Honour for Fiona Shaw
Cork-born Fiona Shaw is regarded as one of Irelandís finest character actors. RADA-trained, she joined the National Theatre in 1982 and was also a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for a time in 1985.
Her most controversial role was when she played the lead in Shakespeareís Richard II, a move that stirred up a storm among critics and fans.
In films, she has often taken supporting roles in such diverse features as My Left Foot, Three Men and A Little Lady, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.
She receives the degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) this morning in recognition of her services to the theatre and theatre education.
Winter Graduations 2004