• Read Ben Goldacre's deliciously eviscerating SELECTED JOURNALISM
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Tim Mascall designs FIRST EPISODE at the Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Read Nicci Gerrard's enchanting THE TWILIGHT HOUR, out now
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • See Penny Downie in DOWNTON ABBEY at 9pm on ITV
  • Peter Capaldi is The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO at 8.15pm on BBC1
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • David Mercatali directs COOLATULLY at the Finborough for Papatango
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour

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Olivia Colman
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Olivia Colman

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Olivia Homan
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About

Olivia was a double award winner at the 2013 BAFTAs for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her performance as Sally Owen in TWENTY TWELVE, and for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sue in ACCUSED.

She recently starred as DS Ellie Miller in ITV1's hit drama BROADCHURCH and Susan Spencer in THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER II, also seen on ITV1.

Recent feature film appearances include I GIVE IT A YEAR, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON with Bill Murray and Sam West, TYRANNOSAUR directed by Paddy Considine, for which she won a World Cinema Special Jury Prize for breakout performance at Sundance, and best actress awards at the British International Film Awards and Evening Standard British Film Awards, and THE IRON LADY with Meryl Streep directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

On stage Olivia most recently appeared in the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre as Myra Arundel in Howard Davies's production of HAY FEVER.

Upcoming credits include TV Dramas RUN for Channel 4 and THE 7:39 for BBC1 and the comedy feature film CUBAN FURY.

