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Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-07-10

43 Movies · 9 TV Series


Fiona Shaw (born Fiona Mary Wilson; 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. She is known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series (2001–10), as Marnie Stonebrook in season four of the HBO series True Blood (2011), and as Carolyn Martens in the BBC series Killing Eve (2018–present), for which she won the 2019 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her performances in the second seasons of Killing Eve and the comedy-drama Fleabag, Shaw received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series respectively. For the third season of Killing Eve, she was again nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.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 (2001–02). She was awarded an Honorary CBE in 2001. In 2020, she was listed at number 29 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Personal Life

Shaw is a lesbian and was previously in a relationship with actress Saffron Burrows.She is married to the economist Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala. She met her after reading Deraniyagala's book Wave: Life and Memories after the Tsunami, where she had documented the experience of the loss of her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Early Life

Shaw was born in Farranree, County Cork, and identifies as a Roman Catholic. Her father, Denis Wilson, was an ophthalmic surgeon, and her mother, Mary, was a physicist.She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City. She received her degree in philosophy at University College Cork.

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