Pals Olivia Colman and Emilia Fox headed down to the Jacob’s Creek VIP tent at Wimbledon yesterday for a delicious three-course lunch and wine tasting session, before settling down on Centre Court to watch French Open champions Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal crash spectacularly out of the tournament.
Marie Claire was lucky enough to blag a seat with the actresses and other VIPs in Jacob’s Creek’s brand new Wimbledon marquee, as they tasted a selection of wines and enjoyed Michelin-starred delicacies, including salmon blinis and, of course, strawberries and cream.
Looking stunning in a tangerine Hush dress that was perfect for the occasion, Olivia joked, ‘It was the only thing in my wardrobe that was clean!’
Speaking ahead of the Nadal game, she told us, ‘I love him – because my son looks just like him.’
Her showbiz friend Emilia Fox looked flawlessly elegant in a Kate Spade dress and Mulberry bag. ‘I debated going for pastels, but thought I couldn’t go wrong with something bold and bright,’ she told us. ‘What a glorious day – what could be nicer than wine tasting and eating strawberries?’
Strawberries and cream in the Jacob’s Creek marquee
The pals sat together on Centre Court, and were quick to rush to the aid of a nearby spectator who fainted during the Sharapova match, offering her a sip of their drinks.
As the actresses enjoyed a spot of high tea back in the marquee afterwards, Olivia laughingly told us that she had found the high-tension match ‘so stressful’, before lamenting that her own tennis career ended abruptly, aged 12. ‘I was great until then,’ she quipped.
Olivia, we love you.
The actresses enjoyed high tea and strawberry spritzer cocktails in the afternoon