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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 July 1958County Cork, Ireland
Birth NameFiona Mary Wilson
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Fiona is first and foremost a product of the stage, she has worked prolifically before-the-camera with performances in My Left Foot (1989), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), The Black Dahlia (2006), and HBO's True Blood (2008).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Trivia (24)

She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Honours List for her services to drama.
Played "Miss Jean Brodie" on stage in London.
At the Evening Standard Theatre Awards she was named Best Actress for 'Medea' performed at the Queeen's Theater in London. (2002)
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for "Electra", "As You Like It" and "The Person of Sichaun".
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actress in her performance for "Machinal" at the Royal National Theatre.
She was awarded the 1993 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Machinal.
She was awarded the 1991 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performance in Hedda Gabler.
She was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performances in Electra and The Good Person of Sichuan.
She was awarded the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Medea at the Queen's Theatre in London, England.
Became an Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for playing the title character in "Medea."
In the Independent on Sunday [UK] 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - Fiona Shaw came no. 69, a new entry.
Born to an eye surgeon and his wife, a physicist.
Following an unhappy experience playing Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew" for Jonathan Miller (Miller would not extend himself to allow the inclusion of modern sexual politics), she has only occasionally worked with male directors. Her collaboration with Deborah Warner has produced a string of daring performances and an armful of theatre awards.
She won the Bancroft Gold Medal at RADA and made her professional debut as Rosaline in "Love's Labour's Lost" in 1982.
Graduated from University College Cork.
Attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City.
Former longtime companion of Saffron Burrows from 2002 to 2005.
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).
Lives within earshot of London Zoo (Regent's Park) (UK).
A fitness enthusiast, Shaw commutes around her home base in London on her bicycle.
Appearing in the leading role in Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days", at National Theatre, London. [January 2007]
Starring in the title role in "Medea" on Broadway [December 2002]

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