Olivia Colman attends UK premiere of true-crime tale ‘Landscapers’

Premiere of TV series 'Landscapers' in London
Cast member Olivia Colman attends the premiere of TV series 'Landscapers' in London, Britain, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

December 1, 2021

(This November 30th story corrects typo in byline)

By Edward Baran

LONDON (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman attended the UK premiere of her new HBO true-crime miniseries “Landscapers” in London on Tuesday.

A tale of a quiet and unassuming English couple accused of murder, the series follows their sometimes surreal attempts to evade justice.

Colman plays Susan Edwards, who has been on the run with her husband, Christopher, played by David Thewlis, for 15 years.

When Christopher makes a call home to his stepmother, the pair’s role in a murder that remained undiscovered for over a decade begins to come to light.

“It’s a love story based on real people who are convicted murderers, so that’s maybe a tricky angle to go at a piece of drama. But it’s such a particularly intriguing story,” Thewlis told Reuters.

    Speaking about working with Colman, Thewlis said: “She is a comedian. She’s just a beautiful, beautiful, wonderful woman. I didn’t know her before. Obviously I knew who she was before. I have seen all her work. But it’s just been an enormous pleasure to act in something with her.”

    The miniseries was written by Colman’s husband, Ed Sinclair.

    “Landscapers” is being released in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Dec. 7.

(Reporting by Edward Barran; Editing by Karishma Singh and Peter Cooney)