Olivia Colman. Sarah Caroline Sinclair CBE ( née Colman; 30 January 1974), known professionally as Olivia Colman, is an English actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, four BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four BIFA Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the BFI ...
Olivia Colman, Actress: The Favourite. Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress and producer, known for The Favourite (2018), Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Lobster (2015). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.
Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress and producer, known for The Favourite (2018), Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Lobster (2015).
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Olivia Colman was a prolific and widely respected British television and film actress who earned her first Oscar in 2019 for her role as Queen Anne in the biographical comedy-drama "The Favourite ...
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- Who Is Olivia Colman?
- Early Life
- Mitchell and Webb
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Olivia Colman has worked steadily as an actress on British TV since the early- to mid-2000s in hit shows such as Accused, Mr. Sloane, Peep Show, and Broadchurch. She has also been seen in a number of movies made in the U.K., including The Iron Lady and Hyde Park on the Hudson. In 2017 she was tapped to play Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown for the third and fourth seasons, and the following year she delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite.
Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman was born on Jan. 30, 1974, in Norfolk, England, where she subsequently grew up. Her mother was a nurse and her father was what is known in the United Kingdom as a “chartered surveyor,” which is a person who is an expert on the value, quality and characteristics of real estate, including buildings and the land they are situated on. Colman attended a local private school, Gresham’s School. There, she had her first acting experience, a part in a school play, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, when she was 16. After she graduated, she briefly considered pursuing a teaching career and took courses in teaching at Homerton College at Cambridge. She met her future husband, Ed Sinclair, then a law student, at Cambridge. Still harboring an ambition to act, Colman followed him to acting school, Britain’s Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she graduated in 1999. The school’s alumni include Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Stewart and others.
In addition to acting school, Colman’s gateway into acting came in the form of friendships made early in her career with the then-young English comedy team of David Mitchell and Thomas Webb. Known as Mitchell and Webb, the two would go on to star in three sketch comedy shows on British TV. Colman first made a name for herself as a comedic actress in their first show, The Mitchell and Webb Situation. She was also seen on their subsequent shows, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Peep Show.
'The Iron Lady,' 'Hyde Park on the Hudson'
Colman has appeared in The Iron Lady (2011), in which she played the daughter of Margaret Thatcher (played by Meryl Streep) and Hyde Park on the Hudson (2012) starring Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the movie, Colman played Lady Elizabeth, wife of King George VI of England and mother of Queen Elizabeth II. When Streep delivered an acceptance speech after winning a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for Iron Ladyin 2012, she called Colman “divinely gifted.”
She later earned recognition and critical acclaim as a dramatic actress in movies such as 2011’s Tyrannosaur, in which she played a battered wife who turns on her husband and kills him. Other movies Colman has appeared in include: Locke (2013), The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and Lobster(2015).
‘Accused,’ ‘Peep Show’
Colman has become one of the most recognizable character actresses on British television thanks to a string of prominent hits in which she appeared, including Beautiful People (2008), Twelve Twelve (2011) starring Hugh Bonneville, Accused (2012), Rev. (2014), Mr. Sloane (2014) and Peep Show(2015). She also notably guest starred in Doctor Whoin 2010 on the episode "The Eleventh Hour."
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