Is Olivia Colman the busiest actor on TV?

Olivia ColmanOlivia Colman must surely be one of our most prolific actors working today. Earlier this year, she won two BAFTAs, for two very different pieces of work: Jimmy McGovern’s gruelling anthology Accused, and the spoof ob-doc satirising the Olympic organising body, TwentyTwelve.

With a little help from our online aide memoir, Production Intelligence, we have put together a round up of her recent and forthcoming projects.

15 July sees the debut of four part drama Run on Channel 4, starring Colman, Jaime Winstone, Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie and Benedict Wong.

The drama is from Acme Films, the shingle owned by Jaimie D’Cruz, who won an Oscar nomination for Exit Through The Gift Shop. Set in South London over one summer, Run shows how four seemingly separate lives are all, in fact, interlinked. It marks director Jonathan Pearson’s drama debut.

Colman filmed the drama last summer, finishing just days before she began shooting Broadchurch, Kudos’ hit murder mystery co-starring David Tennant, which garnered a huge 9.27 million viewers for ITV at its peak. Chris Chibnall is returning to write the second series, which is due to begin shooting early next year.

From late April  to early June this year, Colman was filming The 7.39, a two part drama from Carnival Film and Television for BBC One, in which a flirtatious relationship between two commuters becomes something much more portentous. The 7.39 co-stars David Morrissey, Sheridan Smith and Sean Maguire.

In the autumn, a third series of Rev will go into production. Written by James Wood and Tom Hollander, it stars the latter as the hapless but well-intentioned clergyman, with Colman playing his beleaguered wife.

And she will soon be seen on the big screen in Big Talk Productions Cuban Fury, a feature film starring Nick Frost as an unloved, out of shape but once brilliant salsa dancer who sets out to re-ignite his natural talent to woo the woman of his dreams. Colman plays his supportive sister Sam.

Olivia Colman, we salute you, but we also say, take a holiday!

Further information on all these projects can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance produciton news and archive from The Knowledge.

Production Intelligence