Thursday 22 March 2018

Colman rewound Streep Bafta speech

Olivia Coleman was praised by Meryl Streep
Olivia Coleman was praised by Meryl Streep

Olivia Colman has admitted she still gets a lot of satisfaction from the moment that Meryl Streep praised her on the Bafta stage.

Meryl called her British co-star in The Iron Lady "divinely gifted" during her Bafta acceptance speech for best actress for her role as Margaret Thatcher.

Asked how it went down when Meryl praised her, Olivia replied: "Er, pretty well! I've rewound that and watched it quite a few times..."

Despite her success on the small and big screen, the Broadchurch and The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher star said that she could not imagine moving to Hollywood.

"I don't think Hollywood have got my number, they never call me!" she joked.

The actress, who has two Bafta nominations: for Best Leading Actress in The Accused and Best Female Comedy Performance in Olympics sitcom 2012, said of going to the US: "Of course, it would be fun, but I'd never emigrate.

"I've had lovely, lovely work here, but who wouldn't live somewhere warm for a year? I don't imagine I'd fit the mould there, maybe when I'm much older."

:: The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards take place tonight (May 12).

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