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2013 September -  Olivia is about to begin rehearsals for "Wolf Hall" and "Bring up the Bodies" at the RSC, directed by Jeremy Herrin.  Olivia will be playing Mary Boleyn, Lizzie Cromwell and Mary Shelton.  Performance in Stratford Upon Avon begin in December.

http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/wolf-hall/

2013 May - Olivia is starting rehearsals for "Pride and Prejudice" at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.  Directed by Deborah Bruce, Olivia will be playing Elizabeth Bennett's best friend Charlotte Lucas.

http://openairtheatre.com/production/pride-and-prejudice 

2013 March - Olivia recorded "Lost in Mexico" directed by John Dryden.  The drama for Radio 4 was recorded on location in Mexico City.  She played the leading role of Rachel alongside Lucy May Barker playing Sally.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-03-25/lost-in-mexico-how-recording-a-radio-drama-abroad-became-a-travelogue-of-the-capital

2012 November - You can view Olivia's showreel on the Curtis Brown Website 

http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/olivia-darnley//videos/

2012 November - Olivia is continuing to record several voices for ZuboxTV including the voice of Mandy! The Holly Willoughby of Zubox...

http://www.youtube.com/user/zuboxtv?feature=results_main/

2012 May - Olivia is appearing in the world premiere of Hugh Whitemore's A Marvellous Year for Plums at Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Phllip Franks

http://www.cft.org.uk/a-marvellous-year-for-plums

2012 March - A Daily Mail article about Titanic includes a mention and picture of Olivia as her character Bessie Allison

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2108668/Titanic-mini-series-Downton-Abbey-sea-Julian-Fellowes-heart-rendering-tragedy.html

2012 March - Titanic is launched http://www.itv.com/daybreak/entertainment/tv/thecastoftitanic/

2012 - Titanic will be aired on ITV in the UK on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of April to mark the 100th anniversary

2012 - Accolade wins Best Production, Blanche McIntyre wins Best Director for Accolade and Aden Gillet wins Best Actor at the Offies, Off West End awards

2011 December - Accolade gets a great mention in Variety's round up of UK theatre in 2011

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047982

2011 December - "Titanic" trailer is aired on Christmas day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnKihv4-UV8&feature=player_embedded#!

2011 December - Accolade named in The Spectator's top ten plays of 2011

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts-and-culture/night-and-day/7490698/the-top-ten-plays-of-2011.thtml 

2011 December - Accolade named as Time Out's best fringe show of 2011

http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/2077/the-best-of-2011-theatre

2011 October - Reviews are in for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg


Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
'If the casting of Margolyes is a stroke of genius, though, it's only the first of many 
in a flawless and sometimes brilliant production.'


http://joycemcmillan.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/a-day-in-the-death-of-joe-egg-one-man-two-guvnors-dirty-dancing/



Robert Dawson Scott, The Times
'Philip Breen's supple, fluent direction and Jupp and Tansey will break your heart.'
 

Mark Fisher, The Guardian
'It gets funnier as it gets bleaker'
 

Neil Cooper, The Herald
'Breen's production flits between music-hall archness and gut-wrenching seriousness'
 
Mark Brown, The Sunday Herald
'Universally excellent...Breen has a strong sense of the vaudevillian'
 

Scott Purvis, What's on Stage
'Director Phillip Breen has brought together some incredibly sharp wits...'


http://www.whatsonstage.com/reviews/theatre/scotland/E8831319310022/A+Day+in+the+Death+of+Joe+Egg.html


Gareth K Vile, The Stage
'Phillip Breen's direction allows the whole cast to shine'


http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/33977/a-day-in-the-death-of-joe-egg 

2011 October - Olivia opens in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Citizens Theatre http://citz.co.uk/whatson/info/a_day_in_the_death_of_joe_egg/ 

You can see a trailer for the show here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdbquEoH2G0

2011 August - Olivia will be playing Pam in Phillip Breen's production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols.  The production opens on 19th October 2011 and runs till November 12th.  Olivia joins Miriam Margolyes and Miles Jupp who are playing Grace and Brian

2011 June and July - Olivia spent a month at Stern Studios in Budapest filming TITANIC, written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Jon Jones for ITV.  The 4 part mini series will air in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship sinking, and has been pre-sold to 15 countries

2011 February - Accolade is now sold out at the Finborough Theatre for the entire run!  All reviews have been 4 or 5 stars

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/feb/04/accolade-review-finborough-theatre

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/greenland-nt-lyttelton-londonbrless-than-kind-jermyn-street-londonbraccolade-finborough-london-2205533.html

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/31191/accolade

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/review-23920944-accolade-is-a-fascinating-piece-of-theatrical-archaeology.do

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117944503

http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3028:accolade-finborough-theatre&Itemid=27

http://www.curtainup.com/accoladelon.html

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/accolade-rev.htm

http://www.musicomh.com/theatre/lon_accolade_0211.htm

2011 January - Olivia is rehearsing for the role of Phyllis in "Accolade" at the Finborough Theatre,directed by Blanche McIntyre.  From 1st - 26th February

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productionsaccolade.htm

2010 June - All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue is selling out and has been extended until October 2nd 2010

2010 May to September - Olivia is appearing as Lydia in "All My Sons" at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

www.allmysonswestend.com

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/may/28/all-my-sons-michael-billington

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/7777099/All-My-Sons-at-the-Apollo-Theatre-review.html

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article7137391.ece

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/all-my-sons-apollo-shaftesbury-london-1987387.html

http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/event/167840/all-my-sons

http://www.theatreworldinternetmagazine.com/theatreworld/west.htm

 

2009 December -  Reviews for Artist Descending a Staircase

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/artist-descending-a-staircase-old-red-lion-london-1839714.html

http://www.whatsonstage.com/reviews/theatre/london/E8831260099217/Artist+Descending+a+Staircase.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/dec/07/artist-descending-a-staircase-review

 http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/artistdescending-rev.htm

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article6945023.ece

2009 November/December - Olivia is rehearsing for Tom Stoppard's "Artist Descending a Staircase" at the Old Red Lion Theatre, directed by Michael Gieleta.  Olivia is playing Sophie

2009 August/September - Olivia is currently filming "Miss Marple, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side", she is playing Cherry, Miss Marple's maid.

2009 May - Olivia took part in the public reading of Wallace Shawn's "The Hotel Play" directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins at the Royal Court Theatre.  This was a historic event as 65 actors were involved - the largest company ever to perform on the stage in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs!

2009 Olivia is appearing in Green Grass at the Union Theatre in Southwark until March 28th.  The show has had good reviews including a 4* review in Time Out http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/event/133589/green-grass.html

2009 January - Commercial - Olivia is currently appearing in the new series of Army Jobs Adverts, "Office"
You can download the "Office" advert by clicking here

2008   May - Screen - Olivia has just completed filming for BBC "Doctors" episode 83 'Observation' playing TDC Cassie Hoult, Director - Piotr Szkopiak.  This episode is due to air on September 3rd 2008

2008   April - Screen - Olivia appeared in Hughie Green, Most Sincerely opposite Trevor Eve on BBC4

2008   April - Voiceover - Olivia recorded the part of Nicky for a Sky interactive training course  "Keeping Sky on the Ball - Competition Law Compliance"

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