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Michelle Fairley is a Actor British born on 11 july 1963 at Coleraine (United-kingdom)

Michelle Fairley

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Birth name Michelle Margaret Fairley
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 july 1963 (56 years) at Coleraine (United-kingdom)

Michelle Fairley (born January 17, 1964) is an actress from Northern Ireland, best known for her roles as Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Dr. Ava Hessington in multiple episodes of USA Network series Suits, and as terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, the main antagonist in 24: Live Another Day.


Michelle Fairley est née à Coleraine en Irlande du Nord, le 11 juillet 1963. Elle est la fille de Brian Fairley, un patron de bistrot, et de Theresa Fairley, une infirmière.

À l'adolescence, elle devient membre de l'Ulster Youth Theatre. Une fois diplômée, elle déménage à Belfast où elle perfectionne son jeu d'actrice dans une école de théâtre. Elle y côtoie un ancien collègue de l'Ulster Youth Theatre, Conleth Hill, qu'elle retrouvera des années plus tard dans la série télévisée Game of Thrones, tous deux jouant un personnage récurrent.

Elle déménage finalement à Londres en 1986, où elle commence sa carrière d'actrice.

À ses débuts, Michelle Fairley joue principalement dans des pièces de théâtre à Londres.

Elle est apparue dans un certain nombre d'émissions de télévision britanniques, comme The Bill ou encore Holby City.

Elle a repris le rôle de M Granger dans Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort, en remplacement de Heather Bleasdale, qui l'avait incarnée dans Harry Potter et la Chambre des secrets.

Le 19 mars 2010, il est annoncé qu'elle jouera le rôle de Catelyn Stark dans la série d'HBO, Game of Thrones, en remplacement de Jennifer Ehle qui avait joué le personnage dans l'épisode pilote.

Le 4 juin 2013, E!News confirme qu'elle a rejoint le casting de Suits, avocats sur mesure pour sa troisième saison. Elle y joue le rôle récurrent de Ava Hessington.

Le 14 février 2016, le visage de Catelyn Stark, le personnage qu'elle interprète dans la série Game of Thrones apparait dans la bande annonce de la saison 6, ainsi que dans les affiches publicitaires.

Le 11 mai 2016, Il est annoncé qu'elle rejoint le casting de l'adaptation du roman de Philippa Gregory, The White Princess. Une série historique de 8 épisodes qui sera diffusée par la chaîne américaine Starz. Cette série sera la suite de la série The White Queen, diffusée en 2013.

Vie privée
Michelle Fairley est très discrète sur sa vie privée. Lors d'une interview pour le quotidien d'information britannique The Daily Telegraph, elle explique ne pas avoir d'enfant, et qu'elle vit seule dans l'est de Londres depuis sa séparation avec son compagnon en 2012.

Elle est proche des acteurs de Game of Thrones, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) et Richard Madden (Robb Stark).

Best films

Philomena (2013)
The Invisible Woman (2013)

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Filmography of Michelle Fairley (15 films)

