Fiona Shaw Wiki: Married, Partner, Girlfriend, Lesbian, Family, Net Worth

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Fiona Shaw Wiki: Married, Partner, Girlfriend, Lesbian, Family, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth July 10, 1958 Age 62 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality Irish Profession Actress
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Name Not Disclosed (Divorced)
Wife/Spouse Sonali Deraniyagala (m. 2018) Divorced Yes (Once)
Girlfriend/Dating Saffron Burrows (2004) Gay/Lesbian Yes (Lesbian)
Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated) Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Eliza & Jesse (Daughters) Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Education University College Cork, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Parents Denis Wilson, Mary Wilson
Siblings John & Peter (Brothers)

Fiona Shaw is mostly recognized as Petunia Dursley from the movie Harry Potter. The award-winning Irish actress has also performed in HBO series True Blood where she played the character of palm reader Marnie Stonebrook. She has been successful in marking her place as a theatre and opera director, is even comprehended for her enthusiastic relationship with same-sex.

Fiona was able to win the Olivier Award for Best Actress twice while working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has also played in the BBC drama, Killing Eve which is about a bored MI5 officer whose task is to track down the Russian assassin Villanelle.

How Much Is Fiona's Net Worth?

Fiona Shaw has assembled her net worth of $5 million from her career as an Irish actress and director. Her megahit American fantasy movie series of Harry Potter has accumulated millions of revenue. The 2010 blockbuster flick Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 grossed a box office of $960.3 million with a production budget of $250 million. On the total of eight portions of the Harry Potter movie series, she has appeared as Petunia Dursley in the four parts, and her presence has helped to fuel her fortune. In this regard, Fiona's wealth is estimated to be in millions.

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Fiona began her career starring in plays such as Heda Gabler, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie and As You Like It. She first appeared as an actress in 1983 TV Series All for Love with the role of Elspeth. From 1984 to 2017, she has appeared in over six dozens of TV series and movies through which she has raised her wealth.

In 2018, Fiona starred as Abby Borden in American biographical thriller film Lizzie. She is also the cast member of the upcoming biographical drama film Colette.

Fiona As A Lesbian: Relationship Details

Fiona was previously married, but her relationship with her husband did not last long. The pair eventually walked separate paths in 2000. Fiona has two daughters Eliza (born 1991) and Jesse (born 1993) with her estranged husband. Right after the divorce, the estranged couple had a relationship with same-sex.

Fiona was then involved in a romantic affair with her partner Karen but was quite cautious regarding their intimacy. They maintained a low-key romance and not many details regarding their relationship surfaced in the media. On the other hand, her daughters were surprised to find their father and mother's sexual preference who were both dating as homosexuals. 

After ending the relationship with Karen, Fiona then dated actress Saffron Burrows. They met while acting in Jeanette Winterson play, PowerBook, at the National Theatre. For Fiona, Saffron left the film director Mike Figg, whom she was dating. The relationship rumor of the lesbian duo was confirmed in October 2004 after they were pictured strolling on the street towards their friends home. As a couple, they lived in a penthouse together in Clerkenwell and kept their relationship low-profile.

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Fiona Shaw and her girlfriend Saffron Burrows picture in October 2004 (Photo:

However, the couple, who were enjoying a secluded romance, ended their relationship in 2011. In 2013, Fiona's ex-partner, Saffron was seen with her new girlfriend in West Hollywood, California. The lesbian couple was having a romantic lunch at Mauro's Fred Segal and even shared a kiss.

Before Fiona's association with Saffron, there were speculations on her relationship with British director Deborah Warner. They first worked together in 1982, and the duo lived together for a long time. Their chemistry was a hot topic on-and-off screen as they had the longest professional relationships.

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But love found it's way back in the life of Fiona when she met an economist, Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala. Talking about Dr. Sonali, she is a depression survivor who tragically had to encounter a traumatic loss of her husband and two kids in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which later on inspired her to write a book based on the real incident and named it as Wave. The two met when Fiona read the book and wanted to meet the author and from then the rest is history.

When asked about their relationship, Fiona describes her soulmate as her new family. However, the exact date of the wedding of these two powerful ladies is yet to be known.

Short Bio

Fiona Shaw was born on 10 July 1958 in County Cork, Ireland as Fiona Mary Wilson. The Irish actress has a height of 1.73 m (5' 8"). As per wiki, she completed her education from University College Cork. She also graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Fiona has won five awards including Oliver Award and Evening Standard Award.