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Imelda Staunton

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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Jan 9, 1956 In London, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Canterville Ghost
Latest Project:
movie Finding Your Feet 2017-12-26
Known For
Poster of Alice in Wonderland
Poster of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Poster of Ladies in Charge
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2019
Movie National Theatre Live: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha 2017-05-18
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Finding Your Feet Sandra 2017-12-26
Movie Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre Rose 2015-12-27
Series Ängelby Miss Octavia Pole 2015-09-28
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie Maleficent Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie Paddington Aunt Lucy (voice) 2014-11-28
Movie That Day We Sang Enid 2014-12-26
Movie Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made 2014-12-26
Movie Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time Shrew (voice) 2013-12-16
Movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Queen Victoria (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by 2012-08-03
Movie The Girl Alma Hitchcock 2012-10-22
Movie Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (voice) 2011-02-22
Movie Alice in Wonderland Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010-03-03
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Movie Taking Woodstock Sonia Teichberg 2009-09-03
Series Psychoville 2009-06-18
Series Big & Small 2008-10-06
Movie Three and Out Rosemary Cassidy 2008-10-12
Movie A Bunch of Amateurs Mary 2008-11-17
Movie Freedom Writers Margaret Campbell 2007-01-05
Movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge 2007-06-28
Movie How About You... Hazel Nightingale 2007-11-16
Series Cranford 2007-11-18
Movie Guilty Hearts Naomi 2006-01-01
Movie Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image Herself 2006-06-18
Movie Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran 2006-09-06
Movie The Wind in the Willows Barge Lady 2006-12-18
Movie Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby 2005-03-27
Series Doctor Who Voice of Interface 2005-03-26
Series Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby 2005-03-27
Movie My Family and Other Animals Mother 2005-12-27
Movie Nanny McPhee Mrs. Blatherwick 2005-10-21
Series The Mystery of Natalie Wood Maud Hill 2004-01-01
Movie The Virgin of Liverpool Sylvia Conlon 2003-03-15
Movie Bright Young Things 2003-05-16
Movie I'll Be There Dr. Bridget 2003-06-13
Series Little Britain 2003-09-16
Movie Blackball Bridget 2003-05-18
Movie Murder DCI Billie Dory 2002-05-01
Series Strange Unknown 2002-03-09
Movie Crush Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Rat Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Chicken Run Bunty (voice) 2000-06-21
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Two Hands Unknown 1999-07-29
Movie David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber 1999-12-25
Movie Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998-12-11
Movie Remember Me? 1997-01-02
Movie The Ugly Duckling Scruffy (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie Citizen X Mrs. Burakov 1995-02-25
Movie Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995-12-13
Series Is It Legal? 1995-09-12
Movie Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood 1994-01-21
Movie If You See God, Tell Him. Muriel Spry 1993-11-11
Series Thompson 1988-11-10
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Series Ladies in Charge Unknown 1986-05-06
Movie The Singing Detective 1986-11-16
Series The Patty Duke Show Dolores Umbridge 1963-09-18
Series The Goldbergs Vera Drake 1949-03-28