“Holliday commands the screen; she has an incredible strength, while also being
vulnerable and compassionate.” – Director Craig Gillespie, The Finest Hours
By 27, British screen and stage actress Holliday Grainger tackled roles in a continental triumvirate of novelistic adaptations—Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Anna Karenina (2012), and Great Expectations (2012).
But the Guardian-affirmed New Brit Pack member stays refined through treacherous depravity, too; incest and murder aside, she brought a virginal charm to the orgiastic fervor of The Borgias (2011—2013).
And next year, Grainger will put her vulnerability and compassion to use; in Disney’s upcoming sea disaster flick The Finest Hours, she takes on the role of Miriam, wife of lifeboat lifesaver Bernie Webber, played by aorta-crushing Chris Pine. After Hollywood sea rescue, let’s all put listless perusals of Dickens and hedonistic royal parties high on the CALIFUK to-do list.