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Michelle Fairley


Michelle was born in July 1965, the second child of publican Brian and nurse Theresa Fairley. As a teenager she attended the Ulster Youth Theatre before moving to Belfast , where she was a member of Fringe Benefit, a repertory company where she acted alongside Conleth Hill, with whom she would later appear in television juggernaut 'Game of Thrones... See full bio »
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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Catelyn Stark
(2011-2013)
The Others
The Others Mrs. Marlish
(2001)
Philomena
Philomena Sally Mitchell
(2013)

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 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Queen Igneous
- A Tale of Two Wizards/Rockullan, Papyron, Scissorian (2017) ... Queen Igneous (voice)
 2017 Fortitude (TV Series)
Freya Lennox
- Episode #2.10 (2017) ... Freya Lennox
- Episode #2.9 (2017) ... Freya Lennox
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... Freya Lennox
- Episode #2.7 (2017) ... Freya Lennox
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... Freya Lennox
 2016 Rebellion (TV Mini-Series)
Dolly Butler
- The Reckoning (2016) ... Dolly Butler
- Surrender (2016) ... Dolly Butler
- Under Siege (2016) ... Dolly Butler
- To Arms (2016) ... Dolly Butler
- Young Guns (2016) ... Dolly Butler
 2015 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Sophie Baines
- Whistleblower (2015) ... Sophie Baines
- Redux (2015) ... Sophie Baines
 2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Aideen Trotwood
- Capsize (2015) ... Aideen Trotwood
 2014 Common (TV Movie)
Shelagh
 2012 Coming Up (TV Series)
Jen
- Colour (2012) ... Jen
 2011 Silent Witness (TV Series)
DI Suzy Harte
- First Casualty: Part 2 (2011) ... DI Suzy Harte
- First Casualty: Part 1 (2011) ... DI Suzy Harte
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Iris Holman
- The Noble Art (2010) ... Iris Holman
 2009 Misfits (TV Series)
Louise Young
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Louise Young
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Louise Young
 2009 Taggart (TV Series)
Joan Revie
- So Long Baby (2009) ... Joan Revie
 2009 Best: His Mother's Son (TV Movie)
Ann Best
 2009 Lark Rise to Candleford (TV Series)
Mrs. Lizbeth Patterson
- Episode #2.10 (2009) ... Mrs. Lizbeth Patterson
 2007 The Street (TV Series)
Paul's Mum
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... Paul's Mum
 2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Mrs. Jenkins
- Mirror Image: Part 1 (2007) ... Mrs. Jenkins
 2006 Strictly Confidential (TV Series)
Carol Machin
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Carol Machin
 2006 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
Nurse
- Mum, I'm Gay (2006) ... Nurse
 2005 The Golden Hour (TV Series)
Julia Harper
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Julia Harper
 2005 Ahead of the Class (TV Movie)
Sonia Venning
 2003 The Clinic (TV Series)
Shirley
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Shirley
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Heidi Drury
- Keep It in the Family (2003) ... Heidi Drury
 2001 Rebus (TV Series)
Janice Mee
- Mortal Causes (2001) ... Janice Mee
- Dead Souls (2001) ... Janice Mee
 2001 In Deep (TV Series)
Eva / Phoebe
- Blue on Blue: Part 2 (2001) ... Eva / Phoebe
- Blue on Blue: Part 1 (2001) ... Eva / Phoebe
 2000 McCready and Daughter (TV Movie)
Bernadette
 1999 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
Frances
 1999 Births, Marriages and Deaths (TV Series)
Pat
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Pat
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Pat
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Pat
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Pat
 1997 The Broker's Man (TV Series)
Gabby Rodwell
- Siege: Part 2 (1997) ... Gabby Rodwell
- Siege: Part 1 (1997) ... Gabby Rodwell
- Dangerous Bends, Part 2 (1997) ... Gabby Rodwell
- Dangerous Bends: Part 1 (1997) ... Gabby Rodwell
- Double Dutch: Part Two (1997) ... Gabby Rodwell
 1996 Safe and Sound (TV Series)
Eleanor Delaney
- Spare Parts (1996) ... Eleanor Delaney
- Snookered (1996) ... Eleanor Delaney
- Malpractice (1996) ... Eleanor Delaney
- The Fugitive (1996) ... Eleanor Delaney
- Hope (1996) ... Eleanor Delaney
 1992-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jean McBride / Roisin Donaghy / Fiona Gibbons / ...
- The Precious Blood (1996) ... Jean McBride
- Life After Life (1995) ... Roisin Donaghy
- The Long Roads (1993) ... Fiona Gibbons
- Flea Bites (1992) ... Sharon
 1996 A Mug's Game (TV Series)
Kathy Cowan
 1995 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Cathy Michaels
- The Way Through the Woods (1995) ... Cathy Michaels
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Beth Spence
- No Choice (1995) ... Beth Spence
 1991-1993 Casualty (TV Series)
Kate Maguire / Kathy Emerick
- No Place to Hide (1993) ... Kate Maguire
- Judgement Day (1991) ... Kathy Emerick
 1993 Comics (TV Series)
Nula O'Reilly
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Nula O'Reilly
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Nula O'Reilly
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Jenny
- Force of Duty (1992) ... Jenny
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Nancy Phelan
- Smoke Your Nose (1992) ... Nancy Phelan
 1991 Children of the North (TV Series)
Kate
- City of Maloch (1991) ... Kate
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ruth
- Pentecost (1990) ... Ruth
 1990 4 Play (TV Series)
Maureen
- Valentine Falls (1990) ... Maureen
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Maeve
- Starcross (1989) ... Maeve
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played Kate in "Dancing at Lughnasa" play by Brian Friel (Old Vic Theater, London, England, UK). See more »

Alternate Names:

Ms. Michelle Fairley

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the Red Wedding, Game of Thrones] That was a lovely wedding! (laughs) I particularly liked the bride, I thought her dress was lovely.

Trivia:

Great friends with Game of Thrones co-workers Lena Headey (Cersei) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). See more »

Trademark:

Red hair. See more »

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