|Born||(1985-01-20) 20 January 1985
Hounslow, England, UK
Olivia Hallinan (born 20 January 1985) is an English actress best known for her role as Laura Timmins in the BBC TV series Lark Rise to Candleford and also as Kim in the Channel 4 drama Sugar Rush. She also starred as Ellie in Girls in Love.
Hallinan is from Twickenham, west London, and is the second youngest of four sisters, including Clemency Hallinan of The Inbetweeners and The X Factor fame. Olivia Hallinan began training at her mother’s Saturday drama school All Expressions in Teddington when she was 11, and then went on to professional acting. After attending St Catherine’s School in Twickenham, and Notting Hill & Ealing High School, in Ealing, Hallinan went on to study English and Drama at the University of Manchester. Currently Hallinan is a teachers aid at Richmond Borough schools, including Stanley Primary School in Teddington.
Hallinan has appeared in over 100 productions since the age of seven. Her first professional role was playing alongside Cilla Black in a 1991 production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Since then, she has appeared in theatre, radio, film and on television shows including The Bill, Holby City, My Family, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde and Granada TV‘s, Girls in Love. At the end of her first year at the University of Manchester, Hallinan appeared in the first of two series of the cult TV drama Sugar Rush for Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel. On 9 June 2007, Hallinan was a speaker at the Stonewall Gay Youth Conference, talking about playing a lesbian character in Sugar Rush.
While at Manchester, Hallinan was actively involved in student drama. In 2006, her final year of her degree, she starred in Nicola Schofield’s new play, Wake Me Later. That same year she played Emma in the Torchwood episode Out of Time, appeared in an episode of Trial and Retribution, and played a character in Radio 4‘s dramatisation of Marguerite Duras‘s erotic novel The Lover, broadcast between 3 and 7 September 2007. She starred as Laura Timmins in the BBC production Lark Rise to Candleford which first aired on Sunday 13 January 2008, appearing in all four series. 2011 saw her film debut as she starred in the British film noir Jack Falls as Natasha.
In 2011 Hallinan starred in Precious Little Talent written by Ella Hickson and directed by James Dacre at Trafalgar Studios theatre in London’s West End. In December 2011 Hallinan played the role of Justine in Lucinda Coxon‘s play “Herding Cats” at the Hampstead Theatre, London, a role she previously played at the Ustinov Studio, Bath in December 2010. In 2013, she starred as Marianne Dashwood in Helen Edmundson‘s BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Jane Austen‘s Sense and Sensibility. In 2014 Hallinan appeared in Lotty’s War (written by Giuliano Crispini and directed by Bruce Guthrie) at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, before touring the UK.
|1994||Das sprechende Grab||Poppi|
|Mole’s Christmas||Voice||TV short|
|Just William||Susie Chambers||TV series|
|1995||The Adventures of Mole||Voice||TV movie|
|Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde||Julia Jekyll/Voice of Harriet Hyde||TV series (53 episodes: 1995–1998)|
|1999||Doomwatch: Winter Angel||Jessica Tannahill||TV movie|
|2000||Holby City||Gina Turrell||TV series (1 episode: “Moving On”)|
|2001||Doctors||Gemma Davies||TV series (1 episode: “No Smoke Without Fire”)|
|2003||Girls in Love||Ellie Allard||TV series (27 episodes: 2003–2005)|
|2005||Murder in Suburbia||Lydia Blakeman||TV series (1 episode: “Witches”)|
|Sugar Rush||Kim||TV series (20 episodes: 2005–2006)|
|2006||My Family||Holly||TV series (1 episode: “Bliss for Idiots”)|
|Torchwood||Emma||TV series (1 episode: “Out of Time”)|
|2007||Trial & Retribution||Charlotte Rodgers||TV series (1 episode: “Mirror Image: Part 1”)|
|Casualty||Jade Dale||TV series (1 episode: “Lie to Me”)|
|2008||A Risk Worth Taking||Josie Porter||TV movie|
|Lark Rise to Candleford||Laura Timmins||TV series (40 episodes: 2008–2011)|
|2010||Moving On||Ruth||TV series (1 episode: “Rules of the Game”)|
|2011||Comedy Showcase: Chickens||Gwyneth||TV episode (1 episode, aired 2 September 2011)|
|2012||The Paradise||Mrs Jocelin Brookmire||TV episode (1 episode, aired 2 October 2012)|
|Born||Holliday Clark Grainger
(1988-03-27) 27 March 1988
Didsbury, Manchester, England
|Other names||Holly Grainger|
Holliday Clark Grainger (born 27 March 1988), also credited as Holly Grainger, is an English screen and stage actress. Some of her prominent roles are Kate Beckett in the BAFTA award-winning children’s series Roger and the Rottentrolls, Lucrezia Borgia in the Showtime series The Borgias, Robin Ellacott in Strike, and Estella in Mike Newell‘s adaptation of Great Expectations.
