Biography Fiona Shaw, The Tree of Life, Muse of Fire: A Documentary

Fiona Shaw filmography and biography

Date of birth: 10 July 1958, County Cork, Ireland

Fiona Shaw trivia


- She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Honours List for her services to drama.
- 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)
- She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for "Electra", "As You Like It" and "The Person of Sichaun".
- She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actress in her performance for "Machinal" at the Royal National Theatre.
- She was awarded the 1993 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Machinal.
- She was awarded the 1991 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performance in Hedda Gabler.
- She was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress for her performances in Electra and The Good Person of Sichuan.
- She was awarded the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Medea at the Queen's Theatre in London, England.
- Became an Associate Member of RADA.
- Graduated from RADA.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for playing the title character in "Medea."
- In the Independent on Sunday [UK] 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - Fiona Shaw came no. 69, a new entry.
- Born to an eye surgeon and his wife, a physicist.
- Following an unhappy experience playing Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew" for Jonathan Miller (I) (Miller would not extend himself to allow the inclusion of modern sexual politics), she has only occasionally worked with male directors. Her collaboration with Deborah Warner (I) has produced a string of daring performances and an armful of theatre awards.
- She won the Bancroft Gold Medal at RADA and made her professional debut as Rosaline in "Love's Labour's Lost" in 1982.
- Graduated from University College Cork.
- Attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City.
- Former longtime companion of Saffron Burrows from 2002 to 2005.

Fiona Shaw filmography

Name Year
The Tree of Life 2011
Muse of Fire: A Documentary 2010
Noi credevamo 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010
London Assurance 2010
Dorian Gray 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007
Fracture 2007
The Black Dahlia 2006
Catch and Release 2006
The Evening Standard British Film Awards 2005
Empire 2005
El sueño de una noche de San Juan 2005
Head to Shrunken Head 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004
Interviews with Professors & More 2003
The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2003
This Week 2003
Great Britons 2002
Doctor Sleep 2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002
The Seventh Stream 2001
Mind Games 2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
The Triumph of Love 2001
Gormenghast 2000
RKO 281 1999
The Last September 1999
The Avengers 1998
The Making of 'Super Mario Brothers' 1997
Conjuring Shakespeare 1997
The Butcher Boy 1997
Anna Karenina 1997
Ruby 1997
Richard II 1997
La mandrágora 1997
Trial & Retribution 1997
Jane Eyre 1996
The Waste Land 1995
Wagner's Women 1995
The Last Machine 1995
Persuasion 1995
Seascape 1994
Super Mario Bros. 1993
Undercover Blues 1993
The Big Fish 1992
Ridin' High: The Video 1992
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 1992
Performance 1992
For the Greater Good 1991
London Kills Me 1991
3 Men and a Little Lady 1990
Mountains of the Moon 1990
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 1989
Love Song 1985
Sacred Hearts 1985
Theatre Night 1985
Screen Two 1985
The Man Who Shot Christmas 1984
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1984
All for Love 1982