Olivia Colman wants strong female roles

Olivia Colman admits she has an "inner bitch" and would love to continue playing strong female roles in the future following her current role as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in 'Broadchurch'

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Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman would love to play a bitch.

The 'Broadchurch' actress - who celebrated after the ITV series scooped Best TV Drama at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards on Monday (27.01.14) - admits she has an "inner bitch" and would love to continue playing strong female roles in the future as she's enjoyed her current role as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller.

She told BANG Showbiz: "Absolutely, I would love to [play a bitch]. I don't think I would pull off a sexy vamp ... that would be a bit embarrassing, but everyone has an inner bitch, don't they?"

Olivia claims she has been overwhelmed by the success of 'Broadchurch' - which beat stiff competition from BBC Two dramas 'The Fall' and 'Top of the Lake' to win the TV Drama prize - and is humbled by the show's win.

She said: "Being in a room with these people, who I consider so magical compared to us - no offence to actors - but Darcey Bussell was here and there was clip of what she can do with her legs.

"It's humbling ... musicians and artists, it's exciting that we're all there and that we've had an impact on people's lives and they enjoyed what we did."

Other big winners on the night included the Arctic Monkeys, who won in the Pop Music category for their album 'AM', while the comedy prize went to Bridget Christie for her show 'A Bic for Her'.

2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards winners:

Pop Music: Arctic Monkeys, 'AM'

TV Drama: 'Broadchurch'

Comedy: Bridget Christie, 'A Bic for Her'

Film: 'The Selfish Giant'

Theatre: 'Let the Right One In'

Opera: 'Written On Skin'

Dance: 'Dracula'

Classical: 'The Rest Is Noise'

Literature: Kate Atkinson, 'Life After Life'

Times Breakthrough Award: 'Nick Helm'

Visual Art: Katie Paterson for Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Tipping Point, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The Outstanding Achievement Award in association with The Dorchester: Tracey Emin

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