Olivia Colman is an award winning English actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, four BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four BIFA Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the BFI Fellowship Award. She made her breakthrough in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show.
Her other comedy roles include Green Wing, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Beautiful People, Rev, Flowers, and Twenty Twelve (for which she was awarded a BAFTA).
She gained acclaim for her performance in the ITV crime drama series Broadchurch which won her a BAFTA for best actress. She also appeared in thriller The Night Manager for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress- Series, Miniseries or Television Film. In 2019 and 2020, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix period drama series The Crown, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Her film credits include Hot Fuzz, The Iron Lady, Hyde Park on Hudson, The Lobster, Murder on the Orient Express, Tyrannosaur, The Mitchells vs The Machines, The Favourite (Academy Award for Best Actress), and the Father (nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress).