Fiona Shaw on acting and Harry Potter
July 29, 2003 at 8:36 PM ET
HPANA (via The Sunday Herald)
Well known to legions of Harry Potter fans as Aunt Petunia, Fiona Shaw, currently in Scotland rehearsing Chekhov's The Seagull for this year’s Edinburgh Festival, comments on her acting career, growing up in Ireland and how she is recognized everywhere because of the Harry Potter films.
The Potter franchise has had some effect on her life:
"It's all-pervasive, it's everywhere I go. The other day I was having my dinner out of doors at a medieval festival near Assisi. I was with all these people wearing medieval garments; and of course in no time a thousand little boys under ten came up. It's amazing how they spot me... but it's not a bad thing."