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BBC Interview with Fiona Shaw

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Posted by: Mel
August 14, 2010, 08:11 PM

BBC News has put up a short interview with Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia), where she talks about a range of subjects such as "her childhood in Ireland, what makes good theatre, how she learnt to recite epic poem The Waste Land by TS Eliot, and why Fiona Shaw is not her real name." Towards the end of the interview Shaw makes a very brief comment on her work on Harry Potter, saying that she likes "being funny as much as being in serious things."

You can see the interview here. Thanks to Lauren J. and rotfang07 for the tip!

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15 Comments

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2059 Points

Oh… How can we forget the bitter-sweet.. aunt petunia

Posted by ♫Dumbledore'sApprentice♫ on August 14, 2010, 08:47 PM report to moderator
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Even though I really don’t like the character of Aunt Petunia, I still think she did a great job as an actress in that part. The best actors sometimes have to work with the most difficult characters. Great job Fiona!!! :-)

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on August 14, 2010, 09:50 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

good bird

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on August 15, 2010, 01:10 AM report to moderator
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606 Points

She really is very likable, isnt she?

Posted by Dawna on August 15, 2010, 02:27 AM report to moderator
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Excellent interview! Fiona is one of Ireland’s great treasures.

Posted by Graymayne on August 15, 2010, 05:34 AM report to moderator
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I really think she is really good

Posted by sarita476 on August 15, 2010, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

love her shoes!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 15, 2010, 12:16 PM report to moderator
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She’s a nice person! :)

Posted by hermione97 on August 15, 2010, 02:26 PM report to moderator
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1740 Points

That’s great!

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Great interview!!! I like the 5 minute format, and…

I loved the shoes as well :-)

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on August 15, 2010, 06:28 PM report to moderator
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She is cool. A class act.

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I really enjoyed that, I’d like to go for a pint with her. And I don’t think Aunt Petunia was necessarily a difficult character (well certainly not by Shaw’s standards the amount of incredibly complex and difficult characters she’s played on stage over the years)

Posted by KiwiMcI on August 15, 2010, 07:20 PM report to moderator
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113 Points

great shoes, fiona!!

Posted by nimbus2010 on August 15, 2010, 08:25 PM report to moderator
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Excellent :) Even though Aunt Petunia is annoying, the actress that plays her is not.

Posted by Rachel on August 16, 2010, 02:09 PM report to moderator
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Great interview, short but great. She made Aunt Petunia very believable and for that we thank her!

Posted by hewy on August 16, 2010, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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