This ‘Game of Thrones’ actress had a starring role in the Harry Potter saga and maybe you hadn’t noticed

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It happens on numerous occasions. An actor or actress from your favorite series appears fleetingly in one of the most famous sagas in the history of cinema, and perhaps you had not noticed it. This time we refer to the actress Michelle Fairley, the mother of the Starks in the acclaimed series of Game of Thrones and that was part of the saga Harry Potter 12 years ago.

The universe created by JK Rowling has thousands of characters, from the main ones to others so small that they only appear in a brief scene in any of the installments. This is the case of the actress Fairley, who gave life to the mother of Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2001.

The scene in which the interpreter appears takes place at the beginning of the penultimate installment of the saga, just when Hermione prepares to erase the memories of her parents in order to protect them through the Obliviate enchantment. In that sequence, the protagonist’s parents are watching the alarming news on television while little by little all signs and signals that the young witch is their daughter are disappearing.

A year after that moment, Fairley began in what would be one of the most famous series in the world: Game of Thrones. In it he gave life to the unforgettable Catelyn Stark, who ended up dying and betrayed at the hands of the Freys in the ninth episode of the third season, in the famous Red Wedding, one of the bloodiest moments in fiction.

The acclaimed HBO fiction has hosted numerous actors and actresses who had previously been part of the Harry Potter saga. Some like: Jim Broadbent, bringing the Archmaester Ebrose in the series and the professor Horace Slughorn en Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Y Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2; the actor David Bradley, who played the leader of the Frey in Game of Thrones and the mythical Hogwarts vigilante and cat lover Argus Filch, among others.