She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Film
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
PUDSEY
Nelly (voice)
Nick MooreVertigo Films
LOCKE
Bethan
Steven KnightIM Global / Shoebox Films
THE LOBSTER
Hotel Manager
Yorgos LanthimosElement Pictures
LONDON ROAD
Julie
Rufus NorrisCuba Pictures
CUBAN FURY
Sam
James GriffithsBig Talk Productions
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Queen Elizabeth
Roger MitchellDaybreak Pictures
THE IRON LADY
Carol Thatcher
Phyllida LloydFilm 4
TYRANNOSAUR
Hannah
Paddy Considine Warp X
ARRIETTY
Homily voice; UK version
Hiromasa YonebayashiStudio Ghibli
LE DONK & SCOR-ZAY-ZEE
Olivia
Shane MeadowsBig Arty Productions
DOG ALTOGETHER
Anita
Paddy Considine E M Media
GROW YOUR OWN
Alice
Richard LaxtonWarp Films
I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN
Sophia
Amy HeckerlingThe Weinstein Company
HOT FUZZ
PC Doris Fletcher
Edgar WrightBig Talk Productions
ZEMANOVALOAD
The TV Executive
Jayson RothwellZema Productions
BAADER MEINHOF GANG
Receptionist
Toby HaynesIdeal World Prods
Television
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
MR. SLOANE
Janet Sloane
Robert B. WeideBig Talk Productions
THE SECRETS
Pippa
Dominic SavageWorking Title / BBC1
THE THIRTEENTH TALE
Margaret Lea
James KentHeyday Films
THE 7.39
Maggie Matthews
John AlexanderCarnival Films
THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER II
Susan Spencer
Christopher MenaulHat Trick / ITV
THIS IS JINSY
Joan Jenkins
Matt LipseyTiger Aspect / Sky
BROADCHURCH
DS Ellie Miller
James Strong & Euros LynKudos / ITV1
BAD SUGAR
Joan
Ben PalmerTiger Aspect / Channel 4
RUN
Carol
Charles Martin & Jonathan PearsonAcme Run / Channel 4
ACCUSED
Sue
David BlairBBC
EXILE
Nancy Ronstadt
John AlexanderBBC 1 / Abbot Productions
REV
Alex
Peter CattaneoBig Talk / BBC2
TWENTY TWELVE
Sally Owen
John MortonBBC
PEEP SHOW
series 3, 4,5, 6
Becky MartinChannel 4
DOCTOR WHO
Mother
Adam SmithBBC / DW Productions
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE SERIES 2
Debbie Doonan
Gareth CarrivickBBC2
MISTER ELEVEN
Beth
Amanda CoeTiger Aspect
DAYDREAM BELIEVERS
Linda
 Carlton (pilot)
MIDSOMER MURDERS
Bernice
Peter SmithITV
CONSUMING PASSION
Janet / Nurse Violetta Kiss
Dan ZeffBBC 4
THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK
Various
David KerrChannel 4
HANCOCK AND JOAN
Marion
Richard LaxtonWorld Productions
LOVE SOUP
Penny
Sandy JohnsonBBC
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
Amanda
David BlairITV
THE GREY MAN
Linda Dodds
Declan O'DwyerLeopardrama
GREENWING
series 2 and Christmas Special
Dominic BrigstockeChannel 4
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 
Ursula
Brian PercivalBBC 2
MURDER IN SUBURBIA
Ellie
Robert BiermanGranada for ITV
HELPPaul Whitehouse/Chris LanghanBBC
LOOK AROUND YOU
Pam Batchelor
Tim KirkbyBBC
ANGELL'S HELL
Belinda
Metin HuseyinGranada
NY-LON
Lucinda
VariousNy-Lon Prods Ltd
SWISS TONI
series 2
Linda ByronTiger Aspect for ITV
BLACK BOOKS III
Tanya
Martin DennisChannel Four
EYES DOWN
Mandy Foster
Chris GernonBBC
THE OFFICE
Helena
Stephen MerchantBBC
HOLBY CITY
Kim
Keith BoakeBBC
RESCUE ME
Paula
Julian HolmesBBC
GASH
Various
Armando IanucciChannel Four
MR CHARITY
Various
Nick WoodBBC
PEOPLE LIKE US
Pam
John MortonBBC
PLAY UK: THE MITCHELL AND WEBB SITUATION
Various
David KerrBBC
BRUISER
Various Principles
Nick JonesBBC2
THE ROBINSONS
Connie
Justin SpresneyBBC
GREEN WING
Series 1
VariousChannel Four
15 STOREYS HIGH
Cath
 BBC Choice/3
SHRINK RAP
Eleanor
 BBC
PEEP SHOW
series 2
Becky MartinChannel 4
PEEP SHOW
Sophie
Tristram ShapeeroChannel Four
BAADER MEINHOF GANG SHOW
Receptionist
Toby HaynesIdeal World  Productions
OTHER ANIMALS
Penny Dean
Chris GernonBBC
Stage
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
HAY FEVER
Myra Arundel
Howard DaviesNoel Coward Theatre
ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICENicolas HytnerThe National Theatre
THE THREESOMEGordon AndersonLyric Hammersmith
NORMAN CONQUESTS
Annie
Debbie O'MalleyGilded Balloon
THE MISER
Frosine/Elise
Robert ThorougoodNational Tour
STAGS & HENS
Maureen
Andrew NormingtonBristol
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Kathleen
Robin PhillipsLyric Shaftesbury Ave
WESTERN FRONT
Various Principals
Jessica DromgoolePaines Plough
Radio
Production / CharacterDirectorCompany
BOOK AT BEDTIME: MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOUChristine HallBBC Radio 4
WORDS AND MUSIC - OBSESSIONTony CheeversBBC Radio 3
THE SHOOTING PARTY
Isabel Colegate
Jessica DromgooleBBC Radio 4
PAULINE PEPYS
Pauline
Gareth EdwardsBBC Radio 4
HUT 33 SERIES 2
Minka
James CaryBBC
WELL THATS ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT IT
Jane
Liz WebbRadio 4
BEFORE AN AUDIENCEAdam BromleyRadio 4
CONCRETE COWSAdam BromleyRadio 4
THE 99P CHALLENGE SERIES 4David TylerRadio 4
MITCH BENNS CRIMESAdam BromleyRadio 4
THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB SOUNDGareth EdwardsRadio 4
TRAPPEDAlex Walsh TaylorRadio 4
THE HOUSE OF MILTON JONES
Henrietta
David TylerRadio 4
GILES WEMBLEY HOGGDavid TylerRadio 4
THE ROTTERS CLUB Radio 4
CREME DE LA CRIMEAdam BromleyRadio 4
LEAN ON ME
Various / Daughter
Bruce HymanRadio 4
THINK THE UNTHINKABLE
Various
Adam BromleyRadio 4
RICHARD III
Prince/ Narrator
Shaun McLoughlinRadio
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