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Olivia Colman left excited by member of audience coming from King's Lynn during international film festival


By Lynn News Reporter


Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman expressed her delight and surprise at a member of the audience saying they were from King's Lynn during a Californian film festival.

The actress, who stars as Queen Anne in the new-comedy drama The Favourite, was receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

During her speech, Mrs Colman was telling the audience about how she grew up in Norfolk when a member of the audience caught her attention by wooping.

After expressing her sheer delight at someone else being from Norfolk, she said: "Oh my God, are you from Norfolk? King's Lynn! Oh my God, Hi, we'll have a chat later.

"Not many people come from King's Lynn, you don't know, that's quite impressive."

Her clear delight at this shared moment with a fellow Norfolkian caused great amusement to the audience and fellow screen star Emma Stone who presented the award to Mrs Colman.

Mrs Colman was born in Norwich in 1974 and attended Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham's sixth form in the early 1990s.

Continuing on the theme of Norfolk, Mrs Colman said: "Norfolk is basically made of rain for half the year so thank you for inviting me here and proving that you are real."

She was named best actress in a musical/comedy for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite after receiving recognition for her star role in the film at Palm Springs.



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