Jul. 10th, 1958
County Cork, Ireland
Fiona Shaw's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2013 - The English Teacher
2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
2009 - Dorian Gray
2007 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2006 - The Black Dahlia
2002 - Doctor Sleep
1998 - The Avengers
1997 - Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
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[none found]
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).
- Former longtime companion of 'Saffron Burrows' (qv) from 2002 to 2005.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for playing the title character in "Medea."
- Attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City.
- Graduated from RADA.
- Played "Miss Jean Brodie" on stage in London.
- She won the Bancroft Gold Medal at RADA and made her professional debut as Rosaline in "Love's Labour's Lost" in 1982.
- Following an unhappy experience playing Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew" for 'Jonathan Miller (I)' (qv) (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 (I)' (qv) has produced a string of daring performances and an armful of theatre awards.
- 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.