Liane most recently appeared as Meredith, the lead in Half me, half you, her “spectacular” (Outerstage, New York) writing debut, at the Tristan Bates Theatre (Off West End) in London. The play debuted Off-off Broadway at New York’s Fresh Fruit Festival, where Liane won the award for ‘Outstanding Play’, before returning for its London debut, receiving much critical acclaim along the way.
Other recent work includes the role of Madam Secretary in Body Politic at the White Bear Theatre, hailed as “first-rate” by the press. She also starred in a McDonald’s commercial and appeared in Clatterhouse Theatre’s Shakespeare rep season at the Drayton Arms Theatre in London, in which she played Fabian in Twelfth Night and both Duchesses in Richard II. Previously, she appeared as Andrea in Taken in Marriage, a role originated by Meryl Streep on Broadway in 1979, at the Waterloo East Theatre (Off West End) in London. This engagement marked the debut for her production company, RoL’n Productions. She also starred in the short film, The Parasite, and performed in and co-directed a happy side (as well) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Whilst at Cambridge University, Liane appeared in numerous productions at the ADC Theatre and the Corpus Playroom, of which Stephen Fry is a patron. She toured Japan with the Pembroke Players’ Shakespeare Tour, for which her performance in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ was deemed ‘engaging and intelligent.’ Other highlights include Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Kate Keller in All My Sons, Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun.
Liane starred in the Medb Films/BBC film Gypo, starring Pauline McLynn, Paul McGann and Rula Lenska, and directed by Jan Dunn. It received a British Independent Film Award and is available to purchase on Amazon.
Radio work includes Alchemist Theatre’s and CamFM’s radio play series, The Leenane Trilogy, and voiceover includes Girl From Nowhere (Theatre 503). Liane’s original monologue Disney Pyjamas and Mini-Eggs was recently featured as part of the Women’s Writes episode on London Theatre Podcast.
Liane trained at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where the likes of Spencer Tracy, Anne Bancroft, Kirk Douglas, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Danny Devito, Jessica Chastain and numerous other award-winning actors studied their craft. Liane’s most notable performances at the Academy include the title role in an all-female Julius Caesar and Aunt Sally in Fifth of July.
‘Spectacular!’ (Praise for Half me, half you)
‘Liane Grant as Sister Aloysius and Max Upton as Father Flynn effortlessly shoulder the two most challenging roles, creating an electric dynamic as the power shifts seamlessly between them’ (Praise for Doubt)
‘Grant’s delivery was faultless; she had everyone in stitches from the second she opened her mouth’ (Praise for Steel Magnolias)