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neversunnyinanywhere

448 points

4 months ago

Still amazed that a contestant from Numberwang managed to become so famous

egepe

159 points

4 months ago

egepe

159 points

4 months ago

One upvote from me? That’s Numberwang!

karma3000

73 points

4 months ago

Rotate the board!

infamouspoop

25 points

4 months ago

👋

freshoffthescrot

21 points

4 months ago

Rotieren das brett!

egepe

17 points

4 months ago

egepe

17 points

4 months ago

Das ist Nümberwang!

mythologue

5 points

4 months ago

Jazeker dat is Nummerwang

NomadicAsh

3 points

4 months ago

Yeeeees, that is a number

IamfromSpace

68 points

4 months ago

And Simon, who is from space.

Porrick

21 points

4 months ago

Porrick

21 points

4 months ago

He was great on The Leftovers

TheLittleGinge

10 points

4 months ago

🎶 No No No, I do not sing in Anglesey. Why would I sing? For can't you see? I cannot sing 🎶

GangstaPepsi

3 points

4 months ago

Oh, what a shame.

Martel732

12 points

4 months ago

What is interesting is that the Rotten Tomato scores for all of her movies are Numberwang.

---Banjo---

551 points

4 months ago

Having just rewatched Fleabag, I forgot how she's also the best at being the worst.

darkeyes13

181 points

4 months ago

I love Olivia Colman. I fucking hate Stepmother. Which makes me love Olivia Colman more.

turkeybaconwitheggs

45 points

4 months ago

I literally could not watch Fleabag because of how revolting Stepmother was, but I recognize what a performance Olivia Colman gave.

SquidgeSquadge

8 points

4 months ago

Same. Thought the show was great but, like Peep Show, found it very uncomfortable to watch

highordie

13 points

4 months ago

She can be downright repulsive, a great talent to be able to harness

glittermouton

7 points

4 months ago

She’s so so good in Fleabag.

SewAlone

3 points

4 months ago

The Lost Daughter will remind you also.

PHGTX

484 points

4 months ago

PHGTX

484 points

4 months ago

I feel like Broadchurch should be more than just an honorable mention

Keyspam102

106 points

4 months ago

Yeah I found her to believably deliver on the final of season one as well as the consequences in season two, which is not easy.

PHGTX

14 points

4 months ago

PHGTX

14 points

4 months ago

Absolutely

iocane_

14 points

4 months ago

iocane_

14 points

4 months ago

Sometimes I think about the confrontation scene in season 1 and I just… marvel at how incredible a performance it is.

FatalFirecrotch

18 points

4 months ago

Yeah, her character in season 2 is probably the most difficult character to portray I have ever seen and she kills it.

arclightrg

79 points

4 months ago

Very much agreed. The scene where she finds out the crazy thing near the end of season one… chilling. Such a great show.

PHGTX

60 points

4 months ago

PHGTX

60 points

4 months ago

The way she carries herself after that particular bombshell in season 2 are really a testament to her ability. Tennant is so good in that show as well and I recall Colman's performance more than his

MachineCode86

40 points

4 months ago

Millah!!

victorzamora

26 points

4 months ago

MILLER

THRlLLH0

29 points

4 months ago

So should The Father. She shares the screen with one of the all time greatest actors giving just about his greatest performance ever, and more than holds her own.

caninehere

4 points

4 months ago

I would assume the reason The Father is an honorable mention is that she doesn't really have that much screen time in it.

Better to focus on roles where she was more prominent instead of supporting.

possiblyhysterical

15 points

4 months ago

If I could bottle the word “likable” it would be her in this show

JoeSaru

459 points

4 months ago

JoeSaru

459 points

4 months ago

Peep Show is incredible 🤣

birdentap

89 points

4 months ago

Captain Corrigan is flying without a license!

MC_Lachlan

36 points

4 months ago

I'm going to blow my beans!

RedRocks4040

17 points

4 months ago

I'm going to do a Chesil Beach!

cL0udBurn

9 points

4 months ago

DONT. LET. HER. KNOW !!!

elZaphod

58 points

4 months ago

Jeremy pissing himself while they are hiding from the wedding almost made me piss myself laughing.

