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Olivia Colman is a Actor British born on 30 january 1974 at Norfolk (United-kingdom)

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman
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Birth name Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 january 1974 (44 years) at Norfolk (United-kingdom)

Sarah Caroline Colman (born 30 January 1974), known professionally as Olivia Colman, is an English actress who first came to prominence for her supporting role as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show (2003–15). Her other TV comedy roles include Green Wing (2004–06), Beautiful People (2008–09), Rev. (2010–14) and Twenty Twelve (2011–12). She also played various roles in That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–08), alongside her Peep Show co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Colman's move to drama saw her receive critical acclaim for her performance in the 2011 film Tyrannosaur. Her other film roles include Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011), Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), and Locke (2013). A three-time BAFTA TV Award winner, she won Best Female Comedy Performance for Twenty Twelve and Best Supporting Actress for Accused in 2013, before winning Best Actress in 2014 for her role as DS Ellie Miller in the ITV crime series Broadchurch.

Biography

Colman met her future husband, Ed Sinclair, then a third-year law student who had become disillusioned with law and preferred to write, in a production of Alan Ayckbourn's Table Manners (from the Norman Conquests trilogy) at Footlights. Colman fell in love with Sinclair at first sight, adding that she thought "there's the bloke I'm going to marry" and that "My husband and I were very lucky. We met when we had nothing and we loved each other then. So we were all right. We were 20 and he was also an actor. If you meet at that age then you are fine. For me, it was thunderbolts straight away." Crediting Sinclair for helping her get through tough times, Colman has said that "[Sinclair] was gorgeous, the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen", suggesting that the feeling was not instantly mutual, and added that "I stuck with him and made him realize he could only be happy with me. I still feel like I'm punching above my weight." Colman and Sinclair married and they have two sons. In February 2015, Colman announced that she was expecting her third child. Colman gave birth to her daughter in August 2015.

Best films

The Iron Lady (2011)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tessa Ross
Tessa Ross
(4 films)
Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(1 films)
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Filmography of Olivia Colman (24 films)

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Actress

The Favourite
Directed by Yórgos Lánthimos
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, James Smith
Roles Queen Anne
Rating80% 4.0334354.0334354.0334354.0334354.033435
Durant le règne de la reine Anne d'Angleterre, dernière monarque de la maison Stuart, les femmes de la cour entrent en rivalité dans la course au pouvoir.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Hildegarde Schmidt
Rating65% 3.252673.252673.252673.252673.25267
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
London Road, 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Musical
Themes Théâtre, Serial killer films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Janet Henfrey, Clare Burt, Jenny Galloway
Roles Julie
Rating53% 2.657542.657542.657542.657542.65754
Tout est paisible et rangé dans le petit village d'Ipswich. Les gens sont aimables, discrets, se saluent entre eux et rien d'étrange ne se produit jamais. Alors le jour où les corps de cinq femmes assassinées sont retrouvés dans la rue London Road, le désarroi s'installe dans la communauté. Qui a pu commettre ce crime? Le meurtrier est-il l'un d'entre eux? Chaque citoyen devient alors suspicieux et nerveux. La rue entière est une scène de crime scrutée à la loupe par les yeux des curieux. Chacun y va de sa théorie et de ses hypothèses, mais le vrai meurtrier sera-t-il démasqué?
The Lobster, 1h58
Directed by Yórgos Lánthimos
Origin Grece
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen
Roles Hotel Manager
Rating70% 3.5486153.5486153.5486153.5486153.548615
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the rules of The City, are taken to The Hotel, a restrictive regime where they are obliged to find a matching mate in forty-five days. If an occupant manages to find a partner among others, the new couple is given a month to try to live together in a special section of the facility, after which they are freed; failing results in being killed and reincarnated in an animal of own choice, and sent off into The Woods surrounding the structure.
Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, 1h
Genres Animation
Actors John Hasler, Joseph May, Keith Wickham, Rob Rackstraw, Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh
Roles Marion
Rating63% 3.189353.189353.189353.189353.18935
Thomas the Tank Engine is running his branch line with his coaches Annie and Clarabel while trying to spot Bertie in order to have a race. Annie and Clarabel warn him not to yet Thomas becomes conceited leading him to nearly having collisions with rail-workers and Toby. Bertie, now confident of winning the race suddenly gets stuck behind Oliver the Excavator leading to Thomas taking the lead. As Oliver turns round a corner, Bertie races away, and The Thin Clergyman is seen riding a bike and looking in Thomas' direction. Thomas then arrives at Ffarquhar while Annie and Clarabel warn him not to race as The Fat Controller would be cross. Bertie then arrives fuming claiming that he keeps getting stuck behind excavators ever since construction of the new branch line from Arlesburgh Harbour to Harwick. Annie and Clarabel are worried about what the Fat Controller will do to their branch line if there is a new one being built but Thomas, still conceited, is certain nothing will happen as he is the Fat Controllers number one engine.
Locke
Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Roles Bethan (voice)
Rating70% 3.548883.548883.548883.548883.54888
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.
The 7.39
The 7.39 (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by John Alexander
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors David Morrissey, Sheridan Smith, Olivia Colman, Sean Maguire, Bill Milner, Izzy Meikle-Small
Roles Maggie Matthews
Rating69% 3.495173.495173.495173.495173.49517
Carl Matthews (David Morrissey) commutes by train to London where he works in a property management office under a boss who is pressuring him to dismiss an employee. He has a kind and supportive wife Maggie (Olivia Colman) and two teenage children who he feels do not appreciate him.
Pudsey: The Movie, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors David Walliams, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, Jim Tavaré, Izzy Meikle-Small, John Sessions

