Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman

Highest Rated: 98% The Father (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 30, 1974

Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK

Olivia Colman was a prolific and widely respected British television and film actress who earned her first Oscar in 2019 for her role as Queen Anne in the biographical comedy-drama "The Favourite" (2018). Born and raised in the historic city of Norwich, England, Colman was inspired by her mother, who pursued ballet dancing as a young woman, to embark on a career in the arts. With that in mind, Colman decided to translate her love of performers and performing into the pursuit of a professional acting career. She started young, and by her mid-teens Colman was nabbing lead roles in school plays. When it came time to enter college, Colman briefly put her acting aspirations on hold to study primary teaching at Homerton College in Cambridge. However, her time at the college would prove to be short-lived. Colman wanted to be an actress after all, so she left Homerton and began studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After graduating from the school in 1999, Colman began working almost immediately. She started out appearing primarily on television, with supporting roles on shows like "Mr. Charity" (BBC, 2001) and "Holby City" (BBC, 1999- ). Her first big break in the UK came in 2003 when she began playing Sophie Chapman on the comedy series "Peep Show" (Channel 4, 2003-2015). The success of her work on "Peep Show" led to additional roles on British comedy shows, including "Green Wing" (Channel 4, 2004-07), "Beautiful People" (BBC Two, 2008-09), and "Fleabag" (BBC, 2016- ). By the early 2010s Colman also began branching out by taking on various film roles. Her film roles included "The Iron Lady" (2011), "I Give It a Year" (2013), and "The Lobster" (2015), the last of which was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. In 2016 Colman won accolades in America for her recurring role on the thriller mini-series "The Night Manager" (BBC One/AMC, 2016). "The Night Manager" was broadcast on both British and American television networks, and earned Colman a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. In 2018 Colman worked with Yorgos Lanthimos once again when she was cast as Queen Anne of Britain in the period comedy-drama "The Favourite." The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, with Colman taking home her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2019 Colman began playing another Queen of England, Elizabeth II, on the Netflix historical drama series "The Crown." Colman began playing Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the series, which premiered on the streaming network in 2019.

Highest rated movies

The Father
Nasrin
The Favourite The Lost Daughter
Locke
Hot Fuzz The Lobster
Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% No Score Yet Mothering Sunday Mrs. Niven (Character) - 2021
92% No Score Yet The Lost Daughter Leda (Character) - 2021
70% 76% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Unknown (Character) - 2021
80% 94% Ron's Gone Wrong Donka (Voice) $22.7M 2021
98% 88% The Mitchells vs. the Machines Pal (Voice) - 2021
98% 92% The Father Anne (Character) $2.1M 2020
93% 100% Nasrin Narrator (Character) - 2020
59% 43% Them That Follow Hope (Character) $159.0K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Them That Follow Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 89% Them That Follow Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unexpected Item Till (Character) - 2018
93% 69% The Favourite Queen Anne (Character) $34.2M 2018
60% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Hildegarde Schmidt (Character) $101.5M 2017
77% 43% London Road Julie (Character) - 2015
87% 65% The Lobster Hotel Manager (Character) $9.1M 2015
80% 72% Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Marion (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Unknown (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kármán Line Sarah (Character) - 2014
0% 51% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie Nelly (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 76% Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave Marion (Voice) - 2014
54% 43% Cuban Fury Sam (Character) $90.3K 2014
No Score Yet 50% The 7.39 Maggie Matthews (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave Marion (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 64% The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane Susan Spencer (Character) - 2013
91% 72% Locke Bethan (Character) $1.4M 2013
51% 38% I Give It a Year Linda (Character) $32.5K 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Thirteenth Tale Margaret Lea (Character) - 2013
37% 31% Hyde Park on Hudson Elizabeth (Character) $6.4M 2012
52% 51% The Iron Lady Carol Thatcher (Character) $30.0M 2011
83% 85% Tyrannosaur Hannah (Character) $22.1K 2011
87% 66% Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee Olivia (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Consuming Passion Janet/Nurse Violetta Kiss (Character) - 2008
56% 72% Grow Your Own Alice (Character) - 2007
91% 89% Hot Fuzz PC Doris Thatcher (Character) $23.6M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Altogether Anita (Character) - 2007
57% 48% Confetti Joanna (Character) $227.0K 2006
No Score Yet 70% Much Ado About Nothing Ursula (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terkel in Trouble Terkel's Mom (Voice) - 2004

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet Landscapers Susan Edwards (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2016 2019-2021
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
90% 91% The Crown Queen Elizabeth II (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 86% Becoming You Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
85% 75% The Simpsons Lily (Guest Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet 73 Questions Self 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Zoo Narrator 2016-2020
100% 94% Fleabag Godmother (Character) 2016 2019
88% 78% Les Misérables Madame Thenardier (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Contestant 2018-2019
74% 81% Watership Down Strawberry (Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2018
100% 90% Flowers Deborah (Character) 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earth's Natural Wonders -- Life at the Extremes Narrator 2015 2018
92% 92% Broadchurch DS Ellie Miller (Character) 2013 2015 2017
91% 89% The Night Manager Angela Burr (Character) 2016
96% 92% Peep Show Unknown (Character) 2003-2005 2007-2010 2012 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Unknown (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great War: The People's Story Narrator 2014
No Score Yet 100% Rev. Alex Smallbone (Character) 2010-2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Ballet Narrator 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kumars Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 92% Accused Sue (Character) 2010 2012
75% 100% Twenty Twelve Sally Owen (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Mitchell and Webb Look Unknown (Character) 2006 2008-2010
92% 67% Doctor Who Mother (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beautiful People Unknown (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skins Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
86% 100% Green Wing Harriet Schulenburg (Character) 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2002