OLIVIA Colman’s astounding rise to the height of Hollywood fame is summed up in newly unearthed pics from her first TV role – playing a cig-smoking PROSTITUTE.
Throwback snaps show the Cambridge-educated actress wearing a racy outfit and seductively puffing away in the noughties comedy Bruiser.
Olivia Colman puffs seductively on a cigarette as she plays a prostitute in her first TV role
Olivia looks unrecognisable playing a prostitute in the TV comedy Bruiser
Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best Actress Oscar for role in The favourite at at 91st Academy Awards in LA
All the while she is wearing an eye-catching red wig during her raunchy sketch-show appearance.
It is a world away from the award-winning box-office favourites Olivia now finds herself in.
The tinsel-town star was crowned Best Actress at this year’s Oscars ceremony in LA.
She scooped the top accolade for her role as Queen Anne in Hollywood hit The Favourite – starring alongside celeb royalty like Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Olivia looks unrecognisable wearing a red wig to play the role
Getty Images – Getty Hollywood queen Olivia picked up the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars
Mum-of-three Olivia herself acknowledged her stunning career rise during her poignant acceptance speech.
Speaking through tears of joy, she said: “Any little girl who’s practising their speech on the telly, you never know!”
Olivia appeared in obscure BBC comedy Bruiser alongside other future a-listers Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman.
Getty Images – Getty Olivia poses with her Oscar after winning Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite
Olivia Colman gets into party bus with mini entourage after winning Oscar for Best Actress
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It was written by David Mitchell and Robert Webb – who Olivia went on to appear alongside in Channel 4 cult comedy Peep Show.
From there, the newly-crowned national treasure moved to dramatic roles – becoming a household name on ITV’s Broadchurch alongside David Tennant.
But the 2018/19 awards season topped off Olivia’s staggering rise – winning a Golden Globe, Bafta and the Academy Award.
Olivia Colman stars in AA advert before finding international fame
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