Olivia Colman is an English actress. She had her career beginnings in the 2000s. She debuted on the sketch comedy show Bruiser, followed by another sketch comedy The Mitchell and Webb Situation. Her breakthrough was as Sophie Chapman on the British sitcom Peep Show, which she played from 2003 to 2015. She also starred as Harriet Schulenburg on the sitcom Green Wing and Amanda on the ITV series The Time of Your Life. She later played Debbie Doonan on the show Beautiful People. In the 2010s, she played Alex Smallbone on Rev and Sally Owen on Twenty Twelve. She next starred as DS Ellie Miller on Broadchurch. More recently, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth on the Netflix series The Crown.