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Peep Show fans sad about star missing as actors reunite for 20th anniversary

Peep Show fans sad about star missing as actors reunite for 20th anniversary

The famous British comedy was missing a familiar face at its 20-year reunion

British fan-favourite sitcom Peep Show had its 20th anniversary reunion on 1 February, but fans were left upset when they realised someone was missing.

Premiering in 2003, the TV series follows friends Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb), who met at university but now live together in their late twenties.

Uniquely filmed from point of view shots and the main characters' thoughts being heard in voiceovers, it was a one-of-a-kind sitcom.

Known for memes such as 'No turkey Jeremy?' and Mark's many reaction GIFs, the show still maintains its legacy in pop culture two decades later.

It became the longest running comedy in Channel 4 history in 2010, continuing until 2015 before finishing up its ninth series.

Cast members and writers of the series met up last week for a 20th anniversary Q+A in front of a paying audience, who were desperate to get more insight into the show from the minds behind it.

Not everyone was there.

Mitchell and Webb were present at the reunion, but a few notable recurring cast members were missing.

Royal family member Sophie Winkleman, who played Big Suze, was nowhere to be seen and neither was Super Hans, played by Matt King.

But there was one other notable absentee that stood out to fans.

One prominent cast member was missing from Peep Show's 20th anniversary reunion.
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The one and only Olivia Coleman, who played Sophie Hortensia Chapman, was missing.

Sophie was predominantly Mark's love interest, and sometimes Jeremy's, though married the former at one point, before getting divorced and having his child.

She was prominent throughout the show, appearing in series one through seven, and appearing as a guest in season nine.

Robert Webb and David Mitchell at the reunion this month.
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Since Peep Show, Coleman has gone on to become a highly successful Hollywood star, winning an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

She has since starred in films such as The Father and The Lost Daughter, the latter of which earned her another Oscar nomination.

Coleman is also known for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown for its third and fourth seasons, again receiving numerous awards for her performance.

Olivia Coleman with the Peep Show writers and cast at the British Academy Television Awards 2008.
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Despite her success, fans were still upset that she couldn't make the anniversary, sharing their thoughts on X, formerly Twitter.

One user said: "No Olivia Colman makes me sad."

A second chimed in: "really hoped Olivia would appear but I think she's a bit busy being an Oscar-winning superstar actress these days :), while another questioned: "Olivia has an international profile and has a LOT of fans just in the UK. I wonder if she stayed away as it might make the coverage about her."

Featured Image Credit: John Phillips/Getty Images/X/@PodcastPharaohs

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, UK News