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Holliday Grainger
Biographical information
Nickname(s)

Holly

Birth date

1 January 1988

Birth place

Didsbury, Manchester, England, UK

Nationality

British

Gender

Female

Official Website

Holliday Grainger Online

His/her attendance in Merlin series
Played role

Sophia

First appearance

The Gates of Avalon

Last appearance

The Gates of Avalon

Appearances number

1

Serie(s) :

1

.

Holliday Grainger portrayed the character Sophia in the episode The Gates of Avalon of the BBC series Merlin.

Grainger attended Parrs Wood Technology College where in August 2006, in her A Levels, she scored two A's (in Biology & English Language), and scored two B's (in English Literature & General Studies). Grainger also achieved an A in her AS Level Spanish. Grainger was also a pupil at The Madeley School Of Dance. In 2007, Grainger started a degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, which she decided to continue with the Open University, due to her hectic filming schedule.

In May 2010, Grainger was named one of the 55 faces of the future in Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.

Grainger became a series regular on the Showtime television series The Borgias, portraying Lucrezia Borgia, in 2011. She also appears in a pair of 2011 films – Jane Eyre, playing one of the Rivers sisters opposite Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, and the Bel Ami, alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. In June 2011, Grainger was cast as Estella in Mike Newell's film adaptation of Great Expectations, opposite Jeremy Irvine and Helena Bonham Carter.

Personal lifeEdit

Grainger attended Parrs Wood Technology College where in August 2006, in her A Levels: she scored two A's (in Biology and English Language), and scored two B's (in English Literature and General Studies). Grainger also achieved an A in her AS Level Spanish. Grainger was also a pupil at The Madeley School Of Dance. In 2007, Grainger started a degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, which she decided to continue with the Open University, due to her hectic filming schedule.[citation needed]

She is of part-Italian descent through a grandfather.

CareerEdit

In May 2010, Grainger was named one of the 55 faces of the future in Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.

In 2011, Grainger became a series regular on the Showtime television series The Borgias, portraying Lucrezia Borgia. She also appears in a pair of 2011 films – Jane Eyre, playing one of the Rivers sisters opposite Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, and the upcoming Bel Ami, alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. In June 2011, Grainger was cast as Estella in Mike Newell's film adaptation of Great Expectations, opposite Jeremy Irvine and Helena Bonham Carter.

TriviaEdit

  • Holliday Grainger shares the same birthday as co-star, Colin Morgan.
  • Holliday has done several projects with co-star Bradley James.
  • She juggled a hectic filming schedule with schoolwork at Parrs Wood Technology College scoring As and Bs
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