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Lia Williams trained at the Arts Educational School in Hertfordshire and then the London Studio Centre. She also gained much experience in Amateur Theatre in Surrey where she met her first husband. After graduating, Williams worked a season at Paco Borau's Benidorm Palace as a show-girl to gain her Equity Membership. She made her stage debut understudying in the comedy, Daisy Pulls it Off at Southampton's Nuffield Theatre, which moved to London's Gielgud Theatre in 1983 where she graduated to a leading role. An accomplished stage actress, Williams’s breakthrough performance came in 1991 when she was awarded the London Critics Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award for her performance in The Revengers' Comedies. In 1993, she created the role of Carol in the London production of David Mamet's Oleanna. In 1997, Williams appeared in London's West End and on Broadway in David Hare's Skylight. Her performance earned her a Best Actress Tony Award nomination. In 2001, Williams appeared again in the West End and on Broadway in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming.
Appearances on CUNY TV
ATW's Working in the Theatre
- Passion and Compassion: Actors 2011
June 5, 2011