Name: olive grey
Residence: Cambridge, England
Lives now: In a three-storey loft in the Southgate area of London with their parents, three siblings and two cockapoos.
Claim to fame: mx. Gray is a musician and actor who stars in “Halo,” a Paramount+ adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise. “We were filming in front of the biggest blue screen in Europe, so the entire time I was completely impressed and mesmerized by working in this vast expanse of space,” Mx. said Gray. “I remember thinking, ‘That’s how an ant should feel every day.'” Mx. Gray is also known for roles in several British productions, including the BAFTA-winning TV thriller ‘Save Me’ and the bawdy comedy ‘Sex Education’.
Breakthrough: mx. Gray’s father, David Grant, was one half of the 80s funk-pop duo Linx and Mx. Gray’s mother, Carrie Grant, represented Great Britain in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest as part of the pop group Sweet Dreams. “I grew up with a lot of people that I was a fan of as well, which is kind of weird looking back on it,” they said. “I’d run around the house screaming Spice Girls songs from my lungs, and then sit in my living room with real members of the Spice Girls.”
At age 10, Mx. Gray landed a recurring role on “The Story of Tracy Beaker,” a TV show about a girl in foster care. “As a kid, ‘fame’ was never such a big deal,” Mx. said Gray. “I know that doesn’t sound very normal to say.”
Latest project: mx. Gray will release a five-track EP this year, which they describe as “jazz and indie rock” with a bit of pop. “You have to be very technical as a session singer when it comes to things like breath and tone,” Ms Gray said. “So even when I’m recording my own music, I still tend to hyper-analyze the quality of the sound as if it were another person’s voice.”
Next thing: “Halo,” in which Mx. Gray plays Commander Miranda Keyes, has been renewed for a second season. “There’s nothing quite like the scale of a great American sci-fi, right? Everything just moves so fast.”
Bad reviews: mx. Gray grew up “obsessed” with obscure French cinema, often downloaded from the Internet. “I’ve only watched French independent films, although a lot of them were really bad,” they said. “There was one about this party where each guest was from a different time period. It was very strange – probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.”