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Old 09-28-2012, 03:37 AM
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Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #21: Because we're excited to see Olivia in her new badass leather jacket!

Anna Torv | Olivia Dunham


Name – Anna Torv
Date of Birth – June 1979
Place of Birth – Melbourne
Hair Color – Currently blonde
Eye Color – Green
Height – 5’ 8’’ (1.73 m)
Education – Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 2001.

001 – She is of Estonian descent on her father’s side, and of Scottish descent on her mother’s.
002 - Was raised by her mother, Susan, who has her own company that makes hats, shirts and accessories.
003 - Has a younger brother, Dylan.
004 - Has been estranged from her father, Hans Torv, since the age of 8.
005 - Married her Fringe costar, Mark Valley, in a small, private ceremony in December 2008.
006 - Was married to Fringe co-star, Mark Valley.
007 – Graduated from Benowa State High School (1996)
008 - Grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Went to Sydney at 17.
009 - Enjoys horseback riding, surfing, swimming and hiking.
010 - Attended the University of South Wales.
011 - Voiced and played Nariko for Playstation 3′s ‘Heavenly Sword.
012 - Was chosen for the role of Olivia Dunham 3 days before shooting commenced.
She was camping in the Outback at the time, so the producers at Bad Robot could not get in contact with her.
Anna got to a gas station just in time to sign and fax the contract back to the porducers in LA and started working 3 days later.
013 - Won Saturn Award for Best Actress in Television for Fringe.
014 –Aside from a contract as part of J.J. Abrams’ series Fringe, FOX has offered Anna a two-picture deal

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“They freaked out when I had to do some of the driving though, because I’m from Australia
and we drive on the other side of the street. Josh [Joshua Jackson]
is a little bit scared as I’m looking over the wrong shoulder reversing back.”

(about her character on Fringe) “She’s ridiculously focused and ridiculously determined.
She’s living in a man’s world, and it’s quite fun to not be constantly playing
the love interest. That’s what you get a lot of the time; you’re playing these
flirtatious scenes or you’re going on dates or you’re dressed up.
I love that she’s practical. She wears suits, and she doesn’t wear lipstick;
she just does her job.”

('this' referring to Fringe) As far as the paranormal, I'm a bit of a squib myself.
All the gross stuff, I didn't have any interest in prior to this."

"We’ll just keep going, each season,
we just keep discovering more and more Olivias,
and they just keep getting more and more different
until I end up playing this southern belle who reads palms."

"I haven’t really had the chance to play the alternate Olivia properly for herself.
It’s been our Olivia thinking that she was the alternate Olivia.
And then the alternate Olivia pretending to be our Olivia.
So, it’s been a little bit tough to work that line. What I found interesting
is that how clearly I am now seeing Olivia.
I don’t think you get those opportunities where you actually get
to step back and look at a character with a different
perspective while playing the other."

I've found in my life that the parts that you're right for are the parts that you get.
It's really usually quite easy because you're kind of right."

“I don’t feel like I’ve hit my stride. So I wonder what the moment will be
when I get to be who I want to be.”

“I don’t find guys nervous around me. But maybe guys don’t talkto me
if they’re nervous.”

“I’m terrible at practical jokes. I do them too well, so they’re not funny.
I end up saying, “Oh, no, I’m joking, I’m joking… .”

“They say Australians get that ten-yard stare. It comes from the land
and the horizon. You can see all around you for as far as you can see.
So you just stare. I do it all the time.”

“A friend of mine says his two favorite artists are Picasso and Rembrandt.
Picasso because he paints the beautiful in such an ugly fashion.
And Rembrandt because he paints the ugly so beautifully.”


The Pacific (2010) – Virginia Grey
Fringe (2008 - ?) – Olivia Dunham
Mistresses (2008) – Alex
The Secret Life of Us (2004 – 2005) – Nikki Martel
McLeod’s Daughters (2004) – Jasmine McLeod
Young Lions (2002) – Nina Nedov


Frankenstein (2007) – ITU Nurse
The Book of Revelation (2006) – Bridget
Travelling Light (203) – Debra Fowler
White Collar Blue (2002) – Neighbour


The Cherry Orchard (Sydney Theatre Company) (2006) - Anya
Hamlet (2003) – Ophelia

Movie Games

Heavenly Sword (2007) - Nariko

Jay Leno
Tonight Show Backstage
Craig Ferguson
Tavis Smiley
Jimmy Kimmel
Regis & Kelly
Harper’s Bazaar
Mark T Beauty
Oxfam Unwrapp 2010
Oxfam Collection
Oxfam Unwrapp 2011
Can I Give You a Ticket?



Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #1 ~ Because she is our new Sydney Bristow!
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #2 ~ "She really has a unique look and is incredibly talented and a wonderful person."
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #3: She's the sexiest FBI agent on TV!
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #4: The parallel universe has nothing on her.
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #5: Because "we just love her Australian stare!"
Anna Torv /Olivia Dunham #6: "Because Anna is going to blow us away this season."
AnnaTorv/Olivia Dunahm #7: "You're a good person, one of the few I know." ~ Sam Weiss
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #8: Because when it comes to saving the world she doesn't fail.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #9 - Because no matter the hair color or style, you can still get Dunhamed.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #10 - Because "she is a real gift to the acting community."
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #11 - Because "she's Torv de Force ."
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #12 - Because "Olivia is a hero. She'll conquer all."
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #13 - We have looked at all possible futures, the result is the same. Olivia has to live.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #14: She’s driven, she's very stubborn. She doesn't like to lose, she sees the best in people.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #15:Because everyone knows, she has always been the strongest.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #16: Because she's still that little girl, but she's not alone anymore.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #17: Because we aren't ready to say goodbye to Olivia.
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #18 - Because "you came to us as a stranger, but you will always be our Liv"
Anna Torv / Olivia Dunham #19 - Because we've always know how extraordinary and special she is.
Anna Torv/Olivia Dunham #20: We see her brunette,we see her blonde,we see her here,we see her there,Olivia Dunham square


Anna Torv Photoshoots Survivor
Anna Torv Fringe Promotional Pictures Survivor
Anna Red Capet Survivor
Olivia Dunham S1 BAMF Moments
It's The Dunham, Olivia Dunham World!
Olivia Dunham Vs Olivia Dunham Survivor Scenes
Olivia & Guests - Part One
Olivia & Guests - Part Two
The moment Charlie would say “You’re gonna be fine, Liv” – Part One
The moment Charlie would say “You’re gonna be fine, Liv” – Part Two

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sofiab (View Post)
The thing that I'm most looking forward is to see how they all act with each other PO, PO and Etta mainly. And I want something special for Nina too.
I agree about Nina. And Polivietta of course.

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The moment Charlie would say “You’re gonna be fine, Liv” – Part One

Vote For Your Favourite Scene

Round 10

Last person to break the tie: Amy

A New Day in The Old Town

Scene 7

OLIVIA: I don't know what happened to me. I'm so scared. I can't even load it. My hands won't stop shaking. Charlie, I can't. I can't even load it.
CHARLIE: Hey. You're gonna be alright. It'll be alright.

Dream Logic

Scene 9

OLIVIA: I know. It's just, I -- you know, my first week on the job, I was on a sting operation.
These Irish thugs were smuggling guns and -- and cocaine. And I had been a military prosecutor,
so I hadn't handled a gun since basic training. And suddenly, I'm underground in this garage,
wearing a bulletproof vest and -- and wondering how the hell I got there. So I did what any
rookie would do, and I started looking for an exit. And then Charlie walks over.
This man that I didn't know -- this gruff guy. And... he said... "you're gonna be fine."
(remembering fondly) ...and, um, I have to face it... that he... he's gone... and that he's not coming back.

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#9 My absolute favourite

Stuff from the other thread.

FRINGE: Anna Torv on the ‘Huge Reboot,’ if She’s Still Okay with the Potential for Olivia to Die, and Fauxlivia

September 28, 2012 by Marisa Roffman

When FRINGE returns on Friday, the show will be firmly entrenched in the future (2036!) that was first introduced in season 4′s “Letters of Transit.” Of course, in that particular episode, Anna Torv’s Olivia was missing in action…but thanks to some quasi-spoilery photos, we do know she returns in the premiere.

Torv sat down with reporters on the set earlier today to talk about the show’s reboot, if she’s still okay with the (potential) threat to Olivia’s life, and if there’s the possibility for Fauxlivia to return…

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So first thx for all the stuff
@ Sofia yes you are right, I always thought , that the second one was so known

@nikki-jasmin I think this was just a joke I think this guy could be over the moon if Anna would really go with him

@ Lia I love the interview , too she is so sweet ^^

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@nikki-jasmin I think this was just a joke I think this guy could be over the moon if Anna would really go with him
I know. Yeah, he wishes! She couldn´t go out with him anyway, she is ... too busy.

Another story from last year Comic Con (also 2011):
Sunday, July 24, 2011


I love Comic Con. What other time can you see people dressed as superheroes mingle with movie stars and it’s encouraged? It’s a place where you can see any interaction if you just look around. Which is how I came to witness this really awkwardone…..

I was at the Omni Hotel leaving a press event on a mid-levelfloor. The elevator opens and I walk in,to find a pretty blond woman in a pretty black dress standing next to the button panel. I realize that it is Anna Torv from the television show “Fringe”. I smiled and said, “Hello” as I do when I get into elevators with strangers, but left it at that.

