Olivia Williams is a British actress who has appeared in British and American films and television.
This week Cariad talks to actress Olivia Williams (Sixth Sense, Dolls House, An Education) about her Dad who died six years ago. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and Olivia was recently diagnosed with a cancer in her pancreas. Although her cancer wasn't officially pancreatic cancer, there are so few survivors of PC that Pancreatic Cancer UK have asked her to talk about her experience to raise awareness of the disease. As ever they talk grief, morgues + Bonne Maman jars.Demand Survival Now is PCUK's new campaign for pancreatic cancer awareness month, if you head to www.demandsurvivalnow.org.uk you can sign and spread the word on social media. Despite huge progress in the diagnosis and treatment in recent decades, pancreatic cancer remains the deadliest common cancer. It is 8 times more deadly than other common cancers like prostate, breast or bowel cancer. There are no screening programmes or early detection tests and vague symptoms – such as back pain, indigestion or weight loss – mean tragically pancreatic cancer is detected too late to save lives. 1 in 4 people die within a month of diagnosis. We need Governments to recognise pancreatic cancer as an emergency and act, if we are to transform survival. You can follow the Griefcast on twitter and instagram @thegriefcast.Griefcast won Gold (always believe in your soul) in Best Entertainment, Best Interview + also Podcast of the Year 2018 at the British Podcast Awards and Best Podcast at the ARIA's. It is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In a festive special episode, the actor Olivia Williams reads 'I Heard it on Classic FN', a new short story by Ali Smith, author of the novels How To Be Both, Autumn and Winter. The story was commissioned by FT Weekend; you can read it at ft.com/books. Everything Else returns in January."Maybe because they could hear the Beach Boys greatest hits playlist. We were playing it because Bel had insisted. It's not winter. It's summer.  It was winter, obviously. But all through Christmas she'd been playing the new game she'd invented, which she called Classic FN. (The F and the N stood for the words fake and news.) You played this game simply by claiming that something that was true wasn't true. You said the false thing as if it was true, then you added the words I heard it on Classic FN, or just said Classic FN at the end of whatever your statement was, like that fashion that people had of adding the word not after something they'd said. I'm so looking forward to spending all of Christmas with you. Not."  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With Francine Stock. British actress Olivia Williams discusses her experiences of Hollywood and why the Tinsel Town satire Maps To The Stars is all too real. An investigation into why Italian cinema was so coy about the mafia until fairly recently. Polish director reveals why he returned to his homeland for his post-war drama Ida and how a black-and-white movie in a foreign language about a novice nun turned out to be his biggest hit. Location manager Sue Quinn explains how she managed to get a military helicopter to land in Trafalgar Square at the personal request of Tom Cruise.
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Jul 26th, 1968
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2 hours, 8 minutes
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