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Imelda Staunton


Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England as Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton. She is an actress, known for Pride (2014), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). She has been married to Jim Carter since October 1983. They have one child. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pride
Pride Hefina
(2014)
Shakespeare in Love
(1998)
Vera Drake
Vera Drake Vera
(2004)

Filmography

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 2017 Finding Your Feet
Sandra
 2017 National Theatre Live: Follies
Sally Durant Plummer
 2017 Paddington 2
Aunt Lucy (voice)
 2017/I Little Bird (Short)
First Officer Simpkins
 2015 Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre (TV Movie)
Rose Hovick
 2014 That Day We Sang (TV Movie)
Enid
 2014 Paddington
Aunt Lucy (voice)
 2014 Maleficent
Knotgrass
 2014/I Pride
Hefina
 2013 Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (TV Movie)
Shrew (voice)
 2012 The Girl (TV Movie)
Alma Reville Hitchcock
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Queen Victoria (voice)
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Mrs Santa (voice)
 2011/I The Awakening
Maud Hill
 2011 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Interface
- The Girl Who Waited (2011) ... Interface (voice)
 2010-2011 Psychoville (TV Series)
Grace Andrews
- Andrews Nanotech (2011) ... Grace Andrews
- The Hunt (2011) ... Grace Andrews
- Sunnyvale (2011) ... Grace Andrews
- Hancock (2011) ... Grace Andrews
- Dinner Party (2011) ... Grace Andrews
 2010 White Other (Short)
Lynne McDermott
 2010 Another Year
Janet
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Tall Flower Faces (voice)
 2007-2009 Cranford (TV Series)
Miss Pole / Miss Octavia Pole
- Return to Cranford: Part Two - October 1844 (2009) ... Miss Octavia Pole
- Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (2009) ... Miss Octavia Pole
- May 1843 (2007) ... Miss Pole
- April 1843 (2007) ... Miss Pole
- November 1842 (2007) ... Miss Pole
 2008-2009 Big and Small (TV Series)
Ruby / Twiba
- Picture Perfect (2009) ... (voice)
- The Sleep Toy Thingie (2009) ... (voice)
- The Case of the Clogs (2008) ... (voice)
- Twiba's Treasure Hunt (2008) ... (voice)
- Smashing Tomatoes (2008) ... (voice)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Dolores Umbridge (voice, uncredited)
 2009 Taking Woodstock
Sonia Teichberg
 2008 A Bunch of Amateurs
Mary
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Mother
- Lickle Bill Um (2008) ... Mother
 2008 A Deal Is a Deal
Rosemary Cassidy
 2008 Clay (TV Movie)
Mary Doonan
 2007 Where Have I Been All Your Life? (Short)
Angela
 2007 How About You...
Hazel Nightingale
 2007 Freedom Writers
Margaret Campbell
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Naomi
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Barge Lady
 2006 Dogtown (TV Series)
Gwen Gregson
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Gwen Gregson
 2006 Shadow Man (Video)
Ambassador Cochran
 2005 My Family and Other Animals (TV Movie)
Mother
 2005 Little Britain (TV Series)
Mrs. Mead
- Episode #3.6 (2005) ... Mrs. Mead
- Episode #3.5 (2005) ... Mrs. Mead (uncredited)
- Episode #3.4 (2005) ... Mrs. Mead (uncredited)
- Episode #3.3 (2005) ... Mrs. Mead (uncredited)
- Episode #3.2 (2005) ... Mrs. Mead (uncredited)
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Polly
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005) ... Polly
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Mrs Blatherwick
 2005 Fingersmith (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Sucksby
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Mrs. Sucksby
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Mrs. Sucksby
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Mrs. Sucksby
 2004 Vera Drake
Vera
 2004 Let's Write a Story (TV Series documentary)
Mrs. Twit
 2003 Blackball
Bridget
 2003 Strange (TV Series)
Reverend Mary Truegood
- Incubus (2003) ... Reverend Mary Truegood
 2003 I'll Be There
Dr. Bridget
 2003 Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series)
The Queen
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... The Queen
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... The Queen
 2003 Bright Young Things
Lady Brown
 2003 The Virgin of Liverpool
Sylvia Conlon
 2002 Ready (Short)
Naomi
 2002 Murder (TV Movie)
DCI Billie Dory
 2001/I Crush
Janine
 2001 Another Life
Ethel Graydon
 1998-2000 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Prioress
- The Journey Back (2000) ... The Prioress (voice)
