Judith Williams

ACTOR | SINGER | THEATRE MAKER | CELEBRANT

ACTOR

Judith has worked professionally in film, theatre and television since 1996.  She secured representation with her first agent on leaving high school. Judith trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London on their Post-Graduate Musical Theatre course graduating with honours in 2015. 

film and TV


JUDITH has performed in award winning film and television. Her first film role was in Peter Mullans ORPHANS [winner of 9 International Awards].

Her TV credits include: THE BOOK GROUP by Annie Griffen, she played Claire in the much loved HIGHTIMES [both winners of Scottish BAFTA Best Drama]. Judith has had stints in Scottish Classics TAGGART and RIVERCITY. She also played Didi in HEARTBEAT.  

Short films: Andy Goddard's KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER and Linder Sterlings DARKTOWN CAKEWALK film by Tim Walker for Frieze.

Theatre


Judith's debut professional performance was at Tramway in Raindog's HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA in 1996. 

Since then Judith has performed extensively in Scottish Theatre and beyond. Judith played the title/solo role in ORLANDO with Cryptic touring to Montclair, New Jersey and Puelba, Mexico.

Judith has toured work with Giant as The Songbird in THE SONGBIRD and with Curious Seed in PUSH. Created and performed in VENUS LABYRINTH at the Arches with Cantible 2 and Conflux. She performed in GRANDAD AND ME, RED SHOES and THE WORLD OF JUDY TWO SHOES with her company The Letter J. 

Judith had a two year stint at Dundee Rep playing multiple roles in PEER GYNT [CATS Best Production - Dundee Rep | NTS | Barbican], Margaret in SUNSHINE OF LEITH [TMA Best Musical - Original Cast at Dundee Rep] and Nell Gwynne in PLAYHOUSE CREATURES [Dundee Rep]. 


reviews

The complex text is beautifully adapted into an abstract show that allows Judith Williams to display all her talent. And trust me, she has talent to sell. Her strong scenic presence keeps the eyes of the audience glued on her throughout.
— The Skinny
… a stunning rendition of Orlando – a true triumph . . . Dymanic on-stage delivery . . . from the first moment . . . a Fringe experience set apart from the rest.
— Fest
Judith Williams impresses with a witty and vulnerable performance . . . Orlando proclaims her aloneness, but with so gloriously multifarious a performance, we need not ask for anything more.
— Three Weeks
Judith Williams puts in a fine solo performance as Orlando, mastering the multiple transformations with ease.
— Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Judith Williams excels as the cheery, foul-mouthed, impetuous Nell Gwynne.
— Evening Telegraph
Judith Williams, plumed in a vibrant feathery costume…is utterly engaging as the doomed exotic bird…Vocally, she has the trilling sweetness that soothes the ear yet – and her body language reinforces this with a wealth of astute detail.
— Mary Brennan, Herald
Through 11 distinct and beautiful songs, the story tells of a lovely, vulnerable songbird, exquisitely played and sung by Judith Williams.
— Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman