Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw

Jul. 10th, 1958
Born in
County Cork, Ireland
5' 8

Fiona Shaw's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
True Blood TV Show
True Blood
Channel Zero TV Show
Channel Zero
Empire (2005) TV Show
Empire (2005)
Gormenghast (UK) TV Show
Gormenghast (UK)

Main Movie Roles

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Fiona Mary Shaw, CBE (née Wilson; born July 10, 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. Although to international audiences she is primarily known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films or her role portraying Marnie Stonebrook in the HBO series True Blood, she is an accomplished classical actress. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and was awarded an honorary CBE in 2001.

Born in County Cork and was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. Her father was an ophthalmic surgeon and her mother was a physicist.

She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City. She received her degree in University College Cork. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of 'new wave' of actors to emerge from the Academy. She received much acclaim as Julia in the National Theatre production of Richard Sheridan's The Rivals (1983).

  • Born to an eye surgeon and his wife, a physicist.
  • Graduated from RADA.
  • 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.
  • Became an Associate Member of RADA.
  • She was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) 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 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performances in Electra and The Good Person of Sichuan.
  • Attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City.

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