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Joyride review – Olivia Colman grabs the wheel in odd-couple Irish road movie

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Some women embrace the wonders and the challenges of new motherhood with open arms and hearts. Others make plans to give away their newborn to someone more in tune with the whole parenting lark and book themselves a f...

Joyride review – Olivia Colman tries hard to keep odd-couple kidnap movie on the road

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Olivia Colman does her best with this fundamentally silly, contrived and implausible movie: a road-trip heartwarmer, or maybe heartmicrowaver. She plays Joy, a solicitor in a small and close-knit Irish town, who has j...

I called out sexual harassment in local politics. I was shunned and insulted, but it worked

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Everyone is talking about the misogynistic culture of politics. And when I am asked, as a youngish woman in local politics, whether I have experienced any, I hesitate – “How long have you got?” I wonder. Because, yes,...

Olivia Colman to star in BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

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Olivia Colman is to appear in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations, playing the role of wealthy spinster Miss Havisham. The Oscar-winning actor 48, will star in the six-part series c...

Olivia Colman overcomes Bafta snub to take London critics’ best actress award

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Olivia Colman has been named actress of the year by the London Critics’ Circle film awards for her lead role in the Elena Ferrante adaptation The Lost Daughter, in sharp contrast to the Bafta film awards’ failure to n...

The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman compels in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s eerie psychodrama

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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature debut as writer-director is an impressively atmospheric piece of work – filled with longing and dread, and heavy with the anticipation of buried secrets about to be revealed. Deftly adapted...

The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman shines in Elena Ferrante missing-kid drama

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A rich, complex and fascinating performance from Olivia Colman is what gives this movie its piercing power: she has some old-school star quality and screen presence. Colman is the centre of a stylish feature debut fro...

The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman lights up Elena Ferrante psychodrama

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Olivia Colman gives a powerhouse turn in The Lost Daughter, prickly and combustible as Leda Caruso, a middle-aged languages professor on a working holiday in Greece. In flight from her past, possibly from herself, she...

Irish teenager Charlie Reid lands major film role with Olivia Colman

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An Irish teenager has been plucked from obscurity and cast alongside Olivia Colman, one of the industry’s most sought-after actors, as the lead characters in a feature film that begins shooting this month. Fourteen-ye...