Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman is an English actress. She is a three-time BAFTA TV Award winner.
Colman first came to prominence for her supporting role as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show. Her other TV comedy roles include Green Wing, Beautiful People, Rev. and Twenty Twelve. She also played various roles in That Mitchell and Webb Look, alongside her Peep Show co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Her move to drama saw her receive critical acclaim for her performance as Hannah in the 2011 film Tyrannosaur. Her other film roles include Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in Hyde Park on Hudson and Bethan in Locke.
In 2012, she appeared in the BBC One series Accused, for which she won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress. At the same ceremony, she also won Best Female Comedy Performance for Twenty Twelve. In 2013, she starred as DS Ellie Miller in the ITV crime series Broadchurch, which won her the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress.