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Fiona Shaw: ‘I’m delighted to be in with the young crowd!’

After her icy spymaster role in Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Killing Eve, the acclaimed stage actor couldn’t resist a part in Fleabag. Finally, she says, women’s roles are improving

For an actress best known for her classical stage work, Fiona Shaw is suddenly all over our screens. In the last six months, she has popped up on TV in Killing Eve and Mrs Wilson, and in cinemas in Lizzie and Colette. Now she’s about to make a guest appearance in the feverishly awaited second series of Fleabag.

Born in Cork, Shaw left for London in her mid-20s and trained at Rada. Now 60, she made her name at the RSC and the National Theatre, where she shone in some of the great tragic roles, including Medea, Electra, Richard II, Mother Courage and Hedda Gabler. She has won two Olivier awards for best actress and an honorary Cbe for services to drama,

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