Imelda Staunton


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Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England, UK. She is an actress, known for Vera Drake (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Pride (2014). 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 25 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Vera Drake Vera
(2004)
Pride Hefina
(2014)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2023 Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (filming)
Bunty (voice)
 2022 The Crown (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth II
- Episode #5.10 (2022) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Episode #5.9 (2022) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Episode #5.8 (2022) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Episode #5.7 (2022) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Episode #5.5 (2022) ... Queen Elizabeth II
 2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era
Maud Bagshaw
 2020-2021 Trying (TV Series)
Penny Wootton
- I'm Scared (2021) ... Penny Wootton
- Maddest Sweetest Thing (2021) ... Penny Wootton
- The Sun on Your Back (2021) ... Penny Wootton
- A Nice Boy (2021) ... Penny Wootton
- We Know the Way Out (2020) ... Penny Wootton
 2020 Lloyds Bank 'Internet Banking Safe?' (Video short) (voice)
 2020 Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (TV Series)
Irene Ruddock
- A Lady of Letters (2020) ... Irene Ruddock
 2020 Flesh and Blood (TV Mini Series)
Mary
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Mary
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... Mary
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Mary
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Mary
 2020 Amulet
Sister Claire
 2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Knotgrass
 2019 A Confession (TV Mini Series)
Karen Edwards
- Episode 6 (2019) ... Karen Edwards
- Episode 5 (2019) ... Karen Edwards
- Episode 4 (2019) ... Karen Edwards
- Episode 3 (2019) ... Karen Edwards
- Episode 2 (2019) ... Karen Edwards
 2019 Downton Abbey
Maud Bagshaw
 2017 Finding Your Feet
Sandra Abbott
 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
 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
- 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
- Twist in the Plod (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 Mini 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 Mini Series)
DCI Billie Dory
 2001/I Crush
Janine
 2001 Another Life
Ethel Graydon
 2000 Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (TV Special)
Mrs. Cottisloe
 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 (singing 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 Snow Queen's Revenge
Elspeth / Rowena (voice)
 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie) (voice)
 1996 Twelfth Night
Maria
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sarah
- About Face (1996) ... Sarah
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie) (voice)
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Charlotte Palmer
 1995 The Snow Queen
Ivy / Angorra (voice)
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (Video)
Mother Squirrel (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 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Delilah and the Dishwater Dogs: Part 3 (1995) ... Storyteller
- Delilah and the Dishwater Dogs: Part 2 (1995) ... Storyteller
- Delilah and the Dishwater Dogs: Part 1 (1995) ... Storyteller
 1994 Mole's Christmas (TV Movie) (voice)
 1994 Frank Stubbs (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 Performance (TV Series)
Jenny Beales
- Roots (1992) ... Jenny Beales
 1992 Peter's Friends
Mary Anderson
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Bridget Bennet
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
The Producer
- They Never Slept (1991) ... The Producer
 1990 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
Louie
 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 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 Comrades
Betsy Loveless
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Kate") in a UK tour of "She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Spouse:

Jim Carter  (1 child)

Children:

Bessie Carter

Parents:

Staunton, Bridie | Staunton, Joseph
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her view about abortion, something she's been asked a lot after her role in Vera Drake (2004)] I'm not Susan Sarandon. I don't want to bang a drum. I think I'm just going to say, "I'm pro-choice" and leave it at that. See more »

Trivia:

She said that her idols are Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, and Maya Angelou. See more »

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