Olivia Colman (born Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman; 30 January 1974) is a two-time BAFTA Award winning English actress, well known for her supporting roles in comedy shows including Sally Owen in Twenty Twelve, Sophie Chapman in Peep Show, Alex Smallbone in Rev. and Harriet Schulenburg in Green Wing. Her performance in the 2011 film Tyrannosaur received critical acclaim. In 2012 she was nominated twice in the “Best Actress” category at the British Comedy Awards.
Colman has appeared in roles in numerous comedy films and other BBC, ITV and Channel 4 television programmes such as Bruiser, People Like Us, Look Around You, Black Books, The Office, The Time Of Your Life and provided the voice-over for Five’s poll for Britain’s Funniest Comedy Character. She regularly features in BBC Radio 4 comedies, such as Concrete Cow, Think the Unthinkable, The House of Milton Jones and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. She is also the voice of Minka, the Polish secretary in the Radio 4 comedy… read more