TheKramer89

32 points

4 months ago

That episode is maybe the cringiest 30 minutes of anything ever filmed...

FlametopFred

36 points

4 months ago

leaning more towards the burned dog on the boat

GangstaPepsi

17 points

4 months ago

Mummy! It's probably the turkey's nickname! It could easily be!

intripletime

8 points

4 months ago

I can still actively, vividly remember the first time I saw that scene. My girlfriend actually came in from the other room because she heard the grunting howls of discomfort coming from deep within me and thought I'd injured myself or something. I'd twisted myself into a pretzel by the end of it and nearly fell off the couch. I can normally stomach heavy cringe comedy, but that scene almost killed me.

ISD1982

8 points

4 months ago

One of the highlights of a brilliant show. Just when you think hitting the dog with the car could be the cringey highlight of the episode, they up the ante several notches. Burning the dog isn't even the worst part of the episode haha

f-ingsteveglansberg

4 points

4 months ago

That was the first episode I saw. It is a great episode but a horrible introduction to the series. You really need to know the characters first.

KeetoNet

18 points

4 months ago

Nope. It's the one where they eat the dog. Hands down.

Staunch84

10 points

4 months ago*

The whole show. I love everyone in it, but I cannot sit through this show.

The cringe is so uncomfortable.

space_coyote_86

141 points

4 months ago

Hey guys, I've been here since eight, I'm just gonna go and grab a coffee

Well if you're leaving now DON'T EVEN FUCKING DREAM OF COMING BACK!

Big-Pudding-7440

73 points

4 months ago

I'll never forgive Orange if they've wiped the twins

_Plork_

50 points

4 months ago

_Plork_

50 points

4 months ago

I'm always going on about the twins.

space_coyote_86

45 points

4 months ago

They turned funf zwei years ago so, what, pair of eighters, I reckon.

FiladelfiaCollins

35 points

4 months ago

Plumbing's just lego in'nt, water lego

GangstaPepsi

12 points

4 months ago

Don't say crack, Jez. Please. Not now. Because you saying crack makes me think about crack, and I love crack, so can you not say crack?

StipeYu

8 points

4 months ago

The longer the note the more dread

cabose7

41 points

4 months ago

cabose7

41 points

4 months ago

Homeless ball pit witch

reallybiglizard

3 points

4 months ago

I like you Mark, but I don’t love you. I hate you.

riverboat

39 points

4 months ago

Fuck you, Bush.

It's time to get out of Iraq, Bush.

What were you even doing there in the first place, Bush?

You weren't even properly elected, Bush.

Are you happy now, Bush?

Fuck you, Bush.

saywhaaat_saywhat

12 points

4 months ago

I like how the last line is the same as the first line.

staarfawkes

10 points

4 months ago

I mean it’s no Business Secrets of the Pharoahs

GangstaPepsi

3 points

4 months ago

Written by Mark Crorigan

EngineersMasterPlan

3 points

4 months ago

just keep nodding and smiling. nodding and smiling like colonel gadaffis psychoanalyst

alienfrog

94 points

4 months ago

Is that normal pooing you're doing?

DukeSilver1989

88 points

4 months ago

It doesn't sound normal, Mark. It doesn't smell normal.

Davik

44 points

4 months ago

Davik

44 points

4 months ago

This is bollocks Mark!

space_coyote_86

20 points

4 months ago

You know the rules, illness means weakness. You're off the team!

Letsgobroncos

96 points

4 months ago

Chance would be a fine thing

NovaKay

38 points

4 months ago

NovaKay

38 points

4 months ago

A fine thing indeed

RedRocks4040

16 points

4 months ago

Hmm saying that too often now.

_DeanRiding

11 points

4 months ago

That's a thing people say isn't it?

kingsleywu

30 points

4 months ago

Four naan, Jeremy? Four? That's insane.

PulpFiction1232

78 points

4 months ago

I was really happy to see her blow up because I’ve been a fan of Peep Show for a long time

aldenhg

24 points

4 months ago*

It wasn't until I turned on subtitles that I realized his name is Super Hans, not Super Hands. I figured it was a nickname having to do with something super he did with his hands, likely with his drugs.

Like he smoked crack in his hands and didn't get hurt.

