Fiona Shaw

Actor
An Irish-born stage actress often (to her dismay) compared to Vanessa Redgrave, Fiona Shaw has been making inroads onscreen as well since the late 1980s. Intense and fiercely intellectual off-stage and on, this ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1958 in Cork, IE

Filmography

Actor (37)

The English Teacher 2013 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

True Blood 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Petunia Dursley (Actor)

We Believed 2010 (Movie)

Emilie (Actor)

Dorian Gray 2009 (Movie)

Agatha (Actor)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Douglas (Actor)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

Judge Robinson (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Petunia Dursley (Actor)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Ramona Linscott (Actor)

Close Your Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Catherine Lebourg (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Aunt Petunia (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Aunt Petunia (Actor)

The Triumph of Love 2002 (Movie)

Leontine--The Spinster Sister (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Aunt Petunia Dursley (Actor)

The Last September 2000 (Movie)

Marda Norton (Actor)

RKO 281 1999 (Movie)

Hedda Hopper (Actor)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

Mrs Nugent (Actor)

Anna Karenina 1997 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Reed (Actor)

Persuasion 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Croft (Actor)

The Waste Land 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

Twelfth Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

Novacek (Actor)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

Headley (Actor)

Maria's Child 1991 (Movie)

Pauline (Actor)

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

Miss Lomax (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Isabel Arundell (Actor)

My Left Foot 1989 (Movie)

Dr Eileen Cole (Actor)

Love Song 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Sacred Hearts 1983 (Movie)

Sister Felicity (Actor)

Gormenghast (TV Show)

Actor

Hedda Gabler (TV Show)

Actor

The Seventh Stream (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An Irish-born stage actress often (to her dismay) compared to Vanessa Redgrave, Fiona Shaw has been making inroads onscreen as well since the late 1980s. Intense and fiercely intellectual off-stage and on, this statuesque brunette with a great aquiline profile graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1982 and promptly made her debut in "Love's Labour's Lost". Since then, she has turned in one powerful--sometimes controversial--stage performance after another, including Celia in "As You Like It" (1985), Erika in "Mephisto" (1986), a near-psychotic Katherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" (1987-1988) and "Mary Stuart" (1988 and 1996), earning a reputation as a superb classical actress/daredevil. Shaw's most hotly-debated role was as "Richard II", which she played in 1995 and which marked her sixth collaboration (since 1988) with her longtime friend, director Deborah Warner. The two made their NYC debut in 1996 with a hit staging of "The Waste Land", T. S. Eliot's 433-line poem about death and resurrection. Critics praised Shaw for her brilliant performance in the tour de force which had the actress standing alone on a bare stage, conjuring up a bleak gallery of characters lost in a realm of spiritual blight.

Relationships

Saffron Burrows Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

University College, Cork

Cork

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1982

Milestones

2010

Reprised role of Aunt Petunia for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"

2009

Played the lead role in Tony Kushner's translation of "Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children"

2008

Directed her first opera, "Riders to the Sea" at the English National Opera

2007

Reprised role of Aunt Petunia for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

2007

Co-starred with Jennifer Garner in "Catch and Release"

2004

Reprised role of Aunt Petunia for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

2004

Appeared in the thriller, "Close Your Eyes"

2002

Reprised role of Aunt Petunia for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

2001

Played Aunt Petunia in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

2000

Directed by Deborah Warner in "Medea" at Dublin's Abbney Theatre

2000

Appeared as Irma Prunesquallor in the BBC miniseries, "Gormenghast"

1999

Portrayed Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in HBO's "RKO 281"

1999

Made her Royal National Theatre directorial debut with the touring production of George Bernard Shaw's "Widowers' Houses"

1999

Co-starred in Deborah Warner's feature directorial debut, "The Last September"

1998

Starred in London revival of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

1998

Co-starred as the imperious neighbor in Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy"

1998

Co-starred opposite Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman in the big-screen version of "The Avengers"

1996

Performed T. S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land" as a one-person show at the Liberty Theatre in New York

1995

Portrayed the title character in Deborah Warner's London play, "Richard II"

1993

Featured in "Super Mario Brothers," based on the popular video game

1990

Had a memorable role in "Three Men and a Little Lady"

1990

Played Isabel Arundell, explorer Richard Burton's free-spirited wife, in "Mountains of the Moon"

1988

First stage collaboration with director Deborah Warner, the title role in "Electra"

1988

Breakthrough film role, Played Dr. Eileen Cole in "My Left Foot"

1987

Essayed the role of Prudence in "The New Inn"

1986

Portrayed Portia and Beatrice in the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring productions of "The Merchant of Venice" and "Much Ado About Nothing"

1985

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company

1984

Made her film debut as Sister Felicity in "Sacred Hearts"

1984

Essayed the role of Mary Shelley in Howard Brenton's London play, "Bloody Poetry"

1983

Played Julia Melville in "The Rivals" at London's Olivier Theatre

1983

Made professional stage debut in "Love's Labor's Lost"

1980

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London

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