Olivia Colman ‘won’t say no’ to Broadchurch series two

The Bafta-nominated actress spoke to RadioTimes.com about her hopes for the return of Chris Chibnall's drama and why Joe Miller was "too nice"


Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller captured our imagination in ITV’s recent detective drama Broadchurch and ever since its dramatic conclusion last week, the public have speculated on what could possible be in store for the “very different” second series. Will Colman and her co-star David Tennant participate is the question on everybody’s lips, so imagine our excitement when we got the chance to pose it to the lady herself. 


Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com at the Bafta nominations party, Colman revealed she’s definitely on board for Chris Chibnall’s follow up – as long as she’s asked back…

“Well obviously yes, but it depends,” she said. “I don’t know what they’ve decided. I won’t say no.”

And despite having the telly-viewing public on tenterhooks when the Broadchurch finale was broadcast last Monday, it turns out Olivia didn’t have the luxury of watching it go out live. “I had to wait. My husband was at boxing class so I had to watch it with a half hour delay which was really frustrating.”

We can imagine! But it turns out that although the cast didn’t know the identity of the killer until the final episode was filmed, a few of them had their money on Ellie’s suspiciously nice husband, Joe (played by Matthew Gravelle). “We had everybody’s pictures up in the make up man and everyone put a sticker underneath who they thought it was and I got one! I was thrilled to get one but [Joe] got a few. He was too nice. Isn’t that awful that someone’s too nice?”

But the 39-year-old actress – who is nominated twice at this year’s Bafta Television Awards (for best female comedy performance and best supporting actress) – doesn’t rate her chances of success too highly. “I think I probably won’t get it but it’s lovely to be nominated.”


To see our full interview with Olivia, take a look at the video below…