Holding: ITV release trailer for new comedy drama
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Holding makes its ITV debut tonight (March 14) and the TV drama is set in West Cork, Ireland. The story follows a local police officer who is forced to step up his game after a body is found. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about who is in the cast.
Who is in Holding on ITV?
PJ Collins – Conleth Hill
Sergeant Collins is a gentle man who enjoys the half-hearted nature of his work.
He is a larger than life character but is often lonely, and it not the best at his job.
The officer is played by Conleth Hill, a 57-year-old Northern Irish actor who is known for his stage roles.
He will also be recognised for his role as Varys in Game of Thrones.
Bríd Riordan – Siobhan McSweeney
Bríd is a vulnerable character who was due to marry local legend, Tommy Burke.
However, his body was found after he went missing and Bríd is not above suspicion.
She is played by Siobhan McSweeney, a 42-year-old actress known for playing Sister Michael in Derry Girls.
The star spoke to Radio Times about her new show, saying: “There’s a maturity with his [Norton’s] work and I think people will be surprised.
“But it’s a pleasant surprise. It’s a really pleasant surprise. The man is very good to give him his due.”
Evelyn Ross – Charlene McKenna
Evelyn Ross is at the heart of the community and becomes caught up in the murder mystery.
Evelyn is played by Charlene McKenna, a 37-year-old Irish actress known for her roles in Pure Mule and Vienna Blood.
Abigail Ross – Helen Behan
Abigail is Evelyn’s older sister and she is the most sensible of the three siblings.
She is played by Helen Behan, whose most notable roles were in This Is England ’88 and The Virtues.
Florence Ross – Amy Conroy
Florence is the middle sister who is often taken for granted.
She is played by Amy Conroy, an actress and playwright who created a radio play, Hold This.
The play was recorded and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One in September 2010.
Eileen O’Driscoll – Pauline McLynn
Eileen is a shopkeeper and busybody who has an opinion on everything that happens in the local area.
She is played by Pauline McLynn, a 59-year-old actress and author best known for playing Mrs Doyle in Father Ted.
She also starred in Shameless and played Yvonne Cotton in EastEnders.
Kitty Harrington – Olwen Fouéré
Not much is known about Kitty but she is played by Olwen Fouéré.
Olwen is a 68-year-old actress and director in both theatre and film.
In 2020, she was listed at number 22 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors.
DI Linus Dunne – Clinton Liberty
Detective Inspector Dunne is played by Clinton Liberty, who has starred in Red Election.
He also played Kiernan in the series Normal People.
Anthony Riordan – Gary Shelford
Gary Shelford plays Antony in the series and he is an actor and writer known for playing Mike in EastEnders in 2001.
His other credits include Holby City, Kiri and Silent Witness.
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Susan Hickey – Eleanor Tiernan
Eleanor Tiernan plays Susan and she is a stand-up comedian who has performed across the globe.
Stephen Chen- Sky Yang
Sky Yang is an actor and director who plays Stephen Chen in the TV adaptation.
He has also starred in the 2018 Tomb Raider film, as well as Sunny and Rebel Moon.
Mrs Meany- Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1990 for her turn in My Left Foot.
She will be appearing on screen for the first time since 2013 in Holding as Mrs Meany, having previously announced she had retired from acting.
Nora Goggin – Anne Kent
Anne Kent plays Nora and she is an actress known for P.S. I Love You and Primeval.
She also appeared in Coronation Street in 2018 as Patti Truman.
Aoife Akingbola – Demi Isaac Oviawe
Demi Isaac Oviawe stars as Aoife and she is a Nigerian-born Irish actress.
The 21-year-old star is best known for playing Linda Walsh in The Young Offenders.
Willy McCarthy – Jim O’Donnell
Jim O’Donnell plays Willy McCarthy and he is known for his work on Belfast, Death on the Nile and Kick-Ass 2.
The series also stars the following actors:
Calum Rea as Cathal Riordan
Jane Spollen as Carmel Riordan
Pat Kinevane as Martin Flynn
Karl Quinn as John Flynn
Michael Fry as Alan Doddy
Norma Sheahan as DS Norma Casey
Lochlann Ó Mearáin as Cormac Byrne
Holding stars on ITV on Monday at 9pm.
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