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Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie

Highest Rated: 88% Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% Nativity Rocks! (2018)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1952

Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

After years of proving her talents in film and television, Celia Imrie became the sort of actress whose absence in a modern romantic comedy would be deemed practically inexcusable. The actress, adroit in both humorous and dramatic pursuits, built her foundation on television series like "Upstairs, Downstairs" (ITV 1971-75) and "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" (BBC Two 1985-87), graduating soon enough to high-profile films like "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994) and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999). After a turn in "Bridget Jones' Diary" (2001), Imrie at last amounted the sort of repute that kept her a regular fixture of contemporaneous Hollywood. Celia Diane Savile Imrie was born on July 15, 1952, in the town of Guildford in Surrey, England. After completing her studies at the Guildford School of Acting, Imrie worked her way to the forefront of the film and television scene, starting out with supporting roles in films like the B movie "House of Whipcord" (1974) and programs including the drama "Upstairs, Downstairs" (ITV 1971-75). Imrie snagged a leading role on the sci-fi miniseries "The Nightmare Man" (BBC 1981), which led to a slew of notable recurring parts on TV projects, most formidably "Bergerac" (BBC One 1981) and the sketch comedy series "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" (BBC Two 1985-87). At this time, Imrie began landing attachment to high-profile movies, such as the cult classic fantasy film "Highlander" (1986). After reuniting with her eponymous "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" costar for the TV movie "Pat and Margaret," an installment of the anthology series "Screen One" (BBC One 1989-1993), Imrie began to lend new focus to major motion pictures. Among the lot were the Kenneth Branagh-directed productions "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994), starring Robert De Niro, and "A Midwinter's Tale" (1995), as well as the family film "The Borrowers" (1997). The roles and pictures only got bigger from there. Imrie followed these projects up with a minor part in the colossal "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999), playing one in a team of fighter pilots. Soon after, she lent her comic talents to the pop phenomenon that was Renee Zellweger's "Bridget Jones' Diary" (2001), solidifying herself as a fixture of the rom-com genre of the modern era. She took parts in others of the ilk-"Calendar Girls" (2003), "Wimbledon" (2004), and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)-but hardly gave up drama altogether. Imrie's next picture, the period piece "Wah-Wah" (2005), showcased her sustained ability to play heavy, despite principal focus on contemporaneous lighthearted projects like "Nanny McPhee" (2005). Returning to serialized work briefly, Imrie enjoyed roles on the sitcom "After You've Gone" (BBC One 2007-08) and "Kingdom" (ITV 2007-09). Thereafter, Imrie continued to appear in comedy and drama films alike, including Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" (2010) and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012) and its sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2015).

Highest rated movies

88% Hilary and Jackie
83% The Gathering Storm
81% A Midwinter's Tale
78% Bridget Jones's Baby
78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
76% Good Grief 75% What We Did on Our Holiday
75% The Borrowers

Photos

Celia Imrie THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, from row from left: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, , 2015. ph: Laurie Sparham/TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures CALENDAR GIRLS, Celia Imrie, 2003, (c) Touchstone THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, from left: Tina Desai, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, 2015. ph: Laurie Sparham/TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures THE BORROWERS, from left: Raymond Pickard, Flora Newbigin, Jim Broadbent, Tom Felton (front), Celia Imrie, 1997, © Polygram Filmed Entertainment THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, from left: Celia Imrie, Diana Hardcastle, Ronald Pickup, 2012. ph: Ishika Mohan/TM and ©Copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures. THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, from left: Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, 2012. ph: Ishika Mohan/TM and ©Copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures. CALENDAR GIRLS, Linda Bassett, Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Celia Imrie, Annette Crosbie, Penelope Wilton, 2003, (c) Touchstone THE BORROWERS, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin, Jim Broadbent, Raymond Pickard, 1998, (c)Polygram Film Entertainment HILARY AND JACKIE, Celia Imrie, Charles Dance, Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, David Morrissey, Rupert Penry Jones, 1998 ST. TRINIAN'S, from left: Anna Chancellor, Celia Imrie, Colin Firth, 2007. ©NeoClassics Films THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, from left: Maggie Smith, Ronald Pickup, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Judi Dench, 2012. ph: Ishika Mohan/TM and ©Copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures. FINDING YOUR FEET, DAVID HAYMAN (LEFT, SUSPENDERS), CELIA IMRIE (LEFT OF CENTER), JOANNA LUMLEY (CENTER), IMELDA STAUNTON (BLUE DRESS), TIMOTHY SPALL (RIGHT, SUSPENDERS), 2017. © ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS FINDING YOUR FEET, FROM LEFT: JOANNA LUMLEY, IMELDA STAUNTON, CELIA IMRIE, 2017. © ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS YEAR BY THE SEA, L-R: KAREN ALLEN, S. EPATHA MERKERSON, CELIA IMRIE, 2016. ©REAL WOMEN MAKE WAVES YEAR BY THE SEA, CELIA IMRIE, 2016. ©REAL WOMEN MAKE WAVES YEAR BY THE SEA, L-R: CELIA IMRIE, KAREN ALLEN, 2016. ©REAL WOMEN MAKE WAVES ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, from left: Jane Horrocks,Celia Imrie, Jennifer Saunders, 2016. ph: David Appleby/TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, from left: director Mandie Fletcher, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, Jennifer Saunders, on set, 2016. ph: David Appleby/©Fox Searchlight. All rights reserved. THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, Celia Imrie (center), 2015. ph: Laurie Sparham/TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight. All rights reserved

