What will Olivia Colman do next after Bafta and Broadchurch success? Quite a lot, actually

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She was the toast of the Baftas but what will Olivia Colman (right) do next?

Quite a lot. She has already shot Run, a drama set in Brixton, which will run over four consecutive nights on Channel 4 in July. And she is currently shooting The 7.39, a “love story for grown-ups” written by David Nicholls (One Day) for the BBC. She plays the wife of David Morrissey, who falls for another woman (Sheridan Smith) on his commute.

Next year, she returns to comedy with Mr Sloane, a six-part 1960s sitcom for Sky Atlantic, in which she plays Mrs Sloane to Nick Frost’s hapless hero. She will also play Frost’s sister in Cuban Fury, a comedy film about salsa-dancing, due for release in January 2014.

Meanwhile, Locke, a British thriller by Dirty Pretty Things’ Steven Knight, in which she co-stars with Tom Hardy and Ruth Wilson has just been snapped up by Lionsgate films. And the second series of Broadchurch goes into production early next year. In other words – plenty more opportunities for awards.

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