Manchester born Holliday Grainger was only six years old when she made her small screen debut in Lancashire-set comedy All Quiet On The Preston Front. Since then she's been a firm fixture on the UK TV scene. She started out "playing a lot of troubled kids", in series such as Casualty, Doctors and Dalziel And Pascoe. Later her repertoire expanded to include a maiden in a BBC production of Merlin and a vampire-fighting student in ITV show Demons. Although committed to an acting career Holliday was determined to finish her education. Juggling a hectic filming schedule for Where The Heart Is with her studies, she passed her A Levels in 2006. Plans to study English at Leeds University were put on hold in favour of an Open University course when she landed a part in school drama Waterloo Road. Holliday has also turned up on the big screen in indie dramas Awaydays and The Scouting Book For Boys.