Contralto. Actress. Voiceover Artist.

Gráinne Gillis is a critically acclaimed actress, operatic contralto and voiceover artist based in London. She also is a blogger on the prestigious Huff Post UK.






"A special mention must go to the singer [Gráinne Gillis] who took over the role of Suzuki at very short notice, so short she had to perform holding a tablet with the score. She did a remarkable job despite the circumstances – her flower duet with Bork was delicate and harmonious..." - Manuel Munoz (A Younger Theatre) on "Madama Butterfly" with Secret Opera, 2016.


"....Gillis - whose voice has rich, dramatic potential - [is] powerful in the title role." - Fiona Maddocks (The Observer) on "The Medium", Grimeborn 2014.

'I was extremely lucky to be able to book Grainne to sing at my wedding recently and it was easily one of the highlights of the day. Grainne is not only supremely talented but a total professional. I'm not very knowledgeable about opera and Grainne was nothing but
delighted to sing some of my rather random song requests and also gave us some much appreciated guidance on song choices. It really added a captivating sparkle to the occasion and I cannot recommend her highly enough' - Annika Eade, Hackney Editor, Mumsnet


"Thank you so much for your amazing performance at Crusaid's Summer Garden Party last Sunday. Although it's only a couple of days since the event, I've already been deluged with really positive comments from guests and many of them have particularly said how much they enjoyed your being there...Perhaps you could let me know when you're next performing in London, as I'd love to come along and have the full 'Grainne Gillis experience'!" Hugh Wright, Events Fundraising Executive, Crusaid

"I want to thank you for making our garden party sooooo lovely. You were totally an absolute delight. Wanting to use more superlatives…" M.Hoek, Birkbeck College

"I loved your programme and the performance. You entertained us brilliantly and I look forward to your next visit." Tom Butler, St Olave's Church, London





"Gráinne Gillis is an exquisite Gwendolen.  She never lets up, and is outstanding even when called upon to do nothing - the mark of a truly talented performer." Sunday Times on "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Everyman Theatre, Cork


"Grainne Gillis, as Gwendolen, once again displayed a stage presence enlivened by a musical delivery with fine emphasis and discretion" - The Examiner on "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Everyman Theatre, Cork


"Gráinne Gillis is superb as Peg" - Sunday Times on "Many Young Men of Twenty" at the Everyman Theatre, Cork

"At the centre of the production, however, is the superb Grainne Gillis as Mrs Lee.  The role calls for an especially wide range of emotion and the captivating Ms Gillis makes the role her own." BBC Bristol - Going Out on "Cider with Rosie" at the New Vic Studio, Bristol

"...their somewhat inebriated mother, played superbly by Grainne Gillis" - The Stage on "The Dong with a Luminous Nose", London Bubble Theatre Company