Olivia Colman is a very decorated actress born in Norwich, Norfolk, England on January 30, 1974. The Favourite star has been deemed a "national treasure" for England and is paving her way to becoming one of the best actresses of all time.

In 2019, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance of "Anne, Queen of Great Britain" in The Favourite. We know that she is a well-accomplished actress, but what about her personal life, specifically her husband?

Olivia Colman: This is how she met her husband Ed

Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair have been married for 21 years. They met while in Cambridge, which Olivia spent some time in before transferring to study drama. Ed was a law-student (although he changed majors to something more creative) and Olivia was studying drama (she graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1999). They started out as friends and when they reached their 20s, a romance blossomed.

Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019

Olivia Colman: It was love at first sight 

The change in relationship came about when the pair of them starred in a university production of Alan Ayckborn's Table Manners at the Footlights Dramatics Club at Cambridge University. Olivia however, recalls that for her, it was love at first sight with Ed. She told The Telegraph in 2012 that she thought, "I'm going to marry him" as soon as she laid eyes on him. "A bit weird I know, but yes. He was gorgeous, the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. I stuck with him and made him realise he could only be happy with me," the actress confessed.

Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair got married in 2001 

The couple got married in 2001 and have gone on to have three children together. Two sons were born in 2005 and 2007 and one daughter born in 2015. Despite all of Olivia's recent success, her family remains the most important thing in her life.