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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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Known For

The Others
The Others Mrs. Marlish
(2001)
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Catelyn Stark
(2011-2013)
Philomena
Philomena Sally Mitchell
(2013)

Filmography

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 2017 The White Princess (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Margaret Beaufort
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Margaret Beaufort
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Margaret Beaufort
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Margaret Beaufort
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Margaret Beaufort
 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/I Edith (Short)
Shelia
 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/V I Am Here (Short)
Mother
 2014 Montana
DCI Rachel Jones
 2014 Common (TV Movie)
Shelagh
 2013 Jack et la mécanique du coeur
Brigitte Helm (English version, voice)
 2013 The Invisible Woman
Caroline Graves (as Ms. Michelle Fairley)
 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
 2010 Chatroom
Rosie
 2010 Cup Cake
Annie McNabb
 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 Suicide Man (Short)
Woman on Cliff
 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
 2002 Shearing (Short)
Yvonne
 2001 Rebus (TV Series)
Janice Mee
- Mortal Causes (2001) ... Janice Mee
- Dead Souls (2001) ... Janice Mee
 2001 The Others
Mrs. Marlish
 2001 In Deep (TV Series)
Eva / Phoebe
- Blue on Blue: Part 2 (2001) ... Eva / Phoebe
- Blue on Blue: Part 1 (2001) ... Eva / Phoebe
 2000 The Second Death (Short)
Aisling
 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
 1998 Hideous Kinky
Patricia
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Miss O'Shaunessy
 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 Hidden Agenda
Teresa Doyle
 1990 4 Play (TV Series)
Maureen
- Valentine Falls (1990) ... Maureen
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Maeve
- Starcross (1989) ... Maeve
 1987 Hidden City
Cleaner
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Other Works:

She acted in David Eldridge's translation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Wild Duck," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Ben Daniels, Susan Brown, Peter Eyre, William Gaunt, Paul Hilton, and Nicholas Le Prevost in the cast. Michael Grandage was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Ms. Michelle Fairley

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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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:

Replaced Judy Davis as Margot Al-Harazi in 24: Live Another Day (2014). See more »

Trademark:

Red hair. See more »

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