Olivia Williams Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Olivia Williams

Birthday :

July 26, 1968

Also Known For :

TV Actress

Birth Place :

London, England, United Kingdom

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Childhood And Early Life

English actress Olivia Williams was born on the 26 July 1968 in London, England.



Olivia Williams graduated from South Hampstead High School in London. She then enrolled at Newnham College, Cambridge and did a degree in English literature. After obtaining her degree, she was accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she studied drama for two years. Once she had qualified, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years.


Rise To Fame

During her time with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Olivia Williams starred alongside Ian McKellen in Richard III. She then made her television debut in Emma (1996) playing the lead role in the BBC adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Her first feature film was The Postman.



as starred in various films including Rushmere (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Lucky Break (2001). The Heart of Me (2002),  Peter Pan (2003) and An Education (2009) and Ghost Writer (2010). Her television work includes playing Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets. Later work includes Altar (2014) and the science-fiction television series Counterpart.


Personal Life

She was in a long-term relationship with actor Jonathan Cake before marrying Rhashan Stone in 2003. She has two daughters.


Awards And Achievements

Olivia Williams has won a number of nominations for her work, and in 2010 she won the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year for The Ghost Writer (2010). She also won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same role.

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