Holliday Grainger’s Recent Cases!

Since Strike, Robin Ellacott actress Holliday Grainger has been pretty busy with numerous roles in TV and film. Here is a roundup of what she’s been up to.

In September 2017, Holliday starred in an episode of Electric Dreams, “The Hood Maker”, as a character called Honor, alongside Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden. The series is a sci-fi thriller which consists of 10 standalone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick. You can purchase the complete first series on DVD from Amazon UK here.

Evening Standard

Holliday later portrayed a character called Bridget Watson Scott in the 5-episode miniseries Patrick Melrose, a black comedy/drama also starring Benedict Cumberbatch (as Patrick Melrose). The series received critical acclaim for the great acting, and scored an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can purchase the DVD on Amazon UK here.

Radio Times

More recently, Holliday has starred in a film called Tell It To The Bees, a drama directed by Annabel Jankel with a screenplay by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Fiona Shaw. The story focuses on the relationship between two characters: Lydia (played by Holliday) and a doctor called Jean (played by Anna Paquin). 


This month (November 2018) Holliday will be joining the cast (including Fantastic Beasts actor Callum Turner) in filming a 6-part conspiracy thriller series called The Capture for BBC One. As far as we know, no release date has yet been set. Grainger will once again be portraying a detective: a character called Rachel Carey. Callum Turner will be playing Shaun Emery, an Afghan war veteran who was convicted of murder and is fighting for freedom. 

“Holliday Grainger said: “Ben Chanan’s scripts are totally absorbing – I’m excited to explore the mind of DI Rachel Carey.” Callum Turner said his character is “funny yet wounded, complex, visceral and dangerous” and added the “epic journey he goes on was one I wanted to travel.”Variety

Read more about the upcoming ‘The Capture‘ on the BBC website here.

If you’re missing Holliday Grainger on your screens, why not give these a watch if you haven’t already? Let us know in the comments below what you think!

Filming for the fourth Strike mystery, Lethal White, is set to begin late next year (2019), with a possible four or even five episodes according to Tom Burke at a theatre event recently. The bestselling novel by Robert Galbraith is out now.

Lethal White cover

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