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Olivia Colman: "Broadchurch Left Me Struggling for Work"


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The Bafta-winning actress says her turns in Broadchurch, The Accused and Twenty Twelve left her struggling for roles because producers assumed she would be too busy.

Olivia ColmanOlivia Colman [L] says her starring role in Broadchurch left her struggling to get work

"After those first two Baftas, I didn't really get offered anything, which makes you think: Oh, no!" she told the Radio Times. "And, after I finished the second series of Broadchurch, nothing came up for six months, which really is a long time and I got a bit panicky."

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Olivia Colman - 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show press & VIP preview day at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London at Royal Hospital Chelsea - London, United Kingdom - Monday 18th May 2015

'The Night Manager' Filming

Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey - Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey filming the new BBC drama 'The Night Manager' in London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey
Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey
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BAFTA - fundraising gala dinner & auction

Olivia Colman - BAFTA - fundraising gala dinner & auction held at BAFTA Piccadilly, Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th February 2015

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National Television Awards

 David Tennant and  Olivia Colman - National Television Awards held at the O2 - Winners Board. at National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman
David Tennant and Olivia Colman
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'Broadchurch' Returns Tonight - What Can We Expect?


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Broadchurch returns for season 2 on ITV tonight with both David Tennant and Olivia Colman back in the saddle to solve another provincial murder. Chris Chibnall's drama won acclaim during its twisting and turning first season and the teaser clips appear to confirm that season two picks up immediately after the harrowing events of the finale.

BroadchurchOlivia Colman and David Tennant return for Broadchuch season 2 tonight (January 5)

"Chris set up a lot of things we never even thought about in the first series and now they've come to the fore," Colma said earlier this year. "At the read-through we were going, "You sneaky b*****d"."

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Moet British Independent Film Awards

Olivia Colman - Moet British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate - Arrivals. at Old Billingsgate - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th December 2014

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Heads Up ‘Broadchurch,’ ‘Orphan Black’ Fans: BBC America Has Exciting News


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BBC America kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Wednesday (9th July) afternoon with a double whammy of announcements: Orphan Back has been renewed for a third season and the second season of Broadchurch will air on BBC America.

The broadcaster revealed that the second Orphan Black season "became the first ever ad-supported drama series to double its ratings from season one to season two in A25-54 and 18-49 in Live+7," according to HitFix.

The season two finale of the sci-fi drama last month drew 1.376 million viewers in Live+7; a high point for the entire series.

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Heads Up, Clone Club! "Orphan Black" Renewed For Third Season


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Orphan Black, aka one of the best shows on television at the moment, got renewed for a third season on Wednesday. It’s no surprise, either – the sci-fi series, which sees the excellent Tatiana Maslany play several different clones in each episode, is currently enjoying its biggest surge in popularity since its launch on BBC America.

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The renewal means we'll see more of Tatiana Maslany's face next year. A lot more.

It will return for another ten-episode run (why are you so short, BBC shows?) in Spring 2015. So… Clone Club dance party anyone? If you don’t know what that means, you clearly have not seen enough of Orphan Black. Go back and fix that.

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ITV's Broadchurch Cleans Up At Television BAFTAs [Pictures]


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ITV crime-drama Broadchurch won three television BAFTAS on Sunday, for best drama, best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actor for David Bradley. Colman, who won two Baftas in 2013, cried on-stage and was unable to fully deliver her speech. However, she did manage to thank co-star David Tennant for being "a joy and a treat."

Olivia ColmanOlivia Colman Won Best Actess at the BAFTAs

Elsewhere, Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd took two awards for actors Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson. 

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Rejoice! David Tennant and Olivia Colman Back for 'Broadchurch' Series 2


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We already knew Olivia Colman was on-board or Broadchurch series 2, but, after a year of rumours, it has been confirmed that DI Alec Hardy himself David Tennant is returning, too. The duo who stunned audience in the original ITV series will also be rejoined by Arthur Davill (Reverend Paul Coates), Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan (Danny Latimer's parents).

Olivia Colman David Tennant BroadchurchOlivia Colman [L] and David Tennant [R] in 'Broadchurch'

The storylines remains heavily under wraps and Steve November, ITV's director of drama, added that the production team will remain "tight tipped" until broadcast. "Suffice to say Chris (Chibnall) has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series," he said.

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Locke Review


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A riveting performance from Tom Hardy makes this pseudo-thriller utterly riveting, turning even the most contrived plot elements into punchy drama. Like Robert Redford in All Is Lost or Sandra Bullock in Gravity, this one-person show also works as an intriguing cinematic experiment: telling an entire story centred only on a man driving a car for 90 minutes.

Hardy plays construction foreman Ivan Locke, who's set to oversee the biggest concrete pour in Europe. But at the crucial moment, he abandons his post and hits the road for a late-night drive from Birmingham to London. He turns his work responsibility over to his extremely nervous assistant (voiced by Andrew Scott), but has a tough time calming down the corporate bosses. He also phones his sons (Tom Holland and Bill Milner) to tell them he won't make it home to watch the big game, but he struggles to explain to his angry wife (Ruth Wilson) the reason he's driving to London to meet a middle-aged woman (Olivia Colman), who is also sounding rather stressed down the line.

As Hardy's character tries to salvage his marriage, family and career, his moral conundrum becomes increasingly intense, and Hardy plays him as a man whose internal turmoil is raging behind his confident voice. It's a remarkably effective performance, gripping and involving, asking big questions even if the script never quite gets around to grappling with the issues at hand. It's also playing rather heavily on the irony that doing the right thing is likely to cost Ivan pretty much everything, leaving him alone and despised like his father.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Loves 'Rev'. Sort of.


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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his blessing to BBC sitcom Rev, calling it "great entertainment" though warning that it "doesn't truly tell the whole story" of the clergy.

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The third season of the BBC2 series starring Tom Hollander as Anglican priest Adam Smallbone came to an end on Monday night (April 14, 2014) and Welby told the Radio Times that it amusingly showed the issues faced by men and women of the cloth around the UK.

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BAFTAs 2014: 'The IT Crowd' And 'Southcliffe' Lead British TV Award Nominations


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The nominations have been announced for this year's BAFTA TV Awards, which will be held on Sunday 18th May. After an outstanding year in television, this year's awards will make for gripping viewing with nominations covering all categories of TV talent. Channel 4's comedy series, The IT Crowd, leads the way with four nominations alongside the broadcaster's chilling crime drama, Southcliffe, according to BAFTA.

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Actor Richard Ayoade & Comedy 'The IT Crowd' Could Clean Up At The 2014 TV BAFTAs.

The IT Crowd dominates the best performance in a comedy categories as Richard Ayoade and Chris O'Dowd are each nominated whilst their co-star Katherine Parkinson has been nominated for best female in a comedy and the show's final episode is up for best sitcom.

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Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy Land Roles In Ipswich Prostitute Murder Musical Movie


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Olivia Colman has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of London Road, the National Theatre musical about the real life Ipswich prostitute serial killings. Colman will reportedly play Julie, a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer who works to revive the sense of community spirit lost in the wake of the five terrifying killings, according to The Telegraph.

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Olivia Colman Has Been Cast In The Stage-To-Film Adaptation Of 'London Road.'

The film will show Julie doing her bit to raise spirits by organising a local 'in bloom' competition to spruce up the area with floral displays. The Broadchurch actress will star alongside The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy, who will play a taxi driver, and EastEnder's Anita Dobson will play one of the town's residents.

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