Irish actress Michelle Fairley is in Sydney for the first time and the star of HBO's sweeping TV series Game of Thrones is warmly praising her surroundings.
Calling Sydney a beautiful city, Fairley is clearly enjoying the warmth after flying in from a northern hemisphere winter.
The actress, who plays matriarch Catelyn Stark, has reeled off a list of attractions she has taken in, although she's only been in the city a couple of days.
She is in Australia to promote the DVD release of the sprawling saga that's gained millions of fans and critical acclaim.
Fairley says she is still amazed by by the dedication of the show's fans.