Olivia Colman beams at Disneyland with rarely-seen family ahead of Oscars

It’s the happiest place on earth, and Disneyland appeared to be just that for a grinning Olivia Colman and her family.

The British star – who is up for the Best Actress gong for the Favourite at tonight’s Oscars – took time out from awards season to hit the Los Angeles theme park with her husband Ed Sinclair, sons Finn, 14, and Hal, 12, and their three-year-old daughter.

Dressed down in a beige coat and cap, Olivia, 45, was all smiles as she rode the carousel, and she appeared to be even more excited on the Dumbo ride.

She and husband Ed were just 20 when they met during a Cambridge University production of Alan Ayckbourne’s Table Manners at Footlights, which also starred her future Peep Show castmates David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

They married in 2001, and Olivia has said it was love at first sight.

"My husband and I were very lucky. We met when we had nothing and we loved each other then. So we were all right," she said, according to The Sun.

"We were 20 and he was also an actor. If you meet at that age then you are fine. For me, it was thunderbolts straight away.

"I still feel like I’m punching above my weight."

Meanwhile, the Norwich-born star is on a winning streak this season, having already bagged the best actress awards at the SAGs and Golden Globes.

If she takes the crown tonight, Olivia will be one of just a handful of stars to have won all three.

From humble beginnings as Mark Corrigan’s love interest Sophie Chapman on Peep Show, her career has gone stratospheric in recent years.

The Broadchurch star is set to take over from Claire Foy in The Crown, and also rose to international prominence alongside Tom Hiddleton in the Night Manager – whilst eight months pregnant.

Speaking about having to tell boss Susanne Bier about her pregnancy, she recalled, "I went to see Susanne thinking, ‘Oh God, should I mention it in the first meeting?’

"And I thought, ‘I can’t lie.’ Which is why I’d be a rubbish spy.

“But then she said, ‘You know, just go with it for a minute. Remember the film Fargo and Frances McDormand? The pregnancy added to the drama: the domesticity versus the extraordinary nature of her job. And I think it adds a weird power to this part, too.’”

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