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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 series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Doctor Who
Poster of Is It Legal?
Poster of Up the Garden Path
Poster of A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Filmography

The Canterville Ghost (2017)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie

The Cranford Chronicles (2018)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Ladies in Charge (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Paddington 2 (2017)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Aunt Lucy (voice)

Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre (2015)

Movie
as Rose
10 1 votes

Maleficent (2014)

Fantasy Adventure Action Family Romance
Movie
as Knotgrass
7 3568 votes

Paddington (2014)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Aunt Lucy (voice)
7 745 votes

Pride (2014)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Hefina
7.7 375 votes

That Day We Sang (2014)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Enid
5.5 2 votes

Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made (2014)

TV Movie Music Documentary Comedy
Movie

Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (2013)

Movie
as Shrew (voice)
2 1 votes

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

Animation Adventure Family Comedy
Movie
as Queen Victoria (voice)
6.4 304 votes

London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Movie
as Quotations spoken by
7 3 votes

The Girl (2012)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Alma Hitchcock
5.7 29 votes

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Drama Animation Family Comedy
Movie
as Mrs. Santa (voice)
6.7 282 votes

The Awakening (2011)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Maud Hill
6.3 370 votes

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Family Fantasy Adventure
Movie
as Tall Flower Faces (voice)
6.3 3568 votes

The Michael Ball Show (2010)

Series
as Unknown

Another Year (2010)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Janet
6.9 83 votes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Adventure Fantasy Family
Movie
as Dolores Umbridge
7.4 4254 votes

Psychoville (2009)

Comedy
Series
6.3 10 votes

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Music Comedy Drama
Movie
as Sonia Teichberg
6.2 101 votes

Big & Small (2008)

Comedy
Series

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

Comedy
Movie
as Mary
6.2 6 votes

Three and Out (2008)

Comedy Drama Foreign
Movie
as Rosemary
6.2 9 votes

Freedom Writers (2007)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Margaret Campbell
7.4 266 votes

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Adventure Fantasy Family Mystery
Movie
as Dolores Umbridge
7.3 4189 votes

How About You... (2007)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Hazel Nightingale
5.8 9 votes

Cranford (2007)

Movie
as Miss Octavia Pole
8.4 10 votes

Cranford (2007)

Drama
Series
6.5 6 votes

Guilty Hearts (2006)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Naomi

Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image (2006)

Movie
as Herself
7.5 1 votes

Shadow Man (2006)

Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Ambassador Cochran
4.6 20 votes

The Wind in the Willows (2006)

Drama Family
Movie
as Barge Lady
3 2 votes

Live!Girls! present Dogtown (2006)

Series
as Unknown

Fingersmith (2005)

Drama
Series
6.9 7 votes

Fingersmith (2005)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Mrs. Sucksby
6.6 5 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Voice of Interface
7.0 595 votes

Nanny McPhee (2005)

Fantasy Comedy Family
Movie
as Mrs. Blatherwick
6.3 507 votes

My Family and Other Animals (2005)

TV Movie Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Mother
5.3 8 votes

ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Vera Drake (2004)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Vera Drake
6.7 67 votes

The Virgin of Liverpool (2003)

Comedy Adventure
Movie
as Sylvia Conlon
1.5 2 votes

Bright Young Things (2003)

Comedy Foreign
Movie
6.4 16 votes

I'll Be There (2003)

Comedy Drama Family Music
Movie
as Dr. Bridget
5.9 4 votes

Little Britain (2003)

Comedy
Series
6.9 32 votes

Blackball (2003)

Comedy Foreign
Movie
as Bridget
5.5 11 votes

Strange (2002)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

Rat (2001)

Drama Fantasy Comedy Family
Movie
as Conchita Flynn
5.5 2 votes

Crush (2001)

Romance Comedy Drama
Movie
as Janine
5.5 6 votes

Another Life (2001)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ethel Graydon
4 1 votes

Chicken Run (2000)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Bunty
6.5 839 votes

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000)

Comedy
Movie

David Copperfield (1999)

Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Micawber
7.3 23 votes

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

History
Movie
as Nurse
6.8 597 votes

The Ugly Duckling (1997)

Movie
as Scruffy (voice)

Remember Me? (1997)

Movie

Midsomer Murders (1997)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.8 43 votes

Twelfth Night (1996)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Maria
7 20 votes

Citizen X (1995)

Crime Drama History
Movie
as Mrs. Burakov
7 27 votes

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Charlotte Jennings Palmer
7.2 282 votes

Is It Legal? (1995)

Comedy
Series

Deadly Advice (1994)

Movie
as Beth Greenwood

Mole's Christmas (1994)

Movie
as (voices)
5 1 votes

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Margaret
7.1 150 votes

Don't Leave Me This Way (1993)

Movie
as Bridget Bennet

If You See God, Tell Him (1993)

Series

If You See God, Tell Him. (1993)

Movie
as Muriel Spry
7 1 votes

A Masculine Ending (1992)

TV Movie Mystery
Movie

Peter's Friends (1992)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Mary Charleston
6.8 33 votes

Antonia e Jane (1990)

Movie
as Jane

Up the Garden Path (1990)

Comedy
Series

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 61 votes

A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1989)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 20 votes

Thompson (1988)

Comedy
Series
1 1 votes

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown

Comrades (1987)

Drama
Movie
as Betsy Loveless
7 4 votes

The Singing Detective (1986)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

The Singing Detective (1986)

Fantasy Drama Crime
Movie
7.3 6 votes

Natural World (1967)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
8.6 6 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes