Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Fiona O'Shaughnessy[1] is an Irish film, stage, and television 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.



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. She played Cate in the Irish debut of Sarah Kane's play Blasted.

Film and television

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
1999Warlock III: The End of InnocenceKris' Friend
2000ClubbingFemme FataleShort film
2001Freaky Deaky 10 to 1UnknownShort film
2003 Goldfish MemoryClara
2004BelongingStephanieTelevision film
2004The Halo EffectSuzie
2005Still LifeWomanShort film
2005Malice AforethoughtFlorenceTelevision film
2006The Secret LanguageMáthair
2007Until DeathLucy
2009Malice in WonderlandHooker
2015Nina ForeverNinaPending Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2007Trouble in ParadiseSíofra McShane
2012VexedSarah StockwoodSeries:2 Episode:5
2013Agatha Christie's PoirotKatrinaEpisode: "The Labours of Hercules"
2013–2014UtopiaJessica Hyde
2015 The Dovekeepers Channa
2016 Musketeers Juliette
2017 The Living and The Dead Martha Enderby 2 episodes.
2017 Striking OutMeg


  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.
  3. "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". FANGORIA®. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
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