Fact File Michelle Williams

Ten Things you never knew about the former Dawson’s Creek babe.

In a complete departure from her previous feature, the Bridget Jones director Sharon Maguire takes on Chris Cleave’s acclaimed novel “Incendiary”. The story chronicles one woman’s life and the way it is utterly transformed in the course of a single afternoon. What might have been just a momentary tryst with a sexy journalist (Ewan MacGregor) who lives across the road is forever changed by the broadcast of the terrorist explosion and her flash of realization that her husband and son, who are attending the match, are probably victims. While she tries to deal with her guilt and despair, her life unravels even further as she seeks answers and a degree of consolation and discovers new relationships in a world turned upside down, one that both reveals and covers up the truth about the day’s events. An exceptionally powerful story with an important message, actress Michelle William’s stands out – delivering a riveting performance as the young mother. But what do you know about the former Dawson’s Creek babe?


Movies.ie presents ten things you never knew about Michelle Williams:



(1)Williams was legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15.

(2)She wrote a script called “Don’t Blink”. While the script sold it was never mind into a feature.

(3)Dated Bright Eyes musican Conor Oberst – many of the tracks on their album are said to be about her.

(4)At 16 won the Robbins Trading Company World Cup Championship of Futures Trading by turning $10,000 into $100,000. It is the second highest profit in the tournaments history.

(5)She was roommates with Christina Ricci whilst filming Prozac Nation (2001) with her.

(6)Was one of ELLEgirl’s 25 Favourite Hot, Young, Talented New Stars (2003)

(7) Michelle and her former fiancé, the late Heath Ledger, had a girl, Matilda Rose, on October 28, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York.



(8)The godfather of her daughter Matilda is Jake Gyllenhaal. The godmother of her daughter, Matilda, is actress, Busy Philipps.

(9) Her father, Larry is a former Republican candidate for Montana State Senate.

(10)She was the first cast-member of “Dawson’s Creek” (1998) to receive an Oscar-nomination (for her role in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain).

See Michelle Williams in Incendiary – in Irish cinemas from Friday, October 24th (check out the trailer below)