Holliday Grainger to play Robin in Cormoran Strike Series

Nov 01, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

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The casting news is piling up! Two months ago, J.K. Rowling confirmed that Alan Rickman’s godson, Tom Burke, would be playing lead detective, Cormoran Strike, in the up coming HBO/BBC series. Earlier this evening, Variety reported that Strike’s partner, Robin Elliot, will be played by actress Holliday Grainger.


Variety writes:

The series comprises “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” with three hour-long episodes; “The Silkworm,” with two hour-long episodes; and “Career of Evil,” also with two hour-long episodes. The series is set to begin shooting in November across London.

Grainger, who most recently starred in BBC’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” as Lady Constance Chatterley, will play Robin, assistant to Strike, a private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Though she begins as a temporary secretary, managing Strike’s chaotic life, she soon becomes involved with his caseload and begins to see her true potential.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented creative team behind ‘The Strike Series,’ especially with the role of Robin Ellacott,” Grainger said. “Her grounded strength and intelligence is going to be a joy to explore. I can’t wait to dive straight into the wit and grit of Strike’s cannily well-observed London.”

“I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together,” Rowling said.


J.K. Rowling will be one of the producers of the mystery TV series. It will be produced through her TV company,Brontë Film & TV.

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