Holding cast: Who is in the cast of ITV drama?

THE upcoming ITV drama which follows Graham Norton’s bestselling novel Holding will be coming to your screens soon.

In the meantime, familiarise yourself with the cast that will be starring in the murder mystery series.


Find out who will be starring in the ITV drama HoldingCredit: ITV

Who is in the cast of the ITV drama Holding?

Brenda Fricker


Brenda FrickerCredit: Getty

Brenda Fricker is a 77-year-old Irish actress.

She has an acting career that spans six decades on stage and screen, with over more than 30 film appearances and TV roles.

 In 1990, she became the first Irish actress to win an Academy Award, for the Best Supporting Actress for the biopic My Left Foot.

Conleth Hill


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Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill is a 57-year-old actor from Northern Ireland.

He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards and received two Tony Award nominations.

Conleth is best known for his role as Varys in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Siobhán McSweeney


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Siobhán McSweeney is a 42-year-old Irish actress and presenter.

She is best known for her role as Sister Michael in Derry Girls.

Her first role was in 2006 as Julia in the film The Wind That Shakes the Barley and the year following, she played a Nurse in Emmerdale.

Charlene McKenna


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Charlene Lee McKenna is a 37-year-old Irish actress. 

She made her debut in 2005 after starring as Jennifer Jackson in the TV series Pure Mule.

Since then, she’s had a numerous other roles in TV dramas in Ireland, including Single-Handed 2, Raw and Whistleblower.

She also plays the role of the mysterious Captain Swing in series five of Peaky Blinders.

Helen Behan


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Helen Behan is a 42-year-old Irish actress, who previously worked as nurse up until she was 33.

She is well known for her notable roles, including This Is England ’88 and The Virtues.

In 2020, she was named as one of Screen International Stars of Tomorrow.

Pauline McLynn


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Pauline McLynn is a 59-year-old Irish character actress and author.

She is best known for her roles as Mrs Doyle in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted, Libby Croker in the Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless, Tip Haddem in the BBC One comedy Jam & Jerusalem, and Yvonne Cotton in the BBC soap EastEnders.

Her performances have earned her critical acclaim and in 1996, she won a British Comedy Award for Top TV Comedy Actress.

Clinton Liberty


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Newcomer Clinton is a recent graduate of the BA Acting course at The Lir, Dublin with a achieved a first class degree.

He was seen in BBC drama Normal People before filming the regular role of Marcus in new RTE show Russian Election.

His other credits include the role of Max in family thriller Smother for BBC Studios / RTE and the role of Jamie in feature film Touchdown.

Amy Conroy


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Amy Conroy is an actor, playwright and Artistic Director of HotForTheatre.

She is best known for known for Red Rock (2015), Ballywalter and The Cellar.

Her next upcoming performance will be in Duncan Macmillan’s single-hander Everything Brilliant Thing directed by Andrea Ainsworth for the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre.

Olwen Fouéré


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Olwen Fouéré is a 67-year-old Irish actress and writer/director in theatre, film and visual arts.

In 2020, she was listed at number 22 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors

She is best known for The Survivalist by Stephen Fingleton, Mandy by Panos Cosmatos, Beast by Michael Pearce and This Must be the Place by Paolo Sorrentino. 

Eleanor Tiernan


Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan is an Irish Stand up comedian, TV actor and writer.

In 2010 she was one of the creators of the big hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival City West Side Story which sold out its entire run.

she both wrote and performed in RTE’s The Savage Eye which received an IFTA nomination. 

Gary Shelford


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Gary Shelford is an actor and writer.

He is best known for The Lock-in (2016), EastEnders (1985) and The Scampi Trail (2013).

More recently he appeared in the TV series Collateral, where he starred as JDG Guard in 2018.

When is Holding on ITV?

The four-part drama is an adaptation of Graham Norton’s bestselling novel Holding, which was released back in 2016.

At the moment there is no official air date, but the show was filmed back in July 2021.

As soon as ITV announce Holding’s release, you’ll hear it here first.


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