12 Things You Need to Know About Our Future Queen, Olivia Colman
Whether you're making a comedy or drama, TV show or film, adding Olivia Colman always makes it better. She's played everything from the casually cruel godmother in Fleabag to down-to-earth police officer Ellie in the crime drama Broadchurch. Her international stardom rightly grew when she was cast opposite Tom Hiddleston in the 2016 limited series The Night Manager, for which she won a Golden Globe. But now she's set to go stratospheric, thanks to a couple of real-life Queens. She plays 18th century monarch Queen Anne in new movie The Favourite and is also about to take over as Queen Elizabeth II in Season Three of Netflix's global phenomenon The Crown. Whether you've tracked Colman's career for decades or have only the vaguest idea who she is, read on to find out more about this brilliantly versatile performer.