Five things you might not know about Olivia Colman

By Editor, 5 July 2018 - 2:14pm

Multi-award winning actor Olivia Colman traces her family history on WDYTYA? on Monday 9 July, 2018 at 9pm on BBC One

Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman will trace her family history on Who Do You Think You Are?

Known for her roles in beloved TV comedies including the Peep Show as well as highly acclaimed dramas such as Broadchurch, Olivia Colman has received three BAFTA Awards, Three BIFA Awards and one Golden Globe Award.

For Who Do You Think You Are? she discovers an Indian connection.

Here are five things you may not know about the star…
 

1. Royal Roles

In 2017 Olivia was named as the new Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix original The Crown which we are expecting to see in 2018. Coleman is also set to play Queen Anne in the feature-length The Favourite due for release early 2019.
 

2. Starting from Laughter

Olivia began her inroads into acting with performances in the works of some of the nation’s most beloved comedians including Mitchell and Webb, Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman.
 

3. Dramatic Development

After her BIFA award winning performance in Tyrannosaur, Olivia has featured in a plethora of acclaimed dramas including The Accused, The Night Manager, Murder on the Orient Express and, of course, Broadchurch.
 

4. Crossroads

Originally from Norfolk, it was during her time studying primary teaching at the University of Cambridge’s Homerton College that Olivia began attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she honed her on-stage craft.
 

5. The Good Samaritan

Olivia is an active supporter of numerous charities and causes including the promotion of more accurate depictions of mental health in the media. She has also helped international bodies including Amnesty International in their campaign to protect women in Afghanistan and UNICEF working to reunite refugee families affected by the Syrian war. 

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