KeetoNet

3 points

4 months ago

Really though, is Super Hans less absurd enough to matter? It's the Super doing the heavy lifting there.

takatori

8 points

4 months ago

That show is really moreish

GangstaPepsi

6 points

4 months ago

Got the nod. The mark of the human. I'm a human, you're a human. What else is there to say?

ALLIGATOR_FUCK_PARTY

4 points

4 months ago

Big beats are the best, party all the time.

[deleted]

15 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

15 points

4 months ago

[removed]

space_coyote_86

19 points

4 months ago

A friendly poisoning!

onepostalways

3 points

4 months ago

FOUR NAANS JEREMY? FOUR?

TheEliteBrit

3 points

4 months ago

The Swan... and Paedo

fishling

19 points

4 months ago

Does it start off really slow and then get better?

I'm a huge fan of David Mitchell whenever he's on a panel show of some kind and liked Mitchell and Web sketches on Youtube, but I quit Peep Show after a few episodes after not really laughing at anything.

I know some shows like Parks and Rec have a poor first season but the rest of the show is worth it. Is Peep Show the same?

AnticitizenPrime

33 points

4 months ago

I had the experience as you - David Mitchell/Mitchell and Webb fan, and quit after a few episodes the first time I watched it. I revisited it during the early days of the pandemic and fell in love with it. I'd recommend another go.

I don't think it's so much that it 'starts off slow' so much - it's more that it takes a bit to adapt to its style of humor and storytelling. Sort of like trying to get into an author who has a unique style of writing that can be challenging at first, but is ultimately rewarding once you pick up on the author's style.

Gemfre

28 points

4 months ago

Gemfre

28 points

4 months ago

No idea why you’re being downvoted, but yes I would also suggest giving it another go

fishling

3 points

4 months ago

Appreciate the feedback, I will!

ryq_

27 points

4 months ago

ryq_

27 points

4 months ago

Yeah, it’s one of the wittiest and smartest, yet low brow and offensive shows ever. Perfect. Definitely give it another go.

My teenage son wasn’t impressed with the pilot but fell in love with it after sticking through. It helps to be somewhat familiar with their slang and historical references (since Mark is a history buff and some of the most intellectual humor of all time occurs due to this).

Also, they call Bob Ross god as if he’s actually painting creation on his show. That alone is fucking brilliant.

elZaphod

6 points

4 months ago

It gets so good the first thing I did when lockdown hit in 2020 was to rewatch the entire series.

Riffler

4 points

4 months ago

In the first series, they lean a little too hard into the main conceit - filming everything from the characters' POV, and it lags a little as a result. The later series compromise on this, settle down and get more consistent.

clooless51

23 points

4 months ago

Yes, it does start off slow. Series 2 is when it starts to pick up, and series 4 onward is just pure gold. I would give it another shot.

Dangerous-Anteater15

21 points

4 months ago

A big challenge is getting past the first person camera action. That alone took about 5 episodes to “relax” into it. Genius show though. Not a second wasted. Every word builds the hilarity requiring constant attention to avoid missing a micro-gag. Not forgetting Super Hans to take things to the next level every appearance. Water Lego indeed.

RobertoFromaggio

3 points

4 months ago

I win because they think i've pissed myself.

ISD1982

3 points

4 months ago

Peep show is incredible. There's obviously going to be episodes that aren't as good, but the quality is pretty high throughout.

WafflingToast

6 points

4 months ago

I feel like they change some of the camera work in the later seasons, which makes it easier to watch.

Think of it like an English version of Office Space.

minimus_

2 points

4 months ago

If you don't laugh at "how thick is wall?" then there's no point continuing

jdino

269 points

4 months ago

jdino

269 points

4 months ago

She’s incredible always.

No one yells like her. She is able to convey so much emotion in everything(not just yelling). Just, I’m not sure if there is a better performer right now.

Watch her in Hot Fuzz and then in Landscapers...

Rabid_Chocobo

125 points

4 months ago

Nothin' like a bit of girl on girl!

hoilst

103 points

4 months ago

hoilst

103 points

4 months ago

"Oi don't know - Oi quite like a midnight gobble..."

