She's almost giving us her own Peep Show! Olivia Colman sheds her dowdy on-screen image for a very sexy low cut dress at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
She's know for playing quite plain characters such as Sophie in Peep Show and a vicar's wife in Rev.
But tonight, Olivia Colman proved that she can pull off super sexy with the best of them as she arrived at an awards ceremony in a very low cut dress.
The 37-year-old actress looked stunning in the shiny Vivienne Westwood frock that was cut very low on her bosom as she posed for pictures on the red carpet at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards in the capital.
Revealing: Peep Show's Olivia Colman wore a very low-cut dress as she posed for pictures at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards tonight
And although she wore a navy blue jacket – which also had a low neckline – outside the event, the full extent of her dress was shown as she posed with her award and displayed the plunging neckline.
Olivia, who plays Sophie in Peep Show and vicar's wife Alex alongside Tom Hollander in Rev, won the award for Best British Actress for her roles in the films The Iron Lady and Tyrannosaur.
Best British Actress: Olivia holds up her coveted gong but still manages to show off her cleavage in her low cut dress
She beat off fierce competition to win the award, which is sponsored by Mot & Chandon, from Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Regrave, Tilda Swinton and Rachel Weisz to bag the coveted gong.
But despite the accolade, fans have been up in arms this week, outraged that she has not even been given a Bafta nomination for her roles in the critically-acclaimed films.
Plain Jane: Olivia as Sophie Chapman in Peep Show and as vicar's wife Alex Smallbone in Rev
Award-winning: Colman scooped the Best British Actress award for her role as Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady
So tonight she was applauded for being recognised as one of the best actresses of her generation as she scooped the award.
Also attending the event was Carey Mulligan, who lost out to Colman after being nominated for her roles in Drive and Shame.
Co-stars: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan attended the awards where he won British Actor of the Year for Shame, which also starred Mulligan who missed out on the Best British Actress gong
She looked very pretty in a
calf-length red dress with a white tulip pattern and bright blue high
heels as she posed with her Shame co-star Michael Fassbender.
He won the British Actor of the Year
award for his performances as a sex addict in the movie as for his role
as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method.
Mobbed: Kenneth Branagh stopped to sign autographs for fans outside the event at the BFI Southbank
The Best of British: Branagh posed with his Best Supporting Actor gong for his role in My Week With Marilyn while Fassbender held up his after winning British Actor of the Year
winners included Anna Paquin and Meryl Streep who were joint winners of
the Actress of the Year award, Paquin for her role in Margaret and
Streep for hers as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Kenneth Branagh was awarded Supporting Actor of the Year award for his turn as Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn and the Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year went to We Need To Talk About Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsay.
Bravo, Monsieur! Director Michel Hazanavicius proudly holds up his awards for Best Director and Best Film for The Artist…
… while his leading man Jean Dujardin posed with his award for Actor Of The Year
But the night went to silent film The Artist, which swept the board as it took three prizes including Film of The Year, Director of the Year for Michel Hazanavicius and Actor of the Yearfor Jean Dujardin.
admitted he had been take aback by the film's awards success and said:
'We were never prepared for this. It is very new so I am so proud, for
the crew, for the film. It's a very new experience but I'm happy.
Critical-acclaim: Director Lynne Ramsey poses with the Attenborough Award: British Film Of The Year for We Need To Talk About Kevin
London Film Critics' Circle chairman Jason Solomons said: 'Judging from the quality of films and performances honoured tonight, it is clear that the critics – who see every film, not just those with awards campaigns behind them – have an increasingly influential voice in awards races.
'Our wide range of viewing has thrown up great surprises and championed small films, shining a light on new, exciting, challenging and thrilling work from around the world of film.
'Without the enthusiasm of critics, terrific films such as The Artist, A Separation and Margaret and amazing performances such as those by Olivia Colman and Michael Fassbender would not be receiving the wider, global attention occasions such as this can inspire.'
THE LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS
Film of the Year: The Artist
Director of the Year: Michel Hazanavicius
Actor of the Year: Jean Dujardin
Actress of the Year: (tie) Anna Paquin and Meryl Streep
Supporting Actor of the Year: Kenneth Branagh
Supporting Actress of the Year: Sareh Bayat
Screenwriter of the Year: Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Documentary of the Year: Senna
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
British Film of the Year: We Need to Talk About Kevin
British Actor of the Year: Michael Fassbender
British Actress of the Year: Olivia Colman
Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year: Andrew Haigh, Weekend
Young British Performer of the Year: Craig Roberts
Technical Achievement of the Year: Maria Djurkovic (production design), “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”