Imelda Staunton

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Age: 58
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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.

 
Movie Character Year
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3w93x93zcp6nvhft9f60pedgf1t Much Ado About Nothing Margaret 1993
Zzn4fqzxkt9oduxspqb2gyjdbs2 Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Jennings Palmer 1995
San5jedynbs3pa3ww0uxq1k0lrf Shakespeare in Love Nurse 1998
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Z0mafjgunvyvbczicymkpkkhkbi Chicken Run Bunty 2000
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Fyxksknnxan0fs4hq1shy9cdzvk Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran 2006
Fskjs0aiegofuqim4rlujhxlpt1 Freedom Writers Margaret Campbell 2007
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Pvee5en5n1yjmhmldfl4ajwm56l Alice in Wonderland Tall Flower Faces (voice) 2010
Vtw3vsq9wsjvublf9nxsv4tznzx Another Year Janet 2010
6nhrntf3qoy19m07pati8ideafu Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge 2010
Heuangzomxkbdogzr28cgzoupqw The Awakening Maud Hill 2011
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Z3abtsvuypfshfkfvtojzatkeg9 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Queen Victoria (voice) 2012
6tpzvvufhy7kqg2bkffsqrowalp The Girl Alma Hitchcock 2012
By7p8dg1h8rqyvofpi95qnpt9ju Maleficent Knotgrass 2014