Acting doesn’t have to be threadbare misery all the time.
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|Birth:||10th July, 1958|
|Profession:||Actress, Theatre director|
Fiona Shaw was born in County Cork, Ireland. She is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director, known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films and her role as Marnie Stonebrook in season four of the HBO series True Blood. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, twice winning the Olivier Award for Best Actress; for various roles including Electra in 1990, and for Machinal in 1994. She won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for The Waste Land. She received her degree in University College Cork. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 2008, she directed her first opera, Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams and in 2010 her second Elegy for Young Lovers by Hans Werner Henze. In 2013 she directed The Rape of Lucretia by composer Benjamin Britten and librettist Ronald Duncan for the Glyndebourne Tour.
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