July 10, 1958
63 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
58 kg | 128 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Fiona Shaw was born in Cobh, Ireland, on July 10, 1958, is an Irish actress.
Young Fiona Shaw began her professional acting career on stage, with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama movie Sacred Hearts (1984) in role as Sister Felicity.
She got her television debut in romantic series All for Love (1983) in episode "Fireworks for Elspeth", in role as Elspeth.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dr. Eileen Cole in biographical comedy drama film My Left Foot (1989).
She played Petunia Dursley in Harry Potter film series:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
She was nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Award, USA for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Leontine in romantic comedy movie The Triumph of Love (2001).
The Tree of Life (2011) epic experimental drama written and directed by Terrence Malick
The Butcher Boy (1997) drama opposite Eamonn Owens and Stephen Rea
Mountains of the Moon (1990) drama adventure with Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen and Richard E. Grant
Undercover Blues (1993) action comedy opposite Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid
The Avengers (1998) spy action with Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery
The Last September (1999) romantic drama opposite Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey and Keeley Hawes
Lizzie (2018) biographical thriller with Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart and Kim Dickens
Colette (2018) biographical drama opposite Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson and Dominic West
Kindred (2020) mystery horror drama in role as Margaret, opposite Tamara Lawrance and Jack Lowden
Enola Holmes (2020) mystery in role as Miss Harrison, with Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin
Ammonite (2020) romantic drama in role as Elizabeth Philpot, opposite Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan
She was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Supporting Actress for her role as Marla Painter in Syfy horror anthology television series Channel Zero (2016).
She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Carolyn Martens in British spy thriller television series Killing Eve (2018- ).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Counsellor in comedy drama television series Fleabag (2019).
Gormenghast (2000) BBC fantasy miniseries in role as Irma Prunesquallor
Empire (2005) ABC historical series in role as Fulvia
She had recurring role as Marnie Stonebrook in HBO fantasy horror drama television series True Blood (2011).
Emerald City (2017) NBC fantasy drama series in role as Mombi
Mrs. Wilson (2018) BBC One historical drama serial in role as Coleman
Baptiste (2021) British drama series in role as Emma Chambers
Attended secondary school Scoil Mhuire in Cork.
Graduated from University College Cork, with a degree in philosophy.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
Has brother, John and had brother Peter (died at the age of 18).
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Medea in a play "Medea" (2001–2002).
She won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her roles in a plays: "Electra", "As You Like It", "Machinal" and "The Good Person of Szechwan".
She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for "The Waste Land" (1997).
She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2001.
Lives in Primrose Hil, North London, United Kingdom.
She dated English actress Saffron Burrows (2002-2005).
She married economist Sonali Deraniyagala in 2018.