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 70% Good Grief Imelda (Character) - 2023
28% 91% Love Again Gina Valentine (Character) $5.9M 2023
53% 88% Mummies Mother (Voice) $4.3M 2023
No Score Yet 32% Christmas on Mistletoe Farm Miss Womble (Character) - 2022
62% 61% Love Sarah Mimi (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day Notice Ruth Katzmann (Character) - 2019
58% 17% Malevolent Mrs. Green (Character) - 2018
0% 38% Nativity Rocks! Mrs. Keen (Character) - 2018
70% 57% Finding Your Feet Bif (Character) $1.4M 2017
10% 23% Happy Family Cheyenne (Voice) - 2017
48% 81% Year by the Sea Erikson (Character) - 2016
42% 42% A Cure for Wellness Mrs. Watkins (Character) $7.5M 2016
78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Una (Character) $24.1M 2016
57% 41% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Claudia Bing (Character) $4.8M 2016
29% 40% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Edna (Character) - 2015
66% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Madge Hardcastle (Character) $33.0M 2015
75% 71% What We Did on Our Holiday Agnes Chisolm (Character) - 2014
16% 38% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? Mrs. Keen (Character) - 2014
29% 31% The Love Punch Penelope (Character) - 2013
8% No Score Yet Acts of Godfrey Helen McGann (Character) - 2012
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Madge Hardcastle (Character) $46.4M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Angel The Librarian (Character) - 2011
45% 34% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Enid (Character) $3.2M 2010
14% 45% St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Matron (Character) - 2009
32% 55% St. Trinian's Matron (Character) - 2007
54% 63% Wah-Wah Lady Riva Hardwick (Character) $233.1K 2005
35% 75% Imagine Me & You Tessie (Character) $671.2K 2005
74% 64% Nanny McPhee Mrs. Quickly (Character) $47.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Poirot: Taken at the Flood "Aunt" Kathy Cloade (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 82% Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle Davies (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Bounds Doctor Imogen Reed (Character) - 2004
27% 60% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Una Alconbury (Character) $40.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: 4:50 From Paddington Unknown (Character) - 2004
74% 67% Calendar Girls Celia (Character) $31.0M 2003
83% 81% The Gathering Storm Violet Pearman (Character) - 2002
67% 44% Thunderpants Miss Rapier (Character) - 2002
60% 79% Heartlands Sonja (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 62% Love in a Cold Climate Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 86% Sparkhouse Kate Lawton (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 79% Doctor Zhivago Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 18% Revelation Harriet Martel (Character) - 2001
48% 48% Lucky Break Amy Chamberlin (Character) $54.6K 2001
No Score Yet 72% A Christmas Carol Mrs. Bennett (Character) - 1999
52% 59% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fighter Pilot Bravo 5 (Character) $452.0M 1999
88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Iris du Pré (Character) $4.9M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Blue Nadine Cunningham (Character) - 1997
75% 49% The Borrowers Homily Clock (Character) $22.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterville Ghost Lucy Otis (Character) - 1997
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Fadge (Character) $466.8K 1995
42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mrs. Moritz (Character) $22.0M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pat and Margaret Claire (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 48% The Return of the Native Susan Nunsuch (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dark Adapted Eye Aunt Vera (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Guilt Sissy Malton (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Black Permanent Barbara Thorburn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 102 Boulevard Haussmann Madame Massis (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Moonlight Patsy Diehl (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Man Fiona Patterson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Open Prison Unknown (Character) -

TV

Credit
83% 53% The Diplomat Margaret Roylin (Guest Star) 2023
98% 83% Better Things Phil (Character) 2016-2017 2019-2020 2022
100% 60% Keeping Faith Rose (Character) 2021
94% 86% Hang Ups Maggie (Character) 2018
90% 45% Patrick Melrose Kettle (Character) 2018
89% 69% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Mary Xavier (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 95% Vicious Lillian Haverfield-Wickham (Guest Star) 2015
90% 64% Doctor Who Miss Kizlet (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
38% No Score Yet Titanic Grace Rushton (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Unknown (Character) 2012
82% 94% Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2007-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet After You've Gone Unknown (Character) 2007-2008
82% 96% Doc Martin Susan Brading (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 87% Midsomer Murders Louise August (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet dinnerladies Philippa (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet 92% Absolutely Fabulous Claudia Bing (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Casualty Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Miss Jewsbury (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Manor Born Polly (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Character) 1974