Olivia Colman


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Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. 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. See full bio »

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The Favourite Queen Anne
(2018)
Tyrannosaur Hannah
(2011)
The Lobster Hotel Manager
(2015)
(2021)

Filmography

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  Great Expectations (TV Mini Series) (filming)
Miss Havisham
- Episode #1.1 ... Miss Havisham
 2022 Secret Invasion (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... (rumored)
- Episode #1.6 ... (rumored)
- Episode #1.5 ... (rumored)
- Episode #1.4 ... (rumored)
- Episode #1.3 ... (rumored)
 2022 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (post-production)
Mama Bear (voice)
 2022 Great Expectations (TV Series) (announced)
Miss Havisham
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Miss Havisham
 2022/II Joyride
Joy
 2022 Heartstopper (TV Series)
Sarah Nelson
- Boyfriend (2022) ... Sarah Nelson
- Girls (2022) ... Sarah Nelson
- Bully (2022) ... Sarah Nelson
- Friend (2022) ... Sarah Nelson
- Crush (2022) ... Sarah Nelson
 2021 Superworm (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2021 Landscapers (TV Mini Series)
Susan Edwards
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Susan Edwards
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Susan Edwards
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Susan Edwards
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Susan Edwards
 2020-2021 Thomas & Friends Storytime (TV Series)
Marion (UK & US)
- The Christmas Coffeepot (2021) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- Best Engine Ever (2021) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- Marion and the Dinosaurs (2020) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2021 The Lost Daughter
Leda
 2021/I Mothering Sunday
Mrs Clarrie Niven
 2021 Ron's Gone Wrong
Donka (voice)
 2021 The Mitchells vs the Machines
PAL (voice)
 2019-2020 The Crown (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth II
- Avalanche (2020) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- 48:1 (2020) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- The Hereditary Principle (2020) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Terra Nullius (2020) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Fagan (2020) ... Queen Elizabeth II
 2020 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lily
- The 7 Beer Itch (2020) ... Lily (voice)
 2020 The Best of Thomas & Friends Clips (US) (TV Series)
Marion
- Dinosaurs on Sodor (2020) ... Marion (voice)
- Bursting PIPES! (2020) ... Marion (voice)
- Duncan and Humbug (2020) ... Marion (voice)
- What Makes Rebecca Special? (2020) ... Marion (voice)
- Timothy & The Rainbow Car (2020) ... Marion (voice)
 2020/I The Father
Anne
 2016-2019 Fleabag (TV Series)
Godmother
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... Godmother
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... Godmother
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... Godmother
- Episode #2.2 (2019) ... Godmother
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... Godmother
 2019 Les Misérables (TV Mini Series)
Madame Thénardier
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Madame Thénardier
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Madame Thénardier
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Madame Thénardier
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... Madame Thénardier
 2019 Them That Follow
Hope
 2018 Watership Down (TV Mini Series)
Strawberry
- The Siege (2018) ... Strawberry (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... Strawberry (voice)
- The Raid (2018) ... Strawberry (voice)
- The Journey (2018) ... Strawberry (voice)
 2018 Let's Dance (Short)
Cook (segment "Coffee to Go")
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Meet the Characters! (TV Mini Series)
Marion (UK & US)
- Meet Rebecca of England! (2018) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Here Comes the Steam Team! (Video short)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2018 Unexpected Item (Short)
The Till
 2014-2018 Thomas & Friends (TV Series short)
Marion (UK & US)
- What Rebecca Does (2018) ... Marion (UK & US) (voice)
- 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)
 2018 The Favourite
Queen Anne
 2016-2018 Flowers (TV Series)
Deborah / Valerie
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Deborah
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Deborah / Valerie
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Deborah / Valerie
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Deborah
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Deborah
 2018 All The World's A Stage (Short)
The Narrator
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Clips (UK) (TV Series)
Marion
- Marion's Muddy Problem (2017) ... Marion (voice)
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Hildegarde Schmidt
 2017 National Theatre Live: Mosquitoes (Video)
Jenny
 2013-2017 Broadchurch (TV Series)
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: Full Steam to the Rescue! (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Tinsel on the Tracks (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 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
- World War II/Dr Crippen (2016) ... Ethel Le Neve
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! (Video)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2003-2015 Peep Show (TV Series)
Sophie Chapman
- Kid Farm (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)
Marion (UK & US) (voice)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Signals Crossed (Video)
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 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 Mini 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
- Kasia (2013) ... Carol
- Carol (2013) ... Carol
 2013 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (TV Series)
Susan Spencer
 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
 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
- Equestrian Controversy (2011) ... Sally Owen
 2011 The Iron Lady
Carol Thatcher
 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, uncredited)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mother
- The Eleventh Hour (2010) ... Mother (as Olivia Coleman)
 2009 Big Celebrity Fame Zeppelin (Short)
Diary Room Contestant (voice)
 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
- Naomi (2009) ... Gina
 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 Mini 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 Angell's Hell (TV Movie)
Belinda
 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
 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 The Trouble with Terkel
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 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
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series)
Penny
- The Interview (2001) ... Penny
 2001 People Like Us (TV Series)
Pam
- The Vicar (2001) ... Pam
 2000 Bruiser (TV Series)
Screenwriter / Samantha / Sasha Solomon / ...
- Touchy Pants (2000) ... Grieving Friend / Patisserie Worker / Tina - Pixel Guy's Friend / ...
- Nutty Puppet Mayhem (2000) ... Girl Chatting About Sex / Screenwriter / Daughter / ...
- Love Golf (2000) ... Screenwriter / Steve's Friend / Jill / ...
- Putchek's Revenge (2000) ... Thelma Barclay / Office Prankster / Ron's Wife / ...
- Not Now, Darling (2000) ... Girl Chatting About Sex / Screenwriter / Farmer / ...
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Alternate Names:

Olivia Coleman | Oliva Colman

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Ed Sinclair  (3 children)

Children:

Sinclair, Hal Joseph | See more »

Parents:

Leakey, Mary | Colman, Keith
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If someone doesn't like me because of the size of my bum, they can fuck off. Because I'm quite a nice person to be with, actually See more »

Trivia:

She felt so nervous singing the Portishead song "Glory Box", which she did for the album "BBC Children in Need: Got It Covered", that she requested Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her sister Isobel Waller-Bridge to be present and play ukulele to calm her down. See more »

Nickname:

Collie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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