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Monday 19 March 2018

Olivia: Polanksi is hard to please

Olivia Williams says Roman Polanski was hard to please
Olivia Williams says Roman Polanski was hard to please

Olivia Williams has said is was an "honour" working with director Roman Polanski, but revealed he was "hard to please".

The star of An Education appears alongside Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall and Ewan McGregor in The Ghost from the legendary director, currently on house arrest in Switzerland while fighting extradition to the US where he is due to be sentenced on his 32-year-old sex case.

Olivia said: "It's extraordinary to work for a man who works like that - he's an absolute perfectionist and a meticulous director and it was an honour but very very tricky at times, it's hard to please him."

She added: "How I feel about his present situation is not something I choose to comment on."

The 41-year-old actress was attending the London Critics' Circle Awards in London where An Education was nominated for several gongs, one of which went to co-star Carey Mulligan for Best British Actress.

Olivia revealed awards season was a good time to catch up with the cast.

She said: "It's a strange thing that when you're doing press for a movie you spend more time chatting to the cast. When you're working you're quite concentrated on what you're doing, whereas this is pure chit-chat."

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