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Olivia Colman


Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for Tyrannosaur (2011), The Lobster (2015) and Hot Fuzz (2007). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Tyrannosaur
Tyrannosaur Hannah
(2011)
The Lobster
The Lobster Hotel Manager
(2015)
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz PC Doris Thatcher
(2007)
Broadchurch
Broadchurch Ellie Miller / D.S. Ellie Miller
(2013-2017)

Filmography

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 2018 The Favourite (post-production)
Queen Anne
  Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Strawberry
- Episode #1.4 ... Strawberry (voice)
- Episode #1.2 ... Strawberry (voice)
- Episode #1.1 ... Strawberry (voice)
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Hildegarde Schmidt
 2017 Thomas & Friends: The Complete Series 18 (Video short)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2013-2017 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Ellie Miller / D.S. Ellie Miller
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... D.S. Ellie Miller
- Episode #3.7 (2017) ... D.S. Ellie Miller
- Episode #3.6 (2017) ... D.S. Ellie Miller
- Episode #3.5 (2017) ... D.S. Ellie Miller
- Episode #3.4 (2017) ... D.S. Ellie Miller
 2016 We're Going on a Bear Hunt (TV Short)
Mum (voice)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Friendship Adventures (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Full Steam to the Rescue! (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2014-2016 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (TV Series)
Marion (UK & US)
- Over the Hill (2016) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- The Christmas Coffeepot (2016) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- No Help At All (2016) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- Best Engine Ever (2015) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- Timothy and the Rainbow Truck (2015) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Tinsel on the Tracks (Video short)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2016 Fleabag (TV Series)
Godmother
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Godmother
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Godmother
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Godmother
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Godmother
 2016 Flowers (TV Series)
Deborah Flowers
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Deborah Flowers
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Deborah Flowers
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Deborah Flowers
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Deborah Flowers
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Deborah Flowers
 2016 The Night Manager (TV Mini-Series)
Angela Burr
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Angela Burr
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Angela Burr
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Angela Burr
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Angela Burr
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Angela Burr
 2016 Drunk History: UK (TV Series)
Ethel Le Neve
- Episode #2.7 (2016) ... Ethel Le Neve
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2003-2015 Peep Show (TV Series)
Sophie Chapman
- Kid Cave (2015) ... Sophie Chapman
- New Year's Eve (2010) ... Sophie Chapman
- Nether Zone (2010) ... Sophie Chapman
- St Hospitals (2010) ... Sophie Chapman
- Das Boot (2009) ... Sophie Chapman
 2015 London Road
Julie
 2015 The Lobster
Hotel Manager
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Dinos and Discoveries (Video short)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Signals Crossed (Video short)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2014 The Secrets (TV Mini-Series)
Pippa
- The Dilemma (2014) ... Pippa
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2014 The Great War: The People's Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2014 Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
Nelly The Horse (voice)
 2014 Mr. Sloane (TV Series)
Janet Sloane
- Happy New Year, Mr. Sloane: Part 2 (2014) ... Janet Sloane
- Happy New Year, Mr. Sloane: Part 1 (2014) ... Janet Sloane
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Sloane (2014) ... Janet Sloane
- Everybody Must Get Sloaned (2014) ... Janet Sloane
- It's a Date, Mr. Sloane (2014) ... Janet Sloane
 2010-2014 Rev. (TV Series)
Alex Smallbone
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... Alex Smallbone
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Alex Smallbone
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... Alex Smallbone
- Episode #3.3 (2014) ... Alex Smallbone
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... Alex Smallbone
 2014 W1A (TV Series)
Sally Owen
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Sally Owen
 2014 The Karman Line (Short)
Sarah
 2014 Cuban Fury
Sam
 2014 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Joan Jenkins
- The Golden Woggle (2014) ... Joan Jenkins
 2014 The 7.39 (TV Series)
Maggie Matthews
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Maggie Matthews
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Maggie Matthews
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie)
Margaret Lea
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
Olivia Colman
 2013 Locke
Bethan (voice)
 2013 Run (TV Mini-Series)
Carol
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Carol
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Carol
 2013 I Give It a Year
Linda
 2012 Bad Sugar (TV Movie)
Joan Cauldwell
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
Elizabeth
 2012 Accused (TV Series)
Sue Brown
- Mo's Story (2012) ... Sue Brown (as Olivia Coleman)
 2011-2012 Twenty Twelve (TV Series)
Sally Owen
- Loose Ends (2012) ... Sally Owen
- Inclusivity Day (2012) ... Sally Owen
- Boycott: Part 2 (2012) ... Sally Owen
- Boycott: Part 1 (2012) ... Sally Owen
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Sally Owen
 2011 The Iron Lady
Carol Thatcher
 2011 BBC Nought (TV Series)
BBC Nought Continuity Announcer
- The Apprentice: The Selection Process for the Apprentice (2011) ... BBC Nought Continuity Announcer
 2011 See Me (Short)
Miss
 2011 Exile (TV Mini-Series)
Nancy Ronstadt
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Nancy Ronstadt
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Nancy Ronstadt
