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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 Maleficent (2014), Vera Drake (2004) and Chicken Run (2000). 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

Maleficent
Maleficent Knotgrass
(2014)
Vera Drake
Vera Drake Vera
(2004)
Chicken Run
Chicken Run Bunty
(2000)
Much Ado About Nothing
(1993)

Filmography

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 2016 Little Bird (Short) (completed)
First Officer Simpkins
 2014 That Day We Sang (TV Movie)
Enid
 2014 Paddington
Aunt Lucy (voice)
 2014/I Pride
Hefina
 2013 Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (TV Movie)
Shrew (voice)
 2012 The Girl (TV Movie)
Alma Reville Hitchcock
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Mrs Santa (voice)
 2011 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Interface
- The Girl Who Waited (2011) ... Interface (voice)
 2010 White Other (Short)
Lynne McDermott
 2008 A Bunch of Amateurs
Mary
 -2008 Big and Small (TV Series)
Ruby / Twiba
- The Big Sneeze (2008) ... Ruby / Twiba (voice)
- Twiba's Treasure Hunt ... (voice)
- The Sleep Toy Thingie ... (voice)
- The Case of the Clogs ... (voice)
 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
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Naomi
 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 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 Strange (TV Series)
Reverend Mary Truegood
- Incubus (2003) ... Reverend Mary Truegood
 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
 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
 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
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie) (voice)
 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
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Jenny Beales
- Roots (1992) ... Jenny Beales
 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
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Price
- Easy Money (1982) ... Mary Price
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(11/82) Stage: Played Anna in in Bertolt Brecht and Eisler's play Schweyk In the Second World War, in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England, with Bill Paterson, Julia McKenzie, Brian Glover, Belinda Sinclair, James Carter and Ian Bartholomew in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

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Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Mike Leigh in Vera Drake (2004)] He's the nicest . . . because he works so hard, and I think he expects other people to work hard. And in my book, that's enough. We don't roll into rehearsal at 10:30 and have coffee. We start at 8:00 a.m., we finish at 8 o'clock at night. I mean, you don't want to dither around him. And I think that's fine. I think he's entitled to say what he ... See more »

Trivia:

Became an Associate Member of RADA. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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