August 18,2014
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Outstanding Miniseries

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The White Queen” (Starz)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)
“Treme” (HBO)

Congratulations 🙂

February 6,2014
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VB: What was your favourite part of playing Bonnie Parker?

HG: It’s been the first time in ages I got the chance to do action stuff! And it’s also about research. I always love the research, get my head in another character in another time, and choosing between the real character and the character in the script. She’s such a strong character, so interesting, so many layers, from needy innocence to selfish manipulation. I mean, just her character itself felt like an absolute joy and a privilege to play.

My favourite aspect of filming was getting to do the stunts and stuff; I have never really gotten the chance to do that before. It felt like I spent 9 weeks running in heels in the forest, shooting guns and dancing. It felt like this whirlwind of an action adventure!

VB: What was the most difficult part of playing Bonnie Parker?

HG: At first I thought that it was the accent but once I got on set, I’ve done so much research into that, I stuck with the accent all day on set and so after the first week, it was coming naturally.

I think the biggest challenge was knowing that I had to represent panic attacks and it’s quite scary. Because when I was talking to people, it is all about the feelings of the panic attacks. It is hard to decide how to physically portray it. I was more scared of making it look realistic.

VB: Emile Hirsch, how was it like working with him?

HG: He is brilliant! He is a really good actor. He is so good at portraying a character that’s different from himself. The way that Clyde walks, the way that Clyde talks, everything about Clyde, Emile kind of thought about and created it. It was kind of very spontaneous the way Emile works and very improvised, which makes it feel quite organic.

We wouldn’t over-rehearse, quite often we wouldn’t rehearse at all, we would just go and do a take and it will be maybe done in one or two takes. It makes it quite free and organic actually, that process.

VB: Without giving too much away, what is your favourite scene in Bonnie & Clyde?

HG: I think as an actor playing the character Bonnie, I really love the scene when she goes into PJ Lane’s house, and PJ comes out from the shower and then Bonnie just starts chatting to her; she doesn’t even threaten her really.

It really shows Bonnie’s slightly cool side, in that scene. Because it’s something so off the ordinary. Bonnie felt so much strength, so much like superhuman that she can walk into anyone’s house and talk like it’s normal. That kind of represents what an obscure life they were leading.

VB: The world has changed so much since the Depression but the public still loves a spectacle – do you think Bonnie and Clyde would enjoy the same fame today, especially with digital and social media?

HG: No, I didn’t think they would. I think it was partly they were so famous because of the fact that there wasn’t another Bonnie and Clyde. They were made famous because they were an outlaw couple and I think society needed that idea of a romanticized image of two people working against society, almost a Robin Hood idea of stealing from the bank and giving to the poor that Bonnie and Clyde represented.

I think we have such a wide access to stories from all over the world about real life; I’m not sure that the story would be so original today. What they did actually was quite mundane; I mean they only robbed a few banks, they mainly would rob groceries stores or something, I think that nowadays we would be like ‘oh alright, that’s vaguely intriguing’. And also, there’s no way they could have been on the run for so long; they would have been caught easily!

VB: What would you like to tell Malaysian viewers about Bonnie & Clyde?

HG: Enjoy it, not just as a piece of history but enjoy it as a mini series in itself and get stuck in the drama of it!

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February 5,2014
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Holliday Grainger says Spanx were her best friend while filming Bonnie and Clyde.

The Manchester born actress plays Bonnie Parker in a new Lifetime TV miniseries about the infamous outlaw couple, who came to prominence in the 1930s.

Despite her slim frame she had to don a pair of Spanx, the body shaping underwear, while filming which wasn’t always comfortable for her.

“Spanx were a necessity because the skirts were so figure hugging and they show off every little curve on your belly. They were my best friend on that job, but running around forests in woollen outfit, stockings and Spanx was roasting!” she laughed to British magazine Grazia.

