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January 31 2017

Casting suggestions for the 13th Doctor who aren't straight, white men. Nice to see a couple of Whedonverse alumni on the list.

January 22 2017

Playing dead: my part as a corpse that came back to haunt me. A beautifully written and touching true story from the great Olivia Williams.

October 01 2016

Olivia Williams to star in new drama "Counterpart". The show will air on the Starz Network.

October 14 2014

Olivia Williams' new show "Manhattan" renewed for Season 2. WGN America has renewed the show for a sophomore year to be broadcast in 2015. The first season finale will be on this Sunday at 10/9c.

August 26 2014

Olivia Williams talks about her new show 'Manhattan', Joss Whedon, and Dollhouse fans. "With Joss, you just have to trust to the mind that's greater than yours, so yeah, I just gave myself over to the Whedon crazy brain. I didn't have hopes or fears. I knew it would all be all right, because he was writing it."

July 25 2014

Happy Birthday, Olivia Williams! Absolutely flawless at 46!

April 21 2014

Trailer for Olivia Williams' new show, "Manhattan." The television drama is set during the building of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. More...

February 18 2014

Dollhouse's Olivia Williams to star in WGN America's 'Manhattan'. The drama is about the development of the first atomic bomb.

November 21 2013

Trailer for "Sabotage" with Olivia Williams. Set for release in theaters in April 2014.

October 02 2013

Olivia Williams is on BBC Radio 3's 'Essential Classics'. She is Rob Cowan's guest of the week. More...

September 13 2013

Trailer for "Last Days on Mars" with Olivia Williams. May be NSFW.

July 26 2013

Happy Birthday, Olivia Williams! She turns 45 today

May 08 2013

Olivia Williams joins David Cronenberg's new film "Maps to the Stars". She'll play a manipulative mother of a drug addicted child star.

December 13 2012

Olivia Williams will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight. It will air 12.35 AM/11.35 PM CST. Howie Mandel is also a guest. Here is a yt vid of her segment

August 21 2012

Olivia Williams joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Ten'. The movie follows 10 DEA agents who pull off a heist during an enforcement operation, then start dying one by one. More...

July 11 2012

Digital Spy Interview with Olivia Williams about 'Case Sensitive' Series 2. She talks about the latest two-parter series and her ambition to become an iconic TV cop. More...

May 21 2012

Olivia Williams cast in 'The Last Days on Mars'. The film is based on a short story written by Sydney J. Bounds. More...

May 18 2012

'Hyde Park On The Hudson' trailer eaturing Olivia Williams. Looks like it could be really good. Bill Murray playing FDR, what's there not to love?

March 04 2012

Olivia Williams cast in 'The Seventh Son'. No word yet on her role, but she joins Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in the cast. More...

November 07 2011

First Look at Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt. From her movie, "Hyde Park on Hudson". More...

October 28 2011

Olivia Williams's Diary. She shares a bit of her diary with ES Magazine.

October 08 2011

What I see in the mirror: Olivia Williams. She talks about... well, what she sees in the mirror.

August 30 2011

A brief interview with Olivia Williams in which she talks about the development of her character in Dollhouse and Sunday afternoon theatre.

August 16 2011

Olivia Williams on being Eleanor Roosevelt. She writes about wearing false teeth, dying her hair grey, and wearing a blonde wig to play Dakota Fanning's mother.

July 26 2011

Case Sensitive to return for Series 2. Olivia Williams will reprise her role as DS Charlie Zailer. More...

July 25 2011

Happy Birthday, Olivia Williams! She turns 43. More...

June 08 2011

Olivia Williams tipped to play Eleanor Roosevelt in 'Hyde Park on the Hudson'. Deadline says "she is in talks to join Bill Murray, who plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Laura Linney, who'll play FDR's distant cousin and mistress."

June 03 2011

Olivia Williams cast in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina. She will play Countess Vronskaya. More...

May 31 2011

Guardian interview with Olivia Williams. It's the latest installment in the newspaper's "Portrait of the artist" series.

May 02 2011

(SPOILER) Tonight on ITV1 - watch Olivia Williams in 'Case Sensitive'. The first part kicks off at 9pm BST and the second and final part airs at the same time tomorrow night.

April 28 2011

Olivia Williams interview on CultBox. Ms. Williams talks about her current and future projects, and looks back on Dollhouse and working with Joss. More...

April 27 2011

Olivia Williams on Private Passions this Sunday. It's like Desert Island Discs for posh people, so she's probably not going to pick anything by a Whedon. More...

March 15 2011

Reviews of Olivia Williams star-turn, In a Forest Dark and Deep. Solid reviews for Olivia Williams and Matthew Fox. More...

February 26 2011

Olivia Williams on BBC's Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. She talks about In A Forest Dark and Deep. More...

February 11 2011

Olivia Williams is London Critics Circle's Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Ghost. More...

January 15 2011

Terriers episode guest-starring Olivia Williams named Best of 2010. Terriers episode 3 "Change Partners" takes the top spot in The Futon Critic's annual list of the 50 best episodes of each year.

