Actress and Director

Lia Williams

  • Nov 26, 1964 (age 55)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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2019
His Dark Materials
TV ShowNov 4, 2019

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series …
His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, for BBC One and HBO, with the latter handling international distribution.
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The Capture
TV ShowSep 3, 2019

The Capture

The Capture is a British mystery crime-drama series created, …
The Capture is a British mystery crime-drama series created, written and directed by Ben Chanan, and starring Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Laura Haddock, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter and Ron Perlman. Set in present-day London, Grainger stars as Detective Inspector Rachel Carey, who is assigned to arrest and charge United Kingdom Special Forces Lance Corporal Shaun Emery (Turner), who is looking to clear his name of a horrific crime supposedly captured by CCTV.
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2018
Kiri
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TV ShowJan 10, 2018

Kiri

A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black …
A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.
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2017
The Foreigner
MovieSep 24, 2017

The Foreigner

The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), …
The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love - his teenage daughter - is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a Irish government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
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C.B. Strike
TV ShowAug 27, 2017

C.B. Strike

Strike is a British television crime drama series based on the …
Strike is a British television crime drama series based on the eponymous detective novels written by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The series was first broadcast on BBC One on 27 August 2017, after receiving an advance premiere at the British Film Institute on 10 August.
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2016
The Crown
TV ShowNov 4, 2016

The Crown

This historical drama chronicles the life of Britain's Queen …
This historical drama chronicles the life of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, from her youth in the 1940s to the present day. Clare Foy portrays the young Elizabeth, who took the throne when she was just 25 years old. The series debuted on Netflix in 2016.
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Distance
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MovieSep 1, 2016

Distance

Three estranged siblings reunite after the death of their father. …
Three estranged siblings reunite after the death of their father. Amidst secrets and recriminations, is there a hope for reconciliation? Starring Lia Williams, Marianne Oldham and Justin Salinger.
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The Truth Commissioner
MovieFeb 1, 2016

The Truth Commissioner

Henry Stanfield is the new …
Henry Stanfield is the new Truth Commissioner in Northern Ireland. Part of his job is to facilitate the peaceful sharing of power in Belfast. However, the investigation into the murder of a teenage boy, who acted as an informer, brings to light more buried secrets than either London or Dublin want to become known, and various people, both at home in Ireland and as far away as America, find out that old sins cast long shadows.
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2014
The Missing
TV ShowNov 15, 2014

The Missing

The Missing is a British anthology drama television series …
The Missing is a British anthology drama television series written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams. It debuted in the UK on BBC One on 28 October 2014, and in the United States on Starz on 15 November 2014. The Missing is an international co-production between the BBC and Starz. The first eight-part series, about the search for a missing boy in France, was directed by Tom Shankland. It stars Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste, the French detective who leads the case, with James Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor as the boy's parents.
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2012
Secret State
TV ShowNov 7, 2012

Secret State

Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring …
Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the relationship between a democratically elected government, the military and big business. The first one-hour part premiered on Channel 4 on Wednesday 7 November 2012, with the other three parts being shown the following Wednesdays.
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2008
Nomination2008

Best Short Film

Nominated for "The Stronger".
BAFTA Award
2007
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
MovieJun 9, 2007

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Too…

When a broken hearted boy …
When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him work on it. The commission takes their relationship to unexpected places as the young client makes greater and more difficult demands of the woodcarver's ability, and as Christmas approaches, the three struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them.
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Snow White: The Sequel
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MovieJan 31, 2007

Snow White: The Sequel

Prince Charming was …
Prince Charming was supposed to live long and happily with Snowwhite after kissing her back to live. However married life doesn't become them, given her lack of domestic skills and his prancing job. Soon each drifts to an affair, only the start of a whole series of perversions of various fairy tale characters' traditional good nature, such as the dwarfs acting as loan shark syndicate. The jealous 'good' fairy takes the cake, as motor of evil twists.
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2006
Lewis
TV ShowJan 29, 2006

