Birth Name: Fiona Shaw
Birth Place: Cork, IE
Shaw's best-known film role to date was as the sympathetic therapist with whom the cerebral palsy-afflicted Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) falls unrequitedly in love in "My Left Foot" (1988). The actress has easily moved between comedy and tragedy onstage and her film performances have also captured her facility with these shifts. Shaw made her debut as a nun caring for children during World War II in "Sacred Hearts" (1984) and following her "My Left Foot" success, has shown her versatility in diverse role ranging from the free-spirited wife of explorer Sir Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin) in "Mountains on the Moon" (1990) to her scene-stealing turn as the sex-starved head of Pileforth Acad...
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