28/11/2022
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10 Best Olivia Colman Movies and TV shows including The Lost Daughter

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As soon as the Oscar final date is approaching, the buzz about winners is also increasing. Everywhere on social media, we can see the prediction of winners. Among the nominated actresses, Olivia Colman has caught the eyes of the audience as well as the judges’ panel. Not only in The Lost Daughter or The Favourite but Olivia Colman has also acted in other fabulous movies and TV shows as well.  

The Lost Daughter star Olivia Colman movies and TV shows have caught attention everywhere around the world. Here is a list of Olivia Colman’s 10 movies and TV shows. She is on the buzz just because of the psychological drama, The Lost Daughter, though she came into the limelight just a year ago through the movie, The Father opposite Anthony Hopkins and also The Favorite.  

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The more interesting features of The Lost Daughter are that it is available on Netflix and the directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal. To date, the movie has already won various awards. It is now competing for the Academy Award. There are other powerful actresses along with Olivia Colman in the Oscar race. Who will win it is just a matter of time which is 28th March. 

Olivia Colman Movies and TV shows including The Lost Daughter

  1. The Favourite
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Throughout her 22 years career, she has received various accolades including an Academy Award for best actress for The Favourite. Till then she has been to the Oscar event various times, though she already won numerous other awards for her performances previously. 

The Favourite is one of such Olivia Colman movies that gave her scope to manifest herself through the character, Queen Anne. Colman portrays the various characteristics of Anne. Being the second collaboration between Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman, The Favourite depicts the reign of Queen Anne. 

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It involves intrigues, betrayal, and envy. The film received a huge box-office success and critical appreciation as well. With ten Academy Award nominations, The Favourite was ranked as one of the top 10 films of 2018 by the American film Institute.    

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  1. The Lost Daughter
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The Lost Daughter is a new movie for which Olivia Colman has been nominated as the Best Actress at Oscar. Available on Netflix, the film has already got nominations in 3 categories including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. With authenticity, Colman plays a middle-aged professor, Leda who meets a young woman and her daughter. It reminds me of the unsettling past of her early motherhood. 

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Colman reveals the emotional complexities of expertise. The film delivers a hard-hitting psychological drama where the director Maggie Gyllenhaal proves her worth in the industry. This is one of the best films in Olivia Colman’s life that you can’t skip. She is also the executive producer of this film. This is, no doubt, a great movie if you love psychological mysteries.

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  1. The Father
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Dementia is a dangerous disease in old age. Florian Zeller-directed, The Father details the story of an old person’s dementia. As he ages, he starts to doubt his loved ones, his mind, and reality. Where Anthony Hopkins received the Best Actor Award, Colman received nominations for the Best Supporting actress.     

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Colman plays Anne, a caregiver who goes through changing phases of her father. Her performance in the film is a memorable part. The film received a huge box-office success as well as critical acclaim. Another follow-up film is currently on the production where Hopkins will reprise his character again. 

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  1. The Iron Lady
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Before The Iron Lady, Olivia Colman had already established herself as a familiar face in the industry. But The Iron Lady gave her a scope to change completely and expose herself as a more creative actress. 

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You would be amazed to see her as Margaret Thatcher’s daughter, Carol. With utmost dedication, she properly carried the requisitions for her role and manifested the resemblance of Carol Thatcher. 

The Iron Lady depicts the biography, especially the political journey of Margaret Thatcher, the longest-serving Prime minister of the UK. As much as it was Meryl Streep’s one of the greatest performances ever, it was an important role for Olivia Colman also. The film was a huge hit and also received positive critical reviews. Working with an already Oscar winner was a surprising thing to Colman and she did it with expertise. 

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  1. Hyde Park on Hudson
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After some positive critics reviews from The Iron Lady, Colman was hungry to work in art films. She did later in her career. Hyde Park on Hudson is another example of her fantastic work. 

She was polishing herself which ultimately turned her into an Oscar winner with The Favourite. She is famous for playing queen. Here in Hyde Park on Hudson, she plays Queen Elizabeth. Along with Bill Murray, Colman gave a fabulous performance. 

The film details the personal and close relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and his cousin, Margaret “Daisy” Suckley. Though the film was not a huge box-office success and got some mixed reviews, Colman’s performance was appreciated and she received the Best Supporting Actress in the British Independent Film Awards.  

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  1. Tyrannosaur 
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This 2011 British drama has an important contribution to Colman’s career. While the film hugely received positive critical responses, it was a box-office failure. It tells the story of Joseph and Hannah as they get to know each other. This character-driven drama is specifically admirable for Colman and Peter Mullan’s performance. 

Where Peter Mullan plays a raged widower, Colman is a compassionate woman. The film was exempt from the Academy Awards event. This powerful drama brings Hannah closer to audiences through her emotional journey. This film especially the performance from Olivia Colman was appreciated in various international film festivals. 

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  1. The Night Manager
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As much as Olivia Colman is active in movies, she is a popular face in TV shows also. One of the best TV shows in her life is The Night Manager. If you love to watch spy thrillers, the series could be a great watch. Based on John Le Carre’s novel, it follows the investigation of Pine, a night manager in a luxury hotel who infiltrates the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Roper. 

The show won various awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. It received a widespread critical response. Though there is only one season, this modern-day spy thriller gave scope to its cast to expose their inner detective. Colman’s performance as Angela Burr, the head of the covert operation brought a Golden Globe award. 

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  1. The Crown
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Olivia Colman’s performance in TV shows is highly admirable as well as in movies. She was high on her artistic manifestation at this time. The result was The Favourite and The  Crown. Based on Peter Morgan’s play, this original Netflix drama depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II., and who can portray the queen better than Colman?  

She became a part of this series in seasons 3 and 4. It was one of the best Netflix series as well as one of the most expensive TV shows at the time. Portraying Elizabeth’s inner world and the outer world is magnificent by Colman. She perfectly touched the emotional chord of the audience through her performance. The series received huge appreciation worldwide for its acting, directing, writing, and cinematography as well. 

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  1. Fleabag
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The title gives you an interesting take on the series. It’s a comedy-drama series adapted from the award-winning play where a young dry-witted woman tries to cope with her London life while dealing with her past and current relationships. There are two seasons filled with emotionally hilarious comedy as soon as we get accustomed to the titular character, Fleabag played by Walter Bridge. 

The series received various accolades. Colman as Godmother is amazing whenever she appears on the screen. Her villainous avatar with comic makes the audience wait for her appearance. Different from her other characters, Colman’s baddie side in this series is just extraordinary. She also once said that she was eagerly waiting for playing a baddie. This was a dream come true for her.  

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  1. Broadchurch
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This investigative piece of thriller is one of the best TV shows in Olivia Colman’s career. She plays the character of detective Ellie Miller investigating the murder of an 11-year-old. The story revolves around the peaceful beach of Broadchurch. There are some awesome moments while solving the case. Her dynamic performance is riveting throughout 3 seasons. 

The whole series received positive critical reviews for its masterful writing, amazing cinematography, and of course, character development. It won various accolades including the Best Actress which is Olivia Colman at the BAFTA. The show was considered the Best Drama Series as well. 

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Rabi Chatterjee

My love for films grew from the initial period of theatre life. Since then, I have become a big film-addicted person. After finishing almost over 4k movies in various languages, I see films as a remedy for the psychological well-being of a person. Watching movies, especially good movies is like experiencing life through someone else. Founder at Filmo Maniac

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