Video: Behind the Scenes With Fiona Shaw

August 16, 2011 by  

A Thespian and Her Craft:

Fiona Shaw as Marnie Season 4Fiona Shaw, the Irish actress who currently plays Marnie the witch on HBO’s hit series True Blood, has quickly gained the respect and admiration of Truebies.  Although a seasoned television and stage actress, Shaw may be best recognized as Harry Potter’s Aunt Petunia.  If you’d like to see what goes on behind the scenes, how Shaw prepares herself before going on stage, check out this video by the National Theatre.  Filmed while performing in Bertholt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children”, the video shows her doing warm up stretches, vocal warm ups, getting dressed, and getting into character, all the while holding conversations and just generally being lovely with people. By the end, you’re left not doubting one bit that she is the product of an eye surgeon and a physicist — what an intellect!

Check it out, and share your thoughts below!

Source: YouTube: National Theatre Discover Theatre – Fiona Shaw on Stage

(Photo credit: HBO, Inc.)

 

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