Olivia Colman’s biographyUntil the mid-2000s Olivia Colman’s popularity never extended beyond her native Britain. Colman won worldwide recognition when she turned forty but the actress continues to amaze, earning the title of one of the most sought-after British actresses, she received the Golden Globe and was named among the main challengers for the Oscar for her role in The Favourite in 2018.
Early yearsSarah Caroline Olivia Coleman was born on January 30, 1974, in Norwich, East England. Her parents didn’t belong to people of creative professions: Mary Colman was a nurse and Keith Colman was a certified chartered surveyor working in the field of industrial construction and property management.
Olivia received primary education at Norwich High School for Girls and was later privately educated at Gresham's School, where she became interested in theater. The girl realized that she wanted to become an actress but she doubted for some time and graduating from school in 1992, she spent a term studying primary teaching at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Career. The startAfter graduating from the Bristol School in 1999 Olivia auditioned for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, which gave a start to Stephen Fry’s career. She met future co-stars Robert Webb and David Mitchell at the club. This acquaintance became fateful for the young actress and already in 2000, she appeared on television in the Bruiser TV series, the script for which was written by her friends Webb and Mitchell.
Big cinemaThe turning point in the actress’s career was in 2011 when she was included in the cast of the Tyrannosaur psychological drama, where her partner was Peter Mullan, who plays the bad guy Joseph, who is always drunk and evil, terrorizing the whole area. Meeting the already middle-aged quiet Hannah, played by Olivia, Joseph finds the meaning of life. For this role, Colman received the BIFA and Empire awards as the best actress.
Olivia Colman’s personal lifeThe actress met her husband Ed Sinclair when they were both twenty years old. Olivia studied dramatic art and Ed studied at the Cambridge Law School. They got married in 2001, Ed abandoned jurisprudence and became a writer and screenwriter.
In 2015 Colman gave birth to a daughter, whose name she does not intend to advertise until the girl goes to school.