Flowers. Deborah (Olivia Colman). Copyright: Kudos Productions

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.

Year Production Role
2024 Paddington 3: Paddington In Peru Brand New Actor
2024 The Graham Norton Show - Series 31
  1. E18 - Jodie Foster, Olivia Colman, Wanda Sykes, Lorraine Kelly, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man
Guest
2024 Wicked Little Letters Edith Swan
2022 The Graham Norton Show - Series 30
  1. Special - Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Hugh Laurie, Romesh Ranganathan, Leah Williamson, Callum Scott Howells, Madeline Brewer
Guest
2022 Staged - Series 3
  1. E6 - Knock, Knock
Self
2022 Shared Interests Ensemble Actor
2021 The Graham Norton Show - Series 29
  1. E11 - Keanu Reeves, Olivia Colman, Jack Whitehall, Cynthia Erivo, Rag'n'Bone Man
Guest
2021 Landscapers
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Executive Producer
2021 Landscapers
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Susan Edwards
2021 Trip Hazard - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Lake District
  2. E2 - Whitby
  3. E3 - Norwich
  4. E4 - Anglesey
Narrator
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Special Guests
  1. Special - Highlights Special
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E6 - Episode Six
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Deborah
2016 Women Talking About Cars - Series 1
  1. E2 - Olivia Colman
Guest
2016 Fleabag - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Godmother
2016 Flowers - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Deborah
2016 Drunk History - Series 2
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Ethel Le Neve
2016 Talking To Strangers
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
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
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  1. E5 - Kid Farm
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Janet
2014 W1A - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Sally
2014 Rev. - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
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
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  1. E1 - Boycott (Part 1)
  2. E2 - Boycott (Part 2)
  3. E6 - Inclusivity Day
  4. E7 - Loose Ends
Sally Owen
2011 Rev. - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. Special - Christmas Special
Alex Smallbone
2011 Twenty Twelve - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Sally Owen
2010 Peep Show & Tell Self
2010 Peep Show - Series 7
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  1. E1 - St. Hospitals
  2. E6 - New Year's Eve
Sophie Chapman
2010 Pauline Pepys's Dowry Pauline Pepys
2010 Rev. - Series 1
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  1. E1 - On Your Knees Forget The Fees
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Alex Smallbone
2010 Fabulous - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Episode One
Edith
2009 Beautiful People - Series 2
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  1. E1 - How I Got My Groom
  2. E2 - How I Got My Plumes
  3. E3 - How I Got My Water Feature
  4. E4 - How I Got My Camp
  5. E5 - How I Got My Turner
Debbie Doonan
2009 Hut 33 - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Know Thyne Enemy
  2. E2 - Big Machine
  3. E3 - Back To Your Post
  4. E4 - Spitfire Poker
Minka
2009 Child's Play Pen
2009 Peep Show - Series 6
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  1. E1 - Jeremy At JLB
  2. E2 - The Test
  3. E3 - Jeremy In Love
Sophie Chapman
2009 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2008 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Janice Pearce
2008 Beautiful People - Series 1
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  1. E1 - How I Got My Vase
  2. E2 - How I Got My Nose
  3. E3 - How I Got My Beads
  4. E4 - How I Got My Posh
  5. E5 - How I Got My Tongs
  6. E6 - How I Got My Globe
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
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  1. E1 - Royal Visit
  2. E2 - Pigs n Spivs
  3. E3 - Yellow
  4. E4 - Where Boffins Dare
  5. E5 - Getting Heavy
  6. E6 - Yankee Diddle
Minka
2008 Peep Show - Series 5
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  1. E2 - Spin War
  2. E3 - Jeremy's Broke
  3. E6 - Mark's Women
Sophie Chapman
2008 Poets' Tree
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2007 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Holistic Detective Agency
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Janice Pearce
2007 Hut 33 - Series 1
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  1. E1 - A Bridge Too Far
  2. E2 - Baghdad
  3. E3 - Careless Talk
  4. E4 - Don't Bet On It
  5. E5 - Food
  6. E6 - Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Minka
2007 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2007 Fabulous - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E6 - Episode Six
Edith
2007 Daydream Believers Actor
2007 Peep Show - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Sophie's Parents
  2. E2 - Conference
  3. E3 - Gym
  4. E4 - Handyman
  5. E5 - Holiday
  6. E6 - Wedding
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
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)
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Harriet Schulenburg
2005 Peep Show - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Mugging
  2. E2 - Sectioning
  3. E5 - Jurying
  4. E6 - Quantocking
Sophie Chapman
2005 The Robinsons
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Connie
2005 Help
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2005 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2005 Look Around You - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Music
  2. E2 - Health
  3. E3 - Sport
  4. E4 - Food
  5. E5 - Computers
  6. E6 - Live Final
Pam Bachelor
2004 Peep Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Dance Class
  2. E2 - Local Zero
  3. E3 - Jeremy Makes It
  4. E5 - The Man Show
  5. E6 - Wedding
Sophie Chapman
2004 Green Wing - Series 1 (as Olivia Coleman)
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  1. E1 - Caroline's First Day
  2. E2 - Rumours
  3. E3 - Lodgers
  4. E4 - Joanna's Birthday
  5. E5 - Housewarming Party
  6. E6 - Tests
  7. E7 - Tangled Webs
  8. E8 - Slave Auction
  9. E9 - Emergency
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
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  1. E1 - Warring Factions
  2. E2 - The Interview
  3. E3 - On The Pull
  4. E4 - Mark Makes A Friend
  5. E5 - Dream Job
  6. E6 - Funeral
Sophie Chapman
2003 Eyes Down - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Mandy Foster
2003 That Mitchell & Webb Sound - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2003 The House Of Milton Jones
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Susan
2003 Gash
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2001 Daydream Believers Linda
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
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  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E6 - Episode Six
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
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Various
1988 Comic Relief - Red Nose Day
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
  2. E19 - Comic Relief 2021
  3. E20 - Comic Relief 2022
Self