The film is about 2012 Britain's Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog on an adventure. Pudsey uses his ability to walk on his hind legs and knock people over to save the day. Pudsey starts as a dog in a movie set, but he ends up fired after causing havoc. Pudsey runs away in disgrace and catches a bus, and there are several school kids on there. When the bus stops, Pudsey runs down the street. Some bullies from the bus bully some other kids. Pudsey runs back and knocks the bullies over. The bullied kids take Pudsey home with them. They are siblings and their names are Molly, Tommy and George. Tommy does not speak much. The kids' mum gets rid of Pudsey so the family can move house after the dad died. Molly, George and Tommy take Pudsey to a lady who looks after dogs. But the lady turns out to be evil after she says she is going to dye him pink and do horrible things to him like she has done to some poodles. Pudsey, because he is specially trained, opens the door and runs away, and jumps into a white van. The poodles escape too. The white van turns out to be the van that is moving the siblings' things, so Pudsey is moved to Chuffington with the family. Pudsey is able to speak.
Cuban Fury
Cuban Fury (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by James Griffith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Dance films
Actors Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman, Rory Kinnear
Roles Sam
Rating61% 3.099073.099073.099073.099073.09907
Former teen salsa champion Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) is now an engineer. Bruce gave up dancing after he was brutally bullied by older boys. When he finds out that his new boss, Julia, (Rashida Jones) is passionate about salsa dancing, he decides that the only way he can win her over is by re-mastering the art of dance. He seeks out his old teacher Ron (Ian McShane), who forces him to confront the reasons he quit dancing in the first place. He struggles with low self-esteem, as well as a bullying coworker and rival, Drew (Chris O'Dowd), who constantly dominates the attention of their boss Julia who they're both interested in seducing. With the help of his salsa classmates, teacher, and his former dancing partner, his sister Sam (Olivia Colman), Bruce gets up the courage to relearn all his 'rusty' dance steps and to recapture his lost "corazón" (heart), not only for the dance but for his life. When ready, his friends convince him to enter the local nightclub's salsa dance competition, with the idea that he'll invite Julia to be his dance partner. But when he goes round to hers to ask her out to the dance, he is tricked into believing that he's interrupting an intimate evening she's spending with Drew, so leaves before asking, disillusioned. Julia, meanwhile, discovers what Drew is up to and outright rejects his advances, then kicks him out whilst threatening his position at work. Julia follows Bruce to the nightclub, where he's been doing quite well with his old partner (his sister) and an old routine, and is about to enter the final heat/round of the competition. When he notices Julia had followed him to the club, he's elated and finally plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. They dance the last round of the competition, where Bruce goes on to lose the competition, but regains his true self and finally wins the girl.
Tale of the Brave, 1h
Genres Animation
Actors Ben Small, Martin Sherman, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale, Matt Wilkinson, Teresa Gallagher
Roles Marion
Rating67% 3.3713253.3713253.3713253.3713253.371325
A bridge on Thomas' Branch Line is closed for maintenance, so Thomas has to go and work at the Clay Pits. When he first arrives, he can see no one, but after catching sight of one of the twins, he chases them to the other side of the quarry. However, Bill and Ben are in the mood for pranks. They trick Thomas into being coupled to a line of trucks, which are already coupled to a new oil-burning engine named Timothy from the other direction. Thomas pulls the trucks forward, jerking Timothy backwards suddenly. As the twins run off laughing, Timothy warns Thomas to be careful as a storm closes in and the rain makes the clay cliffs unstable.
I Give It a Year, 1h37
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant
Roles Linda
Rating56% 2.848232.848232.848232.848232.84823
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling writer Josh (Rafe Spall) fall in love at first sight at a party. After 6 months together they decide to marry. The film highlights their struggles during their first year of marriage, switching back and forth from flashbacks of the year's action to a marriage-guidance counsellor's office. Their wedding goes as planned despite many friends' comments that the marriage will not last, an embarrassing best man's speech and a coughing priest.
The Thirteenth Tale, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, Sophie Turner, Steven Mackintosh, Alexandra Roach, Emily Beecham
Roles Margaret Lea, a young biographer

