in Irland, 2004-IRL/GB * Gillies MacKinnon ... Ria) (Roman von Maeve Binchy) (10-?; 0510)

Flashbacks of a Fool (Flashbacks of a Fool, 2007-GB; R+B: Baillie Walsh, K: John Mathieson, M: Richard Hartley, D: Daniel Craig: Joe Scot / Olivia Williams: Grace Scot) 114m-Drama (05-?; 0804)

Broken Lines (2007-GB; d: Sallie Aprahamian, B: Dan Fredenburgh, Doraly Rosa, K: Jean-Louis Bompoint, M: Laura Rossi, D: Dan Fredenburgh: Jake Levy, Doraly Rosa: B & Paul Bettany: Chester & Olivia Williams: Zoe) 108m-Drama (5 Wochen-07; 1109)

An Education (An Education, 2008-GB; R: Lone Scherfig, B: Nick Hornby, K: John de Borman, M: Paul Englishby, D: Peter Sarsgaard: David * Alfred Molina: Jack * Rosamund Pike: Helen * Dominic Cooper: Danny * Olivia Williams: Miss Stubbs * Emma Thompson: headmistress & Carey Mulligan: Jenny) 100m-Drama (Magazinartikel von Lynn Barber, 2003) (03-04; 0910)

The Ghost Writer / Der Ghostwriter (2009-F/D/GB * Roman Polanski ... Ruth Lang) (Buch=Roman von Robert Harris) (02-04; 1002)

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2009-GB; d: Mat Whitecross, B: Paul Viragh, K: Christopher Ross, Brian Tufano, M: Chaz Jankel, D: Andy Serkis: Ian Dury * Naomie Harris: Denise * Olivia Williams: Betty Dury) 115m-Biopicdrama (05-5 Wochen; 1001)

Collaborator (2009/10-USA; d+B: Martin Donovan, K: Julie Kirkwood, M: Manels Favre, D: Martin Donovan: Robert Longfellow ° David Morse: Gus ° Olivia Williams: Emma Stiles) 87m-Tragikomödie (12-?; 1207 > limited release)

Hanna / Wer ist Hanna? (2010-USA/D * Joe Wright ... Rachel) (03-06; 1104)

Wild Bill (2010/11-GB; d: Dexter Fletcher, B: Dexter Fletcher, Danny King, K: George Richmond, M: Christian Henson, D: Charlie Creed-Miles: Wild Bill, Will Poulter: Dean, Sammy Williams: Jimmy, Charlotte Spencer: Steph, Liz White: Roxy, Leo Gregory: Terry, Neil Maskell: Dickie, Iwan Rheon: Pill, Jason Flemyng: John, Jaime Winstone: Helen, Olivia Williams: Kelly & Andy Serkis: Glen) 98m-Drama (12-01; 1203)

Now is Good (Now Is Good - Jeder Moment zählt, 2011-GB; R+B: Ol Parker, K: Erik Wilson, M: Dustin O'Halloran, D: Dakota Fanning: Tessa Scott, Jeremy Irvine: Adam, Paddy Considine: Tessas Vater, Olivia Williams: Tessas Mutter) 103m-Teenagerdrama (Roman Before I Die von Jenny Downham, 2007) (07-08; 1209)

Hyde Park on Hudson (Hyde Park am Hudson, 2011-GB; R: Roger Michell, B: Richard Nelson, K: Lol Crawley, M: Jeremy Sams, D: Bill Murray: Franklin D. Roosevelt * Laura Linney: Margaret "Daisy" Suckley / Eleanor Roosevelt) 95m-Tragikomödie (07-09; 1302)

Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina, 2011-GB; R: Joe Wright, B: Tom Stoppard, K: Seamus McGarvey, M: Dario Marianelli, D: Keira Knightley: Anna Karenina * Jude Law: Aleksej Karenin * Aaron Taylor-Johnson=Aaron Johnson: Graf Vronskij / Olivia Williams: Gräfin Vronskaja) 130m-Drama (Roman von Lev N. Tolstoj, 1878) (09-11/+02; 1209)

Seventh Son (Seventh Son, 2012-USA; R: Sergej Bodrov, B: Charles Leavitt, Steven Knight, K: Newton Thomas Sigel, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Jeff Bridges: John Gregory, Ben Barnes: Tom Ward, Alicia Vikander: Alice, Kit Harington: Mr. Bradley, Olivia Williams: Mam Ward, Antje Traue: Bony Lizzie & Djimon Hounsou: Radu & Julianne Moore: Mutter Malkin) 102m-Fantasy (Buch=Roman The Spook's Apprentice von Joseph Delaney, 2004) (03-06; 1502)

The Last Days on Mars (2012-GB/IRL; d: Ruairí Robinson, B: Clive Dawson, K: Robbie Ryan, M: Max Richter, D: Liev Schreiber: Vincent Campbell, Elias Koteas: Charles Brunel, Romola Garai: Rebecca Lane, Goran Kostić: Marko Petrovic, Johnny Harris: Robert Irwin, Tom Cullen: Richard Harrington, Yusra Warsama: Lauren Dalby & Olivia Williams: Kim Aldrich) 98m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (Kurzgeschichte The Animators von Sydney James Bounds, 1975) (05-07; 1312-USA)

Sabotage (Sabotage, 2012-USA; R: David Ayer, B: Skip Woods, David Ayer, K: Bruce McCleery, M: David Sardy, D: Arnold Schwarzenegger: John "Breacher" Wharton, Sam Worthington: James "Monster" Murray, Olivia Williams: Caroline Brentwood, Terrence Howard: Julius "Sugar" Edmonds, Joe Manganiello: Joe "Grinder" Phillips, Harold Perrineau: Jackson, Martin Donovan: Floyd Demel, Max Martini: Tom "Pyro" Roberts, Josh Holloway: Eddie "Neck" Jordan & Mireille Enos: Lizzy Murray) 109m-Actionthriller (10-12; 1403)

Maps to the Stars (2013-CDN/F/D; d: David Cronenberg, B: Bruce Wagner, K: Peter Suschitzky, M: Howard Shore, D: Julianne Moore: Havana Segrand, Mia Wasikowska: Agatha Weiss, Olivia Williams: Cristina Weiss, Evan Bird: Benjie Weiss, Sarah Gadon: Clarice Taggart, Niamh Wilson: Sam, Dawn Greenhalgh: Genie & John Cusack: Dr. Stafford Weiss & Robert Pattinson: Jerome Fontana) 111m-Drama (07-08; 1405-F)

Man Up (Es ist kompliziert..!, 2014-GB; R: Ben Palmer, B: Tess Morris, K: Andrew Dunn, M: Dickon Hinchliffe, D: Simon Pegg: Jack * Lake Bell: Nancy, Rory Kinnear: Sean, Ken Stott: Bert, Harriet Walter: Fran, Olivia Williams: Hilary, Sharon Horgan: Elaine) 88m-Liebeskomödie (01-6 Wochen; 1505)


Four Dogs Playing Poker (Four Dogs Playing Poker * Einer für alle - Der Tod spielt mit, 1999-USA; R: Paul Rachman, B: Thomas Durham [=Shawn David Thompson], William Quist, K: Claudio Rocha, M: Brian Tyler, D: Stacy Edwards: Holly, Balthazar Getty: Julian, Daniel London: Kevin, Olivia Williams: Audrey & Tim Curry: Felix) 97m-Thriller (04-06) > nur Videovertrieb (1.85; R; 0112)

AWARD

London Critics Circle Film Award (britische Nebendarstellerin des Jahres) für The Ghost Writer (2011)

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