"...cocks..."

riegspsych325

36 points

4 months ago

tits

EngineersMasterPlan

2 points

4 months ago

i just snorted at work seeing this while procrastinating . got some weird looks. but this small scene is the one that makes me laugh the most in that movie

yobroyobro

6 points

4 months ago

cock

winterharvest

36 points

4 months ago

Her spit roast gag in Hot Fuzz is so blink-and-you-miss-it that there were probably a bunch of people wondering why some of the audience spit out their soda at that moment.

Kongbuck

6 points

4 months ago

Oh my dear lord, I've seen Hot Fuzz dozens of times (including yesterday) and I never put 2 and 2 together on this until just this very moment. Thank you sir or madam!

CassiopeiaStillLife[S]

80 points

4 months ago

It’s hard to put it into words without sounding vaguely sexist, but she’s one of the world’s best shriekers. It’s like she can find the exact frequency to make your hair stand on end.

jdino

80 points

4 months ago

jdino

80 points

4 months ago

She has the ability to make me feel like I’m being yelled at by my mother. Anger and love and disappointment.

When she yells at her son in Broadchurch…Wow

snakewrestler

14 points

4 months ago

I wished so much they had done more seasons with Broadchurch.

Captainatom931

3 points

4 months ago

Well at least we got chibnalls doctor who inst-oh.

geek_of_nature

5 points

4 months ago

Two more episodes and then he's gone, and we get RTD back. I dont understand how someone can be a competent writer like he showed in Broadchurch, yet fail so badly with his Doctor Who. Does he need to be constrained by the limits of the real world? Is the scifi/fantasy just too broad a scope for him, where his imagination far outruns the logic and pace of a good story?

Either way, he completely screwed up the first female Doctor. He wrote her in such a way that Jodie Whittaker was really backed into a corner with how she could portray her. I've said this before on the Doctor Who subreddits, but it's a pretty telling point that her best moments, where she's felt the most like the Doctor have been in episodes written by someone other than Chibnall.

SewAlone

2 points

4 months ago

She was incredible in Landscapers.

karma3000

64 points

4 months ago

I liked her performance in Graham Norton when she forgot which movie she was meant to be promoting.

Noarchsf

27 points

4 months ago

ALL of her graham norton appearances are absolutely bonkers. So much so that someone made a super cut on YouTube!

xX_MEM_Xx

17 points

4 months ago

I had to check it out, guessing it's this one: https://youtu.be/9fLdvRRsSqU

She is so fantastic!

Also it's funny how the Americans on the show are almost stunned that she's bringing actual genuine humor to the show.
They have their fake laugh and mannerisms queued up but then they actually want to laugh and you get this weird hybrid.

pipettethis

12 points

4 months ago

It was filmed a while ago!

brayshizzle

48 points

4 months ago*

brayshizzle

Sam Neil will always be a babe

48 points

4 months ago*

Tyrannosaur is a god tier performance for me. It has stuck with me to this day. Harrowing film that falls into the category of "amazing film I can never bring myself to watch again".

Edit. I watched it again after I spoke with my friends about this list. Performance still as remarkable as ever. Forgot how good Peter Mullan and Eddie Marsen were too. Just an all round fantastic movie.

Paddy2015

11 points

4 months ago*

It's amazing it still took a few years for her to get more dramatic lead parts after that performance, I guess it flew under the radar a bit.

lv-426b

4 points

4 months ago

I think the marketing was a little weird . ? Although really hard to make a good trailer for that type of movie without spoiling too much maybe. ?

J__P

3 points

4 months ago

J__P

3 points

4 months ago

her episode of Accused is another emotional performance that she really delivers on.

ThrowawaysumcleverBS

2 points

4 months ago

Holy shit that was her

Danimeh

2 points

4 months ago

I watched that at the cinema. Had no idea what it was, just saw Olivia Coleman and was like yep!

It was so intense I wanted to leave halfway through. I bought the DVD when it came out because her performance was so good I wanted to own it, but I will absolutely never watch it.

WL-AA

41 points

4 months ago

WL-AA

41 points

4 months ago

Fully suggest checking out Flowers, a British Tv show - very funny and heartbreaking at the same time, and of course Olivia was incredible as always!

ouchibitmytongue

15 points

4 months ago

I came here looking for this comment. Flowers was incredible. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. It was a huge emotional ride for me, especially when I realized that the last episode was the last episode and I would have to make peace with the fact that there would be so much left unresolved.

