Imelda Staunton

9 Jan 1956


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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Filmography (36 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Paddington 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
Role: Actor (as Aunt Lucy (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···That Day We Sang
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Aunt Lucy (voice))
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hefina)
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Knotgrass)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Queen Victoria (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···The Girl
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alma Reville Hitchcock)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Queen Victoria)
(movie, 2011)
···The Awakening
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maud Hill)
(movie, 2011)
···Arthur Christmas
Genre: Drama, Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Santa (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Another Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Janet)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Dolores Umbridge)
(movie, 2010)
8.1Alice in Wonderland
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tall Flower Faces (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Taking Woodstock
Genre: Comedy, Drama
By: Ang Lee
Role: Actor (as Sonia Teichberg)
(movie, 2008)
···Three and Out
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Rosemary)
(movie, 2007)
···How About You...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Hazel Nightingale)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dolores Umbridge)
(movie, 2007)
···Freedom Writers
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Margaret Campbell)
(movie, 2005)
···Nanny McPhee
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Blatherwick)
(movie, 2005)
···Vera Drake
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Vera Drake)
(movie, 2005)
···My Family and Other Animals
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mother)
(movie, 2003)
···The Virgin of Liverpool
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Sylvia, Conlon)
(movie, 2001)
···Another Life
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Ethel Graydon)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Janine)
(movie, 2000)
···Chicken Run
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Bunty (voice))
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Conchita Flynn)
(movie, 1999)
···David Copperfield
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Micawber)
(movie, 1999)
···Jack and the Beanstalk
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dilly)
(movie, 1998)
···Shakespeare in Love
Genre: History, Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Nurse)
(movie, 1997)
···Remember Me?
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lorna)
(movie, 1997)
···The Ugly Duckling
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Scruffy)
(movie, 1995)
···Sense and Sensibility
Genre: Drama, Romance
By: Ang Lee
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Jennings Palmer)
(movie, 1994)
···Deadly Advice
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Beth Greenwood)
(movie, 1993)
···Much Ado About Nothing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Margaret)
(movie, 1992)
···Peter's Friends
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mary Charleston)
(movie, 1992)
···A Masculine Ending
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Bridget Bennet)