Robert Webb and David Mitchell knew it. As Webb affectionately put it on Twitter following her Golden Globe win: “Colman. She’s so bloody *good*… She’s a consummate skilled with seemingly limitless expertise. WHAT a surprising a*******.”
Meryl Streep, after working with Olivia Colman on the Iron Girl in 2011, rapidly cottoned on. In her acceptance speech for her BAFTA the next 12 months, the Hollywood heavyweight made positive to thank her “divinely gifted” British co-star.
All these followers who’ve beloved her from the beginning – cheering from sofas throughout the UK as Sophie from Peep Present, who we final noticed drunk and buried in a youngsters’s ball pit, now scoops up some of the film industry’s biggest awards – these followers, all of them knew it, too.
Now, due to her gloriously comedian portrayal of the dowdy, cantankerous Queen Anne in darkish interval drama The Favorite, her co-star Rachel Weisz is describing her as a “goddess” and it appears the entire world is waking as much as the brilliance of Olivia Colman.
In January, the Norwich-born actress won a Golden Globe, opening her acceptance speech with a “cor, blimey” and a glance of bewilderment as she surveyed the A-list viewers, earlier than referring to Weisz and fellow co-star Emma Stone as “ma bitches”.
A Critics’ Choice win adopted, and now the BAFTA.
“We will get so pissed tonight,” she introduced to cheers from the BAFTA crowd, after admitting she was shaking, and thanking “all of the producers, obvs”.
Webb is correct. Colman is bloody good. And she will be able to bloody act, too. From Peep Present and Inexperienced Wing to Broadchurch and The Night time Supervisor, she flits from laughs to drama, pressure – something you may throw at her – with ease.
Only a few months in the past, Colman could possibly be heard lending her voice to the newest collection of Thomas The Tank Engine. Now, she seems to be the one severe competitors for seven-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Shut for the Oscar.
We have to hear the Colman speech, Oscar gods. Make it occur.
After practically 20 years on our screens, it appears 2019 is the 12 months of Queen Colman. (After Queen Anne, she is going to play the Queen in The Crown).
In celebration of the girl who’s quick turning into a nationwide treasure, listed here are simply among the roles we love her for, crown or no crown. Obvs.