Grainger was born in Didsbury, Manchester. One of her grandfathers is Italian. Her first experience of acting was at age five when she was scouted for a BBC TV series. She appeared in many TV shows and independent films as a child actor.
Grainger attended Parrs Wood High School from 1999 to 2006, and in 2007 began study for a degree in English literature at the University of Leeds. However, she eventually opted for the Open University where she gained a first-class honours degree.
Grainger’s first acting role was at five years old in the BBC comedy drama series All Quiet on the Preston Front. Roles followed in Casualty, Doctors, Dalziel and Pascoe. Grainger played Megan Boothe in Where the Heart Is, Stacey Appleyard in Waterloo Road and Sophia in Merlin.
In 2011 she appeared in the television series The Borgias, playing Lucrezia Borgia with Jeremy Irons in the role of Pope Alexander VI. The series, created by Oscar-winning Neil Jordan and shot in Hungary, ran for three seasons.
Grainger also performed on stage and in film. After her role as Emily in The Scouting Book for Boys she played one of the Rivers sisters opposite Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in Cary Fukunaga‘s 2011 retelling of Jane Eyre, and had minor roles in Bel Ami alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman, and in the 2012 film Anna Karenina as Baroness Shilton.
In June 2011, she gained the leading role of Estella in Mike Newell‘s film adaptation of Great Expectations, opposite Jeremy Irvine and Helena Bonham Carter. The movie, screened at Toronto International Film Festival 2012, had its European premiere as the closing night film of the BFI London Film Festival. She starred in Disassociation, a play by Luke Bailey, at the Lowry, and played Bonnie Parker in the 2013 mini-series Bonnie & Clyde. She was one of the female leads in The Riot Club, the film version of the play Posh, alongside Max Irons.
In 2014, she appeared on stage in a version of Chekov’s Three Sisters. Grainger played Cinderella’s stepsister Anastasia Tremaine in Kenneth Branagh‘s 2015 film version of Cinderella. She appeared in a film adaptation of the novel Tulip Fever alongside Alicia Vikander. In 2016, Grainger starred in Disney’s The Finest Hours. From 2017 she plays Robin Ellacott in the tv-series Strike based on the novels by J.K. Rowling.
On 20 June 2016, World Refugee Day Grainger, as well as Jack O’Connell, featured in a film from the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis. The film, titled Home, has a family take a reverse migration into the middle of a war zone. Inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign, which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education. Home, written and directed by Daniel Mulloy, went on to win a BAFTA Award and a Gold Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity among many other awards.
