Shaw, Fiona 1958(?)-
Shaw, Fiona 1958(?)-
Full name, Fiona Mary Wilson; born July 10, 1958 (some sources say 1955), in Cork, Ireland; father, an eye surgeon; mother, physicist; married Hugh; children: two daughters. Education: Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; studied philosophy at the University College, Cork, Ireland.
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Actress. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, associate member. University of Missouri at Kansas City, teacher at acting workshop, 1996.
Bancroft Gold Medal, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1982; London Critics Circle Theatre Award, best actress, 1989, for Electra and The Good Person of Sichuan; Laurence Olivier awards, best actress, Society of West End Theatre, 1990, for Electra, As You Like It, and The Good Person of Sichuan; London Critics Circle Theatre Award, best actress, 1991, for Hedda Gabler; Plays and Players London Theatre Critics Awards, best actress, 1991, for Hedda Gabler and Electra; Evening Standard Theatre Award, best actress, 1993, Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, best actress, Society of West End Theatre, 1994, both for Machinal; Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actress, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, 1996, for Persuasion; Drama Desk Awards, outstanding one-person show and best solo/one-woman show, Theatre World Award, 1997, both for The Waste Land; Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 2001; Evening Standard Theatre Award, best actress, 2002, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actress in a play, Obie Award, best performance, Village Voice, 2003, all for Medea; Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best acting ensemble, 2003, for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
(Stage debut) Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1983.
Julia Melville, The Rivals, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1983.
Mary Shelley, Bloody Poetry, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1984.
Celia, As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, England, then Barbican Theatre, London, both 1985.
Madame de Volanges, Les liaisons dangereuses, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, 1985, then Pit Theatre, London, 1986.
Tatyana Vasilyevna, The Philistines, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, 1985, then Pit Theatre, 1986.
Erika Bruckner, Mephisto, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1986.
Prudence, The New Inn, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1987.
Mistress Carol, Hyde Park, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, 1987, then Pit Theatre, 1988.
Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, 1987, then Barbican Theatre, 1988.
Title role, Mary Stuart, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1988.
Title role, Electra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, 1988-89.
Rosalind, As You Like It, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1989.
Shen The/Shui Ta, The Good Person of Sichuan, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1989-90.
Shakespeare—As He Liked It, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1990.
The Waste Land (solo dramatic reading), Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 1995, then Liberty Theatre, New York City, 1996-97.
The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie, London, 1998.
Happy Days, National Theatre, London, 2002.
The Powerbook, Royal National Theatre, London, 2002.
Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, Barbican Theatre, London, 2005.
Also appeared in the title role, Hedda Gabler, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, then West End production, London; in Footfalls, Garrick Theatre, London; Machinal, Royal National Theatre, London; Titus Andronicus, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company, British cities, 1986-87.
Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company, British cities, 1986-87.
Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, French and Spanish cities, 2005.
Major Tours; as Director:
Widowers' Houses, Royal National Theatre, London, 1999.
Laura, The Man Who Shot Christmas, 1984.
Sister Felicity, Sacred Hearts, Reality/Film Four, 1984.
Dr. Eileen Cole, My Left Foot (also known as My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown), Miramax, 1989.
Isabel Arundell, Mrs. Burton in 1861, Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990.
Miss Lomax, Three Men and a Little Lady (also known as 3 Men and a Little Lady), 1990.
Headley, London Kills Me, 1991.
Lena, Super Mario Bros., 1993.
Novacek, Undercover Blues, 1993.
Pauline, Maria's Child, 1993.
Mrs. Croft, Persuasion, 1995.
The Waste Land, 1995.
Mrs. Reed, Jane Eyre (also known as Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"), Miramax, 1996.
Lydia, Anna Karenina (also known as Anna Karenine), Warner Bros., 1997.
Mrs. Nugent, The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997.
Father, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1998.
Marda Norton, The Last September, Trimark Pictures, 1999.
Frances O'Neil, Mind Games, 2000.
Aunt Petunia Dursley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Warner Bros., 2001.
Leontine, The Triumph of Love (also known as Il trionfo dell'amore), Paramount Classics, 2001.
Professor Catherine Lebourg, Doctor Sleep (also known as Close Your Eyes and Hypnotic), First Look International, 2002.
Aunt Petunia Dursley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (also known as Harry Potter und die kammer des schreckens), Warner Bros., 2002.
Herself, Interviews with Professors & More (documentary short), 2003.
Herself, Head to Shrunken Head (documentary short), 2004.
Aunt Petunia Dursley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Warner Bros., 2004.
(English versions) Voice of the witches, El sueno de una noche de San Juan (animated; also known as Midsummer Dream), 2005.
Ramona Linscott, The Black Dahlia (also known as Black Dahlia), Universal, 2006.
Ellen Douglas, Catch and Release, Columbia, 2006.
Judge Robinson, Fracture, New Line Cinema, 2007.
Aunt Petunia Dursley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Warner Bros., 2007.
Television Appearances; Series:
Various characters, The Last Machine, 1995.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Gillian Savage, For the Greater Good, BBC, 1991.
Herself, "Girls Who Are Boys," "It's a Family Affair," and "Like a Virgin," Conjuring Shakespeare, 1997.
Irma Prunesquallor, Gormenghast, BBC and BBC America, 2000.
Presenter, "William Shakespeare," Great Britons, 2002.
Fulvia, Empire, ABC, 2005.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Young Deirdre, Love Song, Anglia Television, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.
Clytemnestra, Iphigenia at Aulis, 1990.
Pauline, "Maria's Child," Screen Two, BBC, 1992.
Cosima Wagner, Wagner's Women, 1995.
Richard II, 1997.
Hedda Hopper, RKO 281 (also known as RKO 281: The Battle Over Citizen Kane), HBO, 1999.
Frances O'Neil, Mind Games, 2001.
Mrs. Gourdon, The Seventh Stream, CBS, 2001.
Trial and Retribution XIV: Mirror Image, 2007.
Also appeared in Fireworks for Elspeth.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Title role and program host, "Hedda Gabler," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1993.
The Waste Land, BBC, 1995.
The 57th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2003.
The Evening Standard Awards, ITV3, 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Voice of Viola, "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (animated), HBO, 1992.
Ruby, BBC, 1997.
This Week, BBC, 2005.
The Banyan Tree, Time Warner, 2000.
(With Jeannette Winterson and Deborah Warner) The Powerbook, Royal National Theatre, London, 2002.
Composing Myself: A Journey through Postpartum Depression, Steerforth, 1998.
American Theatre, March, 1997, p. 12.
Newsweek, January 15, 1996, p. 67.
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