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Fiona Shaw was Born July 10, 1958 in County Cork, Ireland. She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City, and later received a degree in University College Cork. She was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of a contingent of actors to emerge from the college who were considered 'new wave'. While ... See full bio »
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 2016 The Rising: 1916 (pre-production)
Countess Markievicz
  The White King (post-production)
Kathrin Fitz
 2015 Pixels
Prime Minister (uncredited)
 2013 The English Teacher
 2011 The Tree of Life
 2010 We Believed
Emilie Ashurst
 2010 National Theatre Live: London Assurance
Lady Gay Spanker
 2005 Midsummer Dream
The Witches (English version, voice)
 2002 Close Your Eyes
Catherine Lebourg
 1999 The Last September
Marda Norton
 1997 The Butcher Boy
Mrs. Nugent
 1997 Anna Karenina
 1993 Undercover Blues
 1991 London Kills Me
 1990 3 Men and a Little Lady
Miss Lomax
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Isabel Arundell (Mrs Burton as from 1861)
 1985 Sacred Hearts
Sister Felicity
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(February 1983 to March 1983; July 1983 to September 1983) She acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton, and Olivier Theatres in London, England in Frank Leosser's musical, "Guys and Dolls;" John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Way Upstream;" Bertolt Brecht ... See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy. See more »


Throughout the Harry Potter movie series, Shaw played "Petunia Dursley", Harry Potter's aunt, who had a strong aversion to any mention of or person connected to witchcraft or wizardry. Soon after finishing the last Potter movie, she started playing a witch possessed by a much-more powerful witch on the TV show, True Blood (2008). See more »

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