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Fiona Shaw (Fiona Shaw)

Fiona Shaw

Brought up outside Cork, Ireland, Fiona Shaw moved to London in 1980 to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and graduated with the Bancroft Gold Medal in 1982. The actress made her professional debut in "Love's Labours Lost." She followed this with a portrayal of Julia in a revival of "The Rivals" directed by Peter Wood at the Royal National Theatre. Shaw played Mary Shelley in Howard Brenton's "Bloody Poetry" at Hampstead. In 1993, Shaw won both the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actress and the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Stephen Daldry's "Machinal" at the Royal National Theatre.

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Happy Days Part 1 of 6

A partnership made in theater: Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner discuss the partnership they have forged and the insight they continue to gain from each other.

Happy Days Part 2 of 6

Not so happy days: Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw share their thoughts on the Happy Days rehearsal process and how they moved past the____ "pause" to discover the play.

Happy Days Part 3 of 6

"Things have a life:" Director Deborah Warner discusses her conceptualization of the Happy Days set and going beyond the obvious.

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