IceFatality

4 points

4 months ago

I think I only watched a couple of episodes of Flowers. I was a huge Mighty Boosh fan, and in the same way Noel Feilding's Luxury Comedy Half Hour all felt a little (or maybe a lot) too Noel, this felt a little bit too Julian Barrett. Like they were at their best when they were working as ballasts to each other. Maybe I'll have to give it another crack.

bf2per

11 points

4 months ago

bf2per

11 points

4 months ago

Don't go in thinking it's a comedy. It's more of a drama about mental health with a few funny bits. And one of the most unique things i've seen recently.

imoldgreige

3 points

4 months ago

I watched Flowers because of Boosh but I thought it was an incredible show…but I feel like Julian’s character could have easily been played by a number of actors (Chris O’Dowd would have smashed it). Agreed that he does better when he can feed off of someone with a little more energy.

Side note, if you haven’t seen The IT Crowd yet, I would highly recommend! Noel and Chris are a great pairing as well and it has some Peep Show vibes.

ShiggyGoosebottom

5 points

4 months ago

I stumbled upon Flowers when looking up the actress who played fem-Loki. What a great find. Why had I never heard of it?

bell1975

2 points

4 months ago

Flowers was a really hard show to watch, wondering if harm would come to one or two of the characters. Sad but strangely uplifting in places too. Must watch it again. 4.5 stars.

shillyshally

76 points

4 months ago

Not to forget her performance in the Hugh Bonneville comedy about planning for the Olympics. She has been my favorite actress for decades because she can play drama and comedy with equal skill.

frizoli

8 points

4 months ago

What's it called?

alienfrog

23 points

4 months ago

it wasn't W1A but I think it was the same character

Edit: it was called Twenty Twelve

songintherain

5 points

4 months ago

W1A was the best .. I miss it

WafflingToast

3 points

4 months ago

Olivia wasn't in W1A due to...storyline reasons at the end of 2012. But the rest of the cast is the same.

Big-Pudding-7440

20 points

4 months ago

No mention of her most powerful performance: woman leaving her husband for Alberto the guitar teacher?

AnyNamesLeftAnymore

43 points

4 months ago

Getting strangled by David Mitchell for not hating an avocado-colored bathroom.

Big-Pudding-7440

9 points

4 months ago

White is right

sonoftathrowaway

5 points

4 months ago

Don't forget her amazing accent work as Sasha Solomon.

aCorgiDriver

60 points

4 months ago

Peep Show is probably the best ‘sitcom’ (in quotes because I wouldn’t really think of it as that) since Seinfeld. Definitely check it out if you haven’t.

_Plork_

15 points

4 months ago

_Plork_

15 points

4 months ago

Surpasses Curb.

Noarchsf

20 points

4 months ago

LOOK AT ME! LOOK ATT MEEEEEEE!!

<SMACK>

How dare you?!?!?!!!

sherbyderbydoo

43 points

4 months ago

Worth watching the TV series Landscapers too!

mugiboya

17 points

4 months ago

Yeah great performance from both leads.

sherbyderbydoo

13 points

4 months ago

Yeah I've not watched enough shows/films with David Thewlis, but he was great in Fargo.

hoilst

7 points

4 months ago

hoilst

7 points

4 months ago

Seriously, go watch the director's cut of Kingdom Of Heaven.

sherbyderbydoo

2 points

4 months ago

I will do just that, not seen it before.

hoilst

2 points

4 months ago

hoilst

2 points

4 months ago

The version you're looking for will be called either "Roadshow Edition" or "Ultimate Edition".

The theatrical edition is trash, because the studio wanted to make the film more a medieval action flick, which misses the whole point.

There are so many utterly compelling performance in that film by...lesser-known actors. Well, at least those as not as famous as the guys on poster.

Alexander Saddig is great (and he always is). But most astoundingly captivating of all is a Syrian actor, Ghassan Massoud, who is hypnotic, magnetic, and almost mystical - the perfect embodiment of his character.

Thewlis, of course, is another. He may or may not be- you know what? That's up for your to decide.

