At 35 years old, Holliday Grainger has this physical status:
Clark Clark Grainger, born 27 March 1988, also known as Holly Grainger, is an English screen and stage actor.
Kate Beckett of BAFTA's award-winning children's series Roger and the Rottentrolls, Lucrezia Borgia, Robin Ellacott in Strike, and Estella in Mike Newell's version of Great Expectations are among her most well-known roles.
Grainger was born in Didsbury, Manchester. Her maternal grandfather was Italian. She first performed appearance was at age five when she was scouted for a BBC TV series. As a child actress, she appeared on several TV shows and independent films.
Grainger attended Parrs Wood High School from 1999 to 2006, and in 2007 began studying for a degree in English literature at the University of Leeds. However, she later decided on the Open University.
She gave birth to twins with her partner Harry Treadaway in May 2021.
Grainger's first acting role was at five years old in the BBC comedy drama series All Quiet on the Preston Front. Roles followed in Casualty, Doctors and Dalziel and Pascoe. Grainger played Megan Boothe in Where the Heart Is, Stacey Appleyard in Waterloo Road and Sophia in Merlin.
In 2011, she appeared in the television series The Borgias, playing Lucrezia Borgia with Jeremy Irons in the role of Pope Alexander VI. The series, created by Oscar-winning Neil Jordan and shot in Hungary, ran for three seasons.
After her role as Emily in the film The Scouting Book for Boys (2009), she played one of the Rivers sisters opposite Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in Cary Fukunaga's 2011 retelling of Jane Eyre, and had a minor role in Bel Ami alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman.
In June 2011, she gained the leading role of Estella in Mike Newell's film adaptation of Great Expectations, opposite Jeremy Irvine and Helena Bonham Carter. The movie, screened at Toronto International Film Festival 2012, had its European premiere as the closing night film of the BFI London Film Festival. She had a minor role in the 2012 film Anna Karenina as Baroness Shilton.
On stage, in 2013 she played a role in Disassociation, a play by Luke Bailey, at The Lowry in Salford, which received largely positive reviews In the same year, she played Bonnie Parker in the 2013 TV mini-series Bonnie & Clyde. She was one of the female leads in the 2014 film The Riot Club, adapted from the play Posh, alongside Max Irons. In the same year, she appeared on stage in a version of Anton Chekov's play Three Sisters at the Southwark Playhouse.
Grainger played Cinderella's stepsister Anastasia Tremaine in Kenneth Branagh's 2015 film version of Cinderella.
In 2016, Grainger starred in Disney's The Finest Hours.
In 2017, she appeared in a film adaptation of the novel Tulip Fever alongside Alicia Vikander. From 2017, she plays Robin Ellacott in the TV series Strike (aired in the United States and Canada as C.B. Strike) based on the novels by J.K. Rowling.
Grainger plays one of the two lead female roles in the feature film Animals, along with Alia Shawkat. Based on the novel by Emma Jane Unsworth, who also wrote the script, the film was directed by Sophie Hyde and filmed in Dublin.
Since 2019, Grainger stars in the BBC conspiracy thriller The Capture.