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Fiona Shaw

Date of Birth: July 10, 1958 (64)

Birth Place: IRELAND

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Shaw has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She won the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Actress for various roles, including Electra, the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Actress for Machinal, and the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for The Waste Land. Her other stage work includes playing the title role in Medea in the West End and on Broadway (2001–2002). She was awarded an Honorary CBE in 2001.

Shaw appeared in The Waste Land at Wilton's Music Hall in January 2010 and in a National Theatre revival of London Assurance in March 2010. In November 2010, Shaw starred in Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin alongside Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan. The play was also staged in New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2011. In 2012, Shaw appeared in the National Theatre revival of Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker. The world's largest solo theatre festival, United Solo, recognised her performance in The Testament of Mary on Broadway with the 2013 United Solo Special Award.

Fiona Shaw Photos


[West End]
Almeida Theatre Original Film Project, 2017


[West End]
National Theatre Production, 2012

[New York]
World Premiere, 2005

Broadway Revival, 2002

Fiona Shaw Movies

[1984]Sacred Hearts Sister Felicity

[1985]Love Song Young Deirdre

[1989]My Left Foot Dr. Eileen Cole

[1990]3 Men and a Little Lady Miss Lomax

[1990]Mountains of the Moon Isabel

[1991]London Kills Me Headley

[1993]Super Mario Bros. Lena

[1993]Undercover Blues Novacek


[1996]Jane Eyre Mrs. Reed

[1997]Anna Karenina Lydia

[1997]The Butcher Boy Mrs. Nugent

[1998]The Avengers Father

[1999]RKO 281 Hedda Hopper

[1999]The Last September

[1999]The Last September Marda Norton

[2001]The Triumph of Love Leontine

[2001]Mind Games Frances O'Neil

[2001]Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Aunt Petunia Dursley

[2001]The Seventh Stream Mrs. Gourdon

[2002]Close Your Eyes Catherine Lebourg

[2002]Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Aunt Petunia

[2004]Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Aunt Petunia

[2005]Midsummer Dream The Witches - Voice

[2006]The Black Dahlia Ramona Linscott

[2006]Catch and Release Mrs. Douglas

[2006]Paris, je t'aime

[2007]Fracture Judge Robinson

[2007]Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Petunia Dursley

[2009]Dorian Gray Agatha

[2009]Dido and Aeneas - Didon et Énée Comédienne dans le prologue

[2010]We Believed Emilie Ashurst

[2010]National Theatre Live: London Assurance Lady Gay Spanker

[2010]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Petunia Dursley

[2011]The Tree of Life Grandmother

[2013]The English Teacher Narrator

[2015]Lumen D'Laria

[2016]Out of Innocence Catherine Flynn

[2016]The White King Kathrin Fitz

[2017]The Hippopotamus Anne Logan

[2018]Lizzie Abby Borden

[2018]Colette Sido

[2020]Kindred Margaret

[2020]Enola Holmes Miss Harrison

[2020]Ammonite Elizabeth Philpot

[2024]Imaginary Friends

Fiona Shaw TV Shows

All for Love Elspeth

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Miss Morrison

Theatre Night Clytemnestra

For the Greater Good Gillian Savage

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Viola

The Last Machine

[ 1992-1995]Screen Two Mrs. Croft, Pauline

[ 1993-1997]Performance Richard II, Hedda Gabler

Gormenghast Irma Prunesquallor

Ebb and Flo Narrator

Empire Fulvia

Trial & Retribution Jo Wilson QC

True Blood Marnie Stonebrook

Marple Miss Katherine Greenshaw

Masterpiece Mystery Miss Katherine Greenshaw

True Detective Rose Aguineau

Maigret Madame Moncin

Channel Zero Marla Painter

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Hedwin

[ 2015-2017]Sarah & Duck Music Lady

Inside No. 9 Jean

Emerald City Mombi

3Below: Tales of Arcadia Birdie, Halcon

Mrs Wilson Coleman

Fleabag Counsellor

Baptiste Emma Chambers

[ 2018-2022]Killing Eve Carolyn Martens, Carolyn

Andor Maarva Andor

Fiona Shaw News

Video: HBO Releases TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY Teaser Starring Jodie Foster

HBO has released the teaser video for the original drama series TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY, starring Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Fiona Shaw, Finn Bennett, Isabella Star Lablanc, Aka Niviâna, Anna Lambe, and Joel D. Montgrand with Christopher Eccleston, and John Hawkes. Issa López serves as showrunner and writer and directs all episodes.

