Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman

Sarah Caroline Sinclair, (née Colman), known professionally as Olivia Colman, is an English actress and narrator. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, three British Academy Television Awards, a British Academy Film Award, three Golden Globe Awards, four British Independent Film Awards and a BFI Fellowship. A graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Colman first came to prominence for her work in television. She made her acting breakthrough in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show (2003–2015). Her other comedic roles in television include Green Wing (2004–2006), That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2008), Beautiful People (2008–2009), Rev. (2010–2014), Flowers (2016–2018), and Fleabag (2016–2019). Colman received the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for the comedy programme Twenty Twelve (2011–2012), Best Supporting Actress for the anthology crime programme Accused (2012), and Best Actress for the ITV crime drama programme Broadchurch (2013–2017). For her performance in the thriller miniseries The Night Manager (2016), she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2019, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix period drama programme The Crown, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series. Colman's major film roles include supporting roles in Hot Fuzz (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), The Lobster (2015), and Murder on the Orient Express (2017); and leading roles in Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Favourite (2018). For portraying Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland in the last of these, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.