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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:
16
First Appeared:
In the movie The Canterville Ghost
Latest Project:
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019-10-16
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2020
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Knotgrass 2019-10-16
Movie Downton Abbey Lady Bagshaw 2019-09-12
Movie National Theatre Live: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha 2017-05-18
Movie Harry Potter - A History Of Magic Narrator 2017-10-28
Movie Little Bird First Officer Simpkins 2017-04-22
Movie Finding Your Feet Sandra Abbott 2017-12-26
Movie National Theatre Live: Follies Sally Durant Plummer 2017-11-16
Movie Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (voice) 2017-11-09
Movie Pride Hefina 2014-09-12
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by 2012-10-12
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge 2010-10-17
Movie Alice in Wonderland Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010-03-03
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie The Ugly Duckling Scruffy (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie Comrades Betsy Loveless 1987-08-23