Michelle Fairley

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Michelle Fairley is an Irish actress of film, stage and television. She plays the part of Mrs. Granger in the Harry Potter movies.


[edit] Life and career

Born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, she appeared in a range of British television shows including The Bill, Holby City and Heartbeat. One of her earlier roles was as murderess Cathy Michaels on ITV1's Inspector Morse in the episode titled "The Way Through The Woods".

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 replace Jennifer Ehle in the role of Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

[edit] Stage credits

Year Play Role Notes
2007 Othello (Donmar Warehouse) Amelia 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

[edit] Filmography

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
2009 Best: His Mother's Son Ann Best
2009 Misfits (TV series) Louise Young
2010 Anton Chekhov's The Duel Marya
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Mrs. Granger
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Mrs. Granger
2011 Game of Thrones Catelyn Stark

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