Imelda Staunton

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Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton is an English actress. She is best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path and the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Vera Drake. For the latter, she drew widespread critical acclaim as Vera Drake, earning her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a number of wins including the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Awards for best actress in a leading role.

Staunton was born in Archway, North London, the only child of Bridie, a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road-worker and labourer. The family lived over Staunton's mother's hair dressing salon while Staunton’s father worked on the roads.

Staunton met her husband, English actor Jim Carter, in Richard Eyre's landmark early Eighties production of Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre. They have a daughter, Bessie, born 1993. Staunton lives with her family in West Hampstead, northwest London, and is long time friends with actor Stephen Fry, actor Hugh Laurie and actress Emma Thompson, her neighbor.

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton is an English actress. She is best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path and the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Vera Drake. For the latter, she drew widespread critical acclaim as Vera Drake, earning her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a number of wins including the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Awards for best actress in a leading role.

Staunton was born in Archway, North London, the only child of Bridie, a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road-worker and labourer. The family lived over Staunton's mother's hair dressing salon while Staunton’s father worked on the roads.

Staunton met her husband, English actor Jim Carter, in Richard Eyre's landmark early Eighties production of Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre. They have a daughter, Bessie, born 1993. Staunton lives with her family in West Hampstead, northwest London, and is long time friends with actor Stephen Fry, actor Hugh Laurie and actress Emma Thompson, her neighbor.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1956-01-09

Place of Birth London, United Kingdom

Adult Actor False

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2017 The Canterville Ghost
2015 Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre as Rose
2014 That Day We Sang
2014 Paddington as Aunt Lucy (voice)
2014 Pride as Hefina
2014 Maleficent as Knotgrass
2013 Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time as Shrew (voice)
2012 The Girl as Alma Hitchcock
2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as Queen Victoria (voice)
2011 The Awakening as Maud Hill
2011 Arthur Christmas as Mrs. Santa (voice)
2010 Another Year as Janet
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Dolores Umbridge
2010 The Michael Ball Show(1 episode)
2010 Alice in Wonderland as Tall Flower Faces (voice)
2009 Taking Woodstock as Sonia Teichberg
2009 Psychoville(7 episodes)
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs as Mary
2008 Three and Out as Rosemary
2008 Big & Small(78 episodes)
2007 Cranford as Miss Octavia Pole
2007 Cranford(10 episodes)
2007 How About You... as Hazel Nightingale
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Dolores Umbridge
2007 Freedom Writers as Margaret Campbell
2006 The Wind in the Willows as Barge Lady
2006 Live!Girls! present Dogtown(1 episode)
2006 Shadow Man as Ambassador Cochran
2006 Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image as Herself
2006 Guilty Hearts as Naomi
2005 My Family and Other Animals as Mother
2005 Le songe d'une nuit d'été(1 episode)
2005 Nanny McPhee as Mrs. Blatherwick
2005 Fingersmith as Mrs. Sucksby
2005 Fingersmith(3 episodes)
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Voice of Interface
2004 Vera Drake as Vera Drake
2003 Little Britain(7 episodes)
2003 I'll Be There as Dr. Bridget
2003 Blackball as Bridget
2003 Bright Young Things
2003 The virgin of Liverpool as Sylvia Conlon
2003 The virgin of Liverpool as Jackie Symes
2002 Strange(1 episode)
2001 Crush as Janine
2001 Another Life as Ethel Graydon
2001 Rat as Conchita Flynn
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000 Chicken Run as Bunty
1999 David Copperfield as Mrs. Micawber
1998 Shakespeare in Love as Nurse
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode)
1997 Remember Me?
1996 Twelfth Night as Maria
1995 Sense and Sensibility as Charlotte Jennings Palmer
1995 Is It Legal?(21 episodes)
1995 Citizen X as Mrs. Burakov
1994 Mole's Christmas as (voices)
1994 Deadly Advice as Beth Greenwood
1993 If You See God, Tell Him. as Muriel Spry
1993 If You See God, Tell Him(4 episodes)
1993 Don't Leave Me This Way as Bridget Bennet
1993 Much Ado About Nothing as Margaret
1992 Peter's Friends as Mary Charleston
1992 A Masculine Ending
1990 Up the Garden Path(18 episodes)
1990 Antonia e Jane as Jane
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie(1 episode)
1988 Thompson(6 episodes)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries(3 episodes)
1986 The Singing Detective
1986 The Singing Detective(5 episodes)
1967 Natural World(1 episode) as Narrator
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 The Cranford Chronicles(0 episodes)
1900 Thompson(0 episodes)
1900 Ladies in Charge(1 episode)

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