Welcome to Olivia Cooke Central, your newest fansite dedicated to Olivia Cooke. We provide you with all the latest news, photos, medias, and much more on Olivia. You may recognize Olivia from the television series Bates Motel or from the films The Quiet Ones, The Signal, Ouija, Me And Earl And the Dying Girl. Check out the site and please come back soon!
September 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

2 scans from Marie Claire October 2015 issue have been added to the gallery

September 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

YOU – The talented 21-year-old actress from Oldham is a tragi-comic tour de force in the highly acclaimed new comedy drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Who is she? Still only 21, this talented young actress from Oldham has quietly been making a name for herself. After impressing as a traumatised girl alongside Sam Claflin in last year’s horror flick The Quiet Ones, she now plays the female lead in highly acclaimed new comedy drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. TV fans will also recognise her from dark drama series Bates Motel, with Freddie Highmore.

Big break Me and Earl was a sensation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, scooping both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Olivia plays Rachel, an American teenager with leukaemia who forms an unlikely friendship with two boys from her school. The film is quirky, funny and moving – think a platonic The Fault in our Stars meets (500) Days of Summer.

The groundwork Olivia researched her role rigorously, meeting with a teenage cancer patient and doctors. ‘I didn’t ever want Rachel to be seen as a victim or a tragic character – I wanted her to be this beacon of strength and heart,’ she says. ‘But at the same time I did want her illness to be realistic.’ Shaving her head, she says, ‘was the best thing I did to get into the character. I thought it would be really disrespectful, because the movie’s so honest, if you saw me wearing this big, bulky bald cap.’

Fast fact Aged 17, she got a piggyback from Harry Styles in a One Direction tour video, making her the envy of teenage girls everywhere – except perhaps her own mates: ‘None of them likes their music, so I think it was more embarrassing than it was cool…’

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is in cinemas now

September 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

HOLLYWOOD REPORTERWarner Bros. and Village Roadshow are behind the movie, which adapts the best-selling sci-fi novel by Ernie Cline.

Olivia Cooke, who starred in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, has nabbed the female lead in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and is in negotiations.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are behind the movie, which adapts the best-selling sci-fi novel by Ernie Cline, and is in the thick of searching for its stars.

The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.

Spielberg has been reading actors in Los Angeles and New York with the hope of finding both the male and female leads at the same time. That hasn’t happened and the hunt for the male continues, though Cooke rose to the top after tests that included Elle Fanning and Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Gone Girl).

If a deal is made, Cooke would play the teen’s love interest and competitor, a Canadian blogger named Sam whose name in the virtual world is Art3mis.

Warners had no comment, and calls to Cooke’s representatives, Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment, were not immediately returned.

Spielberg is producing with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.

The role is major breakthrough for Cooke, a rising talent who’s been working mostly in the indie world, while also appearing on A&E’s Bates Motel. She received a big career boost with Dying Girl, the indie that won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was picked up Fox Searchlight.

While the movie wasn’t the hit the studio hoped for, it lifted Cooke’s profile as one of the key actresses of the new generation. Not only did it put her into contention for Spielberg’s latest tentpole, but her name has surfaced as being on the shortlist for one of the Star Wars movies.

September 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

Olivia is currently in New York and she attended the US Open Tennis Championships with her co-star Christopher Abbott on September 7, 2015. I have added 7 HQ pictures to the gallery:

September 07, 2015 • 0 Comments

Her stories make you laugh and her rooted-in-reality performances make you cry. Meet Oldham’s finest, actress of the moment Olivia Cooke…

ASOS – When it comes to choosing film roles, actress Olivia Cooke has two rules. 1) ‘Would I actually want to watch this?’ 2) ‘Is this a well thought out character?’ Answer no to either and Olivia’s out. ‘I don’t want to be hanging out alone while the boys get all the cool stunts,’ she explains. ‘I’d go crazy. I need a challenge.’

This year, many women have echoed her manifesto with Rose McGowan calling out sexism in auditions, Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech rallying for equal pay for women and Emma Thompson mocking ‘roles that involve saying to a man, “Please don’t go and do that brave thing. Don’t! No, no, no!”’
The difference is, Olivia is 21. She isn’t a household name and she hasn’t experienced decades of inequality, but what she’s saying, in her Oldham accent and through a butter-wouldn’t-melt smile, is “Don’t mess with me.”

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