“I even had to wear them in the lingerie scenes. There was something strangely unsexual about it. I felt like a toddler in these little shorts with Spanx underneath and shapeless bras. So unflattering.”

Holliday was helped by costume designers on the set of Bonnie and Clyde to get a real feel for 1930s fashion.

She also sought inspiration from Bonnie Parker’s actual diaries, which helped her to get into the mind-set of the villainous bank robber

“I lived and breathed Bonnie for a bit. I read her diaries, her letters and poetry. It was such an exciting role to play, and the costumes were just beautiful. It was all matching hats and belts and very try-hard in a way that isn’t fashionable now,” Holliday commented.

“The costume designer gave me mood boards for my trailer with all the front covers of ‘20s and ‘30s Vogue, which completely emulated Bonnie’s style. It made me feel like a ‘20s model.”

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February 3,2014
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New interview with Holliday Grainger. She speaks with LifeTime UK about the american accent she had to do.

January 24,2014
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January 22,2014
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New event for Holliday Grainger. She is in Mexico to present Bonnie & Clyde History Channel. She is lovely!

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Mexico presents “BONNIE & CLYDE” History Channel

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January 18,2014
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The 18th Satellite Awards, honoring the year’s outstanding performers, films, television shows, DVDs, and interactive media, will be presented by the International Press Academy on February 23, 2014.

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film

Helena Bonham Carter – Burton & Taylor as Elizabeth Taylor
Holliday Grainger – Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive as Bonnie Parker
Rebecca Hall – Parade’s End as Sylvia Tietjens
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven as Fiona Goode
Melissa Leo – Call Me Crazy: A Five Film as Robin
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector as Linda Kenney Baden
Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake as Detective Robin Griffin

Congratulation to Holliday. We hope that she is going to win! 🙂

January 14,2014
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AETN’s two-part mini-series Bonnie & Clyde will receive its UK premiere on Lifetime UK on Thursday February 6th at 9pm, with the concluding part airing the following week on Thursday February 13th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Bonnie & Clyde retells the fascinating tale of the legendary couple whose crime spree enraptured the American public. Rumored to have a sixth-sense to see events before they happened, Barrow was always able to stay one step ahead of the law as they escaped capture time and again. His one blind spot was Parker, who was intent on becoming famous and fed on the alluring media attention, pushing Barrow to commit riskier and more dangerous crimes to generate bigger headlines and make them the most famous criminals of the modern era. The mini-series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Lane Garrison, Elizabeth Reaser, Austin Hebert and Dale Dickey.

January 13,2014

How does it feel taking on such an iconic role?

HG: It’s kind of scary and exciting.

Do you feel any pressure trying to portray that character?

HG: I was terrified when I first got the part. But I think I put pressure on myself for wanting to do well, because, not just the fact that she’s an iconic figure, but in the script, she is such an amazing character! It was an absolute joy for a young actor to get to play that, and so I put pressure on myself for wanting to do the character justice.
But outside of that, I didn’t really feel the pressure of representing such an iconic figure because I think once I started with my research, I would end up almost forgetting that anyone else is going to watch it! There are so many aspects of Bonnie that could be represented, and everyone is going have their own opinions, so if I’m going to make a choice, I’m going to make it which I feel is more fun to represent and more fun to play…and I guess by focusing on making it fun for me, it takes the pressure away.

Could you name some of the challenges you faced in bringing Bonnie to life?

HG: I think a lot of them are the practical things. I got a sense of the character quite strongly in the script. But of course, then I had to learn the accent; I had a few voice coaches, but there’s also this amazing website called the International Dialects of English Archive, you can focus on specific regions but I could also listen to older women whose accents would have been closest to the period when Bonnie was from. I watched lots of documentaries and films that were set in pre-1950s.

I had to learn to shoot guns and dance ballet and all that kind of partner dancing from that period. I spoke to friends about panic attacks because Bonnie had panic attacks. There’s this massive list of practical things I had to learn before I could even start focusing on the character!

