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      Imelda Staunton

      Imelda Staunton

      Highest Rated: 100% Antonia and Jane (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Three and Out (2008)

      Birthday: Jan 9, 1956

      Birthplace: Archway, London, England, UK

      After years of toiling in supporting roles, often taking whatever came her way, actress Imelda Staunton finally received the chance to display her considerable talents when she starred as the titular character in director Mike Leigh's period drama, "Vera Drake" (2004), a role that earned the British thespian a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Prior to her critical success on both sides of the pond, Staunton worked hard to gain prominence in her native England, spending almost three decades in small supporting roles on stage, television and in film. Though she considered herself a serious actress, Staunton relied on song and dance in the early days of her career, establishing a small degree of success for her leading role in "Guys and Dolls." Over the course of the theatre portion of her career, she managed to win several Olivier Awards, though she found her transition to the screen slow and arduous. But with "Vera Drake," Staunton blew the Hollywood doors wide open, leading to bigger and better roles in films like "Nanny McPhee" (2006), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007) and "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), proving that talent always wins out in the end no matter how long the struggle.

      Highest rated movies

      Antonia and Jane
      Sense and Sensibility
      Pride
      Vera Drake
      Another Year
      Shakespeare in Love
      Much Ado About Nothing
      Downton Abbey: A New Era

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      Imelda Staunton HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Imelda Staunton, 2007, ©Warner Bros. VERA DRAKE, Peter Wight, Helen Coker, Imelda Staunton, Adrian Scarborough, Phil Davis, Daniel Mays, 2004, (c) Fine Line CHICKEN RUN, 2000, (l to r) Mac (Lynn Ferguson), Ginger (Julia Sawalha), Babs (Jane Horrocks) and Bunty (Imelda Staunton), smiling. PETER'S FRIENDS, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie, Rita Rudner, Alphonsia Emmanuel, 1992. © Samuel Goldwyn Films CHICKEN RUN, 2000, (l to r) Bunty (Imelda Staunton), Rocky (Mel Gibson), Babs (Jane Horrocks), Ginger (Julia Sawalha). HOW ABOUT YOU, from left: Brenda Fricker, Joss Ackland (top), Imelda Staunton, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Redgrave, 2007. ©Strand Releasing CHICKEN RUN, 2000 (l to r) Mac (Lynn Ferguson) Ginger (Julia Sawalha), Babs (Jane Horrocks), Bunty (Imelda Staunton). Ginger explains escape plan. A BUNCH OF AMATEURS, from left: Imelda Staunton, Burt Reynolds, 2008. Ph: Kerry Brown PETER'S FRIENDS, Rita Rudner, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Alex Lowe, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Tony Slattery, Phyllida Law, 1992. © Samuel Goldwyn Films HOW ABOUT YOU, Imelda Staunton, 2007. ©Strand Releasing HOW ABOUT YOU, Brenda Fricker, Hayley Atwell, Imelda Staunton, 2007. ©Strand Releasing THREE AND OUT, Colm Meaney, Imelda Staunton, Mackenzie Crook, Gemma Arterton, 2008. ©Worldwide Bonus Entertainment THREE AND OUT, Imelda Staunton, Colm Meaney, 2008. ©Worldwide Bonus Entertainment THREE AND OUT, Colm Meaney, Imelda Staunton, 2008. ©Worldwide Bonus Entertainment HOW ABOUT YOU, foreground from left: Brenda Fricker (eyeglasses), Imelda Staunton, 2007. ©Strand Releasing HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Imelda Staunton (front left), Robert Hardy (front right), George Harris (back right), 2007. ©Warner Bros. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Imelda Staunton (front left), Robert Hardy (second from right), George Harris (right), 2007. ©Warner Bros. FINDING YOUR FEET, FROM LEFT: JOANNA LUMLEY, IMELDA STAUNTON, CELIA IMRIE, 2017. © ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS 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

