Michelle Fairley is a well-known Northern Irish actress who played Mrs. Granger in the 2010 fantasy film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.”
Biography of Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley was born on January 17, 1964, in Coleraine County, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to Teresa Fairley, her mother, and Brian Fairley, her father. Her mother’s occupation is unknown, but her father was a well-known publican during the ‘The Troubles’ conflict, owning multiple bars including the Fairley’s Bar.
She was the second oldest child in the family and was born and reared with five siblings. Only Michelle and her sister Simone were raised with strong moral values such as respect, honesty, and fairness among these children. Aside from that, she is 57 years old and belongs to the Capricorn zodiac sign.
Michelle Fairley attended a Roman Catholic grammar school in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, where she completed her high school education. She acquired an interest in performing during this time, although the convent did not offer such co-curricular activities at the time.
As a result, she decided to take her acting seriously and joined the Ulster Youth Theater, from which she went on to work with the Fringe Benefits, an amateur group of artists.
She also enrolled and completed her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she received her first professional stage job.
Net Worth of Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley makes the majority of her money from her professional acting career, and her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as of 2021.
Relationship of Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley was in a seven-year relationship with someone she didn’t know. Unfortunately, their relationship ended, and she has not been in a relationship since then. She once declared in an interview that she was not interested in having children and building a family like everyone else. As a result, she has never married or given birth to any children. Aside from that, Michelle Fairley is currently living alone in Kensal Rise, West London.
The career of Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley made her debut in the entertainment sector in 1989, when she played Maeve in an episode of the British television drama series ‘Saracen’ (Starcross). Her career breakthrough came in 2010 when she played Mrs. Granger in the fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ after which she was widely recognized by the audience following her appearances in Game of Thrones and ’24: Live Another Day in 2014, and ‘Gangs of London’ in 2020.
Michelle has a recurring role as Catelyn Stark, the lady of House Stark, in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” beginning April 17, 2011. Her character was killed off in the third season of ‘Red Wedding,’ which aired on May 19, 2019, and the show as a whole ended on May 19, 2019.
Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Staz Nair, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie were among the many performers who appeared in the series.
She has also appeared in a career of theater productions, including the 2007 play ‘Macbeth,’ in which she played Lady Macbeth, and the 2018 play ‘Julius Caesar,‘ in which she played Cassius.