Olivia Colman has fans baffled after her real name is revealed

Olivia Colman leaves fans baffled after her REAL name is revealed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Fans have been left baffled after Olivia Colman’s real name was revealed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The Fleabag star, 45, was made a CBE for services to drama on Saturday, just months after she won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite.

But a peculiarity of the announcement didn’t go unnoticed by fans, as it referred to the Peep Show star as ‘Oscar winning actress Sarah Sinclair (Olivia Colman)’.

Confusion: Fans have been left baffled after Olivia Colman’s real name was revealed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list (Pictured in February)

Olivia’s full maiden name is Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman, and she became Sarah Sinclair after marrying actor Ed Sinclair in 2001.

But the actress goes by her middle name, Olivia, and her maiden name, Colman, professionally.

Fans took to Twitter to comment on the news, with many of them appearing baffled by the announcement.

Honoured: The Fleabag star, 45, was made a CBE for services to drama on Saturday, just months after she won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite

Baffled: A peculiarity of the announcement didn’t go unnoticed by fans, as it referred to the Peep Show star as ‘Oscar winning actress Sarah Sinclair (Olivia Colman)’

One user said: ‘Finding out Olivia Colman’s real name isn’t actually Olivia Colman is quite frankly news that should have made the front pages.’

Another added: ‘Hang on… Olivia Colman’s real name is Sarah Sinclair?! How did I not know this?’

‘Most surprising thing out of the #QueensBirthdayHonours is finding out that Olivia Colman’s ‘real’ name isn’t Olivia Colman #everydayisaschoolday’, said a third.

Name: Olivia’s full maiden name is Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman, and so she became Sarah Sinclair after marrying actor Ed Sinclair in 2001 (Pictured in February)

Lovebirds: The actress goes by her middle name, Olivia, and her maiden name, Colman, professionally

One user said: ‘Finding out Olivia Colman’s real name isn’t actually Olivia Colman is quite frankly news that should have made the front pages’

One user commented: ‘Am I the last person on the planet to find out that Olivia Colman’s real name is Sarah Sinclair or has that come as a surprise to others as well?’ 

The actress, who is set to portray Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix drama The Crown, said she was ‘thrilled, delighted and humbled’ by the honour.

She said: ‘I’m totally thrilled, delighted and humbled to be in the company of these incredible people, most of whom have been nowhere near as visible as I have, but should be – and hopefully now will be. It’s such an honour.’

Thrilled: The actress, who is set to portray Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix drama The Crown, said she was ‘thrilled, delighted and humbled’ by the honour

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