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Imelda Staunton is a Actor British born on 9 january 1956 at London (United-kingdom)

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton
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Birth name Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 january 1956 (63 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, (born 9 January 1956) is an English actress of stage and screen. Staunton trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and began her career in repertory theatre.

Since joining the National Theatre in 1982, she has performed in many plays and musicals in the UK. Staunton has been nominated for a total of eight Laurence Olivier Awards, winning two for Best Actress in a Musical in Into the Woods (1991) and in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2011) and one for Best Supporting Performance in her work in both A Chorus of Disapproval (1985) and The Corn is Green (1985). Other London stage roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1982), Sonia in Uncle Vanya (1988), Claire in A Delicate Balance (2011) and Rose in Gypsy (2014).

Staunton drew critical acclaim for the title role in the 2004 film Vera Drake, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actress and earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Her other film roles include Mrs. Blatherwick in Nanny McPhee (2005), Dolores Jane Umbridge in two of the Harry Potter films (2007–2010) and Hefina Headon in Pride (2014), for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. On television, she starred in the sitcoms Up the Garden Path (1990–1993) and Is it Legal? (1995–1998).

Biography

Staunton met her husband, English actor Jim Carter, in Richard Eyre's landmark early 1980s production of Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre. They have a daughter, Bessie, born in 1993. In 2007, the couple, together with Bessie, appeared in the BBC series Cranford (Carter was Captain Brown and Bessie a maid).

Staunton was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 New Year Honours for her services to drama.

Staunton owns a bitch (Molly) which appeared in Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 6 October 8 November) as "Chowsie" the dog. Staunton played the leading role as "Momma Rose".

Best films

Paddington (2014)
(Actress)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
(Actress)
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
(Actress)
Another Year (2010)
(Actress)
Vera Drake (2004)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jules Bass
Jules Bass
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Terry Jones
Terry Jones
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Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(7 films)
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(10 films)
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Imelda Staunton (52 films)

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Actress

The Hunter's Prayer, 1h30
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Sam Worthington, Alicia Silverstone, Odeya Rush, Joel Kinnaman, Martin Compston, Allen Leech
Rating55% 2.7536952.7536952.7536952.7536952.753695
Un tueur à gages, Lucas, aide une jeune fille, qu'il aurait dû tuer, à venger la mort de son père, un comptable qui a détourné plusieurs millions de sa société, dirigée par un puissant homme d'affaires qui a payé Lucas pour l'exécuter.
Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Aunt Lucy (voice)
Rating77% 3.8967453.8967453.8967453.8967453.896745
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles Knotgrass
Rating70% 3.5013353.5013353.5013353.5013353.501335
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
Paddington
Paddington (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins
Roles Aunt Lucy (voice)
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
In the deep jungles of darkest Peru, a British geographer named Montgomery Clyde happens upon a previously unknown species of bear. He is about to shoot it to take back a specimen to England when another bear playfully takes his gun away. He learns that this family of bears is intelligent and can learn English, and that they have a deep appetite for marmalade. He names them Lucy and Pastuzo. As he departs, he throws his hat to Pastuzo and tells the bears that they are always welcome should they wish to go to London.
Pride
Pride (2014)
, 1h59
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer
Roles Hefina
Rating78% 3.9004753.9004753.9004753.9004753.900475
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before and was ultimately successful.
The Girl
The Girl (2012)

Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Toby Jones, Sienna Miller, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Sean Michael, Carl Beukes
Roles Alma Hitchcock
Rating62% 3.1489053.1489053.1489053.1489053.148905
The film is a partially fictionalised account of the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. In 1961, Hitchcock notices Hedren in a television commercial for a diet drink. He wants to turn her into the next Grace Kelly, with whom he had worked extensively during the 1950s. Hedren passes her screen test and is groomed for the starring role in Hitchcock's latest film, The Birds; the director instructs her about her dress and appearance.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, 1h28
Directed by Peter Lord
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven
Roles Queen Victoria (voice)
Rating66% 3.347833.347833.347833.347833.34783
In 1837, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), inexpert in the ways of pirates, leads a close-knit, rag-tag group of amateur pirates who are trying to make a name for themselves on the high seas. To prove himself and his crew, the Pirate Captain enters the Pirate of the Year competition, with the winner being whoever can plunder the most. After several failed attempts to plunder mundane ships, the Pirate Captain talks with his best friend and first mate, the Pirate with a Scarf (Martin Freeman), about giving up and selling baby clothes as a living, but is convinced to try boarding the next ship they find, which happens to be the Beagle. They find no treasure but succeed in capturing Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin recognizes the crew's pet Polly as the last living dodo, and implores the Pirate Captain to enter it into the Scientist of the Year competition at the Royal Society in London for a valuable prize. The Pirate Captain directs his ship to London. The Pirates disguise themselves as Girl Scouts, so that they don't get caught and executed, as Queen Victoria has a strong hatred of Pirates.
The Awakening, 1h47
Directed by Nick Murphy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, John Shrapnel, Lucy Cohu, Isaac Hempstead Wright
Roles Maud Hill
Rating64% 3.2492953.2492953.2492953.2492953.249295
England, 1921. Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is a published author on supernatural hoaxes who works with the police to expose charlatans and debunk supernatural phenomena. She receives a visit from Robert Mallory (Dominic West), a teacher from a boys boarding school in Cumbria. Robert explains to her that there have been sightings of the ghost of a child at the school, and that it may have been the cause of the recent death of a pupil there. Robert asks Florence for help to figure out why the supernatural events occur. Although Florence originally refuses, Robert's concern for the orphaned kids at the school causes her to change her mind since she is an orphan herself. Florence travels to the school, which was a stately home until 20 years earlier, to investigate the sightings and the recent death. She is welcomed by Maud (Imelda Staunton), the school's housekeeper and matron, who tells Florence that she has read her books and feels like she knows her. After investigation, the ghostly sightings are thought to be a prank led by two boys who have been bullying a lonely, redheaded boy into doing what they want for their approval. With regards to the recent death, Florence deduces that one of the teachers was the last person to see the boy alive and questions him, until he admits to making the young boy stand outside to "man up", after he claimed to have seen the ghost, thus scaring the young boy and causing him to have a fatal asthma attack. The school then closes for half-term with the only occupants being Florence, Robert, Maud and Tom (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), a lonely boy who tells Florence his parents live in India.
Arthur Christmas, 1h37
Directed by Sarah Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen
Roles Mrs. Santa (voice)
Rating70% 3.546683.546683.546683.546683.54668
On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus's mile-wide, ultra–high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the S-1. The current Santa: Malcolm and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. These complex operations are micromanaged by Malcolm's oldest son Steve and his obsequious elfin assistant Peter (among thousands of more elves) at mission control underneath the North Pole, while Steve's clumsy and panophobic younger brother Arthur answers the letters to Santa. During a delivery operation, when a child wakes up and almost sees Malcolm, a Christmas elf back in the S-1 inadvertently presses a button, causing a present to fall off a conveyor and go unnoticed.
Alice in Wonderland, 1h49
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Political films, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska
Roles Tall Flower Faces (voice)
Rating64% 3.202473.202473.202473.202473.20247
Troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her beloved father, nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a garden party at Lord Ascot's estate, where she is confronted by an unwanted marriage proposal, to Hamish Ascot, and the stifling expectations of the society in which she lives. Unsure of how to reply, she pursues a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole, from which she emerges in a forest, where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, the Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They argue over her identity as "the right Alice", who must slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen to power, as foretold by Absolem the Caterpillar. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape into the woods, while the Knave steals the Caterpillar's scroll and the Dormouse leaves the others, with one of the Bandersnatch's eyes. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are then captured by the Red Queen's Jubjub Bird.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Dolores Umbridge
Rating77% 3.851253.851253.851253.851253.85125
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Another Year, 2h9
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, David Bradley, Peter Wight, Imelda Staunton
Roles Janet
Rating72% 3.648783.648783.648783.648783.64878
Tom Hepple, a geologist, and Gerri Hepple, a counsellor, are an older married couple who have a comfortable, loving relationship. The film observes them over the course of the four seasons of a year, surrounded by family and friends who mostly suffer some degree of unhappiness. Gerri's friend and colleague, Mary, works as a receptionist at the health centre. She is a middle-aged divorcee seeking a new relationship, and despite telling everyone she is happy, appears desperate and depressed. She often seems to drink too much. The Hepples' only child, Joe, is 30 and unmarried and works as a solicitor giving advice on housing.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2h34
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Rating75% 3.799973.799973.799973.799973.79997
Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
Taking Woodstock, 2h
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Liev Schreiber, Edward Hibbert, Jonathan Groff
Roles Sonia Teichberg
Rating66% 3.348263.348263.348263.348263.34826
Set in 1969, the film follows the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), an aspiring Greenwich Village interior designer whose parents, Jake (Henry Goodman) and Sonia (Imelda Staunton), own the small dilapidated El Monaco Resort in White Lake, in the town of Bethel, New York. A hippie theater troupe, The Earthlight Players, rents the barn, but can hardly pay any rent. Due to financial trouble, the motel may have to be closed, but Elliot pleads with the local bank not to foreclose on the mortgage and Sonia delivers a tirade about her struggles as a Russian refugee. The family is given until the end of the summer to pay up.
Clay
Clay (2008)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Ben Davies, Ian McElhinney, Imelda Staunton, Sacha Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill
Roles Mary Doonan
Rating58% 2.919372.919372.919372.919372.91937
1960, English provincial town. Impressionable Davie meets mysterious Stephen Rose, who lives in the house of his Aunt Mary Doonan, over whom he exercises a hypnotic control. Stephen Rose is committed to create from scrap materials - wood and clay - sculpture, which are made so realistically that they look almost lifelike. Stephen and Davie decide to revive the statuettes.