Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Born 1978 (age 3738)
Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Fiona O'Shaughnessy[1] (born 1973) is an Irish actress.

Early life

O'Shaughnessy was born in Galway, County Galway. Her family moved to Reading, Berkshire when she was 9. She studied ballet, tap, modern and jazz dance, throughout her school years in Reading, UK. She returned to Galway a decade later where she pursued a career in theatre. Merging with other Galweigan actors, who were happy to collaborate to create original pieces of theatre, she performed, often at lunchtime at The Kings Head, and during The Arts Festival in the old Druid Theatre Building, to supportive Galway locals and tourists.


O'Shaughnessy's most notable stage role to date is that of Salome, for the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Other stage work has included The Shaughraun for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, which transferred to the West End's Albery Theatre in 2005. In 2006 she appeared in the UK premiere of Blackwater Angel by Jim Nolan at the Finborough Theatre, London. Other work for the Gate Theatre includes Arms and the Man, Oliver, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice, Blythe Spirit, Present Laughter (which toured in Charleston, South Carolina), See You Next Tuesday, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

O'Shaughnessy played Cate in the Irish debut of Sarah Kanes' play Blasted. Her film roles include Clara in Goldfish Memory, The Halo Effect, and The Stronger. Other theatre work includes playing Hilde Wangle in Lady from the Sea and Petra Stockman in Enemy of the People at the Arcola Theatre, London, and Amy in 'The Night Alive', by Conor Mc Pherson, at The Geffen Playhouse, in Los Angeles, directed by Randall Arney. She stars as Jessica Hyde in the television series Utopia. In 2015, she starred with David Troughton in the comedy romantic horror film Nina Forever, written and directed by the british duo, THE BLAINE BROTHERS.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Warlock III: The End of Innocence Kris' Friend
2000 Clubbing Femme Fatale Short film
2001 Freaky Deaky 10 to 1 Unknown Short film
2003 Goldfish Memory Clara
2004 Belonging Stephanie Television film
2004 The Halo Effect Suzie
2004 Alexander Nurse
2005 Still Life Woman Short film
2005 Malice Aforethought Florence Television film
2006 The Secret Language Máthair
2007 Until Death Lucy
2007 Nightwatching Marita
2009 Malice in Wonderland Hooker
2010 Outcast Niamh
2015 Nina Forever Nina


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Trouble in Paradise Síofra McShane
2012 Vexed Sarah Stockwood Series:2 Episode:5
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot Katrina Episode: "The Labours of Hercules"
2013–2014 Utopia Jessica Hyde


  1. Gerard Gilbert (July 26, 2014). "Utopia star Fiona O'Shaughnessy: 'I don't like to watch too much". The Independent. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  2. "SXSW 2015: First Teaser Trailer for Nina Forever". Dread Central. Retrieved February 13, 2016.

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