Olivia Williams toured in a production of ‘Shakespeare’s Richard’ in 1995, before making her television debut in the crime drama series ‘Van Der Valk’ (1992) in which she played the role of ‘Irene Kortman.’ That same year, she appeared in another crime drama series named ‘The Ruth Rendell Mysteries.’
After taking a 4-year break, Olivia returned to television in 1996 and starred in ‘Emma,’ the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name. The film received a positive reception and went on to become a commercial success, garnering over 12 million viewers. In 1997, Olivia Williams made her film debut with ‘Beck’ where she played the role of ‘Karen Quinn.’ That same year, she starred in 2 other films named ‘Gaston's War’ and ‘The Postman.’
Olivia then starred in films like ‘Rushmore’ (1998), ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999), ‘Four Dogs Playing Poker’ (2000), and ‘Dead Babies’ (2000). In 2001, she starred in the Peter Cattaneo-directed comedy film ‘Lucky Break.’ While the film received mixed reviews from critics, Olivia was praised for her performance and even earned an ‘Empire Award’ nomination. Olivia was next seen in the 2002 film ‘The Heart of Me’ directed by ‘Thaddeus O'Sullivan.’ She played the role of ‘Madeleine’ for which won the ‘British Independent Film Award’ for Best Actress. She continued to appear in films such as ‘To Kill a King’ (2003), ‘Valiant’ (2005), ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and ‘An Education’ (2009)
In 2010, Olivia Williams starred as ‘Ruth Lang’ in the film ‘The Ghost Writer’ for which she won ‘National Society of Film Critics Award’ and ‘London Critics Circle Film Award.’
Olivia Williams has also appeared in television shows, such as ‘Friends’ ‘(1996), ‘Spaced’ (2001), ‘Krakatoa: The Last Days’ (2006), ‘Miss Austen Regrets’ (2008), ‘Dollhouse’ (2009–2010), ‘Case Sensitive’ (2011-2012), ‘Salting the Battlefield’ (2014), and ‘Counterpart’ (2017-2019).
In 2021, Olivia joined the main cast of the science fiction television series ‘The Nevers’ where she is currently seen playing the role of ‘Lavinia Bidlow.’
Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe sees an opportunity to redeem himself after he meets his new patient Cole Sear, who exhibits similar symptoms to one of his former patients whom he had failed to treat. Despite doubting Sear's claims at first, Crowe gradually discovers that he might actually be able to see dead people, unaware of their death.
15-year-old Max Fischer, who struggles with his studies but is excellent in extracurricular activities at Rushmore Academy, falls in love with young widowed first grade teacher Rosemary Cross. His friend, disillusioned industrialist Herman Blume, attempts to dissuade him, but when he falls for Cross as well, the two becomes mortal enemies engaged in a vengeful war.
A ghostwriter, The Ghost, is assigned to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, who is charged with war-crimes and human rights scandals. As he starts working, he realizes that probably his predecessor McAra had unearthed some dark secrets about Lang which had cost him his life. The Ghost goes after the truth knowing the risks to his life.
An Education is a drama that revolves around a teenage girl, Jenny Mellor, who falls in love with a much older man who promises to give her the life of her dreams. Starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in the lead roles, this film showcases how a bright schoolgirl gives up an Oxford education as she is seduced by a charming conman.
Teenager Tessa Scott, who is diagnosed with leukemia, decides to live every moment of her life to the fullest. She prepares a list of things she wants to do, including experimenting with drugs and losing her virginity, before her time is up. Though it was not on her list, her most exhilarating experience comes from falling in love with the new neighbor, Adam.
Based on the 1911 novel Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up this fantasy adventure film tells how Peter Pan pays a visit to the children of the Darling family, and takes them to ‘Never Never Land’ where there is an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook.
Since the time she was two years old, Hanna is trained by her ex-CIA operative father to become an assassin. Now sixteen, she steps out on a mission to kill Marissa, an intelligence operative. As she travels across Europe, Hanna is pursued by Marissa who is hell bent on killing her. Along the way, she learns a secret about her own identity.
This film follows a 34 year old single lady, who is mistaken by a 40 year old soon-to-be-divorcee for his blind date. Before she can point out his mistake he starts chattering, and she decides to play along. But soon, her deception comes to light, which naturally angers him. But by then, they have started liking each other.
This historical drama film tells the story of Abdul Karim, a young prison clerk from India, who travels to meet Queen Victoria, to give her a present. Soon an unlikely friendship sparks between the two.
The third film of the X-Men series, the movie revolves around a 'cure', which can apparently turn any mutant into a regular human being. This leads to outrage, and eventually a war is seen to be imminent.
Aristocratic socialite Anna Karenina, wife of Russian imperial minister Count Alexei Karenin, visits her brother Prince Oblonsky in Moscow, where she meets cavalry officer Count Vronsky. Their mutual attraction soon develops into deep love and Vronsky follows her when she returns home to St. Petersburg. Their affair scandalizes the patrician society of St. Petersburg; as a result, Karenin issues an ultimatum to Anna.
A multi-millionnaire child star is trying to bag a comeback after his return from rehab when his estranged sister turns up with dark family secrets. Meanwhile, an ageing actress is trying to return to the big screen with a remake of her deceased film star mother's movie.
The crew of an American submarine, USS Tiger Shark, sets out on a routine rescue mission. However, soon they start experiencing strange paranormal activities occurring on their journey.
Years after a global conflict leaves United States in disarray, a nameless nomad is forced into the ranks of Holnists, a neo fascist militia that intends to take over the country. On escaping from there, he finds a mail van containing letters, eventually posing to represent the newly restored US government. The news inspires the locals, but frightens the Holnists.
Sabotage is a 2014 American action thriller, which tells the story of a DEA task force, who are being hunted down one by one, after they steal money from a drug raid.
Centuries ago, the knight Gregory imprisoned the malevolent witch Mother Malkin underground. But she has escaped now and Gregory has only a few days to teach his new apprentice, Tom Ward, everything about magic to defeat Malkin. On their way Tom and the witch Alice fall in love with each other, complicating matters.
During the time of the Second World War, a pigeon named Valiant wants to help the Allied Forces as they prepare for the D-Day invasion. Meanwhile, most of the carrier pigeons were being decimated by Von Talon, a German falcon. The Royal Homing Pigeon Corps decides to accept Valiant as part of their team, and sends him on a dangerous mission.