Biographer Margaret Lea (Olivia Colman) arrives at the country house of famous novelist Vida Winter (Vanessa Redgrave). She's been invited to stay there and help Vida write her biography before she dies of terminal cancer.
Hyde Park on Hudson, 2h5
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Williams, Blake Ritson, Elizabeth Marvel
Roles Queen Elizabeth
Rating58% 2.947632.947632.947632.947632.94763
In spring 1939, Sara Delano, the mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt, asks his sixth cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley to visit the ill President of the United States at their country estate in Hyde Park, New York. Although Daisy and Roosevelt had not seen each other for years, the distant relatives form a romantic relationship, and Roosevelt often asks Daisy to visit Hyde Park when he stays with his mother. Daisy becomes one of the several women close to Roosevelt, including Sara; Missy LeHand, the president's secretary; and Eleanor, the president's wife. Despite his power, the president is often unable to control the other women; the quiet, shy Daisy is his confidante, and he tells her that Top Cottage will be their shared refuge after his presidency.
The Iron Lady, 1h45
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Richard E. Grant, Iain Glen
Roles Carol Thatcher
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
The film begins in September 2008 (opening against the backdrop of news of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing) with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone. Over the course of three days, we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age, while looking back on defining moments of her personal and professional life, on which she reminisces with her (now-dead) husband, Denis Thatcher, whose death she is unable to fully accept. She is shown as having difficulty distinguishing between the past and present. A theme throughout the film is the personal price that Thatcher has paid for power. Denis is portrayed as somewhat ambivalent about his wife's rise to power, her son Mark lives in South Africa and is shown as having little contact with his mother, and Thatcher's relationship with her daughter Carol is at times strained.
Tyrannosaur, 1h32
Directed by Paddy Considine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence, Rape and revenge films
Actors Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Sian Breckin, Julia Mallam, Sally Carman
Roles Hannah
Rating75% 3.7985953.7985953.7985953.7985953.798595
One night, unemployed widower Joseph (Peter Mullan) drunkenly kicks his dog Bluey to death. He buries the dog and goes to the post office, where he mocks some Asian workers then throws a brick through the window when they tell him to leave. At the pub, Joseph attacks two young men playing pool one of whom threatened and mocked him. He then hides in a second-hand shop, where employee Hannah (Olivia Colman) offers to pray for him. That night, Joseph goes to his home and is attacked by the men from the post office. The next morning, Joseph wakes up and goes to the shop, where Hannah looks after him. He begins to berate and insult her, before leaving.