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Oscar celebrations at Olivia Colman's old school in Norwich

Academy Award winner Olivia Colman was brought up in Norwich, Norfolk.

Students at Olivia Colman's former school in Norwich have been celebrating her being named Best Actress at the Oscars.

The Academy Award winner was brought up in Norfolk and went to Norwich High School for Girls.

  • Click to watch a report from Olivia Colman's old school in Norwich by ITV News Anglia's Raveena Ghattaura

Olivia was a student at Norwich School for Girls in 1982.

She went on to study at Gresham's School in Holt before continuing her love for the stage at Cambridge University.

Olivia Colman (third from left on front row) was a student at Norwich High School for Girls in 1982.

"Olivia Colman is one of those gems, she is a bit of a national treasure.

"It is so exciting for the girls to think that she was treading the same boards as they are and being taught by perhaps some of the same teachers who are still here."

РKirsty von Malaisé, Headmistress, Norwich High School for Girls

Olivia Colman has said she will be bringing her Oscar statuette to bed with her.

The British star of The Favourite won ahead of Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born.

Speaking backstage after her win, Colman was asked where she will be putting her prize.

She told the Press Association: "In bed with me, between me and my husband."

Asked how much of her speech was prepared, she replied "none of it", adding that winning is "not an every day occurrence".

Olivia Colman as a schoolgirl at Norwich High School for Girls.

Colman confirmed her children - aged 13, 11 and three - were watching from her agent's house.

Prior to landing the best actress Academy Award for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, she had a successful career on the small screen in Green Wing, That Mitchell And Webb Look and Twenty Twelve.

She was also in British films including Hot Fuzz and Tyrannosaur before she played the role of Carol Thatcher opposite Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady.

Olivia also found early fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show.

Olivia Colman attending the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Credit: OConnor-Arroyo/AFF/PA Images