Belfast Telegraph

Colman: Broadchurch so emotional

Olivia Colman has confessed she had to stop herself bursting into tears on the set of new crime drama Broadchurch, because the story is so sad.

The Peep Show star plays Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in the ITV drama, who is investigating the murder of a boy found on a beach, and the actress confessed she found Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan's performances as the bereaved parents overpowering.

Olivia said: "They were amazing, but I couldn't look at them without sobbing."

She added: "It's quite upsetting. But it was lovely. I worked with David Tennant, who is the nicest man in the world, so that was a joy working with somebody so lovely."

The drama was filmed on the Dorset coast, and Olivia revealed she had been hoping to treat her family to a seaside holiday on her days off, but the terrible British weather got in the way.

She said: "I was going to book a caravan for my kids to come and everything and then it p***ed it down, so we didn't."


From Belfast Telegraph