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Cosima Shaw

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Cosima Shaw
BornBerlin, Germany
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💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1993–present

Cosima Shaw is a German actress who played Steffi Ehrlich on the Doctor Who autumn 2009 special, The Waters of Mars as well as the prosecutor Nadia Pirlo in Zen.


Shaw's first role came about in the show in the German television series Sylter Geschichten. Her first big acting break came when she was cast as the German lesbian receptionist in the BBC1 comedy Trevor's World of Sport, written and directed by Andy Hamilton. This led to parts in feature films such as V for Vendetta as well as other appearances on British as well as German television. She played Ana, a woman, who equally mourns and rejoices in the death of her husband from cancer, whilst trying to start again, in the British independent feature film Ana Begins directed by Ben O' Connor. In 2009 she played a scientist on a doomed Mars mission in the penultimate Doctor Who special with David Tennant. In 2011 she played Nadia Pirlo, an Italian prosecutor, in the BBC drama series Zen.

Personal life[edit]

Shaw currently resides in London, England.


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Rosenemil Philippa
2002 The Visitor Caroline
2003 Second Nature Joelle
2004 Piccadilly Jim Susie
Alfie New Year's Eve Stunner
2005 Homeland Security Inhaftierte
Verführung für Anfänger Sandra Seidel
The Mistress of Spices Doug's Ex Girlfriend
V for Vendetta Patricia
2007 Paparazzo Sandy Faulkner
2009 Be Good Pop Star
Ana Begins Ana Main Character
Secrets of Angels Guardian of the Mist
2011 Finding Joy Britta Irish/Korean film
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Sophie
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Sylter Geschichten Vanessa Unknown Episodes
2003 Trevor's World of Sport Heidrun 7 Episodes
2004 Doctors Jenny Matthews 1 Episode
Coupling Sexy Girls 1 Episode
2006 Mayo Klaus 1 Episode
2008 GSG 9 – Ihr Einsatz ist ihr Leben Susan Parker 1 Episode
Harley Street Lauren 1 Episode
2009 series Doctor Who Steffi Ehrlich[1] 1 Episode: Autumn 2009 Special The Waters of Mars
2010 Rosamunde Pilcher: Im Zweifel für die Liebe Kate Hastings
2011 series Zen Nadia Pirlo[2] 2 Episodes: 2/3 Cabal, 3/3 Ratking
2012 Dirk Gently Emma Reynolds Episode 1
2016 Mars Leslie Richardson


  1. "BBC One - Doctor Who, The Waters of Mars". BBC. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  2. "BBC One - Zen". BBC. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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