|1994||All Quiet on the Preston Front||Kirsty||4 episodes|
|1996||Roger and the Rottentrolls||Kate Beckett||Unknown episodes|
|1997||Missing Postman, TheThe Missing Postman||Harriet||Film|
|2000||Comin’ Atcha!||Pauline||Episode: “The Day Off”|
|2000||Casualty||Katie Stoppard||Episode: “Seize the Night”|
|2001||Dalziel and Pascoe||Nicola Crowley||Episode: “Walls of Silence”|
|2001||Doctors||Nita Harmer||Episode: “Writing to Charlie”|
|2002||Sparkhouse||Older Lisa Bolton||Film|
|2003||Illustrated Mum, TheThe Illustrated Mum||Star Westwood||Film|
|2003–05||Where the Heart Is||Megan Boothe||18 episodes|
|2005||Magnificent 7||Louise Jackson||Film|
|2005||No Angels||Simone||Episode: “2.5”|
|2005||Doctors||Holly Leavis||Episode: “Indestructible”|
|2006||Johnny and the Bomb||Rose Bushell||Film|
|2006||New Street Law||Katie Lewis||Episode: “1.1”|
|2007||Waterloo Road||Stacey Appleyard||4 episodes|
|2007||Bad Mother’s Handbook, TheThe Bad Mother’s Handbook||Charlotte Cooper||Film|
|2003||Royal, TheThe Royal||Carole Green||Episode: “Coffin Fit”|
|2008||M.I. High||Leah Retsam||Episode: “It’s a Kind of Magic”|
|2008||Royal Today, TheThe Royal Today||Abigail||Episode: “1.3”|
|2008||Fairy Tales||Leeza Gruff||Episode: “Billy Goat”|
|2008||Waking the Dead||Nicola Bennet||2 episodes|
|2008||Merlin||Sophia||Episode: “The Gates of Avalon”|
|2009||Demons||Ruby||Miniseries (6 episodes)|
|2009||Robin Hood||Meg||Episode: “A Dangerous Deal”|
|2009||Blue Murder||Jess Burgess||Episode: “Having It All”|
|2010||Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia||Sharon Bilkin||3 episodes|
|2010||Five Daughters||Alice||Episodes: “1.2”, “1.3”|
|2010||Stanley Park||Dirty Debbie||Pilot|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Tess Scabius||2 episodes|
|2011–13||Borgias, TheThe Borgias||Lucrezia Borgia||29 episodes|
|2013||Bonnie & Clyde||Bonnie Parker||Miniseries
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
|2015||Lady Chatterley’s Lover||Lady Chatterley||Jed Mercurio adaptation for BBC One‘s early 20th century literature season|
|2017-present||Strike||Robin Ellacott||A series adaptation for BBC One|
|2017||Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams||Honor||Episode: “The Hood Maker”|
|2009||Scouting Book for Boys, TheThe Scouting Book for Boys||Emily|
|2011||Jane Eyre||Diana Rivers|
|2012||Bel Ami||Suzanne Rousset|
|2012||Great Expectations||Estella Havisham|
|2014||The Riot Club||Lauren|
|2016||The Finest Hours||Miriam|
|2017||My Cousin Rachel||Louise|
|2009||Dimetos||Lydia||Donmar Warehouse, London|
|2014||Three Sisters||Irina||Southwark Playhouse, London|
Young in March 2015
|Birth name||Renee Jane Paquette|
|Born||(1985-09-19) September 19, 1985
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada,
|Spouse(s)||Dean Ambrose (m. 2017)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Renee Young|
|Billed height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Billed from||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut||March 29, 2013|
Renee Jane Paquette born September 19, 1985) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and occasional actress. She is currently an on-air personality with WWE, appearing for both the Raw and SmackDown brands under the ring name Renee Young, where she performs interviewing and commentating duties. She is a former sportscaster for The Score.
Paquette was born in Toronto, Ontario. She was a child model. After high school, she applied to several colleges and began training in improvisational comedy. At the age of 19, she relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a comedic actress, but later moved back to Toronto and auditioned for films, music videos, and commercials.
The Score Television Network (2009–2012)
Paquette began working for The Score Television Network in the later months of 2009 on the program called Right After Wrestling, later to be renamed Aftermath, where she presented alongside Arda Ocal, Mauro Ranallo and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas.
— Young in January 2014.
