You may not always be able to tell, but a lot of people are not aware that Fiona Shaw is actually from Cork.

The celebrated actress was born in Farranree, on the northside of the city, and has never shied away from her roots.

In fact, according to her most recent comments, Shaw wanted to give her character in 'Killing Eve', Carolyn Martens, an Irish accent - but was not allowed to.

Speaking on 'The One Show' on BBC last night, the topic of Carolyn's posh accent was brought up. "Well I was hoping to play her as somebody from Trinity College Dublin," said Shaw. "And they said, 'Absolutely not!' So I don't."

She added: "But it’s very much in the tradition of those very highly educated Oxbridge spies who get commandeered when they’re undergraduates and become very high up. She’s a person with a great history and that’s always a very fun thing to play."

Shaw won a BAFTA for her role in 'Killing Eve' as the head of the Russian section at MI6.