Holliday Grainger Biography, Height, Family, Husband, Movies,TV & Facts

Holliday Grainger Biography – An English actress who started acting at the age of only six!

Family Background of Holliday Grainger:

Holliday Grainger is a British actress born on March 27, 1988, in Manchester, England. Her parents got separated when she was very young. After that, she was solely raised by her mother.

Holliday Grainger with her mom | © gettyimages

Her mother’s name is Gian Grainger, who has done more than one job in the past and now works as a software engineer.

In one of her interviews, Holly described her mother as her “biggest support.” Her mom had helped her in every way possible to get her whatever she wanted despite facing financial issues.

Personal Life:

Holliday Grainger is currently in a relationship with the English actor Harry Treadaway. The couple has been dating each other since the year 2015. They now have two children (twins) who were born in 2021.

Holliday Grainger with her partner.

The interesting fact is that the actor is a twin himself. He has an identical twin brother named Luke Treadaway, who is also an actor.

Early Life:

Holly ‘accidentally’ began acting at the age of only six. It was ‘accidental’ because one of her mother’s friends, a casting director, cast her in the BBC series “All Quiet on the Preston Front.” And from then only she started doing tv shows and films.


She did her schooling at Parrs Wood High School. Later, she began studying English Literature at Leeds University but eventually finished her degree at the Open University.

Holly’s childhood pic

She left her studies in Leeds so she could take part in a tv show at that moment.

Holliday Grainger Biography:

Holliday Grainger's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameHolliday Clark Grainger
Also known asHolly Grainger
Date of BirthMarch 27, 1988
Age33 years (in 2021)
Zodiac/Sun SignAries
Birth PlaceDidsbury, Manchester, United Kingdom
SchoolParrs Wood High School
CollegeLeeds University and The Open University
Physical Stats
(1.55 m)
(155 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBrunette
Eye ColorBlue
Family & Relationships
Not known
MotherGian Grainger
Marital StatusNot known
PartnerHarry Treadaway
TV DebutAll Quiet on the Preston Front
Movie DebutThe Missing Postman

Grainger’s Acting Career:

Grainger began her acting career as a child actor in 1994 with the BBC series titled “All Quiet on the Preston Front.” She appeared as Kirsty in four of the episodes of the comedy-drama series. Two years later, she appeared in another comedy show named Roger and the Rottentrolls.

Later, she became a part of tv shows including Casualty, Dalziel and Pascoe, Doctors, and The Royal. Then, from 2003 to 2005, she portrayed the role of Megan Boothe in the British tv series Where the Heart Is. Then she appeared in tv shows like No Angels and New Street Law.


Later, in 2007, Holly played the role of Stacey Appleyard in a BBC show named Waterloo Road. Then, in 2008, she appeared in shows including The Royal Today, Waking the Dead, The Royal Today, and Merlin.

The next year, she was cast in a miniseries called Demons. Also, the same year, she appeared in Robin Hood and Blue Murder. In 2010, she appeared in tv series including Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia, Five Daughters, and Any Human Heart.

Holly with Jeremy and Arnaud

Then, from 2011 to 2013, Grainger starred in the American tv series The Borgias with actors like Jeremy Irons and François Arnaud. It was a historical-fictional drama series in which she played the role of Lucrezia Borgia. In 2013, she also played the main character in the tv series named Bonnie & Clyde.

Two years later, in 2015, she portrayed the role of Lady Chatterley in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which is based on a novel of the same name. Later, she appeared in two shows named Patrick Melrose and The Capture.

Currently, Holliday is working in the crime series “Strike” (started in 2017) based on the novel Cormoran Strike written by JK Rowling.

Movies Career:

Grainger started her movies at the age of nine with the movie named The Missing Postman. In 2003, she appeared in a tv movie called The Illustrated Mum. Later, she appeared in other tv movies including, The Bad Mother’s Handbook and Dis/Connected.

In 2009, she appeared in Awaydays as Molly. The same year, she starred in The Scouting Book for Boys with Thomas Turgoose.


Later, she appeared in movies including Jane Eyre, Bel Ami, Anna Karenina, The Riot Club, and Great Expectations (based on Charles Dicken’s novel of the same name).

In 2015, Grainger starred in the Disney film Cinderella. She played the character of Anastasia in the movie. The following year, she appeared in the Hollywood film titled The Finest Hours.

Holliday with Anna Paquin

Then, in 2017, she starred in two films titled My Cousin Rachel and Tulip Fever. In 2018, she starred in Tell It To The Bees with Anna Paquin. Next, she portrayed the main character in the comedy film Animals.

Apart from feature films, she has appeared in many short movies including, Colette, Rachael, and Home.

Facts about Holliday Grainger:

  • She is of Italian descent from her father’s side.
  • She is a trained ballet dancer.
  • There’s no official account of Holly on any social media platform.
  • She is named after Billie Holiday, who is her mother’s favorite singer.
Holly with partner Harry
  • Holly Grainger’s partner, Harry Treadaway, is a British actor known for acting in Penny Dreadful.
  • She isn’t a fashion freak and likes to keep things simple.
  • Apart from movies and tv shows, she has done Theatre too.
  • She is a big fan of English actress Carey Mulligan.

Frequently asked questions on Google:


Q1: What is the height of Holliday Grainger?

Ans: 5ft. 1″ (1.55 m or 155 cm)

Q2: What is the age of Grainger?

Ans: [age birthday=1988-03-27 /] (in [current_year /])

Q3: Who is the partner of Holliday Grainger?

Ans: Harry Treadaway

Q4: What is the net worth of Holly?

Ans: Not known

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