Olivia Colman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


4th November 2015

Fact: Actress Olivia Colman has been invited to take a seat on the 2015 EE Rising Star BAFTA Award jury to help compile the shortlist for the 2016 prizegiving. The Broadchurch star joins fellow jury newcomer, TV host Jonathan Ross, on the panel's line-up, which is tasked with selecting the five best up-and-coming actors in the British film industry. The finalists will be announced on 6 January (16) and the public will vote for the winner, which will be unveiled at the BAFTAs in February (16). This year's (15) honour went to Unbroken star Jack O'Connell.


30th April 2015

Fact: A walking trail dedicated to hit U.K. crime drama BROADCHURCH has been launched in Dorset, England. Ramblers can visit locations from the show along the area's Jurassic Coast and follow the footsteps of lead characters played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman. Broadchurch was adapted into a U.S. version called Gracepoint, which starred Tennant alongside Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn.


11th July 2013

Fact: British actress Olivia Colman dominated the U.K.'s Freesat Awards on Wednesday night (10Jul13) as her crime drama Broadchurch and Olympics comedy Twenty Twelve took the top prizes. Broadchurch was named Best of British: Tv Programme or Series and Twenty Twelve landed Best Tv Sitcom at the ceremony in London which celebrated the best of U.K. Tv programming.


9th July 2013

Fact: The Iron Lady actress Olivia Colman watched re-runs of reality Tv show I'm a celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! featuring Margaret Thatcher's daughter Carol in preparation to play her in the acclaimed movie.


9th July 2013

Quote: "My brother sent me a text saying, 'Congratulations, they've released odds on you being the new Doctor Who' - which we thought was very funny. It's all on Twitter, isn't it? I don't have Twitter. No-one's ever asked me about it. I assume they would have to ask me for it to be true." British actress Olivia Colman dismisses rumours she is in line to play the next Doctor Who after Matt Smith steps down as the TV Time Lord.


22nd April 2013

Quote: "I've always been the first in the cinema to burst into tears. Since having kids I find things much rawer. Making Broadchurch, I couldn't stop crying. It's just awful, the idea that your children could go before you. I'd have a scene and they'd say, you're not crying in this scene, and I'd think, yeah right, good luck with that." British actress Olivia Colman struggled to contain her emotions as she filmed British murder mystery series Broadchurch, in which she plays a cop investigating the death of an 11-year-old schoolboy.


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