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Holly Aird was born in Aldershot, Hampshire on the 18th May, 1969. She showed a huge interest in ballet so she started to attend a local dance school. At the age of nine, young Holly was picked out by a casting director to star in The History of Mr. Polly (1980). Her first acting appearance went well, and she began getting even more roles, such as ... See full bio »

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 2017 Grantchester (TV Series)
Alice Dunn
- Episode #3.3 (2017) ... Alice Dunn
 2017 Unforgotten (TV Series)
Elise
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... Elise
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... Elise
- Episode #2.1 (2017) ... Elise
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Anna Hervé
 2011 The Restaurant Inspector (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Claire Powell
- The Oblong Murders (2011) ... Claire Powell
 2011 The Promise (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Matthews
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Chris Matthews
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Chris Matthews
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Chris Matthews
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Chris Matthews
 2010 Identity (TV Mini-Series)
Tessa Stein
- Tomorrow (2010) ... Tessa Stein
- Somewhere They Can't Find Me (2010) ... Tessa Stein
- Reparation (2010) ... Tessa Stein
- Pariah (2010) ... Tessa Stein
- Chelsea Girl (2010) ... Tessa Stein
 2010 Material Girl (TV Series)
Caroline
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Caroline
 2009 Monday Monday (TV Series)
Alyson
- Episode #1.7 (2009) ... Alyson
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Alyson
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Alyson
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Alyson
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Alyson
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Julia Mortimer
- Buried (2009) ... Julia Mortimer
 2007 Torn (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Hooper / Alice Hooper
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Sarah Hooper
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Sarah Hooper
- One, Two, Three (2007) ... Alice Hooper
 2007 Secret Life (TV Movie)
Emma
 2006 Casualty (TV Series)
Laura Merriman
- Silent Night (2006) ... Laura Merriman
- Killing Me Softly (2006) ... Laura Merriman
- The Edge of Fear (2006) ... Laura Merriman
 2006 Losing It (TV Movie)
Nancy MacNaughton
 2000-2005 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Dr. Frankie Wharton
- Towers of Silence: Part 1 (2005) ... Dr. Frankie Wharton (voice, uncredited)
- Shadowplay: Part 2 (2004) ... Dr. Frankie Wharton
- Shadowplay: Part 1 (2004) ... Dr. Frankie Wharton
- The Hardest Word: Part 2 (2004) ... Dr. Frankie Wharton
- The Hardest Word: Part 1 (2004) ... Dr. Frankie Wharton
 2002 Possession
Ellen Ash
 1999 The Criminal
Det. Sgt. Rebecca White
 1998 The Theory of Flight
Julie
 1995-1998 Dressing for Breakfast (TV Series)
Carla
- Episode #3.8 (1998) ... Carla
- Episode #3.7 (1998) ... Carla
- Episode #3.6 (1998) ... Carla
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... Carla
- Episode #3.4 (1998) ... Carla
 1997 Rules of Engagement (TV Movie)
Dawn Boll
 1997 Fever Pitch
Jo
 1997 Have Your Cake and Eat It (TV Mini-Series)
Allie Gray
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Allie Gray
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Allie Gray
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Allie Gray
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Allie Gray
 1996 Intimate Relations
Deirdre
 1995 Circles of Deceit: Dark Secret (TV Movie)
Sarah Ellis
 1991-1995 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Cpl Nancy Thorpe RMP / Sgt Nancy Thorpe / Nancy Garvey / ...
- Leaving (1995) ... Sgt Nancy Thorpe
- The Army Game (1995) ... Sgt Nancy Thorpe
- Sweet Revenge (1995) ... Sgt Nancy Thorpe
- Far Away (1995) ... Nancy Thorpe
- Second Chances (1995) ... Sgt Nancy Thorpe
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Judy Simmons
- A Family Affair (1995) ... Judy Simmons
 1993 15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight (TV Movie)
Karen Painter
 1992 Carry on Columbus
Maria
 1991-1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series)
Jace Elliott
- Old Actors (1992) ... Jace Elliott
- Television (1992) ... Jace Elliott
- Music (1992) ... Jace Elliott
- Seaside Photos (1992) ... Jace Elliott
- The Summer Show (1992) ... Jace Elliott
 1990 Sea Dragon (TV Series)
Ffion
- The Blood Feud (1990) ... Ffion
- The Pursuit (1990) ... Ffion
 1990 Chain (TV Mini-Series)
Vicky Elliott
- Vicky Elliott (1990) ... Vicky Elliott
 1989 Mother Love (TV Mini-Series)
Emily
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Emily
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Emily
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Emily
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Emily
 1988 Double First (TV Series)
Ellen Hobson
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Ellen Hobson
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Ellen Hobson
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Ellen Hobson
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Ellen Hobson
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Ellen Hobson
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Angie Hartman
- Last Bus to Woodstock (1988) ... Angie Hartman
 1986 The Happy Valley (TV Movie)
Juanita Carberry
 1986 Seal Morning (TV Series)
Rowena Farre
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Rowena Farre
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Rowena Farre
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Rowena Farre
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Rowena Farre
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Rowena Farre
 1985 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Rosemary Bonamy
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Rosemary Bonamy
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Rosemary Bonamy
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Rosemary Bonamy
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Rosemary Bonamy
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Rosemary Bonamy
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
Lucy
- The Muse (1984) ... Lucy
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
Young Beatrix
 1982 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Pippa Hailsham-Brown
 1982 Secrets (TV Movie)
Wendy Ansell
 1981 The Flame Trees of Thika (TV Mini-Series)
Elspeth
- The Drums of War (1981) ... Elspeth
- Safari (1981) ... Elspeth
- A Real Sportsman (1981) ... Elspeth
- Friends in High Places (1981) ... Elspeth
- Happy New Year (1981) ... Elspeth
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Polly
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Miss Polly
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Miss Polly
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She acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Iceman Cometh," in an Almeida Theatre Company production at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Kevin Spacey, Mark Strong, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nigel Cooke, Duncan Bell, James Hazeldine, Clarke Peters, Rupert Graves, Patrick Godfrey, Nicholas Day, Ian Bartholomew, John Rogan, Roger ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

This business (acting) is hard enough, without having to compete about the way that you look.

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Has two children: son Joseph Jock Purefoy (born January 1997) and daughter Nelly Rose Merritt (born December 2004). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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