The actress, 48, who was promoting her new film Empire Of Light at the Variety Studio, told the publication the King delivered his speech ‘so beautifully’.
Olivia, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II for two seasons on Netflix’s The Crown, gushed over the long-serving monarch and is still processing the devastating news.
‘He did it so beautifully’: Olivia Colman praised the way King Charles III addressed the nation after The Queen’s death during her appearance at Toronto International Film Festival
Speaking about her majesty, Olivia said: ‘She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity. We’re all incredibly impressed by what she did.’
She then went on to compliment King Charles III’s recent televised speech: ‘From a British point of view, he did it so beautifully. He did it about love, tolerance and gentleness, and that is what she always wanted and she’s done.
She continued, ‘From the outside world looking at Great Britain, at the moment, we’ve got some comedy going on at one side — politics — and something so dignified. I felt proud to be British. I think he’s going to do a good job.’
The actress, 48, complimented King Charles III’s recent televised speech: ‘From a British point of view, he did it so beautifully’
The monarchy’s death was confirmed and a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow’.
Her son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III, as the world grieves his mother, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
And as her son accedes to the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign that saw her reach her Platinum Jubilee this year – a landmark unlikely to be reached again by a British monarch.
Looking good: The Crown star looked the epitome of chic in a grey blazer and matching trousers, teamed with a cream blouse
Charles, the King, said: ‘The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
‘We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
‘During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.’
Award-winning: Oscar-winner Olivia (L) played Queen Elizabeth II (pictured right in 1964) in series three and four of The Crown
Olivia was joined by her Empire Of Light co-stars Tanya Moodie, Roger Deakins and Michael Ward.
The Crown star looked the epitome of chic in a grey blazer and matching trousers, teamed with a cream blouse.
While plot details remains tightly under wraps for the new film, it is known the production is a love story ‘set around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.’
Talent: Olivia was joined by her Empire Of Light co-stars Tanya Moodie, Roger Deakins and Michael Ward
Sam Mendes is producing Empire of Light alongside Pippa Harris through his Neal Street Productions, and he will also reunite with his longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins on the production.
Aiming to release the film in late 2022, Sam said in a statement: ‘I have long been an admirer of Searchlight and the dynamic way they have produced and released some of my favourite theatrical releases of recent years.
‘This project is very close to my heart, and I couldn’t be more delighted that it has found its ideal home.’
New: While plot details remains tightly under wraps for the new film, it is known the production is a love story ‘set around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.’