cut an elegant figure when she stepped out in on Tuesday for the premiere of her gritty new Sky drama, Landscapers.
The Oscar-winning actress, 47, slipped into a sweeping black gown complete with cut-out detailing across the bust and kept the chill at bay beneath a long black coat.
Olivia stars as convicted killer Susan Edwards in the series, which follows the real life tale of the 1998 murders of Nottinghamshire residents William and Patricia Wycherley.
Chic: Olivia Colman, 47, cut an elegant figure when she stepped out in London on Tuesday for the premiere of her gritty new Sky drama, Landscapers
All in the details: Olivia accessorised with striking drop earrings and the sleeves of her sweeping black coat were adorned with black feathers
The Peep Show star wore her hair swept from her face and appeared in high spirits while posing for photographs.
She was joined at the event by actor David Thewlis, who stars opposite Olivia in the four-part series as Susan’s husband Christopher, as well as producer Jane Featherstone and writer Ed Sinclair.
David, 58, looked dapper in smart black trousers, a striped jumper and black coat. He kept warm beneath a baker boy style cap and wrapped a cosy scarf around his neck.
Sky released a trailer for Landscapers in October, in which Olivia wailed inconsolably and shot a gun as she transformed into double murderer Susan.
Co-stars: She was joined at the event by actor David Thewlis, who stars opposite Olivia in the four-part series as Susan’s husband Christopher
Group photo: Olivia also posed with producer Jane Featherstone and writer Ed Sinclair
After a string of dead bodies were discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham, it transpired that Susan and Christopher had been on the run from reality for over 15 years.
The trailer begins with the pair travelling on a train with a tearful Olivia telling David that she doesn’t want to say goodbye while he attempts to console her.
After leaving the station it becomes clear the pair are in trouble as they are confronted by a wall of policeman before being escorted to a station.
Make-up on point: Olivia stepped out wearing a full face of expertly-applied glam and added a pop of colour to her look with a swipe of red lipstick
Sweeping: The Oscar-winning actress slipped into a sweeping black gown complete with cut-out detailing across the bust and kept the chill at bay beneath a long black coat
Beaming: Olivia beamed as she worked her best angles for photographers at the event
One imprisoned, the pair are quizzed about the bodies of two people found in the garden of a home – with Olivia nervously declaring ‘no comment’.
Once out of the station things don’t seem to get any better, with David seen screaming ‘how could you be so stupid?’ while Olivia paces up and down in worry.
The tense clip ends with Olivia wailing in anguish while waving a gun in the sky.
Creepy: Olivia (left) transformed into double murderer Susan Edwards (right)
Landscapers is set to be released on December 7 and is a retelling of the shocking Nottinghamshire murders.
The official synopsis states that mild-mannered husband and wife Susan and Christopher Edwards have been on the run from reality for over 15 years.
When Christopher makes a startling call home to his step-mother, their role in a terrible crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade begins to emerge into the light.
Crime: Olivia stars alongside Harry Potter legend David, 58, (left) – playing her husband and accomplice Christopher (right)
As their relationship is subjected to the glare of a full police investigation, the devoted couple are separated for the first time in their marriage.
With the investigation moving forward, inspired by Susan’s obsession with old Westerns and classic cinema, the fantasists cast themselves as Hollywood heroes in narratives of their own invention.
Powered by Susan’s extraordinary imagination, Susan and Chris’s fantasy world provides a much needed sanctuary from real-world horrors and their own clawing guilt, but also threatens to undo them completely.
Susan and Christopher Edwards were jailed for life after shooting her parents in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998 and burying them in the garden, where they lay undiscovered for 15 years.
Coming soon: After a string of dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham, it transpires that Susan and Christopher have been on the run from reality for over 15 years
The couple pretended their victims were still alive while looting £250,000 of their savings and pensions to buy Hollywood memorabilia – especially Gary Cooper’s autographs.
Friends assumed the slain couple had gone travelling and never returned, with their killers forging Christmas cards to keep up the pretence. They gave themselves in after the bodies were found in 2013.
The drama – described as ‘blackly comic’ – is said to draw viewers into ‘the surreal fantasy world that Susan and Christopher created by casting themselves as their Hollywood heroes in stories of their own invention’.
Shocking: It soon becomes clear the pair are in trouble as they are confronted by a wall of policeman before being escorted to a station
After landing the role Olivia said: ‘I love Ed’s scripts… just as well as he cooks many of my meals.
‘It’s rare to be desperate to play a part on the first reading of a script, but that was the case here.’
Olivia and David are joined by Kate O’Flynn (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Dipo Ola (We Hunt Together), Samuel Anderson (The History Boys), David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge) and Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, Flowers) to make up the cast.
Star studded: Olivia and David are joined by the likes of Kate O’Flynn (Bridget Jones’s Baby) and Samuel Anderson (The History Boys)
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