BBC Interview with Fiona Shaw


Aug 14, 2010

Posted by Mel

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!

16 Responses to BBC Interview with Fiona Shaw

Avatar Imageanghela_DA.14 says: Oh... How can we forget the bitter-sweet.. aunt petuniaAvatar Imagejhlovesmusic says: 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!!! :-)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: good birdAvatar ImageDawna says: She really is very likable, isnt she?Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Excellent interview! Fiona is one of Ireland's great treasures.Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: so coolAvatar Imagesarita476 says: I really think she is really goodAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: love her shoes!!!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: She's a nice person! :)Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's great!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Great interview!!! I like the 5 minute format, and... I loved the shoes as well :-)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: She is cool. A class act.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: 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)Avatar Imagenimbus2010 says: great shoes, fiona!!Avatar Imagemonkeysinhogwarts says: Excellent :) Even though Aunt Petunia is annoying, the actress that plays her is not.Avatar Imagehewy says: Great interview, short but great. She made Aunt Petunia very believable and for that we thank her!

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