Michelle Fairley is an Irish actress best known for taking over the role of Mrs. Granger from Heather Bleasdale in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films; and for her starring role as Catelyn Stark in the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, from 2011-2013.
Fairley's film credits include Cup Cake, Chat Room, The Duel, The Others, Hideous Kinky, A Soldier's Daughter Never Dies and Hidden Agenda.
Television includes Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Misfits, Lark Rise to Candleford, Taggart, Best, A Short Stay in Switzerland, The Street, Strictly Confidential, Trial and Retribution, The Catherine Tate Show, Bel's Boys, Golden Hour, Ahead of Class, The Clinic, Holby City, Inspector Rebus, In Deep, Mcready and Daughter, Births, Marriages and Deaths, Vicious Circle, Tom Jones, The Broker's Man, Precious Blood, Safe and Sound, A Mug's Game, Inspector Morse, Life After Life, Cardiac Arrest, Comics, The Long Roads, Force of Duty, Fleabites, Children of the North, Pentecost, Valentine Falls, Saracens, Hidden City and Cross Fire.
Theatre credits include Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle Theatre, Dancing at Lughnasa at the Old Vic, Paradise Lost/Women Of Troy/Love for Paines Plough, Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Gates of Gold for the Trafalgar Studios, The Wild Duck for the Donmar Warehouse, Ashes to Ashes for the Lyric, Belfast, Loyal Women for the Royal Court and Scenes From a Big Picture for the National Theatre.
Other theatre credits include Midden for Hampstead Theatre, The Weir on Broadway and for the Duke of York's London, Neverland for the Royal Court, Death and the Maiden for the Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, Oleanna for the Duke of York's, Dr. Faustus for the Tron, Glasgow, Philadelphia, Here I Come for the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, The Hostage for the Tricycle Theatre, London, Joyriders for Paines Plough and Don Juan for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
She has also acted in the theatre productions of Lady From the Sea for the Citizens, Glasgow, By the Border for the National Theatre Studio, Pentecost for the Tricycle, London The Doctor of Honour No. 1 Tour for Cheek by Jowl, Factory Girls for Tricycle Theatre, Leonce and Lena for the Crucible, Sheffield and The Shadow of a Gunman on tour in Ireland and the USA.