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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 The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson 2020-12-25
Known For
Movie The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson reader 2020-12-25
Series Trying Penny 2020-05-01
Movie Amulet Sister Claire 2020-07-24
Series A Confession Karen Edwards 2019-09-02
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Knotgrass 2019-10-16
Movie Downton Abbey Maud Bagshaw 2019-09-12
Movie Little Bird First Officer Simpkins 2017-04-22
Movie National Theatre Live: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha 2017-05-18
Movie Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Narrator 2017-10-28
Movie Finding Your Feet Sandra Abbott 2017-12-26
Movie National Theatre Live: Follies Sally Durant Plummer 2017-11-16
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Gypsy Rose 2015-12-27
Movie Maleficent Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie That Day We Sang Enid 2014-12-26
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 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Queen Victoria (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie The Girl Alma Hitchcock 2012-10-22
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie The Awakening Maud Hill 2011-08-17
Movie Arthur Christmas Mrs Santa (voice) 2011-11-10
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 White Other Lynne McDermott 2010-11-13
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Series Psychoville 2009-06-18
Movie Taking Woodstock Sonia Teichberg 2009-08-26
Series Big & Small 2008-10-06
Movie Clay Mary Doonan 2008-03-30
Movie Three and Out Rosemary Cassidy 2008-10-12
Movie A Bunch of Amateurs Mary 2008-11-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge 2007-06-28
Movie Freedom Writers Margaret Campbell 2007-01-05
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 2006-09-05
Movie The Wind in the Willows Barge Lady 2006-12-18
Movie Nanny McPhee Mrs. Blatherwick 2005-10-21
Series Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby 2005-03-27
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 I'll Be There Dr. Bridget 2003-06-13
Movie Blackball Bridget 2003-05-18
Movie Murder DCI Billie Dory 2002-05-01
Movie Rat Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Crush Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Chicken Run Bunty (voice) 2000-06-21
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Jack and the Beanstalk Dilly 1999-10-11
Series David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber 1999-12-25
Movie Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998-01-29
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 1996-04-27
Movie The Snow Queen Ivy / Angorra 1995-01-01
Series Is It Legal? 1995-09-12
Movie Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995-12-13
Movie The Adventures of Mole Voice 1995-12-24
Movie Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood 1994-01-21
Movie Mole's Christmas (voices) 1994-12-25
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Margaret 1993-05-07
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way Bridget Bennet 1993-05-30
Series 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 Hartman 1990-01-01
Series Up the Garden Path 1990-05-02
Movie The Heat of the Day Louie 1989-06-09
Series Thompson 1988-11-10
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Series The Singing Detective Staff Nurse White 1986-11-16
Movie Easy Money Mary Price 1982-05-28