Sunday, April 22, 2012

AS SEEN ON TV: LADY CATELYN STARK


LADY CATELYN TULLY STARK

CREATED BY:
George R.R. Martin

PORTRAYED BY:
Michelle Fairley

AS SEEN IN:
'Game Of Thrones'

TV LOCATION:
Winterfell, Various battlegrounds, Westeros, Mondas

From the "Game Of Thrones Wiki"
Catelyn Stark, nee Tully, is a major character in Game of Thrones. She is played by starring cast member Michelle Fairley and d├ębuts in the first episode of the first season. She was played in the unaired pilot by Jennifer Ehle but the role was recast.

Catelyn is from House Tully and married into House Stark. She is a devoted mother and is fiercely protective of her children. Her husband Eddard Stark is the Lord paramount of the North. He becomes Hand of the King to Robert Baratheon and travels south to the capital.

Following an assassination attempt on her son Bran she follows Eddard to warn him that House Lannister were involved. On her return journey she chances upon Tyrion Lannister and takes him into custody. This incites further conflict between the houses and Eddard is arrested for treason when Cersei Lannister becomes queen regent following the unexpected death of Robert. Catelyn is forced to release Tyrion when he proves his innocence in a trial by combat. She joins her son Robb Stark who has gathered the Stark banners to fight for Eddard's freedom. Eddard is executed on the order of King Joffrey Baratheon and Catelyn promises Robb that they will avenge him.


Catelyn was born into House Tully as the eldest daughter and child of Lord Hoster Tully. She has a younger brother, Edmure, and a younger sister, Lysa. Petyr Baelish was fostered with the Tullts and Catelyn grew up with him. She was betrothed to marry Brandon Stark of Winterfell, but he was brutally murdered by the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen after Prince Rhaegar had kidnapped Brandon's sister Lyanna. Catelyn instead married Brandon's brother, Eddard.

Catelyn and Eddard have five children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon. She is unhappy with Eddard's bastard son Jon Snow living with her family in Winterfell, the only source of friction between her and her husband.

BCnU!

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