Olivia Colman to star in The Thirteenth TaleOlivia Colman is due to star alongside Vanessa Redgrave in a BBC 2 adaption of The Thirteenth Tale.

The actress stormed her way to the top of our ‘favourite actresses’ list when she starred as DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch but for her next role she’ll be starring in an adaption of the Christopher Hampton book.

The 90-minute drama has been described as a ‘haunting psychological mystery’ and will see Olivia, 39, taking on the role of a biographer who interviews a fading famous writer called Vida Winter (played by Redgrave).

The news marks what has been a pretty busy year for the actress who has also starred in Hyde Park on Hudson and I Give It a Year as well as Broadchurch and ITV’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. She also has another three films due out later this year.

We wonder when she finds time to sleep?

The Thirteenth Tale will air later this year.