Holliday was heartbreaking as Estella in Great Expectations. Jeremy Irvine was also fantastic as Pip. 250+ high-resolution screen captures have been added to our gallery.
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Holliday Grainger is juggling three mobile phones, and an air of furious concentration pervades her doll-like face as she sets them into rest mode. ‘They’re for different countries,’ she sighs without a hint of swank, leaving the phones to pulse unheeded. While she is a thoroughly modern girl, insisting that Skyping from film locations is the solution to the perils of long-distance love, she has spent the past three years being laced into – and in some cases helped out of – corsets, bustles and bonnets.
Appearing in films of Jane Eyre, Bel Ami and Anna Karenina, and playing Lucrezia Borgia in the Sky Atlantic hit The Borgias, Holliday has clearly become the go-to girl for period drama. ‘It’s weird: people have started asking me recently if I’m worried about being typecast. But actually I started on contemporary TV series when I was little, so in my head that’s what I am. Still,’ she concedes modestly, ‘my career has stepped up to a new level since I’ve started this costume drama lark.’ Now the 24-year-old Mancunian will, I predict, become an ‘overnight’ star – after 18 years as an actress – when her luminous performance as Estella is seen in a new film of Dickens’s Great Expectations later this month.
HQ stills from Great Expectations have been added to the gallery! Thank you to Georgia of Jeremy Irvine Online for sending us the link.
Great Expectations was the closing film at the 56th BFI London Film Festival yesterday, October 21. She also posed with some of the cast for a photocall. Thank you to Mariana for many amazing HQ pictures, which you can see in our gallery.
Here is a video of the cast of Great Expectations being introduced at the TIFF screening last week.
Holliday and her Great Expectations co-stars were in Toronto last night promoting their film at the Toronto International Film Festival! The first batch of MQ photos are in the gallery! Holliday looked beautiful! Check back for more TIFF updates soon.
Edit – Thank you to Georgia of Jeremy Irvine Online for these beautiful HQ additions.
Here is a review of Great Expectations from The Hollywood Reporter. Click the link to read the full article.
Played a little stiffly as a precocious brat by Helena Barlow but with more naturalness from adolescence through adulthood by the lovely Holliday Grainger, Estella is a worthy target for Pip’s unrequited affections. She keeps him at a distance by insisting that the ice in her veins won’t allow her to love. But her feelings are poignantly evident for the blacksmith’s apprentice-turned-gentleman by an anonymous benefactor. (Nicholls finds a middle ground between Dickens’ original and revised, consolatory ending to the central thwarted romance.)