As the doors were closing a guy jumps in and stands rightnext to her. He looks at her a moment and says really excitedly and loudly ,”You’re that girl!”

She had been looking at the floor and looks up and shyly smiled and said,” Yeah…”

He grins and says,” You’re from the show!”

“Um…yeah, that’s me”, she said.

“you’re …um…you’re that girl!”, he exclaims again followed by “What’s your name?”

She tells him her name and he says, “What’s that show you’re on?”

She answers him again and he says,” Yeah, you’re really good in that show……I mean, I don’t watch it…but the commercials are really good.”

A bit startled she say,” Oh, ok..thanks”. Because what can one say to an guy who all but wets himself meeting you and then he blurts out that he has no idea who you are or what show you’re on.

He moves a bit closer to her and she moves a bit further back.

“Are you doing a panel here?” He asked her as we got close to the lobby.

“Yes, I’m going there now,” she replied.

“Yeah, for that show….um, what’s its name again?”, he asked

She replies with the name of the show again and says to bothof us,” Are you media?”

I replied,” I’m a writer” and left it at that.

He says, “I’m a tech guy, I just push all the buttons. They usually don’t let me meet the talent very often.”

Yeah….. that is obvious
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Another new interview.

Anna Torv talks ‘Fringe’ motherhood & final season relationships

In the fourth season of Fringe, we learned about, and immediately met, Etta (Georgina Haig), Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Olivia’s (Anna Torv) daughter. But the kicker was she was already all grown up and pretty much unknown to Peter, who hadn’t seen her since she as a baby. In the fifth and final season, it is Olivia’s turn to have a reunion with her little girl, but standing side by side the actresses look like sisters, not two generations of family. It’s an adjustment for the audience, as once again the season reboots the relationships, but it was an adjustment for Torv, as well!

"We've been doing this for quite a long time now, so any chance you get to sort of shake things up is great, Torv said when LA TV Insider Examiner caught up with her on the Vancouver set* of Fringe.

Obviously the hardest thing for Olivia to get used to in 2036 is the fact that she's working alongside her daughter who she didn't get to watch grow up, and who knows the world so kind of naturally falls into the leader position in a lot of circumstances. So, talking specifically about the relationship with Etta, though, Torv admitted that as fun as it always is to bring in new people and mix things up, this is one that poses a new challenge for her as an actress, which adds an extra layer to the work.

"I'm finding it really difficult to navigate," Torv shared about the mother/daughter relationship.

"You sort of want to be playing this mother daughter kind of thing and the unconditional love that comes along with that, but in the same breath, it's a completely unknown person that you haven't grown up with and that you don't know. And she's an adult woman now; she's not a teenager who still needs that coddling! So I've found it's been actually really tough."

Peter and Etta, per Torv, have fallen into more of the "daddy's little girl" dynamic, as the man who thought he lost her forever finally has her back. Peter would stop at nothing to find Etta, but Jackson said it's kind of a "miracle or whatever you believe in" that he actually managed to, even at this point, so late in her life.

Olivia and Etta, though, are bound to have a more "complex, complicated relationship," though, partially because Olivia may still be in a bit of shock and disbelief that this woman will be standing in front of her.

"I keep trying to look at her and every now and then pick the moments where I see the little girl or her smell or some little thing that she does that's really familiar, but then apart from that, really treat her like a person I'm getting to know. Olivia's not the warmest of people anyway!" Torv smiled.

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Anna Torv’s Life on the “Fringe”

With Fringe about to enter its final season tonight, we find ourselves wishing for an alternate reality in which good things never end. Alas, in this one, no great sci-fi series lasts forever, but if we gotta let it go, doing so while talking to the lovely Anna Torv, who plays Olivia, is not a bad way to go.

Nerdist: So what can we expect from Olivia on this last season of Fringe?

Anna Torv: (laughing) That’s a tough question to answer without getting my wrists slapped! What we can expect from Fringe is that we are entering a brand-new kind of world. The writers sort of do that at the beginning of our seasons; we sort of end up with a massive reboot which sort of injects the show with a whole new energy and a bunch of new faces. So we are in the future, in an Observer-ruled world.

N: This may be a premature question, but once the series ends is there talk of doing a movie, or is there going to be a real finality to the season, as far as you know?

AT: I think that this is the end. I think that all of the creative guys who are writing it and who have invested so much of their time and imagination are very determined to end it, as well. I think that’s fair to the audience, too.

N: Do you have any input into the spin-off comic books, as far as how your character goes?

AT: No! We’re so in the dark with all that sort of stuff. I didn’t even know there were comic books until someone asked me to sign one, and I said “Oh my goodness, what is this?” No, we don’t have any input. I think Josh wrote one, but I think that was during season 3 or 4 when he was sort of doing half-duty.

