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).

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Movies

Credit
44% 67% Love Sarah Mimi (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day Notice Ruth Katzmann (Character) - 2019
38% 16% Malevolent Mrs. Green (Character) - 2018
0% 46% Nativity Rocks! Mrs. Keen (Character) - 2018
10% 22% Happy Family Cheyenne (Voice) - 2017
70% 55% Finding Your Feet Bif (Character) $1.4M 2017
42% 41% A Cure for Wellness Mrs. Watkins (Character) $7.5M 2016
58% 41% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Claudia Bing (Character) $4.8M 2016
50% 81% Year by the Sea Erikson (Character) - 2016
78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Una (Character) $24.1M 2016
29% 40% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Edna (Character) - 2015
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Madge Hardcastle (Character) $33M 2015
16% 38% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? Mrs. Keen (Character) - 2014
73% 71% What We Did on Our Holiday Agnes Chisolm (Character) - 2014
29% 31% The Love Punch Penelope (Character) - 2013
8% No Score Yet Acts of Godfrey Helen McGann (Character) - 2012
78% 79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Madge Hardcastle (Character) $46.4M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Angel The Librarian (Character) - 2011
46% 33% 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
31% 55% St. Trinian's Matron (Character) - 2007
34% 74% Imagine Me & You Tessie (Character) $671.2K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Poirot: Taken at the Flood "Aunt" Kathy Cloade (Character) - 2005
54% 63% Wah-Wah Lady Riva Hardwick (Character) $233.1K 2005
73% 64% Nanny McPhee Mrs. Quickly (Character) $47.1M 2005
No Score Yet 75% Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle Davies (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: 4:50 From Paddington Unknown (Character) - 2004
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
74% 67% Calendar Girls Celia (Character) $31M 2003
No Score Yet 85% Sparkhouse Kate Lawton (Character) - 2002
67% 44% Thunderpants Miss Rapier (Character) - 2002
60% 79% Heartlands Sonja (Character) - 2002
83% 82% The Gathering Storm Violet Pearman (Character) - 2002
48% 48% Lucky Break Amy Chamberlin (Character) $54.6K 2001
No Score Yet 18% Revelation Harriet Martel (Character) - 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) $474.5M 1999
88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Iris du Pré (Character) $4.9M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterville Ghost Lucy Otis (Character) - 1997
73% 49% The Borrowers Homily Clock (Character) $22.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Blue Nadine Cunningham (Character) - 1997
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Fadge (Character) $466.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pat and Margaret Claire (Character) - 1994
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mrs. Moritz (Character) $22M 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

TV

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97% 84% Better Things Phyllis (Character) 2019-2020 2016-2017
94% 100% Hang Ups Maggie (Character) 2018
90% 43% Patrick Melrose Kettle (Character) 2018
87% 69% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Mary Xavier (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Lillian Haverfield-Wickham (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 74% Doctor Who Miss Kizlet (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Titanic Grace Rushton (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Unknown (Character) 2012
80% 94% Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2007-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet After You've Gone Unknown (Character) 2007-2008
82% 100% Doc Martin Susan Brading (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet dinnerladies Unknown (Character) 1998-2000
96% 94% Absolutely Fabulous Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Character) 1974

QUOTES FROM Celia Imrie CHARACTERS

Madge Hardcastle says: One was rather hoping to fly under the radar, but one is a member of the royal family.

Mr. Maruthi says: Which member, madam?

Madge Hardcastle says: I'm Princess Margaret.

Mr. Maruthi says: It is most certainly an honor to meet you, madam. And may I say how well you look, especially taking into account that you died nine years ago.

Evelyn Greenslade says: Is it our friend we are grieving for, whose life we knew so little? Or is it our own loss that we are mourning? Have we traveled far enough that we can allow our tears to fall?

Madge Hardcastle says: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis. [chuckles]

Madge Hardcastle says: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis.

Madge's Son-in-Law says: How many husbands have you had?

Madge Hardcastle says: Including my own?

Sonny Kapoor says: Your bedroom.

Madge Hardcastle says: Where?

Sonny Kapoor says: Here. In here

Sonny Kapoor says: Here. In here.

Madge Hardcastle says: My dear man, rooms have doors. What you're showing me here is an alcove.

Jean Ainslie says: And home in time for our 40th wedding anniversary. We haven't quite decided how to mark the occasion.

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute silence.

Madge Hardcastle says: You're not worried about the danger of having sex at your age?

Norman Cousins says: If she dies, she dies.

Madge Hardcastle says: There's an Indian in there!

Muriel Donnelly says: There's an Indian in there!

Jean Ainslie says: It's our 40th anniversary , we haven't decided quite how to mark it.

Jean Ainslie says: It's our 40th anniversary, we haven't decided quite how to mark it.

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute of silence

Madge Hardcastle says: Perhaps a minute of silence.

Madge Hardcastle says: I am single by choice. Just not my choice. -c

Madge Hardcastle says: I am single by choice. Just not my choice.

Madge Hardcastle says: I am single by choice. And i hate this choice.

Madge Hardcastle says: I am single by choice. And I hate this choice.

Madge Hardcastle says: I am single by choice. Just not my choice.