Michelle Fairley

Michelle Fairley (born 1964) is a Northern Irish actress. She is best known and gained international prominence for her role as Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Contents
  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Stage credits
  • 5 Filmography
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links
Early life[edit source | edit]

Born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland to locally renowned publicans Theresa and Brian Fairley where she attended Catholic grammar school. As a teenager, she became a member of the Ulster Youth Theatre, where she fell in love with acting. Upon graduation, she moved to Belfast where she honed her skills with the repertory company Fringe Benefits, alongside a fellow alumnus of the Ulster Youth Theatre, Conleth Hill.

Career[edit source | edit]

She appeared in a range of British television shows, including The Bill, Holby City and Heartbeat. Some of her earlier roles were as Cathy Michaels on ITV1's Inspector Morse in the episode titled "The Way Through The Woods" and as Nancy Phelan in Lovejoy in the episode 9 of Season 3 titled "Smoke Your Nose".

She took over the role of Mrs. Granger from Heather Bleasdale (who had played Mrs. Granger in Chamber of Secrets) in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films.

On 19 March 2010, it was announced that she would play the role of Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones replacing Jennifer Ehle who played the character in the original pilot episode.

On 4 June 2013, E! news confirmed that she had joined the cast of the USA Network series Suits for its third season. Fairley will take on the recurring role of Ava Hessington, a British entrepreneur who runs a successful international oil company. She turns to Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) to help her when she is faced with a lawsuit that may cost her the family business.

Personal life[edit source | edit]

She lives in London.

Stage credits[edit source | edit] Year Play Role Notes 2007 Othello (Donmar Warehouse) Emilia Olivier Award Nomination 2009 Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic) Kate 2010 Greta Garbo Came to Donegal Paulie Hennessy 2006 The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse) Gina 2000 The Wier (Broadway) Valerie 2003 Scenes from the big picture (Broadway) Helan 2007 Macbeth Lady Macbeth 2003 Loyal Women, Neverland (Royal Court) Brenda 2006 Gates Of Gold (Trafalgar stidios) Alma 1993 Oleanna by David Mamet (Royal court) Carol 2004 Ashes To Ashes Pinter (lyric) lead Filmography[edit source | edit] Year Film Role Notes 1988 Hidden City Cleaner 1990 Hidden Agenda Teresa Doyle 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Miss O'Shaunessy 1998 Hideous Kinky Patricia Known as Marrakech Express in France 2000 The Second Death Aisling 2001 The Others Mrs Marlish Also known as Les autres (France) and Los otros (Spain) 2001 Byw yn dy Groen (Living in your Skin) Gina Welsh language film set primarily in Pembrokeshire 2002 Shearing Yvonne Premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival (Directed by Eicke Bettinga) 2006 The Catherine Tate Show: Series 3 Rosemary Character in a sketch about a Northern Irish mother's gay son 2009 Best: His Mother's Son Ann Best 2009 Misfits Louise Young 2010 Cup Cake Annie McNabb 2010 Anton Chekhov's The Duel Marya 2010 Chatroom Rosie 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Mrs. Granger 2010 Midsomer Murders Iris Holman Episode "The Noble Art" 2011 Silent Witness DI Suzy Harte Episode "First Casualty" 2011–2013 Game of Thrones Lady Catelyn Stark 25 episodes
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 2013 The Invisible Woman Caroline Graves post production 2013 Suits Ava Hessington Season 3 Recurring Character References[edit source | edit]
  1. ^ http://irishecho.com/?p=70505/
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  3. ^ (22 March 2010). Showbiz people briefs, Reuters
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External links[edit source | edit]
  • Michelle Fairley at the Internet Movie Database
Authority control
  • WorldCat
  • VIAF: 171868053
  • LCCN: no2011095349
  • GND: 1022523430

(From Wikipedia. Gender: Female)

Actress:

  • In The Heart Of The Sea
    2015, UK release: unknown
  • Ironclad 2: Battle for Blood
    2014, United Kingdom, UK release: 14 March 2014
  • Philomena
    2013, France, United Kingdom, United States, UK release: 1 November 2013

Colleagues of shooting:

BBC Films Steve Coogan Steve Coogan Judi Dench Stephen Frears Baby Cow Productions BFI Martin Sixsmith Jeff Pope Steve Coogan Judi Dench Stephen Frears Steve Coogan Judi Dench Stephen Frears Steve Coogan Judi Dench Stephen Frears Steve Coogan Judi Dench Stephen Frears Roxanne Mckee Jonathan English Jonathan English Stephen McDool Mythic International Entertainment Tom Rhys Harries Tom Austen David Rintoul Rosie Day International Pictures One Gloucester Place Films Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth Cillian Murphy Marshall Herskovitz Rick Jaffa Cott Productions Enelmar Productions

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Biography for: Michelle Fairley Movies on Kiao: 7

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The White Princess [DVD] [2017] The White Princess [DVD] [2017]
by with Jodie Comer, Kenneth Cranham, Essie Davis, Rossy de Palma, Richard Dillane, published by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
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Game of Thrones - Season 2 [DVD] [2013] Game of Thrones - Season 2 [DVD] [2013]
by with Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harrington, published by Warner Home Video.
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24 - Season 1-9 [DVD] [2014] 24 - Season 1-9 [DVD] [2014]
by Stephen Hopkins, Winrich Kolbe, Bryan Spicer, Davis Guggenheim, Jon Cassar, with Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Leslie Hope, Dennis Haysbert, Mia Kirshner, published by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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24: Live Another Day [DVD] [2014] 24: Live Another Day [DVD] [2014]
by with Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, Tate Donovan, published by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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Game of Thrones - Season 1-4 [DVD] [2015] Game of Thrones - Season 1-4 [DVD] [2015]
by with Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, published by Warner Home Video.
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The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2001] The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2001]
by Alejandro Amenábar, with Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, published by Buena Vista.
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