Birth Name: Fiona Mary Wilson
Height: 5' 8" (1.73m)
Biography and Career:
Fiona Shaw was born on July 10, 1958 in Country Cork, Ireland. Her father was an eye surgeon and her mother was a physicist. She is a leacing Irish Actress and theatre director.
She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire In Cork City and liked to be called "Fe Fe" in her childhood years and . She received her degree in University College Cork. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of 'new wave' of actors to emerge from the Academy.
Shaw has opted more often than not for roles showcasing her extreme but unaffected emotional intensity. These performances have earned her numerous stage awards.
Her notable theatrical roles include Young Woman in Machinal, Cel
ia in As You Like It (1984), Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1985), Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew (1987), Winnie in Happy Days (2007).
In 2008, she directed her first opera, Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams at the ENO.
In 2009, Shaw collaborated with Deborah Warner again, taking the lead role in Tony Kushner's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.
Shaw played the lead in Richard II, directed by Deborah Warner in 1995. Shaw has collaborated with Warner on a number of occasions, on both stage and screen.
Shaw has been romantically linked in the press with actress Saffron Burrows.
She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in 2001 for her services to drama.
She played "Miss Jean Brodie" on stage in London.
At the Evening Standard Theatre Awards she was named Best Actress for 'Medea' performed at the Queeen's Theater in London (2002).
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