the gentlewoman

Olivia Williams

Having trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Olivia Williams has carved out a stellar career in film and on the stage. Be it Shakespeare’s Richard III (1995), Wes Anderson’s Rushmore (1998) or Josh Whedon’s Dollhouse (2009), Olivia’s performances are often the most memorable aspect of the productions in which she stars. Her outstanding role in 2009’s An Education was rewarded with a Best Actress honour at the British Independent Film Awards. Olivia lives in Camden, north London. Bicycle is her preferred mode of transport.