Sunday 25 August 2019

London-based Irish actress Fiona Shaw on Brexit: 'I can’t see any good coming of it at all'

She is currently starring in Killing Eve.

Fiona Shaw attends the premiere of BBC America and AMC's
Fiona Shaw attends the premiere of BBC America and AMC's "Killing Eve" Season 2 at ArcLight Hollywood on April 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Fiona Shaw has described Brexit as a ‘nightmare that should never have befallen’ the UK (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
(L-R) British actress Jodie Comer, Canadian actress Sandra Oh and Irish actress Fiona Shaw arrive for BBC America and AMC's "Killing Eve" season 2 premiere at the Arclight on April 1, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)
Fiona Shaw has said she does not see a happy ending for Brexit (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Fiona Shaw has described Brexit as a “nightmare that should never have befallen” the UK.

The country’s future relationship with the European Union is as uncertain as ever after MPs again rejected a series of alternatives to Theresa May’s deal.

The deadlock has led to speculation the Prime Minister could call a snap election, while some politicians are calling for a second referendum and a no-deal exit remains a possibility.

Irish actress Shaw, who is known for playing Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, said she could see no positive outcome from Brexit.

She told the Press Association: “Brexit is just a nightmare that should never have befallen that country but it’s very sad and I really can’t see any good coming of it at all.”

Asked if she felt sorry for Mrs May, Killing Eve star Shaw said: “I’m sorry for the country, I’m sorry for the poverty in the country that should’ve been addressed before now, I’m sorry that the wrong people are being blamed for that and I’m very sorry that in any way that we should offend our neighbours.”

The Cabinet will meet on Tuesday as Mrs May seeks to navigate a way through Brexit.

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