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Also Known As: Sarah Caroline Colman Died:
Born: January 30, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: England, GB Profession:

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A British comic icon equally adept at drama, Olivia Colman displayed an onscreen fearlessness and flair for physical comedy. Beloved in the U.K. for her work on sitcoms like "Black Books" (Channel 4, 2000-04), "Green Wing" (Channel 4, 2004-07) and her British Comedy Award-nominated role on "Peep Show" (Channel 4, 2003- ), she also starred on several sketch comedy series, including Bruiser" (BBC Two, 2000) and "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BBC Two, 2006- ). Colman also delighted on the big screen, stealing scenes in the international hit "Hot Fuzz" (2007) as well as flexing her considerable dramatic chops as Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) in "The Iron Lady" (2011) and as Hannah, a devout woman concealing a secret in "Tyrannosaur" (2011). So powerful was her performance in the latter that she won a Sundance Film Festival breakout performance award, as well as earning a nomination for a British Independent Film Award. Immensely gifted in both comedy and drama, Olivia Colman revealed an almost limitless range that left fans and critics eager to see the full extent of her amazing artistic potential.

A British comic icon equally adept at drama, Olivia Colman displayed an onscreen fearlessness and flair for physical comedy. Beloved in the U.K. for her work on sitcoms like "Black Books" (Channel 4, 2000-04), "Green Wing" (Channel 4, 2004-07) and her British Comedy Award-nominated role on "Peep Show" (Channel 4, 2003- ), she also starred on several sketch comedy series, including Bruiser" (BBC Two, 2000) and "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BBC Two, 2006- ). Colman also delighted on the big screen, stealing scenes in the international hit "Hot Fuzz" (2007) as well as flexing her considerable dramatic chops as Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) in "The Iron Lady" (2011) and as Hannah, a devout woman concealing a secret in "Tyrannosaur" (2011). So powerful was her performance in the latter that she won a Sundance Film Festival breakout performance award, as well as earning a nomination for a British Independent Film Award. Immensely gifted in both comedy and drama, Olivia Colman revealed an almost limitless range that left fans and critics eager to see the full extent of her amazing artistic potential.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lobster, The (2015)
3.
 Locke (2014)
4.
 Cuban Fury (2014)
5.
 I Give it a Year (2013)
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 Tyrannosaur (2011)
10.
 Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Met the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb while attending Cambridge University and became a central member of their acting ensemble
2000:
Made her TV series debut with a starring role on the BBC comedy "Bruiser"
2001:
Played various characters on "The Mitchell and Webb Situation" (BBC)
2005:
Feature debut, "Zemanovaload"
2006:
Reteamed with Mitchell and Webb for "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BBC)
2006:
Co-starred in the mockumentary feature "Confetti"
2007:
Acted in the comedy "Hot Fuzz," starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; met frequent collaborator Paddy Considine during filming
2007:
Co-starred with Peter Mullan in the short film "Dog Altogether," directed by Considine
2007:
Acted opposite Considine in the British comedy feature "Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee"
2008:
Portrayed Barneys creative director Simon Doonan's mother Debbie on the BBC comedy series "Beautiful People"
2011:
Breakthrough performance in "Tyrannosaur"; film reunited her with co-star Mullan and director Considine
2011:
Landed a supporting role in "The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
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