Holding: Who’s in the cast of Graham Norton’s new drama? See the stars here






Francesca Shillcock




Looking for a new drama to watch? Holding on ITV could be your answer. The four-part series, which begins Monday evening, was adapted from Graham Nortonis the best-selling novel of the same name, and was directed by Kathy Burke – so it’s bound to be awesome!


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The show tells the story of Sergeant PJ Collins, a local police officer used to leading a quiet life in Duneen, Ireland, when his caseload increases dramatically when he begins to investigate his very first serious murder case. Ahead of the first episode, meet the full cast below. You will certainly recognize some faces…


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Conleth Hill as Sergeant PJ Collins


Playing the lead role of PJ Collins is Conleth Hill who is perhaps best known for his role as Varys on HBO game of thronesbut he also appeared in shows such as Blood of Vienna. The actor is also a recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award!


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Conleth Hill plays the leader


Clinton Liberty as Linus


Clinton Liberty is relatively new to acting and plays Linus, a sidekick to Sergeant PJ Collins. Although he recently graduated from The Lir, Dublin, he appeared normal people and film Landing.



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Linus is portrayed by Clinton Liberty


Siobhan McSweeney as Brid Riordan


Love Derry Girls? You’ll definitely recognize the character of Brid Riordan as played by Siobhan McSweeney, who plays Sister Michael in the Channel 4 sitcom. Brid Riordan is closer to the deal than most, as he’s her ex-partner , Tommy, who ends up being the victim of a murder. It doesn’t take long for her to become suspicious. We can’t wait to see Siobhan in the role.


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Derry Girls star Siobhan McSweeney appears in the cast


Brenda Fricker as Lizzie Meany


Holding has an Oscar winner among its cast! Brenda Fricker, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1990 for her role in the movie My Left Foot, plays Lizzie Meany on the show.


Brenda also appeared in beautiful people and home alone 2. Her character, Lizzie, also leads a quiet life in their rural town, but PJ begins to learn more about her character, revealing secrets along the way.



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Brenda Fricker as Lizzie Meany


Charlene McKenna as Evelyn Ross


Evelyn Ross soon becomes a suspect in the case due to her close relationship with Tommy, who suddenly disappears. Viewers will recognize Charlene McKenna for her role as Captain Swing in Peaky Blinders.


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Charlene McKenna appears in the cast


Pauline McLynn as Eileen O’Driscoll


Father Ted actress Pauline McLynn stars as shopkeeper Eileen O’Driscoll. Many will recognize the actress for her roles in Shameless, EastEnders and Silent Witness.



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Paulin McLynn as Eileen O’Driscoll


Other Holding Cast Stars


Many other names are expected to appear on the show, including Helen Behan (The Virtues), Demi Isaac Oviawe (The Young Offenders), and Gary Shelford.


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