- Leaving London (1998) ... The Prioress (voice)
 2000 Rat
Conchita Flynn
 2000 Chicken Run
Bunty (voice)
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Micawber
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mrs. Micawber
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mrs. Micawber
 1999 Jack and the Beanstalk (Video)
Dilly (voice)
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Christine Cooper
- Dead Man's Eleven (1999) ... Christine Cooper
 1995-1998 Is It Legal? (TV Series)
Stella Phelps
- 1979 (1998) ... Stella Phelps
- Someone Is Lying (1998) ... Stella Phelps
- New Bloke (1998) ... Stella Phelps
- Glad to Be Colin (1998) ... Stella Phelps
- Big Desk Bob (1998) ... Stella Phelps
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Nurse
 1997 The Ugly Duckling
Scruffy (voice)
 1997 Remember Me?
Lorna
 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie) (voice)
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sarah
- About Face (1996) ... Sarah
 1996 The Snow Queen's Revenge
Elspeth / Rowena (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie) (voice)
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Charlotte Palmer
 1995 The Snow Queen
Ivy / Angorra (voice)
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Councillor Johnson
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Councillor Johnson
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Councillor Johnson
- Legal System (1995) ... Councillor Johnson
- Local Government (1995) ... Councillor Johnson
- Secrecy (1995) ... Councillor Johnson
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Mrs. Burakov
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (Video)
Mother Squirrel (voice)
 1994 Mole's Christmas (TV Short) (voice)
 1994 Frank Stubbs Promotes (TV Series)
Susan
- Charity (1994) ... Susan
 1994 Deadly Advice
Beth Greenwood
 1994 Woodcock (TV Movie)
Edna
 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini-Series)
Muriel Spry
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Muriel Spry
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Muriel Spry
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Muriel Spry
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Muriel Spry
 1990-1993 Up the Garden Path (TV Series)
Izzy
- Episode #3.6 (1993) ... Izzy
- Episode #3.5 (1993) ... Izzy
- Episode #3.4 (1993) ... Izzy
- Episode #3.3 (1993) ... Izzy
- Episode #3.2 (1993) ... Izzy
 1993 Don't Leave Me This Way (TV Movie)
Bridget Bennet
 1993 Much Ado About Nothing
Margaret
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Bridget Bennet
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Jenny Beales
- Roots (1992) ... Jenny Beales
 1992 Peter's Friends
Mary Charleston
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
The Producer
- They Never Slept (1991) ... The Producer
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Cheryl Newman
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... Cheryl Newman
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Stephanie / Jane Hartman
- The Englishman's Wife (1990) ... Stephanie
- Antonia and Jane (1990) ... Jane Hartman
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
Louie
 1989 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Polly Flinders
- A Sleeping Life: Part Three (1989) ... Polly Flinders
- A Sleeping Life: Part Two (1989) ... Polly Flinders
- A Sleeping Life: Part One (1989) ... Polly Flinders
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various roles
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series)
Staff Nurse White
- Who Done It (1986) ... Staff Nurse White
- Pitter Patter (1986) ... Staff Nurse White
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Staff Nurse White
- Heat (1986) ... Staff Nurse White
- Skin (1986) ... Staff Nurse White
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Edith
- Double Act (1986) ... Edith
 1986 Comrades
Betsy Loveless
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Price
- Easy Money (1982) ... Mary Price
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Janet") in "It's A Mad World My Masters". Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[what she thinks about celebrities getting free gifts at award shows] It's obscene, isn't it? Just ridiculous. We don't need any of these things! Give it to people who need it. I'll never have to buy moisturizer again. I might start eating it soon. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to drama. She is an actress in London, England. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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