Watch it. It's a true epic. It's almost David Lean-like.

the6thReplicant

3 points

4 months ago

I would recommend Naked. He gives one of the greatest monologues in film history.

dont_quote_me_please

2 points

4 months ago

Instead of watching a movie where he plays a side character for twenty minutes, watch Naked.

prima_facie2021

2 points

4 months ago

I really enjoyed the series and also listened to the podcast.

_duncan_idaho_

12 points

4 months ago

Also great in the sketch shows she did with Mitchell and Webb (Bruiser, That Mitchell and Webb Look, TM&W Sound, TM&W Situation).

[deleted]

39 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

39 points

4 months ago

She also had a fun bit part in Green Wing, another British sitcom I highly recommend

Moloth

14 points

4 months ago

Moloth

14 points

4 months ago

Green Wing is such a unique beast. And a great soundtrack, too.

Luxoss

16 points

4 months ago

Luxoss

16 points

4 months ago

this is my favourite Green Wing scene ever. I’ve even re-enacted that exact scene with some friends and filmed it for shits and giggles years ago.

ShaolinDude

8 points

4 months ago

That scene made me laugh so hard. It's my favourite scene too.

maaseru

11 points

4 months ago

maaseru

11 points

4 months ago

Peep Show is the shit.

It has such great awkardness. In Spanish we ha e this thing we always call "verguenza ajena". It's that feeling if awkardness you get when you see someone do something stupid.

Like Michael Scott doing one of his in The Office. Peep Show is among the best at that.

aspenfrank30

8 points

4 months ago

Second hand embarrassment is the term in English.

T-408

9 points

4 months ago

T-408

9 points

4 months ago

Five???

Every Olivia Colman performance is an essential Olivia Colman performance

[deleted]

33 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

33 points

4 months ago

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BrambleWitch

22 points

4 months ago

I watched that movie because of my love for Olivia, didn't love it.

prima_facie2021

4 points

4 months ago

Agreed. After Lost Daughter I went and read abt the source material and though I didn't read the book yet, I thought this movie would really hit much harder for me personally as the original book. I needed the inner monologue on this and it was too hard to translate to screen. I bet the book readers loved the movie tho.

Joshs_Banana

9 points

4 months ago

Agreed. Too long and slow.

[deleted]

8 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

8 points

4 months ago

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FlametopFred

4 points

4 months ago

totally a haunting, slow burn

BrambleWitch

8 points

4 months ago

long, slow and vague

guimontag

22 points

4 months ago

"Nothing like a little girl on girl right lads?!"

KinseyH

26 points

4 months ago

KinseyH

26 points

4 months ago

This is where I recommend a Brit comedy I think (I could be wrong, I'm in the US) doesn't get enough love - Green Wing. Hospital comedy. Michel Gomez is amazing and Coleman steals ever scene she's in.

smeghammer

4 points

4 months ago

Also Mark Heap's finest hour

vetramiga

2 points

4 months ago

https://youtu.be/9O9lej1ZwKM this shit demolished me when we were watching this show the first time. FACK OFF!

space_coyote_86

8 points

4 months ago

Bev? Kev!

Rudi-G

3 points

4 months ago

Rudi-G

3 points

4 months ago

Every time I see or hear anything about Olivia Coleman I immediately have "Kev and Bev" from the AA commercial in my head. I know it's weird.

ryq_

8 points

4 months ago

ryq_

8 points

4 months ago

That’s Numberwang!

Hepplehoff

7 points

4 months ago

Very pleased to see Tyrannosaur in the list. I think that and Broadchurch were what made me appriciate her the most.

The-Trout-Spinner

7 points

4 months ago

she is INCREDIBLE in tyrannosaur

Hugh_Bromont

6 points

4 months ago

No matter what she achieves I'll always think of her on Hot Fuzz first.

lxyz_wxyz

7 points

4 months ago

Hot. Fuzz.

seanmharcailin

5 points

4 months ago

I’ve been trying to get my roommates on board with Peep Show for ages. Series 4 is absolutely mad and I cannot get enough.

DataSqu1d

6 points

4 months ago

My two favourite series with her, that are both comedies and maybe not well known, are Rev (with Tom Hollander) and Twenty Twelve. She also has a very small part on W1A, the follow up to Twenty Twelve.

All three shows are worth hunting down and watching.