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In the Heart of the Sea, 2h1
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Mrs. Nickerson
Rating68% 3.4469453.4469453.4469453.4469453.446945
In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by the Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.
Ironclad 2: Battle for Blood, 1h48
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Roxanne McKee, Michelle Fairley, Danny Webb, Rosie Day, David Rintoul, Tom Austen
Roles Joan De Vesci
Rating44% 2.2166652.2166652.2166652.2166652.216665
Five years after the events of Ironclad, the de Vesci family struggles with Pict raiders along the English-Scottish border. In one of these raids, the patriarch of the family loses his arm to the chieftain's son, who is killed by the family manservant and hung on the wall. While resting in bed, the father commands his son Hubert to seek out his cousin to assist in defending the castle from the Picts. Hubert leaves in silence the next night.
Common (2014)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michelle Fairley, Nico Mirallegro, Michael Gambon, Susan Lynch, Daniel Mays, Jodhi May
Roles Shelagh
Rating72% 3.63883.63883.63883.63883.6388
Johnjo O'Shea is an ordinary 17-year-old, with the exception that he is a hemophiliac. He is asked to give a few friends of his older brother a lift in his brother's car, so that they can visit a pizza takeaway. Johnjo is unaware that one of his passengers has been tipped off by a friend who runs that shift at the pizza place that an adversary is about to enter, and the real reason for wanting a lift is to get there quickly to confront him. One of the other boys starts an argument with a bystander (Tommy Ward), and stabs him, fatally. The drama then follows the police and legal procedures, as well as the conflicts between family members, the boys involved and the community. Although he and his family consider him to be an innocent bystander, he ends up in court charged as an accessory to murder, under the doctrine of common purpose, the "common" of the film's title, which may also make reference to the view that segments of society might take of the working class youths involved.
Philomena (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Simone Lahbib, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy
Roles Sally Mitchell
Rating75% 3.7987453.7987453.7987453.7987453.798745
London journalist Martin Sixsmith has lost his job as a government adviser. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomena Lee. She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her toddler son Anthony nearly fifty years ago. Though Sixsmith is initially uninterested in writing a human interest story, he meets Philomena and decides to investigate her case.
The Invisible Woman, 1h51
Directed by Ralph Fiennes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Jonathan Harden, Michelle Fairley
Roles Caroline Graves
Rating61% 3.0501453.0501453.0501453.0501453.050145
In 1857, eighteen-year-old English actress Ellen "Nelly" Ternan (Felicity Jones) is noticed by forty-five-year-old writer Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) while she is performing at London's Haymarket Theatre. Soon after, he casts her, along with her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) and sister Maria (Perdita Weeks), in a performance of The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins at Dickens' Free Trade Hall in Manchester. At a party following the performance, the famous author and the actress share a brief moment alone.
Chatroom (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about suicide, Films based on plays
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Murray, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Tuppence Middleton, Jack Gleeson
Roles Rosie
Rating55% 2.7571252.7571252.7571252.7571252.757125
William Collins (Aaron Johnson) is a depressed teen recovering from self-harm and regularly goes online to chat rooms. One day, he decides to open a chat room himself and calls it "Chelsea Teens!" and where he meets Jim (Matthew Beard), another kid; Eva (Imogen Poots), a model; Emily (Hannah Murray), a goody two-shoes; and Mo (Daniel Kaluuya), a normal kid. There is no real subject matter in "Chelsea Teens!" which instead focuses on the lives of each teen as they talk. Even though they only really communicate through text, the film depicts them in an old hotel-like room and actually having contact.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Mrs. Granger
Rating77% 3.8512653.8512653.8512653.8512653.851265
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Anton Chekhov's The Duel, 1h35
Directed by Dover Kosashvili
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Andrew Scott, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies, Rik Makarem, Nicholas Rowe, Michelle Fairley
Roles Marya
Rating68% 3.443223.443223.443223.443223.44322
Laevsky is a Russian aristocrat employed by the civil service who is careless about his work, mostly drinking and playing cards. He lives with Nadya, a woman he seduced away from her husband. He receives a letter telling him her husband has died, but does not tell Nadya. He has come to the realisation that he has never loved Nadya and fears having to marry her. He is in debt and trying to find ways to escape his situation, and becomes increasingly irritable.
A Short Stay in Switzerland, 1h30
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Julie Walters, Stephen Campbel Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Liz White, Michelle Fairley, Patrick Malahide
Roles Mrs. Savery
Rating75% 3.7812553.7812553.7812553.7812553.781255
The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Anne Turner, who after suffering from the incurable progressive supranuclear palsy, travelled to Zurich for an assisted suicide by an organization called Dignitas after her husband not long before died of the same rare condition.
Ahead of the Class, 1h34
Directed by Adrian Shergold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Julie Walters, Inday Ba, Reece Dinsdale, Michelle Fairley, Hannah Yelland, Katherine Parkinson
Roles Sonia Venning
Rating72% 3.6223553.6223553.6223553.6223553.622355
Marie Stubbs is a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is close to the age of retirement. After being Head teacher at The Douay Martyrs School, Ickenham, she takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in North West London. The school is facing closure after its previous headmaster, Philip Lawrence, was murdered in 1995, while breaking up a fight between his pupils and students from a rival school.
The Others
The Others (2001)
, 1h44
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann
Roles Mrs. Marlish
Rating75% 3.799963.799963.799963.799963.79996
Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) is a devout Roman Catholic mother who lives with her two small children in a remote country house in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), have an uncommon disease, characterized by photosensitivity, so their lives are structured around a series of complex rules to protect them from inadvertent exposure to sunlight. The arrival of three servants at the house — aging Mrs. Bertha Mills (Fionnula Flanagan), elderly gardener Edmund Tuttle (Eric Sykes), and a mute girl named Lydia (Elaine Cassidy) — coincides with a number of odd events, and Grace begins to fear they are not alone.
Hideous Kinky, 1h38
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Kate Winslet, Saïd Taghmaoui, Pierre Clémenti, Kevin McKidd, Peter Youngblood Hills, Abigail Cruttenden
Roles Patricia
Rating61% 3.051163.051163.051163.051163.05116
In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and eight-year-old Bea. Living in a low-rent Marrakech hotel, the trio survive on the sale of hand-sewn dolls and money from the girls' father, a London poet who also has a child from another woman.
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, 2h5
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Leelee Sobieski, Jane Birkin, Jesse Bradford, Virginie Ledoyen
Roles Miss O'Shaunessy
Rating68% 3.44773.44773.44773.44773.4477
Bill Willis, a successful American novelist and World War II veteran, is living in Paris in the 1960s with his family. He is much loved by his free-spirited unpredictable wife Marcella. The couple, popular at the Paris cocktail party circuit, has a six-year-old daughter Channe (short for Charlotte Anne). Marcella yearns to have another child, but a series of miscarriages has made that difficult. However, the family circle expands when a six-year old French boy, Benoit, is brought to their home for adoption. The child’s biological mother, a beautiful young single mother, has been unable to care for him and Benoit has been shipped through so many orphanages and foster homes that he initially does not unpack his suitcase. Having feared rejection, the little boy is surprised by the love he receives in his new surroundings. After Benoit becomes acclimated to his new family, he asks that his name be changed to Billy after his adopted father.
Hidden Agenda, 1h48
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Maurice Roëves, Bernard Archard, Mai Zetterling
Roles Teresa Doyle
Rating68% 3.449233.449233.449233.449233.44923
The film unfolds with an Orange walk on The Twelfth, and a tape being handed to an American human rights activist, which becomes his death warrant. It begins with a quote from Margaret Thatcher insisting that Northern Ireland is part of Britain. It ends with one from a former British intelligence agent, stating, "There are two laws running this country: one for the security forces and the other for the rest of us."