Jul. 10th, 1958
County Cork, Ireland
Fiona Shaw's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2009 - Dorian Gray
2007 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007 - Fracture
2006 - The Black Dahlia
2004 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2002 - Doctor Sleep
2002 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1998 - The Avengers
1996 - Jane Eyre
1995 - Persuasion
1993 - Super Mario Bros.
1993 - Undercover Blues
1990 - Mountains of the Moon
1990 - 3 Men and a Little Lady
Guest TV Roles
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.
- 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.
- Attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City.
- She was awarded the 1993 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Machinal.
- 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 RADA.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for playing the title character in "Medea."
- 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.