There is no one who can play a queen as skilfully as Michelle Fairley (except maybe Helen Mirren). Michelle is best known for playing Margaret Beaufort in the Starz Network show “The White Princess”, but her most iconic role comes from “Game of Thrones” where she played Catelyn Stark – Queen of the North. The role of Catelyn was played so brilliantly that it opened up many career opportunities for Michelle and led to other roles such as Ava Hessington in Suits and the opponent Margot Al-Harazi in 24: Live Another Day.
Game Of Thrones was so iconic that it made many of its cast members stars. The series demonstrated Michelle’s talent and she was praised for her sensitive yet confident interpretation of the character.
Michelle has also appeared in several movies and television films and was certainly very busy after she left the series. Since her departure from Game Of Thrones, the actress has been in great demand.
Here you can learn more about the actress:
Michelle Fairley: Bio & Age
Michelle Fairley was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, on 17 January 1964, the daughter of Brian and Theresa Fairley. As a young girl, she attended a Roman Catholic grammar school. Later, as a teenager, she joined the Ulster Youth Theatre.
After graduating she moved to Belfast where she developed her acting talent at Fringe Benefits, a repertory theatre. Another remarkable member of Fringe Benefits is Conleth Hills, who plays Varys on Game Of Thrones.
Michelle later appeared on a number of television shows, including The Bill, Lovejoy, Holby City, Inspector Morse, and Casualty. She also played a supporting role in the British feature film product Harry Potter. She joined the franchise in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where she played Mrs. Granger, the mother of one of the main characters. She replaced Heather Bleasdale in the role of Mrs. Granger after Heather had already appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Mrs. Granger, the mother of Hermoine.
Shortly afterward she was cast in the role that was to become her most prominent role – Catelyn Stark in Game Of Thrones. Jennifer Ehle was originally cast for the role of the icon, but she was replaced by Michelle Fairley after the original pilot. While she was still on the show, Michelle also appeared in the third season of Suits in the role of Ava Hessington.
Michelle was also involved in a lot of theater work. In 2017 she appeared in the revival of Road, the play by Jim Cartwright, at the Royal Court Theatre. The following year she played Cassius in Julius Caeser at the Bridge Theatre, opposite Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, and David Calder.
Husband & Children
Michelle Fairley is currently single and has no husband. However, she was in a relationship for over seven years with a man whose identity is unknown, a relationship that ended in 2012 when Michelle realized she wanted a change.
Although Michelle is quite adept at playing mothers, she has no children of her own and does not want to have any. She has repeatedly stated in interviews that she does not want children and she does not see why she has to do this just because she is a woman. She is very happy to have nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Like many actresses in Hollywood, it is necessary for Michelle to stay in shape to get new roles and one can safely say that she is in excellent shape. The actress’s height is 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) and her weight is stated as 55 kg (121 pounds).
Her other body measurements are 34-24-32 inches, her dress size is 4 (USA) or 36 (EU), while her shoe size is 6 (USA) or 36.5 (EU). Michelle definitely has a body that anyone – young or old – would envy her for, and that’s because she has trained, eaten healthy food, and worked for years.
Other Facts About Michelle Fairley
1 Michelle made her feature film debut in Hidden Agenda in the 1990s. In the film, she portrayed the character of Teresa Doyle.
2. Her favorite movie is 1978 The Deer Hunter, while her favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.
3. The actress is good friends with her Game Of Thrones actors – Lena Headey and Richard Madden.
4. Michelle is not a fan of social media and currently has no account on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform.
5. Michelle Fairley also appeared on the fans’ favorite British show, Skins.