Paquette signed with the American professional wrestling promotion WWE in October 2012, where she chose the ring name Renee Young (a nod to Neil Young), and made her on-screen debut on the 29 March 2013 episode of SmackDown, interviewing Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus. Young had previously performed interviews exclusively for WWE Active since February 2013, and had also presented the 2012 Survivor Series pre-show alongside Scott Stanford. Young debuted on the January 23 episode of NXT as a backstage interviewer.
Young began co-hosting the World Tour segments, which was a segment detailing the city they were filming in, showcasing various tourist attractions, before later being promoted as a third main presenter on the JBL and Cole Show, which was shown on YouTube and WWE.com, until its cancellation in June 2015. It received a Slammy Award for Favorite Web Show of the Year. She also presents WWE Vintage Collection alongside Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund.
In September 2013, Young made her commentary debut on NXT. She began performing color commentary during NXT Divas‘ matches, before later becoming a full-time color commentator on NXT for several months. From July 3, 2014 to January 9, 2015, Young served as a color commentator on WWE Superstars, alongside Tom Phillips, which made her WWE’s first full-time female announcer in more than a decade. In April 2015, Young began hosting her own show titled Unfiltered with Renee Young, in which she interviews fellow WWE employees, which airs on the WWE Network. In June, Young served as the co-host of the sixth season of Tough Enough, alongside Chris Jericho.
On the December 20, 2016 episode of SmackDown, Young interviewed Intercontinental Champion The Miz following his successful title defense against Apollo Crews. After Young asked Miz about his “obsession” with Dean Ambrose, Miz sarcastically responded by revealing Young and Ambrose’s real-life relationship, prompting her to slap Miz. On December 27, Young was confronted by The Miz’s real-life wife, Maryse, backstage on SmackDown. Maryse slapped Young the following week in retaliation. She also seemed unhappy with Samoa Joe’s comments on the 1 January 2018 episode of Raw when he said that Ambrose became a stay-at-home husband after he injured Ambrose in storyline.
Before joining The Score, Paquette worked for BiteTV, where she presented a show about extreme sports and music called Rippin’ It-N-Lippin’ It during 2008 and 2009. She appeared in a commercial for Oxy, and had a part in a Tom Green music video. Prior to this, she had a cameo in the music video for Kelly Clarkson‘s 2005 song “Behind These Hazel Eyes“. She also appeared in a national Noxzema commercial, and did a photoshoot for Toro Magazine. In 2016, it was announced that Paquette would be appearing as a main cast member for the sixth season of Total Divas. She had previously appeared in several episodes on a recurring basis.
On being a wrestling fan, Paquette said: “I attended a few events and WrestleMania VI. My dad is a concert promoter, and he’d get me into the events. I remember being backstage and meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Chyna, and Trish Stratus as a kid, so it’s really funny to me that I ended up here. I went on a different path than wanting to become a WWE Superstar.”
Since 2013, Paquette has been dating wrestler Jonathan Good, better known by his ring name Dean Ambrose. On April 12, 2017, Paquette announced on Twitter that she and Good are now married. Official marriage records show they were married on April 9, 2017.
|2007||The Smart Woman Survival Guide||Cute Intern||Episode: “Go Big or Go Home”|
|2010||Gotta Grudge?||Herself||8 episodes|
|2011–2012||Gillette Drafted||Judge, mentor|
|Total Divas||Guest (season 1 & 7)
Recurring (season 4–5)
Main cast (season 6): 34 episodes
|2013||WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History||Host|
|2014||WWE Countdown||Episode: “Coolest Catchphrases”|
|2014–present||WWE Music Power 10||Voice-over host|
|2014–present||WWE Quick Hits||Host|
|2015–2017||Unfiltered with Renee Young||Host|
|2015||WWE Tough Enough||Co-host|
|2016–present||WWE Talking Smack||Host|
|2016–present||WWE Raw Talk||Host|
|2017||Total Bellas||3 episodes|
|2013–2015||The JBL and Renee Show||Herself|
|2013–2015||After Total Divas||Herself|