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13 May 2011

Workshop with Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley

This week I attended a workshop with the Game of Thrones star, Michelle Fairley, as part of the Cinemagic Dublin festival. The four hour workshop was brilliant, with a lot of incredible and enthusiastic young people.

It started with an in depth warm up, as Michelle walked us through the extensive 40 minute routine she goes through before she goes out on stage or on set. Then after a short break, we were put into pairs and asked to work through  Act 2, Scene 2 of Macbeth - the pivotal scene after Duncan is murdered. This has proved invaluable to me as I have an audition for Macbeth in London next week. Then we were split into groups of four to work through an early scene in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa - a work I wasn't familiar with but will certainly try to read now.

Finally she answered questions about acting in the industry, mentioning how working in America through her Broadway work and on ...Thrones was different to Britain in both good and bad ways.

She was incredibly approachable and modest for someone who is in the biggest new show on television and it's a credit once again to Cinemagic that they can attract such stellar talent to perform these workshops.