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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 Paddington 2 2017-11-10
Known For
Poster of Doctor Who
Poster of Is It Legal?
Poster of If You See God, Tell Him
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2018
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-10
Movie National Theatre Live: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha 2017-05-18
Movie Cell (voices) 2016-07-06
Movie Greetings From Fukushima 2016-03-10
Movie Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre Rose 2015-12-27
Movie Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Beth Greenwood 2015-12-10
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie Dumb and Dumber To (voices) 2014-11-12
Movie Maleficent Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie That Day We Sang Enid 2014-12-26
Movie Paddington Aunt Lucy (voice) 2014-11-28
Movie Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made 2014-12-26
Movie Now You See Me Rose 2013-05-29
Movie Prisoners Quotations spoken by 2013-09-18
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 Argo Aunt Lucy (voice) 2012-10-11
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by 2012-08-03
Movie The Girl Alma Hitchcock 2012-10-22
Movie Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni Ethel Graydon 2011-02-01
Movie Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (voice) 2011-02-22
Movie The Awakening Maud Hill 2011-08-17
Movie Alice in Wonderland Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010-03-03
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge 2010-10-17
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Movie Santa's Apprentice Hazel Nightingale 2010-11-24
Series Psychoville 2009-06-18
Movie Taking Woodstock Sonia Teichberg 2009-09-03
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
Series Cranford 2007-11-18
Movie How About You... Hazel Nightingale 2007-11-16
Movie Cranford Miss Octavia Pole 2007-11-18
Movie Guilty Hearts Naomi 2006-01-01
Movie Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran 2006-09-06
Movie Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image Herself 2006-06-18
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 2005-03-27
Movie Nanny McPhee Mrs. Blatherwick 2005-10-21
Series ShakespeaRe-Told Unknown 2005-11-07
Movie My Family and Other Animals Mother 2005-12-27
Movie Vera Drake Vera Drake 2004-10-22
Movie The Virgin of Liverpool Sylvia Conlon 2003-03-15
Movie Bright Young Things 2003-05-16
Series Little Britain 2003-09-16
Movie Blackball Bridget 2003-05-18
Movie I'll Be There Dr. Bridget 2003-06-13
Series Strange Unknown 2002-03-09
Movie Cruise of the Gods Bridget Bennet 2002-12-23
Movie Xchange Miss Octavia Pole 2001-01-19
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Rat Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Crush Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Chicken Run Bunty 2000-06-21
Movie Boiler Room Beth Greenwood 2000-02-18
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie WWE King of the Ring 2000 Maud Hill 2000-06-25
Movie David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber 1999-12-25
Movie Top of the World Hazel Nightingale 1998-01-01
Movie Voyage of Terror 1998-01-02
Movie Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998-12-11
Movie Remember Me? 1997-01-02
Movie The Ugly Duckling Scruffy (voice) 1997-09-04
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie A Modern Affair Mrs. Burakov 1996-09-06
Movie Twelfth Night Maria 1996-10-31
Movie Citizen X Mrs. Burakov 1995-02-25
Series Is It Legal? 1995-09-12
Movie Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995-12-13
Movie Mole's Christmas (voices) 1994-12-25
Movie In Between Quotations spoken by 1994-01-06
Movie Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood 1994-01-21
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Margaret 1993-05-07
Series If You See God, Tell Him 1993-11-11
Movie If You See God, Tell Him. Muriel Spry 1993-11-11
Movie A Masculine Ending Bridget Bennet 1992-04-12
Movie Peter's Friends Mary Charleston 1992-09-18
Movie Antonia and Jane Jane 1990-01-01
Series A Bit of Fry and Laurie Unknown 1989-01-13
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Movie The Singing Detective 1986-11-16
Series The Singing Detective Unknown 1986-11-16
Movie On the Yard Beth Greenwood 1978-09-16
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Mrs. Burakov 1977-09-30
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10
Movie The Great Race Jane 1965-07-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18