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Fiona Shaw (1958-), Actress and writer

Fiona Mary Shaw

Sitter in 3 portraits
Shaw graduated from University College, Cork and trained at RADA in London. She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1985 to 1988. She has been awarded Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her roles in Electra (1989), As You Like It at the Old Vic (1989) and Machinal at the National Theatre. Television work includes Persuasion (1994), The Waste Land (1995) and Gormenghast (2000) and recent film work includes The Black Dahlia (2006), The Tree of Life (2011) and the Harry Potter series of films. Shaw made her directorial debut at the English National Opera in 2008 with Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams.

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6609

Fiona Mary Shaw

by Victoria Kate Russell
oil on canvas, 2001-2002
On display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6609

P1918

Fiona Mary Shaw

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 27 October 1989
NPG P1918

P752

Fiona Mary Shaw

by David Buckland
Iris print on canvas with text panel mounted on canvas
NPG P752