Olivia Williams

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The Father review – Hopkins a wordy Oscar winner
Academy winner Anthony Hopkins tackles the script’s verbosity with aplomb but this study of dementia remains somewhat stagey

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

13, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Father review – Anthony Hopkins superb in unbearably heartbreaking film
Hopkins gives a moving, Oscar-winning turn as a man with dementia in a film full of intelligent performances, disorienting time slips and powerful theatrical effects

Peter Bradshaw

10, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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An inspiring Bristol Old Vic drama teacher who had a way with words | Letter
Letter: Marcia Wheeler fondly recalls the sharp wit of Rudi Shelley


13, May, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Olivia Williams: ‘I’ve been close enough to stardom to see how horrifying it is’
As she prepares to star in The Nevers, an eerie TV drama about supernatural Victorian women, the actor talks about fame, cancer – and squaring up to Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense

Zoe Williams

11, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the US: No 5 – The Father
Anthony Hopkins gives the performance of his career as a man losing his grip on reality in a devastating and ingeniously realised drama about dementia

Benjamin Lee

14, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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15 Heroines review – a triumphant revoicing of Ovid
The aggrieved women of the poet’s Heroides speak loud and clear in 15 bristling new monologues

Susannah Clapp

15, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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The Father review – Anthony Hopkins drives devastating dementia drama
A brutal, trippy portrait of what it must feel like to lose your grip on reality boasts an Oscar-worthy performance

Benjamin Lee in Park City

28, Jan, 2020 @1:52 AM

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Olivia Williams on Hollywood inequality: 'Nobody, until now, gave a damn'
The star of stage and screen talks about her latest role in sci-fi espionage series Counterpart, avoiding ‘thankless wife’ roles and her ‘Benny Hill’ experience with Harvey Weinstein

Interview by Benjamin Lee

16, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Girl from the North Country; Mosquitoes; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review – bringing it all back home
Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs, Olivias Colman and Williams ignite Lucy Kirkwood’s new play, and Sienna Miller’s Cat fails to sizzle

Susannah Clapp

30, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Mosquitoes review – sparring sisters collide in Lucy Kirkwood's science stormer
Olivias Williams and Colman give a spellbinding account of sibling strife in this wonderfully ambitious play set during the Higgs boson breakthrough

Michael Billington

26, Jul, 2017 @3:06 PM

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Summer 2017's essential theatre: from the rise of Murdoch's Sun to Dylan's dustbowl blues
The Kids Company inquiry becomes a musical, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams star as sisters, Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell hit the roof and rhinoceroses rampage through Edinburgh

Michael Billington

16, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Harley Granville Barker's 116-year-old Agnes Colander is finally brought to life
A previously unperformed 1900 play about a proto-feminist painter has received a rehearsed reading at the National Theatre. Is a full revival now in order?

Mark Lawson

19, Jan, 2016 @2:07 PM

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