Holly has been announced as a judge on The Portico Library Prize 2019! You may have header of Portico Library as a 213-year-old independent subscription library and exhibitions space in Manchester City Centre. Still housed in its original purpose-built venue on Mosley Street, it is now open free to the public six days a week for an eclectic calendar of exhibitions and events, complementing the unique collection of books, archives and illustrations spanning over 450 years.
As we know, Holliday’s birth city is Manchester, so we bet she is truly proud of being invited to join this year prize as a judge!
Holliday Grainger is a stage and screen actor. Holliday has just wrapped filming as the lead role of Rachel in The Capture for BBC 1. She will next be seen as the lead role of Laura opposite Alia Shawkat in Animals, adapted from the popular Manchester-based novel of the same name, which premiered to rave reviews at Sundance and opens this summer.
After attending Leeds University, Holliday completed a BA in English Literature with The Open University alongside appearing in productions including The Borgias, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina and starring as Estella in Mike Newell’s film adaptation of Great Expectations.
Her later film credits include Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Tulip Fever and My Cousin Rachel, recently appearing in Melrose alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and J.K Rowling’s The Strike Series for HBO/BBC.