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

Born
Wednesday 30th January 1974 (50 years-old)
Full name
Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman
Birth name
Sarah Sinclair
Nationality
English
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2022
Best Actress (Nominee)
C21 International Drama Awards 2022
Best Individual Performance in a Drama Series (Winner)
National Television Awards, The 2021
Actor (Longlisted)
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2021
Best Supporting Actress (Nominee)
Satellite Awards 2019
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Winner)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series (Winner)
BAFTA Film Awards 2019
Best Actress (Winner)
London Critics' Circle Film Awards 2019
British/Irish Actress Of The Year (Nominee)
Actress Of The Year (Winner)
Critics' Choice Awards 2019
Best Actress in a Comedy Film (Winner)
Best Film Actress (Nominee)
Digital Spy Reader Awards 2019
Best TV Actor of the Past 20 Years (Runner-up)
Movies - Best Actor (Female) (Winner)
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2019
Best Actress (Winner)
Golden Globe Awards 2019
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Winner)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2019
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominee)
British Independent Film Awards 2018
Best Actress (Winner)
AACTA Awards 2018
Best International Actress (Winner)
Chortle Awards 2017
Best TV Actor (Winner)
Golden Globe Awards 2017
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film - Supporting Actress (Winner)
BAFTA Television Awards 2017
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme (Nominee)
London Critics' Circle Film Awards 2016
Supporting Actress Of The Year (Nominee)
British Independent Film Awards 2015
Best 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)
BAFTA Television Awards 2013
Best Supporting Actress (Winner)
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme (Winner)
RTS Awards 2013
Actor - Female (Winner)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2013
Best Actress (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2012
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme (Nominee)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2012
Best Actress (Winner)
BPG Breakthrough Award (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 2012
Best TV Comedy Actress (Nominee)
Best TV Comedy Actress (Nominee)
British Independent Film Awards 2011
Best Actress (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 2008
Best TV Comedy Actress (Nominee)
Loaded LAFTAs 2007
Funniest Woman (Nominee)

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