Ferdia Shaw Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Oct, 2020
Facts of Ferdia Shaw
Date of Birth: 2004 , June-29
Age: 17 years old
Birth Nation: Ireland
Name Ferdia Shaw
Birth Name Ferdia Shaw
Nick Name Da FerdZ
Father Colin Shaw
Mother Lucy Gendinning
Nationality Irish
Birth Place/City Dublin, Ireland
Profession Actor
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Artemis Fowl
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Ferdia Shaw is an Irish actor and the star of the 2020 film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's eponymous 2001 novel, Artemis Fowl. A third-generation actor, Ferdia is the son of Colin Shaw and the grandson of Robert Shaw.    

How Old is Ferdia Shaw? His Age and Height

Ferdia Shaw was born on June 29, 2004, the son of actor Colin Shaw and sculptor Lucy Glendinning. As of October 2020, he is 16 years old and is reported to be 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters) tall. He has a sister, Maeve Shaw, and a brother, Tiernan Shaw.    

Born in Dublin and raised in Kilkenny, Ireland, Shaw received formal education from a Gaelscoil and trained in filmmaking as part of the Young Irish Film Makers.    

Shaw began performing with the Barnstorm Theatre Company in local theatre productions prior to receiving his big break.

He is a Third-Generation Actor

Ferdia Shaw comes from a family of actors. He is a third-generation actor, following in the footsteps of his grandparents, his father, and his uncle. His grandfather, the late Robert Shaw, was an Oscar-nominated actor known for such films as A Man for All Seasons (1966) and Young Winston (1972). His grandmother, Mary Ure, was also an Oscar-nominated actress of the film Sons and Lovers (1960).   

His father, Colin Shaw, is a former actor who was active in the '70s and is most known for his role in movies like Wedding in White (1972) and The Deep (1977). Furthermore, Shaw's uncle, Ian Shaw, is an eminent film and television actor in his own right, most known for movies like The Contract (2006), Johnny English Reborn (2011), and War Horse (2014).        


At the time of this writing, Ferdia Shaw only has one acting role under his belt. He made his on-screen debut as the titular character, Artemis Fowl II, in the 2020 Disney film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's 2001 eponymous novel, Artemis Fowl. He beat out 1,200 candidates to land the role in December 2017.  

Ferdia Shaw on Artemis Fowl (2020) SOURCE: York Dispatch

The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh and among others, stars Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench. The movie has not seen a theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was instead presented on Disney's streaming platform, Disney+, on June 12, 2020.   

What is Ferdia Shaw's Net Worth in 2020?

Although official details are yet to be confirmed, Ferdia Shaw is estimated to have a net worth of around $100 thousand. Shaw is an aspiring actor who is capturing the world's imagination in his debut role as the titular character in Disney's 2020 film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's 2001 eponymous novel, Artemis Fowl.