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Michelle Fairley Biography

Birth Name:
Michelle Fairley
Birth Place:
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role Drama: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Television: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Brian Fairley -- Father
  • Teresa Fairley -- Mother