Your character in ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ is a far cry from your previous characters like in ‘The Borgias’ and ‘Anna Karenina’. How did you prepare for the role of Bonnie Parker?

HG: Well, I feel like some of my previous characters have slightly similar traits, particularly Lucrezia in ‘The Borgias’ and ‘Estella’. They were quite strong minded woman, but also have a degree of aesthetic consciousness about them and quite single-minded in her desires and also the ability to manipulate situations and manipulate men. I think there’s a lot of that in Bonnie too.

But it seemed to be pushed further; she’s a lot more manipulative, selfish and driven than many of the other characters that I’ve played. When I’m on set, and I’m speaking in that accent, and I put on the clothes, I feel like the character sort of “gets comfy”. The way that you move changes when you put on clothes from a certain period and once you start speaking in that accent.

You once mentioned that before you took on the role, it terrified you to bits. Do you still feel that way once filming began?

HG: I was scared when I first got offered because I hadn’t met anyone from the team nor gone in for an audition. I just put myself on tape for the casting directors and I got offered the part. So it scared me that lots of people that I’ve never even met were trusting me to represent this American icon! Then I got out to Louisiana and met people and did some rehearsals and met the director.

Emile was lovely and Bruce the director is so laid back; he always said as long as he believed it [His notes will always be ‘yeah yeah that was good, I believed it’], you can trust him to tell you if you are being realistic or natural or not. I had my first few days on set with Holly Hunter, and we rehearsed one afternoon together just the two of us before we went on set. She knew what the characters were like and the mother-daughter relationship and this idea of symbiosis between them. Then when I got on set, Holly was so generous in the feedback that she was giving me. She really made me feel very secure. It kind of took the nerves out on the first few days and I stopped being terrified and from then on, I started enjoying it!

(source: Yahoo)

December 15,2013


Bonnie & Clyde DVD Extras

  • “Iconography: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde” – Go behind-the-scenes with the director & explore the costumes, props & sets
  • “Becoming Bonnie” –Explore Holliday Grainger’s interpretations of Bonnie Parker
  • “Becoming Clyde” – Explore Emile Hirsch’s interpretation of Clyde Barrow

Bonnie & Clyde Blu-ray Extras

  • All of the DVD Extras
  • “A Legendary Story Revisited” featurette – Writers John Rice & Joe Batteer explore how their creative decisions & artistic direction gave life to the fresh retelling of Bonnie & Clyde
December 9,2013
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Holliday Grainger thinks her Bonnie and Clyde costumes are “beautiful”.

The 25-year-old actress embodies real-life American outlaw Bonnie Parker in the new TV series.

As part of her role Holliday had to step into authentic outfits from the 1930s, which helped her get a feel for who her alter ego really was.

“I love that juxtaposition [of having a beautiful wardrobe and carrying around a shotgun]. That’s who Bonnie wanted to be,” Holliday explained to

“She wanted to be this cool, glamorous fashion icon. The outfits were beautiful. Marilyn [Vance], the costume designer, did an amazing job. My trailer was plastered with pictures of the 1920s and 1930s front covers of Vogue, and Bonnie’s outfits were straight off the covers of Vogue. It was amazing!”

Holliday has previously spoken about how comfortable she feels when preparing for roles. Her previous projects include period dramas Great Expectations and Anna Karenina.

“I’m very lucky as I’ve never ever felt any pressure from any producer to lose weight whereas a lot of actresses have,” she admitted. “So if ever I feel that pressure from someone inside, then maybe ask me that question again and I may be down the gym and eating no carbs.”

She has also spoken about how she feels confident to bare all for her work.

“I’m perfectly comfortable naked. I have that thing where I never think of myself as at all sexy so I’m like a two-year-old; I’ll just be naked, that’s fine,” she confessed. “They’re just bodies – people shouldn’t make so much of a fuss.”

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