Fast Facts

  • Met David Mitchell and Robert Webb while at the University of Cambridge.
  • Features in BBC Radio 4 comedies.
  • Won a Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance for her role in the film Tyrannosaur.
  • Met her husband Ed Sinclair while at Cambridge, they have two children.


  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Sundance Film Festival — World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for Breakout Performance: Winner


  • Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England


  • Birth Name: Sarah Caroline Colman
  • Birth Place: Norfolk, England
  • Profession: Actor

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