On Catelyn Stark a.k.a. Michelle Fairley.
Not often does this blog talk about particular actors and actresses, but this might spark a new series – if you will – covering said topic. Michelle Fairley has recently popped onto this blogger’s radar for her role as Lady Catelyn Stark from the Game of Thrones television series. Unsurprising then that she would also be cast as Margot Al-Harazi in the series 24: Live Another Day – a show which is currently airing with six episodes already completed as of the 3rd of June 2014.
Indeed Michelle Fairley does an excellent job in her role portraying the widow of a known terrorist, and in the sequence where she orders a henchmen to take off her daughter’s left hand pinky in order to force the daughter’s husband to pilot the highjacked US drones Fairley’s performance was outstanding. Now make no mistake, this blogger is no professional actor, nor a person who specializes in acting in general, but watching Fairley’s performance and comparing it to some other acts previously seen is quite the sight to behold.
Obviously Fairley’s performance as Lady Stark was sort of her crowning moment as prior to this the Thoughts and Topics blog has no knowledge of her roles; though according to Wikipedia Fairley was also cast as Mrs. Granger from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
One can always appreciate great talent, and Michelle Fairley definitely brings the “A” game when taking on roles in various works. While this analysis is based on Game of Thrones, and 24: Live Another Day, Fairley is indeed showing that talent in the film and television industry still exists, and that amidst the sea of reality television shows and poorly put together soap operas, there are landmasses out there that are what you can call “paradise.” Thank you for reading, and I will see you next time.