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Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams

Actor. After reading English at Cambridge, Olivia went on to work in both theatre and film with, amongst others, the National Theatre, the RSC, Cheek by Jowl and the Donmar Warehouse, and with directors such as Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, David Hare, Joss Whedon, Joe Wright and Trevor Nunn. In 2010, she won both the London and New York Critics’ Circle Awards for her performance in Roman Polanski's film of the Robert Harris novel The Ghost. She appeared in the National Theatre production of Harley Granville-Barker's once-scandalous Edwardian play Waste, directed by Roger Michell, and the US TV show Manhattan, which documents the invention of the first atomic weapon. She is currently filming Halcyon, a forthcoming drama for ITV. She has written for The IndependentThe Daily Telegraph and BBC Radio 4.