FireAndBlood: This is my song for Michelle. Michelle Fairley, a relatively unknown actress to most Americans prior to Game of Thrones, has finally made it big. Hers is no tale of overnight success; this is a woman who has paid her dues, worked her ass off, honed her talent… And in the end she won our hearts. Michelle, a lass from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, began her acting career in Belfast, working with the repertory Fringe Benefits. From there she skipped back and forth between the stage (in roles such as Lady MacBeth in MacBeth, and an Olivier-nominated turn as Olivia in Othello) and screen (Hidden Agenda; Hideous Kinky; The Others; Best: His Mother’s Son; Misfits), until eventually landing the career-defining role of Catelyn Stark. And even that wasn’t easy…[…]
Richard and I were incredibly lucky that our story lines went that way and we got to spend so much time together. Because of that we became incredibly close and extremely good friends. Our working relationship together became more intuitive and respectful. I really loved working with him.
The Academy of TV Arts & Sciences has posted the official ballots for the 2013 Emmy Awards. These are the lists that each Academy member will use to vote for their nominees. HBO and the Game of Thrones producers choose which episodes and performers they would like to submit for each category. Here are those submissions.. […]
When I met Richard in 2012, it was for an interview we were doing with Simone Boyce. It was, in fact, the first on-camera interview I ever did with Simone, and I didn’t really know what to expect. You hear stories about how this actor wants to be presented this way, or in that light, or how you can’t ask about X, Y, or Z… So it cheered me to quickly learn Richard was not one of those kinds of actors. He was in the middle of a whirlwind PR tour—-had just flown into L.A., in fact—-and was a little punch drunk from jet lag. If I had a descriptor, I would say he was “giggly,” and though that may not sound too flattering, it’s only to highlight what a cheerful, warm and open person he is in real life. Anyone in the world could be excused for a lack of patience after having gone without sleep for numerous hours on end, but he was the opposite: patient to a fault with my n00bish camera handling and nerdtastic questions. What struck me the most was his […]