24 Scoop: Fallen Game of Thrones Matriarch Michelle Fairley to Live Another Day

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Suits Season 3 Cast Michelle FairleyDearly departed Game of Thrones actress Michelle Fairley has joined the cast of 24: Live Another Day, Fox’s 12-episode Jack Bauer revival (premiering May 5), TVLine has learned.

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Fairley will play the recurring role of Margot, a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist. She replaces Judy Davis, who dropped out for personal reasons.

The London-based event series picks up years later with Jack, now an exile, being tracked by CIA operations head Steve Harris (Benjamin Bratt), agent Kaye Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), computer tech Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey) and field operative Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe).



Comments (32)

  • GLORIOUS NEWS!

    Comment by Command – February 11, 2014 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 24, Howard Gordon, London…

    Add Damian Lewis to 24′s cast!

    Comment by F.R. – February 11, 2014 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Daammmm right!

      Comment by anonymoyus – February 11, 2014 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Great suggestion. That might get me to watch it.

        Comment by unclelawwy – February 11, 2014 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is A-MAH-ZING news! She was terrific on Suits last year as well.

    Comment by Steven – February 11, 2014 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is GoT Season 4 done filming yet? Anyone know?

    Comment by Steven – February 11, 2014 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SPOILER ALERT: This is HUGE news for Game fans since I think most of us expected that her contract to continue into the next couple of years for reasons I won’t go into here.

    Comment by Larry McD – February 11, 2014 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Games S4 has already finished shooting. S5 doesn’t start shooting until this summer. She probably has time to do both. Unless the show is taking a very different direction than the books.

      Comment by gdv – February 11, 2014 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I can’t see that the show would take that much of a different direction. I mean, it’s a pretty important role and interweaves with a lot of other characters.

        Comment by Joey – February 11, 2014 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS DON’T READ THIS POST: Most of the websites I’ve searched indicate that she’s not in season 4 at all and she has no announced obligation to season 5. Certainly she has every right to work in the interim but it’s a little concerning since I (and perhaps only I) had thought that by the end of season 4 her return would, at least, be seriously foreshadowed.

        Comment by unclelawwy – February 11, 2014 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think the character we’re all thinking about needs to be a regular, so she must be free to do smth else.

        Comment by Hannah – February 11, 2014 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Since season 4 is in the can, if she’s not a regular in season 5, it’s going to significantly change the focus of the story. Frankly, I’d speculate that they’re going to continue to direct the primary story line to Daenerys rather than the invasion of the north.

          Comment by unclelawwy – February 11, 2014 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Not really – if you’ve read books 4 and 5 then you’d know that she does not return as a regular and her story is limited to two appearances (the epilogue of book 3 and the final Brienne chapter in book 4). As such, she would merely be a special guest star in the subsequent seasons unless the powers that be decide to flesh out her story as UnCat…which I don’t think they should do as it would be expensive to do the make up for and ruin the mystery of the character’s radical personality shift. Teases of her exploits and vicious “judgments” of the Frays would work but giving her a regular plotline wouldn’t work nearly as well given her only drive is vengeance.

            Comment by Aoki Rin – February 12, 2014 12:40 AM PDT  
    • Yeah I don’t think there would be overlap or scheduling conflicts, 24 is only a 12 ep mini-series and her role is recurring. She has plenty of time to do both.

      Comment by Drewer – February 11, 2014 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have no idea how things work in the world of making series, but considering the RW was nailed in two takes (final takes), and considering that Stoneheart has very little to do other than scare the living crap out of us and kill a few Freys, I would think it is doable.

      Let’s say the first time we se her is through Nymeria’s POV: a woman’s corpse laying in the mud in the edge of a river. She is belly-down, we cannot see her face. No need for Michelle there. This could happen in any episode of season 4.

      If they ended season 4 with her hanging a Frey, as in the third book, it would be an amazing ending! I was O_O when I read it and think it would be so so cool to have the season end this way! And it is only one appearance in one episode, how time consuming can that be? One week? Two? Should be doable, no?

      My only doubt is that they seem to be moving really swiftly this season. Will they do Brienne’s bit as it was in the books? If so, it works out. Hopefully she goes to the Quiet Isle and see’s the Gravedigger! She’d have plenty of things to do until she meets Stoneheart in season 5. It also works for Jaime: He gives Brienne Oathkeeper, has his hot scene with Cersei, he helps Tyrion out, he tries to learn how to fight again, he goes off to sort the Tully problems, until he meets Stoneheart in season 5.

      What annoys me with this is that we will probably learn what happens to Jaime and Brienne before WoW comes out! Kinda sucks for me.

      Comment by anabbloggin – March 10, 2014 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great addition to the cast, Michelle is an amazing actress!

    Comment by Ellie – February 11, 2014 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on aboutnici.

    Comment by aboutnici – February 11, 2014 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GREAT news! First Sarah Walker joining and NOW Catelyn Stark?!?! Can’t wait!!!

    Comment by LaurenTVEA (@LaurenTVEA) – February 11, 2014 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Epic! I can’t wait to see her as a villain!

    Comment by David – February 11, 2014 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hopefully she doesn’t get killed in a red (white and blue) wedding….

    Comment by Panzer German – February 11, 2014 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This just makes it clear to me that there is not Lady Stoneheart in 4th season of GoT!

    Comment by rodrigoaurich – February 11, 2014 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • are you daft and actor can work on 2 shows. And LS role is not that big in season 4 anyway but will increase with Brienne and Jaime interaction. Noway can they cut LS out of the show. It would be an outrage and they have to rewrite Brienne and Jaime’s storyline

      Comment by Michael – March 27, 2014 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved her in Suits. I don’t think her role here has much influence on how much or little of her we’ll see in GoT.

    Comment by Apples – February 11, 2014 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Tony coming back? He’s gotta be there to kick some butt!

    Comment by Steve S – February 11, 2014 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who cares about some fantasy show called Game of Thrones?? 24 is real. (lol)

    Comment by Bring Back Tony – February 12, 2014 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Live Another Day is a short season and who knows if 24 will still keep coming back. I’m sure there will potential for her to go back to GOT. The writers wouldn’t change the story THAT much.

    Comment by Mikael – February 12, 2014 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a genius concept – I am guessing 24:LAD will get huge ratings and we’ll see truncated seasons going forward. I hope we get to see some crazy, kneecapping TELL ME WHERE THE BOMB IS Jack Bauer again. Then bring Cranston is as the big bad next season.

    Comment by R.O.B. – February 12, 2014 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really love to watch Game of Thrones and Two and a Half Men as well as documentaries about anything astronomical.
    Games have been using the formula repeatedly and it has worked to charm gamers into
    buying the sequels. If you persuade a lord to defect or you make a companion into a vassal
    you will need to grant them lands of their own to keep them
    happy.

    Comment by Jeannette – April 13, 2014 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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