From a shabby office in London’s Victoria Street, Burr runs her modest enforcement agency – at the heart of which is a private crusade to bring down Richard Roper, to Burr the embodiment of all arms-selling evil. In Pine, she finds a shared conscience – although by sending him into battle, her integrity will be challenged – as she discovers there are rivals closer to home determined to pervert the course of justice.
Olivia Colman’s most recent television work includes three seasons as DS Ellie Miller in ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch, for which she was awarded a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress in 2014, and as Alex Smallbone in BBC Two’s clerical comedy Rev., for which she was nominated for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Drama at the 2015 BAFTAs. Colman was also a double award winner at the 2013 BAFTAs for Female Performance in a Comedy Program for her portrayal of Sally Owen in Twenty Twelve, and for Supporting Actress for her role as Sue in Accused.
Additional television credits include: Mr. Sloane (Sky Atlantic); The Secrets (BBC One); The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher II (ITV1); Peep Show (Channel 4); Exile (BBC One); and Greenwing (Channel 4).
2015 sees Colman star in the dystopian romantic comedy The Lobster, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and went on to win the Jury Prize. She also starred in London Road, based on the National Theatre musical of the same title, opposite Tom Hardy.
In 2011, Colman took a leading role in BAFTA-winning Tyrannosaur, directed by Paddy Considine, for which she won a World Cinema Special Jury Prize for breakout performance at Sundance, and Best Actress awards at the British International Film Awards and Evening Standard British Film Awards. Prior film credits include The Iron Lady, Locke, Cuban Fury and Hot Fuzz.
On stage, Colman most recently appeared in the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre as Myra Arundel in Howard Davies’s production of Hay Fever. She has also starred in England People Very Nice, The Threesome, Norman Conquests and The Miser. It was recently announced that Colman will take the lead in Channel 4’s Flowers, an “imaginative and visually stunning narrative comedy” about an unconventional and struggling family. Filming will start later this year and the premiere is currently expected for late 2016.