Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw

Highest Rated: 98% My Left Foot (1989)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1958

Birthplace: County Cork, Ireland

An Irish-born stage actress often (to her dismay) compared to Vanessa Redgrave, Fiona Shaw has been making inroads onscreen as well since the late 1980s. Intense and fiercely intellectual off-stage and on, this statuesque brunette with a great aquiline profile graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1982 and promptly made her debut in "Love's Labour's Lost." Since then, she has turned in one powerful--sometimes controversial--stage performance after another, including Celia in "As You Like It" (1985), Erika in "Mephisto" (1986), a near-psychotic Katherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" (1987-1988) and "Mary Stuart" (1988 and 1996), earning a reputation as a superb classical actress/daredevil. Shaw's most hotly-debated role was as "Richard II," which she played in 1995 and which marked her sixth collaboration (since 1988) with her longtime friend, director Deborah Warner. The two made their NYC debut in 1996 with a hit staging of "The Waste Land," T. S. Eliot's 433-line poem about death and resurrection. Critics praised Shaw for her brilliant performance in the tour de force which had the actress standing alone on a bare stage, conjuring up a bleak gallery of characters lost in a realm of spiritual blight.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kindred Margaret (Character) - 2020
80% No Score Yet Ammonite Elizabeth Philpot (Character) - 2020
92% 73% Enola Holmes Miss Harrison (Character) - 2020
87% 69% Colette Sido (Character) $5.1M 2018
66% 49% Lizzie Abby Borden (Character) $639.2K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Untitled Narrator - 2017
57% 50% The Hippopotamus Anne Logan (Character) - 2017
71% 61% The White King Kathrin Fitz (Voice) - 2016
86% No Score Yet Out of Innocence Catherine Flynn (Character) - 2016
41% 31% The English Teacher Narrator $60.2K 2013
85% 60% The Tree of Life Grandmother (Character) $13.3M 2011
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Aunt Petunia (Character) $295M 2010
44% 39% Dorian Gray Agatha (Character) - 2009
78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Aunt Petunia (Character) $292M 2007
22% 55% Catch and Release Mrs. Douglas (Character) $15.3M 2006
32% 27% The Black Dahlia Ramona Linscott (Character) $22.5M 2006
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Petunia Dursley (Character) $249.4M 2004
46% 35% Hypnotic Lebourg (Character) $39.4K 2003
83% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Petunia Dursley (Character) $262M 2002
No Score Yet 58% The Seventh Stream Mrs. Gourdon (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Games Frances O'Neil (Character) - 2001
48% 51% Triumph of Love Leontine (Character) $448.5K 2001
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Petunia Dursley (Character) $317.6M 2001
42% 33% The Last September Marda Norton (Character) $470K 1999
93% 76% RKO 281 Hedda Hopper (Character) - 1999
5% 15% The Avengers Father (Character) $23.4M 1998
26% 66% Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Lydia (Character) $791.8K 1997
77% 82% The Butcher Boy Mrs. Nugent (Character) $2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Eyre Mrs. Reed (Character) $5.2M 1996
86% 84% Persuasion Mrs. Croft (Character) $3.7M 1995
23% 29% Super Mario Bros. Lena (Character) $20.8M 1993
37% 67% Undercover Blues Paulina Novacek (Character) $12M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maria's Child Pauline (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 68% London Kills Me Headley (Character) $169K 1991
38% 43% Three Men and a Little Lady Miss Elspeth Lomax (Character) $71.6M 1990
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Isabel Arundell (Character) $1.4M 1990
98% 92% My Left Foot Dr. Eileen Cole (Character) $14.5M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Hearts Sister Felicity (Character) - 1985

TV

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89% 86% Killing Eve Carolyn Martens (Character) 2018-2020
100% 93% Fleabag Counsellor (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Madame Moncin (Character) 2016-2017
38% 78% Emerald City Mombi (Guest Star) 2017
93% 83% Channel Zero: Candle Cove Marla Painter (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Books Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2013
70% 72% True Blood Marnie Stonebrook (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: True Blood Marnie (Character)

QUOTES FROM Fiona Shaw CHARACTERS

Christy Brown says: I think you;re brilliant.

Christy Brown says: I think you're brilliant.

Dr. Eileen Cole says: I'm only as brilliant as my patients.

Dr. Eileen Cole says: With speech therapy, I could teach you how to say "Fuck off" more clearly.

Grandmother says: Life goes on. People pass along. Nothing stays the same.