January 30, 1974
47 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
36-27-35 in | 91.5-69-89 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Olivia Colman was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, on January 30, 1974, is an English actress.
Young Olivia Colman first started performing in a school production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in role as Jean Brodie, at the age of 16.
She made her big screen debut in British mockumentary romantic comedy film Confetti (2006) in role as Joanna Roberts.
She got her television debut in BBC Two sketch show Bruiser (2000) in various characters.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sophie Chapman in Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show (2003–2015).
She landed her professional stage debut in a play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (2000) in role as Cathleen, at Lyric Theatre, London.
Mothering Sunday (2021) drama in role as Mrs. Niven, opposite Josh O'Connor and Colin Firth
The Lost Daughter (2021) drama in role as Leda, with Dakota Johnson and Peter Sarsgaard
Connected (2021) animated science fiction comedy in voice role as Pal
The Father (2020) drama in role as Anne, with Anthony Hopkins and Mark Gatiss
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in comedy drama film The Favourite (2018).
Hot Fuzz (2007) action comedy opposite Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Jim Broadbent
Tyrannosaur (2011) drama with Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan and Paul Popplewell
The Iron Lady (2011) biographical drama opposite Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) historical comedy drama with Bill Murray and Laura Linney
The Lobster (2015) dystopian black comedy opposite Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz
London Road (2015) musical mystery crime drama with Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) mystery thriller opposite Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe and Johnny Depp
Them That Follow (2019) thriller opposite Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert and Jim Gaffigan
She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as DS Ellie Miller in British serial crime drama television series Broadchurch (2013-2017).
She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in historical drama streaming television series The Crown (2019-2020).
She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Angela Burr in British television serial The Night Manager (2016).
She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for her role as Sally Owen in BBC television comedy series Twenty Twelve (2011-2012).
She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sue Brown in BBC One anthology series Accused (2012).
She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for her role as Alex Smallbone in BBC Two sitcom Rev. (2010-2014).
She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for her role as Godmother in British black comedy television series Fleabag (2016-2019).
Green Wing (2004-2006) British sitcom in role as Harriet Schulenburg
Look Around You (2005) comedy series in role as Pam Bachelor
The Time of Your Life (2007) ITV series in role as Amanda
Mr. Sloane (2014) comedy series in role as Janet Sloane
Flowers (2016-2018) black comedy drama sitcom in role as Deborah Flowers
Les Misérables (2019) British miniseries in role as Madame Thénardier
Attended Norwich High School for Girls, in Norwich and Gresham's School, in Holt.
Attended Homerton College in Cambridge.
Graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1999.
Has English, Welsh, Indian, Scottish and French ancestry.
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2019.
Her real name is Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman.
Has a dog, called Alfred, Lord Waggyson.
She voiced Bethan Maguire in psychological drama film Locke (2013) and Nelly the Hors in live action family comedy movie Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014).
She married actor and writer Ed Sinclair in 2001, they have three children.