Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw, Honorary CBE (born 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre director. Although to international audiences she is probably most familiar for her minor role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, she is an accomplished classical actress. Shaw was awarded an honorary CBE in 2001. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fiona Shaw, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their third year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their third year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

The Tree of Life (2011)

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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Jane Eyre (1996)

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

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In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Alison Whelan  •  Declan Croghan

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Alison Whelan  •  Declan Croghan

Persuasion (1995)

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young sea captain of meager means. Years later, money troubles force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Amanda Root  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Susan Fleetwood  •  Fiona Shaw

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young sea captain of meager means. Years later, money troubles force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Amanda Root  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Susan Fleetwood  •  Fiona Shaw

RKO 281 (2000)

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annabel Jankel  •  Rocky Morton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Samantha Mathis

Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annabel Jankel  •  Rocky Morton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Samantha Mathis

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Hilary Swank

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Hilary Swank

The Triumph of Love (2001)

A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Peploe
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Rachael Stirling  •  Jay Rodan

A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Peploe
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Rachael Stirling  •  Jay Rodan

The Avengers (1998)

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Uma Thurman  •  Sean Connery  •  Patrick Macnee

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Uma Thurman  •  Sean Connery  •  Patrick Macnee

Catch and Release (2006)

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Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz doesn't seem to care. Once Gray ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susannah Grant
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Kevin Smith  •  Sam Jaeger

Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz doesn't seem to care. Once Gray ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susannah Grant
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Kevin Smith  •  Sam Jaeger

Mountains of the Moon (1990)

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Richard E. Grant  •  John Savident  •  Bernard Hill

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Richard E. Grant  •  John Savident  •  Bernard Hill

Undercover Blues (1993)

When fun-loving American agents Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are called back from maternity leave for a special assignment in New Orleans, the spy parents decide to skip the sitter and give their bouncing baby girl the adventure of a lifetime. There's nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Fiona Shaw  •  Stanley Tucci

When fun-loving American agents Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are called back from maternity leave for a special assignment in New Orleans, the spy parents decide to skip the sitter and give their bouncing baby girl the adventure of a lifetime. There's nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Fiona Shaw  •  Stanley Tucci

Titanic Town (1998)

Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear she stands up and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Nuala O'Neill  •  James Loughran

Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear she stands up and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Nuala O'Neill  •  James Loughran

The Last September (2000)

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

The English Teacher (2013)

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Teacher Linda Sinclair balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Zisk
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Michael Angarano  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Lily Collins

Teacher Linda Sinclair balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Zisk
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Michael Angarano  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Lily Collins
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