Holliday Grainger has insisted she is not worried about being typecast as a period actress, as she thinks the female roles are better.

The young British actress had her big break as a teenage runaway in acclaimed indie film The Scouting Book For Boys, but has since gone on to star in period films Jane Eyre, Bel Ami, Anna Karenina and US TV show The Borgias.

Holliday insisted she is not bored of period roles yet. She added: “I feel like I should say yes to that and go, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah I really want to do contemporary stuff’, which I do. But I also feel like it just depends on the part.

And there’s actually an amazing array of great parts for women in 19th-century novels because they were written for women primarily and so the female protagonists always seem to be so much stronger and more complex than in a lot of contemporary stuff that I read.”

And Holliday has no problem being laced into a corset all the time.

She said: “I’m fine! I love ’em. Proper game of dress up, it’s great!”



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