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Birth Place: Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Parents operated a tavern in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
  • Got her start in drama with the Ulster Youth Theatre.
  • Made London stage debut in 1986.
  • Played the killer in the Inspector Morse puzzler The Way Through the Woods, which aired on PBS's Mystery! in 1997.
  • Made Broadway debut in The Weir in 1999.
  • Earned a 2008 supporting-actress nomination for an Olivier (the British equivalent of the Tony Awards) for her role as Emilia in Othello.
  • Played Hermione Granger's mother in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Parts 1 and 2).

Awards

  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
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  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Teresa Fairley — Mother
  • Brian Fairley — Father