Lewis

Lewis is a British television detective drama produced for …
Lewis is a British television detective drama produced for ITV. It is a spin-off from Inspector Morse and, like that series, it is set in Oxford. Kevin Whately reprises his character Robert "Robbie" Lewis, who was Morse's sergeant in the original series. Lewis has now been promoted to detective inspector and is assisted by DS James Hathaway, portrayed by Laurence Fox, who was promoted to inspector before the seventh series. The series also stars Clare Holman as forensic pathologist Dr. Laura Hobson, likewise reprising her role from Inspector Morse and from the seventh season, Angela Griffin as DS Lizzie Maddox.
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2005
Best Actress
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Nomination2005

Best Actress

Nominated for "May 33rd".
British Academy Television Award
2004
Doc Martin
TV ShowSep 2, 2004

Doc Martin

Doc Martin is a British television medical comedy drama …
Doc Martin is a British television medical comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The programme is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, United Kingdom, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn.
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May 33rd
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MovieApr 21, 2004

May 33rd

When Ella visits an osteopath to relieve physical trauma, the …
When Ella visits an osteopath to relieve physical trauma, the therapy triggers a devastating fragmentation of her already fragile personality.
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2003
Sparkling Cyanide
MovieOct 5, 2003

Sparkling Cyanide

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a …
In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.
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2001
Girl from Rio
MovieJun 18, 2001

Girl from Rio

Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a …
Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.
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The King Is Alive
MovieJan 5, 2001

The King Is Alive

When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers …
When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."
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1998
Shot Through the Heart
MovieOct 4, 1998

Shot Through the Heart

The horrors of war are …
The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends, who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to ...
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1997
The Fifth Province
MovieOct 18, 1997

The Fifth Province

Timmy Sugrue is a persecuted guesthouse keeper and …
Timmy Sugrue is a persecuted guesthouse keeper and writer who lives with his mad mother in a very rainy part of the Irish midlands. His only consolation are his visits to Dr. Drudy, a psychiatrist whom he can tell about the love of his life - the President of Ireland. A new motorway puts Timmy's guesthouse off the map. a strange Spanish pilot called marcel comes to visit and create havoc in the guesthouse. Timmy goes to a scriptwriters' conference where only fast, urban and up-beat stories are expected, nothing like Timmy's own story. Uneasy in any of the four provinces of Ireland, he desperately tries to reach the Fifth Province, the province of magic, of passion, of possibility.
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The Uninvited
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TV ShowSep 25, 1997

The Uninvited

The Uninvited is a British television science fiction mini-series, …
The Uninvited is a British television science fiction mini-series, created by Leslie Grantham and written by Peter Bowker, first broadcast on ITV between 25 September and 16 October 1997. The series was co-produced by Zenith Entertainment and Anglia Television.
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Firelight
MovieSep 14, 1997

Firelight

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of …
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ...
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Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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Nomination1997

Best Performance by a Leading Actress i…

Nominated for "Skylight".
Tony Award
Nomination1997

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Skylight".
Drama Desk Award
1996
This Is Not America
MovieSep 10, 1996

This Is Not America

Drug dealer Nathan Butler prides himself on his ability to …
Drug dealer Nathan Butler prides himself on his ability to produce only the purest and best chemical highs. However, someone's been selling pills in the local club scene that have already claimed three lives. Nathan asks for permission from his boss, Mrs Callan, to track down and sort out whoever's responsible.
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Silent Witness
TV ShowFeb 21, 1996

Silent Witness

Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by …
Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, and still on air, the series was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham. He later went on to create the hit series New Tricks, with writer Roy Mitchell.
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Different for Girls
MovieJan 18, 1996

Different for Girls

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the …
Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life. Prentice, on the other hand, has charm but is a social disaster stuck in a dead-end job. His main talent is for getting them both into trouble. Amid the squabbles, they start to fall in love. One night, Kim invites Prentice to a romantic dinner at her flat. Prentice, finding the seduction unexpectedly effective, freaks out. He proceeds to make a public display of both of them and winds up in court. Humiliated and angry, Kim runs away. Only she can save Prentice now, but will true love triumph for a new made woman and an aging punk?
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Nomination1996

Best Actress

Nominated for "Skylight".
Laurence Olivier Award
1993
Dirty Weekend
MovieOct 29, 1993

