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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 series Showbiz Moms & Dads
Latest Project:
Series Let's Go 2018
Known For
Poster of Maleficent - Die dunkle Fee
Poster of Cranford
Poster of Cranford
Poster of Inspector Barnaby
Series Showbiz Moms & Dads Ambassador Cochran 2019
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2018
Series Pianist Maria 2018
Series Let's Go Margaret Campbell 2018
Series WCW Pay-Per-View Mrs. Micawber 2017
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Series Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Mary 2016
Movie Maleficent - Die dunkle Fee Knotgrass 2014-05-28
Movie That Day We Sang Enid 2014-12-26
Movie Paddington Aunt Lucy (voice) 2014-11-28
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie The Girl Alma Hitchcock 2012-10-22
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by 2012-08-03
Movie Die Piraten - Ein Haufen merkwürdiger Typen Queen Victoria (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie The Awakening - Geister der Vergangenheit Maud Hill 2011-08-17
Movie Arthur Weihnachtsmann Mrs. Santa (voice) 2011-02-22
Series The Michael Ball Show Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie Another Year Janet 2010-11-05
Movie Alice im Wunderland Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010-03-03
Series Psychoville 2009-06-18
Movie Taking Woodstock Sonia Teichberg 2009-09-03
Series Big & Small 2008-10-06
Movie 3 und raus! Rosemary Cassidy 2008-10-12
Series Code Geass (US) Barge Lady 2008-04-27
Movie Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix Dolores Umbridge 2007-06-28
Series Cranford 2007-11-18
Movie Cranford Miss Octavia Pole 2007-11-18
Movie How About You... Hazel Nightingale 2007-11-16
Movie Guilty Hearts Naomi 2006-01-01
Movie Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image Herself 2006-06-18
Series Live!Girls! present Dogtown Unknown 2006-10-04
Movie My Family and Other Animals Mother 2005-12-27
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Movie Eine zauberhafte Nanny Mrs. Blatherwick 2005-10-21
Series Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby 2005-03-27
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
Series Strange Unknown 2002-03-09
Movie Another Life Ethel Graydon 2001-06-15
Movie Heiraten für Fortgeschrittene Janine 2001-08-19
Movie Rat Conchita Flynn 2001-04-01
Movie Chicken Run - Hennen rennen Bunty 2000-06-21
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Two Hands Unknown 1999-07-29
Movie Mizu no naka no hachigatsu Alma Reville Hitchcock 1998-01-01
Movie Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998-12-11
Series Inspector Barnaby Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie Remember Me? 1997-01-02
Series Is It Legal? 1995-09-12
Movie Citizen X Mrs. Burakov 1995-02-25
Movie Sinn und Sinnlichkeit Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995-12-13
Movie Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood 1994-01-21
Movie Viel Lärm um nichts Margaret 1993-05-07
Movie Peter's Friends Mary Charleston 1992-09-18
Series Up the Garden Path 1990-05-02
Movie Antonia and Jane Jane 1990-01-01
Series Geschichten aus der Gruft Unknown 1989-06-10
Series Thompson 1988-11-10
Movie Rain Man 1988-12-11
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23
Series Inspektor Wexford ermittelt Unknown 1987-08-02
Series The Singing Detective Unknown 1986-11-16
Movie The Singing Detective 1986-11-16
Movie Der Name der Rose Unknown 1986-09-24
Movie Utopia Unknown 1979-02-28
Movie Die Stimme des Todes Unknown 1977-08-06
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10
Series The Patty Duke Show Dolores Umbridge 1963-09-18
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Mein Mann Godfrey Unknown 1936-09-17