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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 Easy Money 1982-05-28
Latest Project:
Movie Amulet 2020-01-23
Known For
Movie Amulet 2020-01-23
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Knotgrass 2019-10-16
Movie National Theatre Live: Follies Sally Durant Plummer 2017-11-16
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Finding Your Feet Sandra Abbott 2017-12-26
Movie Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre Rose 2015-12-27
Movie Maleficent Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made 2014-12-26
Movie Paddington Aunt Lucy (voice) 2014-11-24
Movie Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time Shrew (voice) 2013-12-16
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by 2012-08-03
Movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Queen Victoria (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie The Awakening Maud Hill 2011-08-17
Movie Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge 2010-10-17
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Movie A Bunch of Amateurs Mary 2008-11-17
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 Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image Herself 2006-06-18
Movie Guilty Hearts Naomi 2006-01-01
Movie Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran 2006-09-06
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
Movie Murder DCI Billie Dory 2002-05-01
Movie Rat Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Crush Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998-12-11
Movie The Canterbury Tales The Prioress (voice) 1998-12-21
Movie Remember Me? 1997-01-02
Movie The Ugly Duckling Scruffy (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie Twelfth Night Maria 1996-10-31
Movie Citizen X Mrs. Burakov 1995-02-25
Movie The Adventures of Mole Voice 1995-12-24
Movie Mole's Christmas (voices) 1994-12-25
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way Bridget Bennet 1993-05-30
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Margaret 1993-05-07
Movie A Masculine Ending Bridget Bennet 1992-04-12
Movie Peter's Friends Mary Charleston 1992-09-18
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Movie Easy Money Mary Price 1982-05-28