Celia Imrie is a Actor British born on 15 july 1952 at Guildford (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Celia Diana Savile ImrieNationality United-kingdomBirth 15 july 1952
(67 years) at Guildford (United-kingdom
Laurence Olivier Award
Celia Diana Savile Imrie (born 15 July 1952) is an English actress. Born and brought up in Guildford, Imrie trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Imrie started her career on television in the early 1970s and became most-known for her appearances with Victoria Wood, including Claire in Pat and Margaret (1994), Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies (1998–2000) and playing various characters in the sketch show Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985–87), including Miss Babs in the spoof soap opera sketches Acorn Antiques, a role she reprised in Acorn Antiques: The Musical! in 2005. Imrie's other television roles include Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac (1983), Diana Neal in After You've Gone (2007–2008) and Gloria Millington in Kingdom (2007–09).
On film, Imrie has appeared in Highlander (1986), Hilary and Jackie (1998), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012).
Imrie has been described as "one of the most successful British actresses of recent decades" and has been nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for her role as Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques: The Musical!
Imrie lives in London and in Cowes (on the Isle of Wight). She has a son, Angus, by the actor Benjamin Whitrow. Angus appears as her on-screen son in Kingdom and has acted in other productions and is studying drama and performance at the University of Warwick.
When Imrie was fourteen, she was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital suffering from anorexia nervosa, Under the care of controversial psychiatrist William Sargant, she was given electroshock and large doses of the anti-psychotic drug Largactil. Imrie has written that Sargant still features in her nightmares.
Imrie was the guest on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 on 13 February 2011. On 18 October 2013 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Winchester.