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Olivia Colman is an English actor who rose to stardom in sitcoms such as Peep Show, Green Wing and Twenty Twelve before gaining wider appreciation, international acclaim and prestigious award wins for a string of dramatic TV appearances and film roles.

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Born
Wednesday 30th January 1974
Full name
Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman
Birth name
Sarah Sinclair
Nationality
English

Awards

Academy Awards (Oscars) 2021
Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
National Television Awards, The 2021
Drama Performance: Longlisted
Primetime Emmy Awards 2019
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
BAFTA Film Awards 2019
Best Actress: Winner
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2019
Best Actress: Winner
Golden Globe Awards 2019
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
Chortle Awards 2017
Best TV Actor: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2017
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
Golden Globe Awards 2017
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film - Supporting Actress: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2015
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
RTS Awards 2014
Actor - Female: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2014
Best Actress: Winner
RTS Awards 2013
Actor - Female: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2013
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2013
Best Supporting Actress: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2012
Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2012
Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2012
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2008
Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Landscapers Brand New Executive Producer
2021 Landscapers Brand New Susan
2021 Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure Narrator
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Special Guests
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2020 Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas The Fairy Godmother
2019 The Graham Norton Show - Series 26
  1. E7 - Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Chadwick Boseman, Richard Ayoade, Lady Glenconner, Niall Horan
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2019 Fleabag - Series 2 Godmother
2019 The Favourite Queen Anne
2018 Would I Lie To You? - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 24
  1. Special - Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Keira Knightley, Guy Pearce, Rita Ora
Guest
2018 Flowers - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Valerie
2018 Flowers - Series 2 Deborah
2016 Women Talking About Cars - Series 1
  1. E2 - Olivia Colman
Guest
2016 Fleabag - Series 1 Godmother
2016 Flowers - Series 1 Deborah
2016 Drunk History - Series 2
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Ethel Le Neve
2016 Talking To Strangers Ensemble Actor
2016 The Graham Norton Show - Series 18
  1. E15 - David Attenborough, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Elle King
  2. Special - Series 18 Highlights
Guest
2015 Peep Show - Series 9 Sophie Chapman
2015 Bring The Noise
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - The Unseen Remix
  3. Special - The Unseen Remix
Guest
2015 The Lobster Hotel Manager
2015 Chain Reaction - Series 10
  1. E5 - Olivia Colman interviews Sharon Horgan
Host / Presenter
2015 Chain Reaction - Series 10
  1. E4 - Vic Reeves interviews Olivia Colman
Guest
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 16
  1. E14 - David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Harvey Weinstein, Jessie J
  2. Special - Series 16 Highlights
Guest
2014 Mr. Sloane Janet
2014 W1A - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Sally
2014 Rev. - Series 3 Alex Smallbone
2014 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - Extra
Guest
2014 This Is Jinsy - Series 2
  1. E8 - The Golden Woggle
Joan Jenkins
2014 The Graham Norton Show - Series 14
  1. E12 - Idris Elba, Olivia Colman, Lena Dunham
Guest
2014 The Kumars
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 Cuban Fury Sam
2013 The Graham Norton Show - Series 13
  1. E6 - Olivia Colman, Alan Sugar, Hugh Laurie
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2013 I Give It A Year Linda
2012 The British Comedy Awards
  1. E1 - Nomination Show 2012
Self
2012 Bad Sugar Creator
2012 Bad Sugar Joan Cauldwell
2012 Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters - Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters 2012 Narrator
2012 Twenty Twelve - Series 2 Sally Owen
2011 Rev. - Series 2 Alex Smallbone
2011 Twenty Twelve - Series 1 Sally Owen
2010 Peep Show & Tell Self
2010 Peep Show - Series 7 Sophie Chapman
2010 Pauline Pepys's Dowry Pauline Pepys
2010 Rev. - Series 1 Alex Smallbone
2010 Fabulous - Series 3 Edith
2009 Beautiful People - Series 2 Debbie Doonan
2009 Hut 33 - Series 3 Minka
2009 Child's Play Pen
2009 Peep Show - Series 6 Sophie Chapman
2009 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 4 Ensemble Actor
2008 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul Janice Pearce
2008 Beautiful People - Series 1 Debbie Doonan
2008 Would I Lie To You? - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2008 Footlights At 125: A Retrospective
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer
2008 Hut 33 - Series 2 Minka
2008 Peep Show - Series 5 Sophie Chapman
2008 Poets' Tree Ensemble Actor
2008 Hancock And Joan Marion
2008 Love Soup - Series 2
  1. E2 - Integrated Logistics
Penny
2008 That Mitchell And Webb Look - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
2007 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Holistic Detective Agency Janice Pearce
2007 Hut 33 - Series 1 Minka
2007 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 3 Ensemble Actor
2007 Fabulous - Series 1 Edith
2007 Peep Show - Series 4 Sophie Chapman
2007 Hot Fuzz PC Doris Thatcher
2007 Green Wing - Final Special (as Olivia Coleman) Harriet Schulenburg
2006 That Mitchell And Webb Look - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2006 Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters - Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters 2006 Narrator
2006 Confetti Joanna
2006 Green Wing - Series 2 (as Olivia Coleman) Harriet Schulenburg
2005 Peep Show - Series 3 Sophie Chapman
2005 The Robinsons
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Connie
2005 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
2005 Look Around You - Series 2 Pam Bachelor
2004 Peep Show - Series 2 Sophie Chapman
2004 Green Wing - Series 1 (as Olivia Coleman) Harriet Schulenburg
2004 Swiss Toni - Series 2
  1. E1 - Troubleshooter
Linda
2004 Black Books - Series 3
  1. E2 - Elephants And Hens
Tanya
2003 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off - Series 2
  1. E3 - Cuba
Henrietta
2003 Peep Show - Series 1 Sophie Chapman
2003 Eyes Down - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Mandy Foster
2003 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2003 The House Of Milton Jones Susan
2003 Gash Ensemble Actor
2003 Creme De La Crime - Series 3
  1. E2 - The Lies of the Artists
Ensemble Actor
2002 Think The Unthinkable - Series 2
  1. E5 - Nambitrea
Ensemble Actor
2002 The Office - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Helena
2002 Concrete Cow - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2001 Think The Unthinkable - Series 1
  1. E5 - London Transport
Cynthia Smith
2001 Mr Charity
  1. E5 - Nice To Feed You
Distressed Mother
2001 Think The Unthinkable - Series 1
  1. E4 - Utiliton
Estate Agent
2001 Think The Unthinkable - Series 1
  1. E3 - Moore and Burmans
Tamandra
2001 Think The Unthinkable - Series 1
  1. E2 - Barrington Council
Margaret
2001 Think The Unthinkable - Series 1
  1. E1 - Longleys Bank
Vanessa
2001 The Mitchell And Webb Situation Ensemble Actor
2001 Life As We Know It (as Olivia Coleman)
  1. E3 - The Interview
Penny
2001 People Like Us - Series 2
  1. E1 - The Vicar
Actor
2000 Bruiser Various
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
  2. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Olivia Colman on IMDb

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