Father of Juliet Shaw (born in 1934) with actress, Angela Baddeley.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (D.Litt) in 1959 from Birmingham University in Birmingham, England.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1954 for his services to drama.
He was director of many productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, England.
Son of J. Byan Shaw. Brother-in-law of actress, Hermione Baddeley.