We sure can’t say Holly isn’t working! Latest news say that Holly narrates the latest Dolly Alderton audiobook: Ghosts is Dolly’s most recent novel. According to the Amazon release, Holly narrates over 10 hours of Ghosts!

Ghosts tells the story of Nina Dean, who has arrived at her early 30s as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he’s going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan…

The novel is about love and memory, ageing and identity, dads and dating, friends and family and friends with families, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, home and how we live now.

It’s due to be released in hardback on 15 October, but fans will be able to download the audiobook version a week earlier.

“Dolly Alderton’s writing is incredibly intimate, tender, and observant,” Grainger said in a statement. “Ghosts is a fantastic novel about friendship, family, and love, that felt incredibly real to me. It was an honour to be part of Nina’s story, and I hope listeners enjoy the audiobook as much as I enjoyed recording it.’

Alderton added: “I am a huge fan of Holliday Grainger, so it is such an honour to have her voice bring life to the audiobook of Ghosts.”

The audio edition of Ghosts will be released for digital download on 8 October 2020. You can pre-order it here.



 



Thank you to our friend at Simply Claes for the heads up that Holliday is voicing Emily Tennyson for BBC’s new radio show Elegies. The first episode will be up tomorrow, October 4th, at 15:00 on BBC Radio 4. The episode will last close to an hour (57 minutes) and is divided in two parts:

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A two-part drama telling the stories behind two of the greatest and most influential poetic elegies ever published in English – Milton’s Lycidas and Tennyson’s In Memoriam.

Part 1. Milton’s Lycidas

Although written two centuries apart, in 1637 and 1833, the making and circumstances of these great elegies are full of interconnections and are centred on the poetic response to grief and loss. Milton’s Lycidas is the first great elegy in English poetry. Both Lycidas and In Memoriam were written in response to the sudden unexpected death of a young male friend, striking the poets in their mid-twenties. when the poets were students at Cambridge. The dead men were prodigiously gifted and also poets, early rivals and first readers to the poets who elegised them.

Milton and Tennyson were thereby thrown into personal grief and poetic challenge, but how to make a poetic elegy that honours and reflects that genuine grief whilst rising to the challenge of the first great poetic subject in these young poets’ lives? Milton and Tennyson responded to these complex and terrible circumstances with radically different elegies that stand among the finest poems in English literature.

Elegies was written and adapted from Lycidas by John Milton by Michael Symmons Roberts

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The Road Less Travelled podcast is now available, as previously announced. Holliday talks about The Illustrated Mom as of when she felt she would be an actress for a living, with only 14; remembering when she started acting at 5; how to manage different accents; the short movie Home and Tell it to the Bees and much more! The coat Holly is wearing is available to buy here for 725£.

We have definitely felt in love with this small shoot and the promotional picture that was used, hope some more came along soon!

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What is the power of diverse story telling? What happens when an actor gets lost in character? Holiday Grainger and I talk all things performative, personal and where the two intersect. It’s another @belstaff Road Less Travelled for you and my conversation this week is with an incredibly talented actor who I first met in another life. Literally! Listen now on your favourite podcast platforms.

Enjoy the full podcast here or here and a short video release and their caps in our gallery.



 



Last year, Holly was part of Henrietta & Eleanor: A Retelling of Jekyll and Hyde audible original drama. Find a small synopsis and a CD cover over our gallery.

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First published to critical acclaim in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson’s mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man’s nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson’s reputation as a writer.

In this Audible Original drama Stevenson’s story is transported to modern-day London, and instead we meet Henrietta Jekyll and Eleanor Hyde.

Dr Jekyll, a charming doctor, explores the possibility of dividing the dark and light side of her personality, but in doing this she creates a monster, Eleanor Hyde. For many years she manages to live under the radar, keeping her dark secret unknown to those around her. However, gradually her evil side gains strength until Dr Jekyll is overwhelmed by Eleanor Hyde, to disastrous consequences. An exploration of human duality and forces of good and evil, this modern retelling is compelling and eerie and retains the disturbing nature of the original text.

Starring Holliday Grainger (CinderellaMy Cousin RachelStrike) and Carla Mendonça (My Parents Are AliensSo Awkward).

Also starring Tim Bentinck, Bill Fellows, Hugh Fraser, Holliday Grainger, Clive Mantle, Carla Mendonca, Katarina Olsson, Miranda Raison and Hugh Ross

 

You can also hear a small sample of 5 minutes over audible.com (here).



 



Yesterday morning Holly was at BBC Radio 2 The Chris Evans Breakfast Show to talk a little bit about ‘The Strikes’.  Listen to her interview here and  the full post cast here (starts on 2:20:00m).  Also see a video of Holly jamming to The Waterboys!

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Public Appearances > 2017 > AUG 04: The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Candids > AUG 04, 2017: Leaving BBC Radio Studio

 



 



Blood, Sex and Money is a radio programme that started last year on BBC Radio 4. It is described as a “mash-up” of the 20 novels in Emile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart sequence, and the season 2 just started airing. As Holliday plays the role of Nana, I’ll let you enjoy the episode below:



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