Irish actress Fiona Shaw has said it is now time to formally remember the people who have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to British daily newspaper i, the Cork-born actress said: "I've had a million things cancelled. I was going to America to do three films, but that doesn't matter. Actors not working is the least of our problems."

Fiona Shaw with her BAFTA alongside Killing Eve colleagues Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer

"I think the next thing we must all do is mark the dead. I hear nothing about it from the government, but I think we need to start selling poppies for this generation. It's been tragic all over the world," the Killing Eve star continued.

The 63-year-old also discussed what filming is like in the time of Covid: "The situation has affected us radically in that we never see each other's faces now, except for the moment of shooting. In a way, a set is a good place. It's a bit like an army because it's so pyramidic in structure and everybody obeys."

Shaw can currently be seen in Baptiste, a spin-off series from the BBC One drama The Missing that focuses on one of the central characters, Julien Baptiste, played by Tchéky Karyo.

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BAFTA winner Shaw features in the recently filmed second series as Emma Chambers, the British Ambassador to Hungary.

Chambers' family vanishes on a ski trip - French detective Julien Baptiste is tasked with tracing her husband and two sons.

When filming began on the second series, all cast and crew were given two hours' notice to leave Hungary before the Hungarian government closed the borders due to the pandemic.

Baptiste is on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm.

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