Fiona Shaw Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Fiona Shaw Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthJuly 10, 1958
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorGreen

Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress known for appearing in popular TV shows and films like The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesTrue Blood, and Private View (Inside No. 9). She portrayed the role of Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series. Fiona has won various awards for her superior acting skills like the Evening Standard Award, Drama Desk Award, and Olivier Award. She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in the theatre productions of popular plays like The Testament of Mary and Scenes from an Execution.

Born Name

Fiona Mary Wilson

Nick Name

Fiona Shaw, Fi Fi, Fif

Fiona Shaw posing after a performance of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman in January 2011
Fiona Shaw posing after a performance of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman in January 2011 (Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia / CC BY-3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

County Cork, Munster, Ireland


Primrose Hil, North London, United Kingdom




Fiona completed her schooling from Scoil Mhuire in Cork City and obtained her college degree from University College Cork. She went on to pursue her passion for drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.


Actress, Director


  • Father – Denis Wilson (Ophthalmic Surgeon)
  • Mother – Mary (Physicist)
  • Siblings – John (Brother) (Double Bassist), Peter (Brother) (Died at the age of 18 in a car crash)


The following agencies represent Fiona –

  • Berwick & Kovacik
  • Independent Talent Group Ltd.




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Fiona Shaw (Left) as seen in December 2015
Fiona Shaw (Left) as seen in December 2015 (Fiona Shaw / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Fiona Shaw has dated –

  1. Saffron Burrows (2002-2005) – Actress Saffron Burrows who came out as pansexual, first struck a connection with Fiona while filming Powerbook in 2002. The two became an official couple and continued to date till 2005.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Her smile
  • Green eyes


Roman Catholicism

Fiona Shaw as seen in December 2016
Fiona Shaw as seen in December 2016 (Fiona Shaw / Instagram)

Best Known For

Her portrayal of the negative character, Petunia Dursley in the fantasy blockbuster Harry Potter film series.

First Film

Fiona made her theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama Sacred Hearts as Sister Felicity in 1985.

First TV Show

Fiona made her television show debut on the romantic television series All for Love as Elspeth in 1983.

Fiona Shaw Favorite Things

  • Animal – Vulture
SourceThe Guardian
Fiona Shaw in an Instagram post as seen in November 2016
Fiona Shaw in an Instagram post as seen in November 2016 (Fiona Shaw / Instagram)

Fiona Shaw Facts

  1. She revealed that she always wanted to play the character of Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series and not Petunia Dursley.
  2. When Fiona was in school, her teachers complained that she spoke too much.
  3. She was brought up by nuns till she was 9 years old.
  4. She is fond of poetry.
  5. In 2013, Fiona was awarded the United Solo Special Award for her performance in the play, The Testament of Mary.
  6. Fiona is not on any social media platform.

Featured Image by Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia / CC BY-3.0

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