Dirty Weekend

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella …
Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a...
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Mr. Wroe's Virgins
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TV ShowFeb 24, 1993

Mr. Wroe's Virgins

Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows …
Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 19th century cult leader John Wroe.
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1992
A Touch of Frost
TV ShowDec 6, 1992

A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by …
A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television (later ITV Studios) for ITV from 6 December 1992 until 5 April 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R. D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard Harris.
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Heartbeat
TV ShowApr 10, 1992

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s …
Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios (formerly Yorkshire Television) at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.
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Nomination1992

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Revengers' Comedies".
Laurence Olivier Award
1990
Nightingales
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TV ShowFeb 27, 1990

Nightingales

Nightingales is a British situation comedy set around the …
Nightingales is a British situation comedy set around the antics of three security guards working the night shift. It was written by Paul Makin and produced by Alomo Productions for Channel 4 in 1990.
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1988
Red Dwarf
TV ShowFeb 15, 1988

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise …
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following. To date, eleven full series of the show have aired, plus one "special" miniseries. The most recent, Red Dwarf XII, started airing in October 2017.
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1986
Casualty
TV ShowSep 6, 1986

Casualty

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama …
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on prime time television in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986. The original producer was Geraint Morris.
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Bread
TV ShowMay 1, 1986

Bread

Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, about …
Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, about a close-knit, working-class family in Liverpool, England. It was produced by the BBC and screened on BBC1 from 1 May 1986 to 3 November 1991. In 1988, the ratings for the series peaked at 21 million viewers. Bread is frequently repeated on digital television, and most recently aired on Drama between January and April 2019 and again from 27 November 2019...
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1985
Girls on Top
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TV ShowOct 23, 1985

Girls on Top

Girls on Top is a British ITV sitcom, broadcast in 1985 and 1986, …
Girls on Top is a British ITV sitcom, broadcast in 1985 and 1986, and made by Witzend for the ITV contractor Central Independent Television. It stars Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracey Ullman, and was written by French, Saunders, and Wax with additional material from Ullman. Despite a poor critical reception, the series was a ratings success.
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Happy Families
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TV ShowOct 17, 1985

Happy Families

Happy Families is a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton …
Happy Families is a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton which was a BBC series first broadcast in 1985. It recounts the tale of the dysfunctional Fuddle family. It stars Jennifer Saunders as Granny Fuddle, Dawn French as the Cook and Adrian Edmondson as her imbecilic grandson Guy.
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1984
Annika
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TV ShowAug 10, 1984

Annika

Annika is a three-part mini-series written and produced by …
Annika is a three-part mini-series written and produced by Colin Nutley and Sven-Gösta Holst and televised in 1984. It tells the story of a romance between Pete, an eighteen year old Isle of Wight deck chair attendant (played by Jesse Birdsall) and a Swedish foreign language student, the titular Annika (played by Christina Rignér).
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1983
No Place Like Home
TV ShowDec 13, 1983

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home was a BBC situation comedy series, …
No Place Like Home was a BBC situation comedy series, written by Jon Watkins and starred William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood as Arthur and Beryl Crabtree, a middle-aged couple who plan for a quiet life once their children have left home. Sadly, it is not to be.
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1982
The Comic Strip
TV ShowNov 2, 1982

The Comic Strip

The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came …
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as a pioneering example of the alternative comedy scene. The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle, with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane, Lanah P and others.
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1975
Arena
TV ShowOct 1, 1975

Arena

Arena is a British television documentary series, made …
Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC since 1 October 1975. Voted by TV executives in Broadcast magazine as one of the top 50 most influential programmes of all time, it has produced over six hundred episodes directed by, among others, Frederick Baker, Jana Boková, Jonathan Demme, Nigel Finch, Mary Harron, Vikram Jayanti, Vivian Kubrick, Paul Lee, Adam Low, Bernard MacMahon, James Marsh, Leslie Megahey, Volker Schlondorff, Martin Scorsese, Julian Temple, Anthony Wall, Leslie Woodhead, and Alan Yentob.
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1964
Lia Williams
BirthNovember 1964

Lia Williams

Lia Williams was born.
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