December 10 2010

Olivia Williams interviewed on the BBC's Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo film review podcast. Career retrospective including Dollhouse. Lovely woman. [direct download]

November 22 2010

Olivia Williams will star in a new West End play. The play is called 'In a Forest, Dark and Deep', and it's written and directed by Neil LaBute. More...

November 21 2010

Olivia Williams interviewed by Movie Geeks United. Olivia was interviewed by Blog Talk Radio's Movie Geeks United about working with directors Roman Polanski, Wes Anderson, Joe Wright, and of course, Joss Whedon. More...

October 15 2010

At Echo-2 Dollhouse convention in London, Adelle and Ivy are attending. They join Fran Kranz and Amy Acker for the 2nd dedicated Dollhouse convention, April 1-3.

September 23 2010

Olivia Williams' episode of Terriers on iTunes. Episode 3, "Change Partners" aired last night and is available on iTunes today. More...

June 23 2010

The Essay: Olivia Williams segment for BBC Radio 3. On the "Surrendered Actor" methodology, and the actor/director relationship. So many lines I want to pick out of this, but you can just listen for yourself...

April 10 2010

Olivia Williams: 'It can be unnerving working for Polanski'. Interview with Olivia Williams from the Guardian. More...

February 23 2010

Olivia Williams - "I don't think Joss will ever do another TV show". She adds "[Joss] wrote all my scenes because he was the only writer who could do the English thing without me sounding like I had a rod up my arse". Olivia also talks about what it was like working through the cancellation.

November 14 2009

Olivia Williams on some upcoming projects. Another rather broad interview with Ms. Williams. Apparently she had heard of Joss because she used to watch a program that aired after Buffy and would see his name on the credits. :D.

November 10 2009

Olivia Williams on Jane Austen and Dollhouse. A quick little interview for an Aussie publication on playing Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, even a little about Adelle DeWitt.

September 14 2009

(SPOILER) Olivia Williams talks Adelle in Season 2. Multipleverses has all the Fox promo vids up, including the last one missing, the very wonderful Olivia Williams.

August 24 2009

The Whedonverse at the 2009 Portal Awards. Out of a bunch of nominations, the Whedonverse managed to score some nice wins: Alan Tudyk won the Best Guest Star (Television) category for his work on Dollhouse's "Omega", Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog beat out Jane Espenson's Battlestar Galactica: Face of the Enemy in the Best Web Production category, and Summer Glau was voted Best Supporting Actress (Television) for her portrayal of Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (beating runner-up Olivia Williams). Also, Whedonesque nearly won Best Web Site.

August 18 2009

Olivia Williams talks about her work in Dollhouse. interviews Olivia Williams about her work in Dollhouse. More...

July 26 2009

Olivia Williams turns 41 today. Surprised this wasn't posted yet. Happy Birthday Olivia! More...

July 20 2009

Trailer for Olivia Williams' new film, "An Education." Available over at for your viewing pleasure. More...

June 25 2009

Portal Awards 2009 are open for voting. Voting is open from June 25 to July 25 and you may vote once per day and email address. You can vote for Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, "Omega", Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollverse and Whedonesque.

May 17 2009

"I'll do cold and British if you let me do morally troubled and lonely". Olivia Williams speaks to Sci Fi UK about her role as Adelle DeWitt in Dollhouse.

May 15 2009

Madam Adelle introduces Dollhouse to the UK. Olivia Williams gives a nice interview in regards to Dollhouse and its UK premiere - 9pm, Tuesdays on Sci-Fi. She also gives her thoughts on the mythical episode 13, renewal, and what she'd like to see in Season Two.

April 16 2009

Olivia Williams on Craig Ferguson Interview. Remember when Olivia was on Craig Ferguson before the Dollhouse premiere, and no one could find a video? Well here it is! More...

January 31 2009

Eliza Dushku and Olivia Williams hit the talk show circuit. According to the Late Night Lineups, Eliza will be appearing on February 11th on Letterman and the day after that on Conan O'Brien and Regis and Kelley. Olivia visits Craig Ferguson on February 10th. More...

October 07 2008

Interviews with the Dollhouse cast. So, FOX Source interviewed some of the Dollhouse cast weeks ago, but forgot to tell anybody. Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz, Olivia Williams, and Tahmoh Penikett can be seen singing, dancing and/or talking.

June 12 2008

Dollhouse star reveals her favourite cycle route. Olivia Williams tells The Guardian why Cambridge is a cyclist's dream.

May 17 2008

Olivia Williams in Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures. For those in the UK, BBC Four tonight at 8.30 is giving us another chance to see Olivia Williams play the author in this repeat from 2004. More...

April 29 2008

Review of Olivia Williams in 'Miss Austen Regrets'. Quite good, apparently.

April 21 2008

Olivia Williams in Miss Austen Regrets. Olivia (Dollhouse's Adelle) can be seen on Sunday as the lead in this prime time BBC One drama. Many glowing reviews of her performance here. More...

April 03 2008

Olivia Williams to play in "Dollhouse." Televisionary's Jace reports Olivia Williams (Rushmore, Miss Austen Regrets) has been offered the part of Adele on Dollhouse. Jace gets the scoop, and The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news. More...

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