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Olivia Williams

Biography

Played out school teacher Rosemary Cross, the type Jason Schwartzman’s character was enthusiastic about in Rushmore. Classically educated celebrity who performed early in her profession using the Royal Shakespeare business. She performed Bruce Willis’s character’s wife in the film The 6th Sense. She wedded actor Rhashnan Rock in 2003. They eventually elevated two daughters. She made an appearance alongside Peter Sarsgaard in the film An Education.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth July 26, 1968
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.74 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Cambridge, South Hampstead High School, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Newnham College, Cambridge
Nationality British
Spouse Rhashan Stone
Children Esmé Ruby Stone, Roxana May Stone
Parents Anson Williams
Siblings Sophie Freeman
Awards The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Empire Award for Best Actress, London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
Movies The Sixth Sense, Rushmore, The Ghost Writer, The Postman, An Education, Seventh Son, Sabotage, Maps to the Stars, Anna Karenina, Hyde Park on Hudson, Peter Pan, Hanna, The Heart of Me, The Last Days on Mars, Now Is Good, The Man from Elysian Fields, Miss Austen Regrets, To Kill a King, Lucky Break, Man Up, Flashbacks of a Fool, Born Romantic, Dead Babies, Valiant, Tara Road, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Victoria & Abdul, Collaborator, Four Dogs Playing Poker, Wild Bill, Justin and the Knights of Valour, Broken Lines, Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, Below, The White King, Emma, The Body, Krakatoa: The Last Days, Gaston's War, Altar, Emma, Change the Locks, Damage
TV Shows Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, Dollhouse, Terriers, Case Sensitive, Manhattan, The Halcyon, Counterpart, Playhouse Presents, Jason and the Argonauts
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a daughter Roxana May Stone on April 7, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Rhashan Stone.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Esmé Ruby Stone on April 6, 2004. Child's father is her husband, Rhashan Stone.
3Has 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).
4Had a 4 year relationship with Radek Sikorski (current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland).
5Father had a heart attack in 2001 while she was filming The Body (2001) with Antonio Banderas.
6Writes occasional travel reports for "The Independent Traveller" - part of The Independent on Sunday [UK] - since 2006.
7Has worked with Paul Bettany on several occasions, including Dead Babies (2000) and The Heart of Me (2002). Most frequently romantically involved.
8Insists on bicycling to and from the set.
9Her parents are lawyers.
10Went to Bolivia to study bears in the rainforest after she wrapped The Postman (1997).
11Practices Bikram yoga.
12Has an English degree from Newnham College, Cambridge.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Escape2017/IShort post-productionSarah
Victoria and Abdul2017post-production
The Halcyon2017TV SeriesLady Priscilla Hamilton
Counterpart2017TV SeriesEmily Burton Silk
The White King2016Sophia (voice)
The Complete Walk: Twelfth Night2016ShortOlivia
Manhattan2014-2015TV SeriesLiza Winter
Emma, Change the Locks2015ShortEmma
Man Up2015/IHilary
Altar2014Meg Hamilton
Seventh Son2014/IMam Ward
Magpie2014ShortThe Woman
Maps to the Stars2014Christina Weiss
Salting the Battlefield2014TV MovieBelinda Kay
Sabotage2014Det. Caroline Brentwood
Justin and the Knights of Valour2013Queen (voice)
The Guest2013/IIIShortMarguerite
The Last Days on Mars2013Kim Aldrich
How to Behave2012ShortSilent Era Woman 1
Anna Karenina2012/ICountess Vronsky
Hyde Park on Hudson2012Eleanor
Now Is Good2012Mother
Case Sensitive2011-2012TV SeriesCharlie Zailer
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesDorothy
Blades of Time2012Video Game voice
Eats Shoots and Leaves2011ShortMrs. Panda (voice)
Wild Bill2011Kelly
Collaborator2011Emma Stiles
Hanna2011Rachel
Terriers2010TV SeriesMiriam Foster
The Ghost Writer2010Ruth Lang
Dollhouse2009-2010TV SeriesAdelle DeWitt
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll2010Betty Dury
An Education2009Miss Stubbs
Broken Lines2008Zoe
Flashbacks of a Fool2008Grace Scot
Miss Austen Regrets2008TV MovieJane Austen
Damage2007TV MovieMichelle Cahill
X-Men: The Last Stand2006Dr. Moira MacTaggart (uncredited)
Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction2006TV MovieJohanna Beijerinck
Tara Road2005Ria
Mockingbird2005ShortMother
Valiant2005Victoria (voice)
Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures2004TV MovieAgatha Christie
Peter Pan2003Mrs. Darling
To Kill a King2003Lady Anne Fairfax
Below2002Claire
The Heart of Me2002Madeleine
The Man from Elysian Fields2001Andrea
Lucky Break2001Annabel Sweep / Lady Hamilton in Show
Spaced2001TV SeriesIrate Cyclist
The Body2001Sharon Golban
Born Romantic2000Eleanor
Dead Babies2000Diana
Four Dogs Playing Poker2000Audrey
Jason and the Argonauts2000TV Mini-SeriesHera
The Sixth Sense1999Anna Crowe
Friends1998TV SeriesFelicity
Rushmore1998Rosemary Cross
The Postman1997Abby
Gaston's War1997Nicky
Emma1996TV MovieJane Fairfax
Beck1996TV SeriesKaren Quinn
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1992TV SeriesJennifer Norris
Van der Valk1992TV SeriesIrene Kortman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emma1996TV Movie performer: "Wiegen Lied", "Over the Hills and Far Away" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Creating the Stunning Costumes of Anna Karenina2013Video documentary shortHerself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Film '722012TV SeriesHerself
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV MovieHerself
Late Review2011TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
Breakfast2004-2011TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 58º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2010TV MovieHerself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHerself
2008 Britannia Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Krakatoa Revealed2006TV Movie documentaryJohanna Beijerinck
The World's Greatest Actor2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Making of: Valiant2005Video documentary shortHerself / Voice of Victoria
Empire Movie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
2nd Irish Film and Television Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV MovieFelicity (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actress of the YearThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2011NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2009Invisible Woman AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsAn Education (2009)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressThe Heart of Me (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2010ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actress of the YearAn Education (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAn Education (2009)· Dominic Cooper
· Alfred Molina
· Carey Mulligan
· Rosamund Pike
· Peter Sarsgaard
· Emma Thompson
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleAn Education (2009)· Carey Mulligan
· Peter Sarsgaard
· Alfred Molina
· Rosamund Pike
· Emma Thompson
· Cara Seymour
· Dominic Cooper
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActressDamage (2007)
2002Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActressLucky Break (2001)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressThe Ghost Writer (2010)


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#Quote
1How lucky am I? I mean look at the range of that in a year. Women of my age have every right to complain that they don't get good roles, and the amount of times that women of my age say 'your dinner's in the oven, honey' and I haven't said that once.
2I love working and the next person who comes up with an abrasive, intelligent woman I shall snap it up.
3My father was very ill a couple of years ago and his body gave out on him for a while. When they wheeled him out of heart surgery I thought, my body works. My skin may have wrinkles but it's because I'm smiling so much. That might sound like some terrible American greetings card, but I feel it's immoral for me to castigate my body for getting older, when it does everything I ask of it.
4I don't feel under pressure to work because I love what I do and I wanted to do the projects that came my way.
5When the Hollywood thing happened, I thought at some point I'd get to the front of the queue: "Yes, hello, I'd like to play that role." But you don't. You just join a different queue.


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