She can dance, she can sing and she landed her first acting role in a Hollywood blockbuster. Alone among them, the irreproachable Grace adores her job and is content in her subservient role to dream boss Rock van Gelder. But as aficionados will know, at the end of the first episode, she disappeared. The girls join forces to try to find out but the truth is far weirder than they or indeed we could possibly imagine. With Sex and the City you had and somethings, but these are women in their 20s.
But rather anachronistically, although Hartmann Payne is a private wealth management firm, the effects of the credit crunch are barely mentioned. I was having to pinch myself' The storyline has enabled Olivia to brush up on skills including touch-typing and smiling as she serves the boss coffee. She is unlikely, on present showing, to ever have to use these skills except as part of a film role: Her father, Kenneth Grant, is a district judge. In general, though, Olivia says her parents were keen to dissuade her from a life on screen.
She's not only blessed with Pre-Raphaelite beauty - but also a superabundance of talent The question was not whether she would be a performer, but which of her many theatrical gifts she would exercise first.
A glittering future as a prima ballerina beckoned. Luckily, it seems the only lasting legacy of her ballet training is elegant posture and a pair of toned legs. I would have gone down that route, but it can be brutal' Next, she won a place to study English at Oxford.
Agents would come and watch. I was having to pinch myself. After nine episodes, her character was written out she seems to suspect partly for reasons of economy; her character was very high-maintenance.
The hope is that Personal Affairs will be such a hit that a further series will be commissioned. Now Olivia is at last having a well-earned break.
Olivia had better revel in domesticity while she can.