Olivia Colman

Multi-award winning actress Olivia Colman plays Hildegarde Schmidt. Hildegarde Schmidt works for the Princess Dragomiroff as her lady's maid. She cooks for her, manages her wardrobe, and her sharp personality, which is constantly to complain, it would seem. Her character is polite and clearly intelligent, but she's quiet. She's discreet to the point of making you wonder whether she has a lot to hide.

Olivia Colman’s television credits include her role of Angela Burr in The Night Manager which earned her a Golden Globe® in 2017. Colman has starred in two seasons of Broadchurch, for which she earned a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress in 2014 - the third and final series is currently airing. In 2013, Colman was a double award winner at the BAFTAs, winning Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Twenty Twelve, as well as Supporting Actress for her role in Accused.

In 2011 Colman starred in BAFTA-winning Tyrannosaur, for which she won a World Cinema Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and Best Actress at the British International Film Awards, and Evening Standard British Film Awards. In 2015 Colman starred in The Lobster, which opened the London Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and won the Jury Prize. Colman won Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 British Independent Film Awards and has been nominated in the Best Comedy Performance at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Other film credits include: London Road, The Iron Lady; Locke; Cuban Fury; and Hot Fuzz.

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