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      81% 72% Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Bunty (Voice) - 2023
      57% 47% The Canterville Ghost Mrs. Umney (Voice) - 2023
      87% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Maud Bagshaw (Character) $43.3M 2022
      93% 87% Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts Self - 2022
      72% 36% Amulet Sister Claire (Character) - 2020
      39% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Knotgrass (Character) $113.9M 2019
      84% 94% Downton Abbey Lady Bagshaw (Character) $96.8M 2019
      70% 57% Finding Your Feet Sandra (Character) $1.4M 2017
      99% 88% Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (Voice) $38.4M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Bird First Officer Simpkins (Character) - 2017
      97% 80% Paddington Aunt Lucy (Voice) - 2014
      93% 89% Pride Hefina (Character) $1.4M 2014
      54% 70% Maleficent Knotgrass (Character) $241.4M 2014
      86% 60% The Pirates! Band of Misfits Queen Victoria (Voice) $375.9K 2012
      70% 41% The Girl Alma Hitchcock (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 78% The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists Unknown (Character) - 2012
      64% 51% The Awakening Maud Hill (Character) $90.3K 2011
      92% 77% Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (Voice) $46.4M 2011
      92% 74% Another Year Janet (Character) $3.2M 2010
      77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge (Character) $295.0M 2010
      48% 47% Taking Woodstock Sonia Teichberg (Character) $7.4M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clay Mary Doonan (Character) - 2008
      17% 41% Three and Out Rosemary Cassidy (Character) - 2008
      64% 54% How About You Hazel (Character) $77.6K 2007
      78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge (Character) $292.0M 2007
      70% 87% Freedom Writers Margaret Campbell (Character) $36.6M 2007
      No Score Yet 23% 3 & 3 Naomi (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 59% Wind in the Willows Barge Lady (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 30% Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 83% My Family and Other Animals Mother (Character) - 2005
      74% 64% Nanny McPhee Mrs. Blatherwick (Character) $47.1M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 92% Fingersmith Unknown (Character) - 2005
      93% 84% Vera Drake Vera Drake (Character) $3.8M 2004
      50% 57% I'll Be There Dr. Bridget (Character) - 2003
      41% 42% Blackball Bridget (Character) - 2003
      66% 68% Bright Young Things Lady Brown (Character) $931.8K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ready Naomi (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 46% Another Life Ethel Graydon (Character) - 2001
      36% 57% Crush Janine (Character) $1.1M 2001
      97% 65% Chicken Run Bunty (Voice) - 2000
      No Score Yet 58% Rat Conchita (Character) $3.0K 2000
      92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Nurse (Character) $100.2M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me? Lorna (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ugly Duckling Scruffy (Voice) - 1997
      76% 80% Twelfth Night Maria (Character) $551.5K 1996
      No Score Yet 17% The Snow Queen Ivy / Angorra (Voice) - 1995
      86% 86% Citizen X Mrs. Burakova (Character) - 1995
      97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Palmer (Character) $42.0M 1995
      No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood (Character) - 1994
      90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Margaret (Character) $22.5M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Leave Me This Way Bridget Bennet (Character) - 1993
      65% 78% Peter's Friends Mary Charleston (Character) $4.1M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masculine Ending Bridget Bennet (Character) - 1992
      100% 78% Antonia and Jane Jane Hartman (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They Never Slept The Producer (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heat of the Day Louie (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sleeping Life Polly Flinders (Character) - 1988

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 90% Brassic Aunt Edie (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018 2020 2023
      81% 92% The Crown Queen Elizabeth II (Character) 2022-2023
      93% 92% Trying Penny (Character) 2020-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Heads Irene Ruddock (Character) 2020
      90% No Score Yet Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece Mary (Character) 2020
      93% 83% A Confession Karen Edward (Character) 2019
      90% 65% Doctor Who Interface (Guest Voice) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Octavia Pole (Character) 2007 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Barge Lady (Character) 2006-2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fingersmith Mrs. Sucksby (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet 88% Midsomer Murders Christine Cooper (Character) 1999
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bit of Fry & Laurie Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Detective Staff Nurse White (Character) 1986