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Fiona Shaw stars in Killing Eve as Carolyn Martens, a lead MI6 agent who recruits Eve (Sandra Oh) to track down a psychopathic female assassin.

Fiona was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2001 for her contribution to film and drama.

In film, she has worked with a number of international directors, including Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot), Bob Raffelson (Mountains of the Moon), Brian DePalma (The Black Dahlia), Franco Zeffirelli (Jane Eyre), Neil Jordan (The Butcher Boy), Terrence Malick (The Tree off Life), and Craig Macneill, the young director of Lizzie, which just opened at the Sundance Film Festival.

She is also known for her comedy performances in Three Men and a Little Lady, Super Mario Bros., and Undercover Blues.

In TV, she is recently known in the US for her television performance as the villainess witch Marnie Stonebrook on HBO’s True Blood.

One of the foremost artists of the London stage, Fiona has led a number of major productions in London and New York, including Medea (London and Broadway, Tony® Nomination), Happy Days (BAM), The Ancient Mariner (BAM), and The Testament of Mary (Broadway). She was awarded a Drama Desk Award for The Waste Land, performed in a disused theater on 42nd Street.

In London, she has played in many iconic productions, such as As You Like it (Olivier Award winner), Hedda Gabler (London Critics Award winner), The Taming of the Shrew, Machinal (for which she won the Olivier for Best Actress and Evening Standard Award), and Electra (Olivier Award winner). With the National Theatre in London, she performed the controversial Richard II, The Good Person of Setzwan (Olivier Award), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Way of the World, Mother Courage, London Assurance and Scenes from an Execution.

She has just finished filming Lizzie and Colette, which will both release in 2018.

Fiona lives in London and New York.