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Lia Williams BIO

Broadway: Skylight (Tony Nomination). National Theatre: Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse, Mappa Mundi, Skylight (Olivier Nomination). Other theatre: As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); Absurd Person Singular; The Revengers' Comedies (awarded Most Promising Newcomer by The Critics' Circle and nominated for Best Comedy Performance 1992 SWET Awards); The Homecoming; God of Carnage; The Lady from the Sea; Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Daisy Pulls it Off (Globe); Body Language (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); King Lear and Oleanna (Royal Court, the latter also at the Duke of York's); The Lover; The Collection; Celebration; The Room; Outside Broadcast (Birmingham Rep); Spotted Dick (Palace Watford); She Stoops to Conquer (Leeds Playhouse). Recent TV: "Doc Martin," "Miss Marple," "A Touch of Frost," "The Last Detective," "May 33rd," "Sparkling Cyanide Happy Families," "Girls on Top," "No Place Like Home," "The Yob," "Les Girls," "Filthy Lucre," "Bread," "Casualty," "Shrinks," "Nightingales," "Mr Wroe's Virgins," "Seaforth," "Annika," "Flowers of the Forest," "The Uninvited," "Dirty Weekend," "A Shot Through the Heart," "Imogen's Face," "Bad Blood," "The Russian Bride" (FIPA Award), "The Lives of Animals," "Silent Witness." Films: Dirty Weekend, The Fifth Province, Firelight, Different for Girls, The King is Alive, Girl from Rio, Jonathan Toomey.

Lia Williams Photos


[West End]

Park Avenue Armory Off-Broadway Revival, 2022

Park Avenue Armory Off-Broadway Production, 2022

[West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Hannah Jelkes

Donmar Warehouse Production, 2018
Jean Brodie

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2018
Elizabeth I (Alternate)

Mary Stuart (Alternate)

[West End]
Almeida West End Transfer Production, 2015

[West End]


Broadway Revival, 2011
Hannah Jarvis

Kyra Hollis

Lia Williams Productions

[West End, 2018]

Lia Williams Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actress

Lia WilliamsOresteia

Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actress

Lia WilliamsOrestia

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Lia Williams, Skylight

Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Lia Williams, Skylight

Lia Williams News

Review: ALMA MATER, Almeida Theatre

Alma Mater is the byproduct of fourth-wave feminism, with faint echoes of David Mamet’s Oleanna flipped on its head and delivered with a sleight of hand. Polly Findlay is back at the Almeida to direct Kendall Feaver’s world premiere, which finally officially opens after a troubled start. The withdrawal of Lia Williams, who was initially due to take on Jo, doesn’t seem to hinder this unforgiving production, with Justine Mitchell taking over with an assured stance.
Lia Williams Departs ALMA MATER at the Almeida Theatre

BroadwayWorld has learned that Lia Williams has withdrawn from Alma Mater at the Almeida Theatre, due to ill health. The role will now be played by Justine Mitchell.
Full Cast Set For ALMA MATER at the Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for Polly Findlay's production of Kendall Feaver's Alma Mater. The full cast includes Nathalie Armin, Phoebe Campbell, Liv Hill, Liam Lau-Fernandez, Nathaniel Parker, Lia Williams and Susannah Wise.
The Almeida Launches 2024 Season, Including THE COMEUPPANCE, ALMA MATER, and More

The Almeida Theatre has announced a new season for 2024! Learn more about highlights from the season here!
Further Casting Confirmed for Noël Coward's THE VORTEX at Chichester Festival Theatre

Further casting has been confirmed for Noël Coward’s The Vortex, the opening production of Festival 2023 at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing from 28 April – 20 May.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Sondheim's ASSASSINS Announced as Part of the New Chichester Festival Theatre Season

Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2023 – the final season programmed by outgoing Artistic Director Daniel Evans – has been announced by Daniel and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.
Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the UK premiere of David French's classic Salt-Water Moon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 (Press Nights: Thursday, 5 January 2023 and Friday, 6 January 2023 at 7.30pm). It's a splendid moon-filled night in Coley's Point in 1926.
VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE CAPTURE Season Two Trailer

Peacock has shared the trailer for season two of The Capture. The cast includes Holliday Grainger, Paapa Essiedu, Indira Varma, Andy Nyman, Ron Perlman, Rob Yang, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Cavan Clerkin, Ginny Holder, and Nigel Lindsay. Watch the new video trailer for the upcoming season now!
Review Roundup: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Starring Simon Russell Beale

What did the critics think of Lucinda Coxon's new version of John Gabriel Borkman, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Nicholas Hytner?
Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, Bridge Theatre

Simon Russell Beale takes on the disgraced mogul, Nicholas Hytner directs. Anna Fleischle designs the show. It’s a winning team, but the piece leaves the audience as cold as a Norwegian winter.
How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!
Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre

John Gabriel Borkman had its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022, with opening night on 29 September 2022 and the final performance will take place on 26 November 2022. Check out photos here!
Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre

​​​​​​​Joining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.
Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 
Robert Icke's HAMLET and ORESTEIA Come to Park Avenue Armory in June

From June through August, Park Avenue Armory will present the North American premieres of Robert Icke's award-winning modern adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Aeschylus’ Oresteia, performed in repertory in the grand Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!
BWW Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE, Chichester Festival Theatre

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable, is a court room built to question your understanding of integrity. Chichester Festival Theatre's offering is equally sharp and profound, echoing the vast ambiguity and loss of faith hidden within a pursuit of righteousness.
Park Avenue Armory Announces 2022 Season

Park Avenue Armory announced today its programming for the coming year, returning with a robust 2022 season of multidisciplinary productions and installations-–including new commissions, and world and North American premieres-–that offer bold visions for our future and timely reexaminations of our past.
ATG Summer Party in Aid of Sam Mendes and His Theatre Artists Fund Raises £90,000

Mark Cornell and Sienna Miller presented the Ambassador Theatre Group's (ATG) Summer Party at Kensington Palace Gardens in support of Sam Mendes and his Theatre Artists Fund (TAF) with an auction hosted by Lord Harry Dalmeny, Chairman of Sotheby's.
VIDEO: On This Day, December 11- IN TRANSIT Opens On Broadway

On this day in 2016, IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall opened at Circle in the Square Theatre.


How many Broadway shows has Lia Williams been in?

Lia Williams has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lia Williams been in?

Lia Williams has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Lia Williams's first West End show?

Lia Williams's first West End show was Old Times which opened in 2013

What awards has Lia Williams been nominated for?

Lia Williams has been nominated for several awards, including Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her role in Oresteia, Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards for Oresteia, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for Skylight, and Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Skylight.

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