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
Another Year
Pride
Vera Drake
Shakespeare in Love
Much Ado About Nothing
Downton Abbey: A New Era

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Maud Bagshaw (Character) $43.3M 2022
93% 87% Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: 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% 56% Finding Your Feet Sandra (Character) $1.4M 2017
99% 88% Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (Voice) $38.4M 2017
97% 80% Paddington Aunt Lucy (Voice) - 2014
92% 89% Pride Hefina (Character) $1.4M 2014
53% 70% Maleficent Knotgrass (Character) $241.4M 2014
86% 63% 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
62% 51% The Awakening Maud Hill (Character) $90.3K 2011
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (Voice) $46.4M 2011
93% 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% 40% 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 82% 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
92% 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
65% 67% Bright Young Things Lady Brown (Character) $931.8K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ready Naomi (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 43% Another Life Ethel Graydon (Character) - 2001
36% 58% 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 20% 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
64% 78% Peter's Friends Mary Charleston (Character) $4.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masculine Ending Bridget Bennet (Character) - 1992
100% 88% 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
90% 91% The Crown Queen Elizabeth II (Character) 2022
93% 92% Trying Penny (Character) 2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Heads Irene Ruddock (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018 2020
90% No Score Yet Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece Mary (Character) 2020
93% 79% A Confession Karen Edward (Character) 2019
90% 66% Doctor Who Interface (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008 2010
No Score Yet 100% Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Octavia Pole (Character) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Barge Lady (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Christine Cooper (Character) 1999
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 100% A Bit of Fry & Laurie Unknown (Character) 1995