Parade: Plucking Chickens for Tulip Fever and Her Love of J.K. Rowling

With roles in Cinderella, My Cousin Rachel and Bonnie & Clyde, Holliday Grainger, 29, adds another “period-piece” role in Tulip Fever, in theaters September 1. She plays Maria, the maid to a woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with a poor artist (Dane DeHaan) during the tulip mania of 17th-century Amsterdam, when prices of tulip bulbs reached extraordinarily high levels and then collapsed.

What impressed you about the story?

There were so many different levels of society, from the rich guy all the way down to the fishmonger and the struggling artist. In that respect, Amsterdam felt like a contemporary, cosmopolitan city.

What about Maria did you relate to?

She is unswaying in her morals. I think Maria is one of the only characters with solidity and earthiness that feels a bit of a grounding in the midst of this mad story.
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By admin, on August 29th, 2017, under Bonnie & Clyde, Interview, My Cousin Rachel, News, The Borgias, Tulip Fever // No Comments


The Sun: Strike: Reveals her first meeting with JK Rowling

It’s rare that TV Magazine has witnessed the actors in a telly drama visibly excited as they recall their first meeting with the show’s writer.

But then, not every actor gets the chance to work on three adaptations of JK Rowling’s novels.

“I met her in the toilet,” laughs Holliday Grainger, 29.

“The person who flushed the chain at me was JK Rowling!”

Tom plays private eye Cormoran Strike while Holliday is his assistant, Robin Ellacott, in the dramatisation of Rowling’s three Strike novels, which were written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
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By admin, on August 27th, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Interview, News // No Comments


Buzz: As J.K Rowling’s crime series, Strike, launches we chat to Holliday Grainger

J.K Rowling’s crime series Strike based around gruff detective Cormoran Strike makes its debut on BBC One this month.

Holliday Grainger, who plays his tough assistant Robin Ellacott, tells Francesca Gosling about the pleasure and pressure of taking on a Rowling character and finally ridding herself of a corset.

WHAT SORT OF PREPARATION DID YOU DO IN ORDER TO PLAY ROBIN ELLACOTT?

As soon as I got to the final audition stage I started to read the novels and, because JK Rowling writes so fantastically vividly, we were all completely entranced by the world of Harry Potter, you already get a strong impression of who her characters are and the tone of the world they embody. I felt like I had such a clear impression of who Robin was and she felt like somebody I knew – like a mate. A lot of people recognize bits of themselves in her and I certainly did.

I felt like I had such a clear impression of who Robin was and she felt like somebody I knew – like a mate. A lot of people recognize bits of themselves in her and I certainly did.
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By admin, on August 26th, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Interview, News // No Comments


The Cuckoo’s Calling & Preview

Don’t forget !! ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling‘ premieres tomorrow on BBC One! For now, we have a brand new video which includes new scenes (not screencaptured, as they will soon be added to the gallery once the episode is available), and a behind the scenes sneak peek!

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TV Productions > The Cormoran Strike (2017) > Making Of #1

TV Productions > The Cormoran Strike (2017) > Promotional Pictures

By admin, on August 25th, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Gallery Updates, Interview, News, Screen Captures // No Comments


Holliday Grainger covers Stella Magazine (August 20th)

Did you buy Stella magazine yesterday ? Holly was in the cover with a brand new photoshoot and interview!

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Press > 2017 > Stella (August 20th) – digital scans

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > .004 for Stella

By admin, on August 21st, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Gallery Updates, Interview, News, Photoshoot, Press Article // No Comments


‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer + Episode Stills + Promotional Pictures

So sorry for the lateness everyone, but there has been news everyday and we are gathering everything ! 🙂 Enjoy the first official full trailer of The Cuckoo’s Calling and brand new episode stills and promotional pics! Thanks to FarFarAway site for the brand new pics!

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TV Productions > The Cormoran Strike (2017) > Trailer: Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling

TV Productions > The Cormoran Strike (2017) > Promotional Pictures

TV Productions > The Cormoran Strike (2017) > Episode Stils

By admin, on August 21st, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Gallery Updates, News, Screen Captures // No Comments