Having made the nominations list for the 91st Academy Awards in the Best Actress category following her role as Queen Anne in the movie, The Favorite, Olivia Colman has caused huge traffic on search engines. She is a British actress who has been making waves with her astonishing performances on set.
The talented actress got her breakthrough while appearing in the English TV comedy series, The Peep Show. Since then, she has become one of the finest actresses in the industry and has merited a lot of awards and accolades. In addition to that, she is also a married woman and a mother of three. Learn more about the English movie star below.
Olivia Colman’s Biography (Age)
At birth, she was named as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman on Wednesday, 30th of January 1974. She was born in Norwich Norfolk England and also had most of her formative years there. Her father, Mr. Colman made ends meet as a chartered surveyor while her mum survived from her nursing job. Olivia Colman possesses British nationality.
Regarding her education, Olivia started her high school education at Norwich High before transferring to Gresham’s school in Holt. She later attended Homerton College and spent a single term studying Primary Teaching. Olivia also schooled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School bagging a degree in drama.
It was her role in the stage play, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie during her days as a student that prompted the Thespian’s decision to pursue acting as a career. To better equip herself, she familiarized with the likes of Robert Webb, Peter Serafinowicz, and David Mitchel during her auditions at the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club.
Rise To Fame
Soon after she kicked off her career, Olivia Colman became the glam face of most shows on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. She won the hearts of many featuring in programs like People Like Us, Look Around You, Black Books, The Office, The Time of Your Life and so many others. She also voiced for Britain’s Funniest Comedy Character and became a regular in BBC Radio 4 comedies while taking over the comedy show; Hut 33 on Radio 4.
While showing off her acting stints, Olivia Colman got established in the comedy aspect of the art world. She did lots of collaborative works with other comic stars such as Mitchell and Webb, among others. Olivia played a recurring role in Green Wing from 2004 to 2006 before appearing in the 2008 BBC sitcom, Beautiful People. She guest-starred in the 2009 drama series, Skins and in 2010, portrayed Alex Smallbone in the sitcom Rev.
The following year, the Thespian appeared in the drama series, Exile and subsequently appeared in the BBC sitcom, Twenty Twelve. Olivia Colman kept on appearing in more television shows and was recently featured in one of the mind-blowing drama series on Netflix, The Crown. Meanwhile, for her performance in the ITV drama series BroadChurch, she got an International Emmy Award nomination and received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress the same year.
Colman made her first film appearance in the film Confetti (2006) following her appearance as Alice in the comedy film, Grow Your Own and as PC Doris Thatcher in the comedy action movie, Hot Fuzz. She landed her first major role in Short Dog Altogether (2007) which fetched her a BIFA Award for Best Performance. Colman also portrayed the lead character in the 2011 movie, Tyrannosaur. That same year, she starred as Carol Thatcher in the award-winning movie, The Iron Lady. Her impressive performance in the movie got her a London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. Later in 2018, she bagged yet another award for her role as Queen Anne in the movie, The Favourite.
Family: Husband – Ed Sinclair and Children
Olivia Colman fell in love with the then law student Ed Sinclair while receiving training as a teacher at Homerton College. There is no reliable source indicating that the two kicked off their love tango immediately; that notwithstanding, we know that their love was sealed in a marital union in August 2001. Together, they share three beautiful children – a daughter and two sons; Finn Sinclair and Hall Sinclair.
Despite being a lawyer, Ed Sinclair has always had an eye for the entertainment industry. He later switched into scriptwriting and acting for which he has become one of the most splendid actors and writers in Hollywood. He is best known for his work on the television series, Look Around You.
Height: How Tall is Olivia Colman?
It is beyond doubt that Olivia Colman can be best described as a woman encapsulated in beauty and brains. She is a mother of three who has ensured that her endowed curvatures are very much intact irrespective of irregularities in body shape that occurs in a woman after childbirth. She stands at 5 feet 6 inches.