N: What was it like when you were playing multiple versions of Olivia? Was it confusing to do that, or did having a different hairstyle help you keep it straight?

AT: It would have helped except when we first met them, one was pretending to be the other and the other thought she was the other, so it didn’t really matter what hair I was in, I was not really that character. I think that when you’re really focused and you have to keep things really neat in your mind, you tend to be a lot more engaged. I loved all of that!

N: Did you have any idea when you started this show that it was going to get as weird as it was going to get later on?

AT: No. (laughs) I don’t think they did either. It’s like an evolution for us all.

N: How has that been, that process of getting stranger and stranger? Does it feel good, or is it more of “Oh, God! Here’s another thing that I have to remember that’s going to be difficult!”

AT: We keep sort of flipping; we flip timelines and now I think, “I don’t really know what cases we’ve solved and what ones Walter knows about.” At some point you just have to take a leap of faith.

N: Are you into the real science that is a jumping-off point for all of this? Are you a science geek of any sort?

AT: That’s John [Noble]’s domain, really, and he’s really good at it, too! He’ll check it all out and make sure he knows exactly where something is coming from. I have the luxury of being the character who doesn’t really understand all of that stuff, so I get to ask questions, genuinely.

N: How close is John to his character in real life?

AT: I think there are elements of us all in our characters, simply because we’re in them all day. But John’s not crazy. (laughs)

N: When you are in your character all day, do you slip in and out of your natural accent between scenes?

AT: For me, you slip in-and-out, in-and-out. In 5 years, you’re working with people who have an accent and you’re speaking in it all the time, so what happened is my “natural” accent is a mish-mash; all over the place. I should have been more disciplined about slipping right in and right out. I wish it had stayed, but now it’s very neutralized, trans-Atlantic kind of thing. You do a role long enough and you slip in and out of character, too. We’re all pretty loose.

N: With Fringe and Heavenly Sword and even ITV’s Frankenstein, you’re gaining a real geek culture pedigree. Do you see yourself as part of the geek culture? Is there a part of you that relates to that, or is it kind of strange to you?

AT: I can’t believe you referenced Frankenstein! That was one of my first jobs, I had just moved to London, I was so excited to have one little job! I said, “This way, please!” I don’t even know how to answer that. With this show, particularly, we’ve been so loved and supported by our fans, and without them we wouldn’t be on air. The only sort of massive interaction that we get with them is going to Comic-Con, and it’s always just a really lovely bunch, so I’m happy. Thank you!

N: So is the interaction with the fans always good, or do they ask you really high-level questions that you can’t answer, because they’ve memorized the show so well?

AT: Sometimes, yeah. But it’s always been like that with Fringe. If anybody ever stops you on the street, they always want to know about the show. It’s been lovely to be in a show where the show is the star. It’s always Fringe-centric, and sometimes I can answer, and sometimes I can’t. (laughs)

N: What sort of projects are you looking to in your future? Is it going to be genre stuff that our nerdy crowd would be into, or are you looking for more traditional drama?

AT: I think that Fringe IS traditional drama, except maybe a little science-fictiony. I still think it’s rooted in reality and I think all those genre shows have to be in order for the audience to buy it, too. I think we have a lot of drama in our show. I don’t know. We’re only half-way through shooting the final season, and it’s been a really long time, so I’m just focused on wanting to finish. I don’t know what comes next; I really don’t know. I’m not tunnel-visioned, one way or the other.

N: Are you looking forward to trying new things, or is it scary to have this come to an end and not knowing what to do next?

AT: I think it will be both. I think it will be invigorating to get into somebody else’s skin. But in the same breath, there’s something that happens when you work with the same people for years and years, playing the same character. You’re so relaxed, you’re not nervous anymore. You learn a lot more stuff, especially technically, because you’re able to take more on, you’re not so nervous and focused on what you’re doing. I don’t know; it’ll be nerve-wracking but fun. Again, that’s the next chapter, and I don’t want to think about it too much because I’m still in this.

N: Final question for you: Aside from Fringe, what TV shows do you personally enjoy and get excited about?

AT: I have to watch TV on my breaks, so I’m not watching anything at the moment because we work all the time. I really did love Game of Thrones because it’s so magical. I haven’t seen the second season yet; I’ve only seen the first. I’ve promised to watch it with some friends, so I’m holding off on that. I’m excited to see that though.
Anna Torv’s Life on the “Fringe” � Nerdist
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thx for all the stuff
@nikki this last sentence :" Yeah….. that is obvious " Did Anna say it to the guy
thx for it very funny

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my heart was open, exposed, and hoping for you to lay it on the line
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