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Nancy Ronstadt
 2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (TV Movie)
O'Brien
 2011 Tyrannosaur
Hannah
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Homily (UK version, voice)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mother
- The Eleventh Hour (2010) ... Mother (as Olivia Coleman)
 2008-2009 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Debbie Doonan / Jane Rowland
- How I Got My Gash (2009) ... Debbie Doonan / Jane Rowland
- How I Got My Turner (2009) ... Debbie Doonan
- How I Got My Camp (2009) ... Debbie Doonan
- How I Got My Water Feature (2009) ... Debbie Doonan
- How I Got My Plumes (2009) ... Debbie Doonan
 2009 Mister Eleven (TV Mini-Series)
Beth
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Beth
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Beth
 2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Bernice
- Small Mercies (2009) ... Bernice
 2009 Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee
Olivia
 2009 Skins (TV Series)
Gina Campbell
- Naomi (2009) ... Gina Campbell
 2008 Consuming Passion (TV Movie)
Janet / Nurse Violetta Kiss
 2006-2008 That Mitchell and Webb Look (TV Series)
Julie / Olivia Colman / Danielle - Big Talk Panellist / ...
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... Various
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... Mrs. Chamberlain / Wife - Real Estate Show / Flea Market Customer's Wife / ...
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... Miss Margaret Blyton / Karen / Archaeologist / ...
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... Girl's Mum / The Countess
- Episode #2.2 (2008) ... Mrs. Edwards / Veterinary Nurse / Mum / ...
 2008 Hancock & Joan (TV Movie)
Marion
 2008 Love Soup (TV Series)
Penny
- Integrated Logistics (2008) ... Penny
 2007 Dog Altogether (Short)
Anita
 2007 The Time of Your Life (TV Series)
Amanda
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Amanda
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Amanda
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Amanda
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Amanda
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Amanda
 2007 Grow Your Own
Alice
 2007 Hot Fuzz: Hot Funk: The TV Version (Video short)
PC Doris Thatcher (uncredited)
 2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman
Hairdresser
 2007 The Grey Man (TV Movie)
Linda Dodds
 2007 Hot Fuzz
PC Doris Thatcher
 2004-2006 Green Wing (TV Series)
Harriet Schulenburg
- Episode #2.8 (2006) ... Harriet Schulenburg
- Episode #2.7 (2006) ... Harriet Schulenburg
- Episode #2.6 (2006) ... Harriet Schulenburg
- Episode #2.5 (2006) ... Harriet Schulenburg
- Episode #2.4 (2006) ... Harriet Schulenburg
 2006 Confetti
Joanna
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Ursula
- Much Ado About Nothing (2005) ... Ursula
 2005 Buried Alive
 2005 Zemanovaload
TV Producer
 2005/II One Day (Short)
Ian's mother (voice)
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Ellie
- Golden Oldies (2005) ... Ellie
 2005 The Robinsons (TV Series)
Connie
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Connie
 2005 Help (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2005)
 2005 Look Around You (TV Series)
Pam Bachelor
- Live Final (2005) ... Pam Bachelor
- Computers (2005) ... Pam Bachelor
- Food (2005) ... Pam Bachelor
- Sport (2005) ... Pam Bachelor
- Health (2005) ... Pam Bachelor
 2005 Angell's Hell (TV Movie)
Belinda
 2004 Coming Up (TV Series)
Receptionist
- The Baader Meinhoff Gang Show (2004) ... Receptionist
 2004 NY-LON (TV Mini-Series)
Lucy
- Something About Family (2004) ... Lucy (as Oliva Colman)
 2004 Swiss Toni (TV Series)
Linda Byron
- Troubleshooter (2004) ... Linda Byron
 2004 Terkel i knibe
Terkel's Mum (English version, voice)
 2004 Black Books (TV Series)
Tanya
- Elephants and Hens (2004) ... Tanya
 2003 The Strategic Humor Initiative (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 2003 Eyes Down (TV Series)
Mandy Foster
- Stars in Their eyes (2003) ... Mandy Foster
 2003 Gash (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Various
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Various
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Various
 2002 The Office (TV Series)
Helena
- Interview (2002) ... Helena
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Kim Prebble
- New Hearts, Old Scores (2002) ... Kim Prebble
 2002 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Paula
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Paula
 2001 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Linda
 2001 Mr Charity (TV Series)
Distressed Mother
- Nice to Feed You (2001) ... Distressed Mother
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series)
Penny
- The Interview (2001) ... Penny
 2001 People Like Us (TV Series)
- The Vicar (2001)
 2001 The Mitchell and Webb Situation (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Various (as Olivia Coleman)
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Various
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Various
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Various
 2000 Bruiser (TV Series)
Screenwriter / Samantha / Sasha Solomon / ...
- Touchy Pants (2000) ... Grieving Friend / Patisserie Worker / Tina - Pixel Guy's Friend / ...
- Get Me Roger Slippers (2000) ... Screenwriter / Ruby - Prostitute / Sasha Solomon / ...
- Nutty Puppet Mayhem ... Girl Chatting About Sex / Screenwriter / Daughter / ...
- Love Golf ... Screenwriter / Steve's Friend / Jill / ...
- Putchek's Revenge ... Thelma Barclay / Office Prankster / Ron's Wife / ...
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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Olivia Coleman | Oliva Colman

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane (2013)] I had already agreed to do this before I'd even read the script, because Paddy [Paddy Considine] was in it. It was weird acting with him because, on Tyrannosaur (2011), he was the best director in the world. On this, when the director gave me notes, I'd keep checking Paddy's eyes to see if everything was all right, and he'd have ... See more »

Trivia:

She asked for her character on Peep Show (2003) to be characterized as less likable, after convincing the writers that her behavior and treatment of David Mitchell's character had been poor. See more »

Nickname:

Collie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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