Olivia Colman is the “Queen” of British television. Over a career spanning nearly two decades, the actress has earned that title through several high-profile roles and mind-blowing performances. Colman emerged as one of the most celebrated character actors in British television and films after the mid-2000s with titles like ‘Beautiful People’ (2008), ‘Twelve Twelve’ (2011), ‘Accused’ (2012), ‘Rev.’ (2014), ‘Mr. Sloane’ (2014) and ‘Peep Show’ (2015). Her major movies include ‘The Iron Lady’ (2011), ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ (2012), ‘Tyrannosaur’ (2011), ‘Locke’ (2013), ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ (2013), and ‘Lobster‘ (2015).
Colman immortalized the detective in the 2013 drama series ‘Broadchurch‘ and the intelligence operative in the 2016 crime-drama series ‘The Night Manager.’ Both roles earned her huge fan following and immense popularity. In 2017, Colman was announced as the next actress to play the role of Queen Elizabeth II in BBC’s flagship royal series ‘The Queen.’ In 2018, she played the role of Queen Anne in the dark comedy ‘The Favourite.’ Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the movie features Colman as an 18th-century British monarch who is more dedicated to her desires than the welfare of her subjects. Colman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Anne.
During her 2012 BAFTA acceptance speech for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in the movie ‘The Iron Lady,’ Meryl Streep called Olivia Colman ‘divinely gifted.’ Colman played Thatcher’s daughter, Carol, in the movie. At this point you might be wondering what is the next Olivia Colman movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Olivia Colman films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Olivia Colman movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
5. Them That Follow (2019)
Described as an earnest melodrama, ‘Them That Follow’ features Alice Englert and Olivia Colman in the lead roles. The movie is the directorial debut of Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage. The plot follows the ordeal of a young woman raised in a Pentecostal congregation in the Appalachian peaks. She hides a deadly secret that threatens to scatter her mountain community. Torn between the loyalty to her people and the call of her heart, she finds herself in the midst of opposing forces. Moreover, the community relies on poisonous snakes to test the soul of the members! Alice Englert plays the young woman in a dilemma while Olivia Colman portrays the mother of her secret lover. The other cast includes Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins and Thomas Mann. ‘Them That Follows’ is slated for a June 21, 2019 release.
4. Les Misérables (2018 – )