She learnt to act at Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham's School at Holt. Now Norfolk born Olivia Colman is one of the biggest names on television. Her talent and rise to fame have now been recognised by being awarded two television BAFTAS. They also underline her ability to star in drama and comedy as they were given to her for her roles in the drama The Accused and the comedy 2012.
She has won more plaudits again this year after starring in ITV's crime blockbuster Broadchurch and has been on screen again in the last few days in the Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
She admits she wouldn't mind a crack at Hollywood and there seems little doubt the movie makers will be taking a look in her direction.