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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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Born:
Jan 9, 1956 In London, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the movie The Canterville Ghost
Latest Project:
Series The Cranford Chronicles 2018
Known For
Poster of Live!Girls! present Dogtown
Poster of If You See God, Tell Him
Poster of A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Poster of Ladies in Charge
Filmography
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2019
Series The Cranford Chronicles Unknown 2018
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Bailando la vida Sandra 2017-12-26
Movie National Theatre Live: Follies Sally Durant Plummer 2017-11-16
Movie Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre Rose 2015-12-27
Movie Maléfica Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie Pride (Orgullo) Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made 2014-12-26
Movie Paddington Aunt Lucy (voice) 2014-11-28
Movie That Day We Sang Enid 2014-12-26
Movie Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time Shrew (voice) 2013-12-16
Movie ¡Piratas! 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: Operación regalo Mrs. Santa (voice) 2011-02-22
Movie La maldición de Rookford Maud Hill 2011-08-17
Movie Alicia en el país de las maravillas Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010-03-03
Series The Michael Ball Show Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Movie Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte I Dolores Umbridge 2010-10-17
Series Psychoville 2009-06-18
Movie Destino: Woodstock Sonia Teichberg 2009-09-03
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
Series Big & Small 2008-10-06
Movie Diarios de la calle Margaret Campbell 2007-01-05
Movie Harry Potter y la orden del Fénix Dolores Umbridge 2007-06-28
Movie La grandeza de vivir Hazel Nightingale 2007-11-16
Series Cranford 2007-11-18
Movie Cranford Miss Octavia Pole 2007-11-18
Movie Corazones culpables 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
Series Live!Girls! present Dogtown Unknown 2006-10-04
Series Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby 2005-03-27
Series Doctor Who Voice of Interface 2005-03-26
Movie My Family and Other Animals Mother 2005-12-27
Series ShakespeaRe-Told Unknown 2005-11-07
Movie La niñera mágica Mrs. Blatherwick 2005-10-21
Movie El secreto de Vera Drake Vera Drake 2004-10-22
Movie La virgen de Liverpool Sylvia Conlon 2003-03-15
Movie Escándalo con clase 2003-05-16
Movie Blackball Bridget 2003-05-18
Series Little Britain 2003-09-16
Movie Asuntos de famillia Dr. Bridget 2003-06-13
Series Strange Unknown 2002-03-09
Movie Murder DCI Billie Dory 2002-05-01
Movie Mi vida como una rata Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Mientras haya hombres Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Chicken Run: Evasión en la granja Bunty (voice) 2000-06-21
Movie Shakespeare in Love (Shakespeare enamorado) Nurse 1998-12-11
Movie Remember Me? 1997-01-02
Series Los asesinatos de Midsomer Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie The Ugly Duckling Scruffy (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie Noche de Reyes Maria 1996-10-31
Movie Ciudadano X Mrs. Burakov 1995-02-25
Movie Sentido y sensibilidad Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995-12-13
Series Is It Legal? 1995-09-12
Movie Mole's Christmas (voices) 1994-12-25
Movie Consejos mortales Beth Greenwood 1994-01-21
Movie Mucho ruido y pocas nueces Margaret 1993-05-07
Series If You See God, Tell Him Muriel Spry 1993-11-11
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way Bridget Bennet 1993-05-30
Movie A Masculine Ending Bridget Bennet 1992-04-12
Movie Los amigos de Peter Mary Charleston 1992-09-18
Movie Antonia and Jane Jane Hartman 1990-01-01
Series Up the Garden Path 1990-05-02
Series Historias de la cripta Unknown 1989-06-10
Series A Bit of Fry and Laurie Unknown 1989-01-13
Series Thompson 1988-11-10
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Series The Singing Detective Unknown 1986-11-16
Series Ladies in Charge Unknown 1986-05-06
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18