Olivia Colman

A British comic icon equally adept at drama, Olivia Colman displayed an onscreen fearlessness and flair for physical comedy. Beloved in the U.K. for her work on sitcoms like "Black Books" (Channel 4, 2000-04), "Green ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1974 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (25)

Broadchurch 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

London Road 2015 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

The Lobster 2015 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Cuban Fury 2014 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Locke 2014 (Movie)

Bethan (Actor)

I Give it a Year 2013 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Karman Line 2013 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Hyde Park On Hudson 2012 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Twenty Twelve 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Mitchell and Webb Look 2006 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iron Lady 2011 (Movie)

Olivia Thatcher (Actor)

Tyrannosaur 2011 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Doctor Who 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peep Show (UK) 2003 - 2005, 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee 2009 (Movie)

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Skins 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

PC Doris Thatcher (Actor)

I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 (Movie)

Hairdresser (Actor)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

Joanna Roberts (Actor)

ShakespeaRe-Told 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Green Wing 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder in Suburbia 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Books (UK) 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Lobster 2015 (Movie)

("Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart") (Song Performer)

Biography

A British comic icon equally adept at drama, Olivia Colman displayed an onscreen fearlessness and flair for physical comedy. Beloved in the U.K. for her work on sitcoms like "Black Books" (Channel 4, 2000-04), "Green Wing" (Channel 4, 2004-07) and her British Comedy Award-nominated role on "Peep Show" (Channel 4, 2003- ), she also starred on several sketch comedy series, including Bruiser" (BBC Two, 2000) and "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BBC Two, 2006- ). Colman also delighted on the big screen, stealing scenes in the international hit "Hot Fuzz" (2007) as well as flexing her considerable dramatic chops as Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) in "The Iron Lady" (2011) and as Hannah, a devout woman concealing a secret in "Tyrannosaur" (2011). So powerful was her performance in the latter that she won a Sundance Film Festival breakout performance award, as well as earning a nomination for a British Independent Film Award. Immensely gifted in both comedy and drama, Olivia Colman revealed an almost limitless range that left fans and critics eager to see the full extent of her amazing artistic potential.

Milestones

2011

Breakthrough performance in "Tyrannosaur"; film reunited her with co-star Mullan and director Considine

2011

Landed a supporting role in "The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

2008

Portrayed Barneys creative director Simon Doonan's mother Debbie on the BBC comedy series "Beautiful People"

2007

Acted opposite Considine in the British comedy feature "Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee"

2007

Co-starred with Peter Mullan in the short film "Dog Altogether," directed by Considine

2007

Acted in the comedy "Hot Fuzz," starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; met frequent collaborator Paddy Considine during filming

2006

Reteamed with Mitchell and Webb for "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BBC)

2006

Co-starred in the mockumentary feature "Confetti"

2005

Feature debut, "Zemanovaload"

2001

Played various characters on "The Mitchell and Webb Situation" (BBC)

2000

Made her TV series debut with a starring role on the BBC comedy "Bruiser"

Met the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb while attending Cambridge University and became a central member of their acting ensemble

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