Fiona Shaw is an actress whose popularity as an actress has endured for over 2 decades. In 2018, the show Killing Eve was released and she played the role of Carolyn Martens.
Written by the excellent Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve has made her a worldwide star. The actress has worked as a thespian, film actor and TV actor, read more.
Shaw had already worked for 18 years when she was cast as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Then she had the role for almost 9 years and left the role only in 2010.
She worked with Luke Youngblood and Paul Ritter on the film series. The first installment in the Harry Potter series grossed over $975 million.
Fiona has openly accepted that she is a lesbian, she is married to Sonali Deraniyagala as of February 2020.
The pair met after Shaw was so moved by Deraniyagala’s memoir about the passing of her husband and children in Sri Lanka’s boxing day tsunami, that she wanted mutual friends to introduce them. After meeting for the first time, they immediately hit it off and later got married.
Before this, Fiona Shaw was married to Saffron Burrows.
Unlike some actors who only have one good TV show to their name, Fiona has worked on various critically acclaimed shows like Fleabag and True Blood. Similarly, her best-known show is Killing Eve.
She played the role of Head of Russia Desk at MI6, Carolyn Martens.
The character is one of the central pivots of the show to move the plot along and her performance in the role is as intriguing as ever. In fact, she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series for her depiction.
Fiona Shaw was born Fiona Mary Wilson on 10 July 1958 in Farranree, County Cork, Ireland, to Denis Wilson and Mary Wilson.
She is 61 years old as of February 2020 and stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall (173 cm). Shaw is a graduate of University College Cork with a degree in philosophy.
Irish actress Fiona has a net worth of around $5 million as of February 2020. She amassed the fortune from a career spanning almost 3 decades in the acting industry.
As per data from Celebworth, she earns around $866,666.67 per year which is $72,222.22 per year.
Fiona Shaw’s work on the 1986 play As You Like It got her nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role but she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 1990 for her work in Electra / As You Like It / The Good Person of Szechwan.
Shaw began acting in the theater during the initial stages of her career, she did various musicals and plays and finally moved to on-screen acting but she is still a respected thespian.
She was trained in theater acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.