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

The 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Names 10 Finalists Including Zadie Smith, Francisca Da Silveira & More

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest international prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

Joe Spano & More to Star in THE REALISTIC JONESES at Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre Company will present the Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm, with a press opening on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, running through Sunday, February 12.

Photos: Go Inside THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN Opening Night

See photos from opening night of Zadie Smith's The Wife of Willesden, running at the Kiln Theatre through Saturday 11 February 2023.

Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the UK premiere of David French's classic Salt-Water Moon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 (Press Nights: Thursday, 5 January 2023 and Friday, 6 January 2023 at 7.30pm). It's a splendid moon-filled night in Coley's Point in 1926.

Dael Orlandersmith & More Receive Awards at 2022 United Solo Festival

In the culmination of a seven-week run that featured over seventy one-person theatre productions from across the globe, the world’s largest solo theatre festival concluded its thirteenth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York on November 20, with this year’s awards gala.

Photos: First Look At Dickie Beau In ¡SHOWMANISM! At the Ustinov Studio in Bath

See photos of ¡SHOWMANISM! A Concise Histrionic of Performance, devised and performed by Dickie Beau at the Ustinov Studio in Bath, 11 November to 10 December 2022.

ANDOR Star Wars Series Will Premiere on ABC, Freeform, FX, & Hulu

To  celebrate the highly anticipated “Andor” finale on Disney+, and to help kick off the Thanksgiving holiday, The Walt Disney Company will offer viewers a special opportunity to watch the first two episodes of the acclaimed series across its unparalleled distribution platforms including ABC, FX, Freeform and Hulu. 

HBO Drama Series TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY Begins Production

Production is currently underway in Iceland on the HBO Original drama series TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY. The series stars Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, Fiona Shaw, Finn Bennett, Anna Lambe, Aka Niviâna, Isabella Star Lablanc, and Joel D. Montgrand.

Kathleen Chalfant, David Strathairn, Melissa Etheridge & More Nominated for 2022 United Solo Special Award

United Solo has announced the nominees for their thirteenth annual Special Award, presented each year to an outstanding solo performance that takes place outside of the festival.

Dickie Beau's !SHOWMANISM! Comes to Theatre Royal Bath Next Month

The final commission by Deborah Warner in her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Ustinov Studio will be ¡SHOWMANISM! A Concise Histrionic of Performance, devised and performed by Dickie Beau which will play the Ustinov Studio, Bath from 11 November to 10 December 2022.

Photos: Stars Turn Out For DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opening Night!

The Hudson Theatre was the place to be as stars of stage and screen came out to celebrate opening night of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. This vibrant and timely production is directed by Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the London production alongside Marianne Elliott. See photos from opening night!

United Solo Festival Opens This Week at Theatre Row

The world's largest solo theatre festival, United Solo, is back for its thirteenth season with productions from around the globe including drama, dance, multimedia, improv, musical and storytelling. The festival will run from October 4 until November 20 at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City's theatre district.

BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE " LA Concert Film Now Streaming on Disney+

n celebration of Disney+ Day, the electrifying concert film from 21st century pop icons, “BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LA” is now streaming on Disney+. BTS features RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. The film is produced by HYBE, a Den of Thieves production, in association with Borderless Films.

CHOCOHOLIC Returns to United Solo Theater Festival

United Solo Theater Festival, year after year, creates one of the best lineups of solo plays. It's the biggest and most prestigious solo theater festival in the world, and each year, Theater Row presents some of the most extraordinary solo shows to ever grace the stage.

VIDEO: Disney+ Shares ANDOR Series Trailer

Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner. Watch the new video trailer now!

Full Cast Announced For THE TEMPEST at Ustinov Studio, Bath

Casting is announced for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be the first production in Deborah Warner's inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath.

Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More to Star in World Premiere of THE BUTCHER BOY at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today casting for the World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy, featuring book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon. The Butcher Boy will begin previews on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage on July 21, 2022 and is set to open on August 1 for a limited run through September 11, 2022.

World Premiere of New Musical THE BUTCHER BOY & More Announced for Irish Rep Summer 2022 Season

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today two productions for their Summer 2022 season. A brand new production of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom, and the World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy.


Fiona Shaw has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Fiona Shaw has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Fiona Shaw's first West End show was Scenes From An Execution which opened in 2012

Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Testament of Mary , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Testament of Mary , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Happy Days , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Happy Days , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Medea , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Medea , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for The Waste Land , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Machinal , Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler , Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler , Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Electra Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for As You Like It and Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Mephisto .

Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Medea, Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for The Waste Land Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Machinal and Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Electra.

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