Michelle Fairley is an Irish theater, film and television actress. She gained wide popularity after playing the role of Catelying Stark in the cult TV series Game of Thrones. Fairley began her cinematic career in the 80s of the last century. She has played more than seventy roles, mainly in television projects.
Michelle's creative biography began with theatrical performances. She first appeared on stage during her school years, joining the youth troupe of the Ulster Theater. She studied acting at Fringe Benefits, a theater studio based in Belfast, which trains young actors.
In London, Fairley has worked on the stages of several theaters, including the Royal National Theater, Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic.
Since 1987, Fairley began acting in television and film projects. The actress can be seen in the films: "Purely English Murder", "Lovejoy", "Inspector Morse", "The Silent Witness", "The Second Death", "Others", "Clinic", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "The Iron Knight "," In the Heart of the Sea "," Game of Thrones ".
The girl was born in Ireland in the winter of 1964. Her parents had nothing to do with art, they worked in a small brasserie.
Since childhood, Michelle dreamed of becoming an actress. Already in her school years, creativity captured her completely. She has participated in performances and theatrical events organized by the local youth theater. After graduating from high school, Michelle went to Belfast, where she studied acting and performed on stage at the Fringe Benefits theater studio.
Despite his passion for theater, Fairley decides to get a higher education at the Polytechnic University. For this she moves to Manchester. But after two years she quits school and again begins to pursue a creative career.
Thanks to her acquaintance with the playwright K. Reed, the girl gets her first serious role in his play called "Joyriders". A few years later, together with the theater troupe, Michelle left for London, where he soon became a famous theater actress and collaborated with many British theaters.
Theater and film career
In addition to working on the theater stage, Fairley begins to try himself in television projects. Michelle made her debut in Hidden City. The successful start was followed by new roles. The actress starred in the TV series: "Catastrophe", "Inspector Morse", "Lovejoy".
In the 90s, the actress continues to work on stage and act in films. Over the years, in her creative biography, many roles have appeared in films, including: "The Secret Plan", "Children of the North", "Trial and Retribution", "Comics", "The Silent Witness", "Pure English Murder", "The Soldier's Daughter never cries."
In the summer of 2001, the mystical thriller The Others was released, in which Fairley got a small role as Mrs. Marlish. On the set, she was together with the famous actress N. Kidman, who played the main role of the character - Grace Stewart.
Two years later, Michelle performed on the stage of the National Theater in the performances of O. McCafferty "Scenes from the Big Picture" and G. Mitchell "Loyal Women at the Tsar's Court." Owen McCafferty invited the actress for another role in his play "Ashes to Ashes", which was shown on the stage of the theater in Belfast. In 2007, Fairley plays Emily in Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The performance received many rave reviews and theater awards in England.
Fans of the Harry Potter films could see Michelle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 1". She played the not very prominent role of the main character's mother - Hermione Granger.
Soon Michelle was approved for the role of Catelyn Stark in the film project "Game of Thrones". It is known that initially the role was supposed to be played by actress Jennifer Elle, but at the very last moment the director decided to take on the role of Fairley. She did an excellent job with the task, and soon fans of the picture and film critics appreciated her talent.
For her role in the cult TV series Game of Thrones, Fairley was nominated for a Saturn Award and twice for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Despite the popularity of the actress in cinema and theater, her personal life remains a secret to everyone. It is not known whether the artist has a husband and a child with whom she spends time outside of filming.
There has never been any information in the press about her family or romantic relationship. Therefore, fans of Michelle Fairley's talent can only wait for the actress to share her secret someday.