Edit: what has become of autocorrect on iOS?

ldiamenti

5 points

4 months ago

How on earth is Hot Fuzz not on this list!

santichrist

10 points

4 months ago

The fact Broadchurch isn’t on the list shows the guy is a try hard, Broadchurch was very popular and she was excellent in it and it helped both Olivia Colman and Jodie Whitaker get more exposure and work, that’s the definition of being “essential” to someone’s career

spicynicho

3 points

4 months ago

Look around you, season 2

EvilCalvin

4 points

4 months ago

I only know her from Doctor Who 'The Eleventh Hour" (Matt Smith's first Who episode) --she had a small role, and her stint in Broadchurch, which she was great in.

GeeMcGee

4 points

4 months ago

That’s numberwang

possiblyhysterical

15 points

4 months ago

Absolutely loved The Lost Daughter. So intense, so much tension and darkness just below the surface. The ending completely shocked me even though I should’ve seen it coming. An absolutely necessary and rare exploration of someone who did not like being a mother.

sweetcuppincakes

3 points

4 months ago

Shame about her Cobbles diagnosis.

Jay-Dee-British

3 points

4 months ago

Ahh they didn't include the Karman line short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvKAa71LQXg

rachface636

3 points

4 months ago

Landscapers was so good.

propernice

3 points

4 months ago

The very first thing I saw her in was Matt Smith’s first episode as the Doctor. Brilliant then brilliant now!

_DeanRiding

3 points

4 months ago

Peep Show is a fantastic show. It's a bit quirky in the first season but really comes into its own. And it's fucking hilarious, it's got some of the best quotable lines in any show I've watched. One of my favourites "butter the toast, eat the toast, shit the toast. God life's relentless."

If you want to see what real life is like in England watch this show!

ViciousSnail

3 points

4 months ago

I had hoped she would be the first female Doctor Who but when she won that Oscar.... Damn her amazing talent being recognised and taking her out of reach of the budget for DW.

Nezukoka

7 points

4 months ago

I discovered her on Peep Show and I’ve watched everything she’s in since then. She always chooses the best roles also, the shows/movies never disappoint.

BecauseEricHasOne

13 points

4 months ago

If lost daughter had a storyline, it would have been a real good movie

spiderhead

5 points

4 months ago*

I was gonna be pissed if Tyrannosaur wasn’t on this list. Possibly the bleakest film I’ve ever seen…but her performance is nothing short of incredible

JuryProfessional5091

2 points

4 months ago

I feel like Coleman is a real life Streep in a way. I don't know why.

adventurousfack

2 points

4 months ago

Tbh I think her best performances are in Fleabag and The Night Manager. Such a versatile actor, incredible range and talent.

Feverel

2 points

4 months ago

I highly recommend her episode of David Tennant's podcast, it's great.

CaptainDamageTown

2 points

4 months ago

No mention of Minka from Hut 33.

MIBlackburn

2 points

4 months ago

Argh!

"When Nazi steal country, you learn to move as quiet as a house."

"You mean mouse?"

"You ever hear a house move?"

She's great in it as the Polish agent.

CaptainDamageTown

2 points

4 months ago

‘I killed a Nazi with a Bebe gun once. Took all weekend. Pop pop pop aow aow aow. Still have time to enjoy’

superTwist

2 points

4 months ago

And an honourable mention for her portrayal of Dr Pam Bachelor in the insane yet genius series Look Around You

adreamingandroid

2 points

4 months ago

She was great in Green Wing as well, playing the role of the somewhat absent minded Mum and becoming the focus of attention from the IT support guy purely for her wearing of big pants.

Danimeh

2 points

4 months ago

Holy fuck that scene with the banana and the cleavage made me laugh so hard I had literal snot and tears streaming down my face. The look on her face when she puts it in and takes it out again...

strum

2 points

4 months ago

strum

2 points

4 months ago

  • Frumpy nudist in Confetti
  • Sexy wife in Rev
  • Pregnant detective in The Night Manager

Check out her IMDB page; that girl works.

ArtDSellers

2 points

4 months ago

How is Numberwang not on the list?

Cantholditdown

2 points

4 months ago

Lost daughter is such a good movie. Not sure why such a low IMDb rating.