Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton

Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2017)

Lowest Rated: 17% Three and Out (2008)

Birthday: Jan 09, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 40% 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
100% 88% Paddington 2 Aunt Lucy (Voice) $38.4M 2017
70% 56% Finding Your Feet Sandra (Character) $1.4M 2017
97% 80% Paddington Aunt Lucy (Voice) - 2014
54% 70% Maleficent Knotgrass (Character) $241.4M 2014
91% 89% Pride Hefina (Character) $1.4M 2014
No Score Yet 78% The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 71% The Pirates! Band of Misfits Queen Victoria (Voice) $375.9K 2012
70% 41% The Girl Alma Hitchcock (Character) - 2012
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Mrs. Santa (Voice) $46.4M 2011
62% 51% The Awakening Maud Hill (Character) $90.3K 2011
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Dolores Umbridge (Character) $295M 2010
93% 74% Another Year Janet (Character) $3.2M 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% 53% How About You Hazel (Character) $77.6K 2007
70% 87% Freedom Writers Margaret Campbell (Character) $36.6M 2007
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge (Character) $292M 2007
No Score Yet 23% 3 & 3 Naomi (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 30% Shadow Man Ambassador Cochran (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 60% Wind in the Willows Barge Lady (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 91% Fingersmith Unknown (Character) - 2005
73% 64% Nanny McPhee Mrs. Blatherwick (Character) $47.1M 2005
No Score Yet 82% My Family and Other Animals Mother (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
36% 58% Crush Janine (Character) $1.1M 2001
No Score Yet 43% Another Life Ethel Graydon (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% Rat Conchita (Character) $3K 2000
97% 65% Chicken Run Bunty (Voice) - 2000
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Nurse (Character) $100.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ugly Duckling Scruffy (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me? Lorna (Character) - 1997
76% 80% Twelfth Night Maria (Character) $551.5K 1996
No Score Yet 20% The Snow Queen Ivy / Angorra (Voice) - 1995
97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Charlotte Palmer (Character) $42M 1995
88% 86% Citizen X Mrs. Burakova (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice Beth Greenwood (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Leave Me This Way Bridget Bennet (Character) - 1993
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Margaret (Character) $22.5M 1993
69% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Heads Irene Ruddock (Character) 2020
87% 92% Trying Penny (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece Mary (Character) 2020
93% 70% A Confession Karen Edward (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big & Small Ruby (Character) 2009-2011
No Score Yet 75% Doctor Who Interface (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psychoville Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Octavia Pole (Character) 2009 2007
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 No Score Yet Is It Legal? Unknown (Character) 1998 1995-1996
82% 98% 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 Up the Garden Path Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
1993 1987-1988

QUOTES FROM Imelda Staunton CHARACTERS

Dolores Umbridge says: Professor Snape, you first applied for the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts, did you not?

Severus Snape says: Yes.

Dolores Umbridge says: And you were unsuccesful?

Dolores Umbridge says: And you were unsuccessful?

Severus Snape says: Obviously.

Bunty says: The chances of us getting out of here are a million to one.

Ginger says: Then there's still a chance.

Queen Victoria says: What is your name Pirate Captain?

The Pirate Captain says: They call me "The Pirate Captain"!

The Pirate Captain says: They call me 'The Pirate Captain'!

Dolores Umbridge says: I will have order!

Queen Victoria says: I HATE PIRATES!

Bunty says: What brings you to England Mr. Rhodes?

Rocky says: Why.... All the beautiful English chicks of course. (Winks at a fainting chicken)

Rocky says: Why... All the beautiful English chicks of course. [inks at a fainting chicken]

Mrs. Santa says: "Sing 'silent night' backwards."

Mrs. Santa says: Sing 'silent night' backwards.

Santa says: "Who would know that?"

Santa says: Who would know that?

Arthur says: (Sings silent night backwards)

Arthur says: [sings silent night backwards]

Mrs. Santa says: "Malcolm. What's this about Arthur?"

Mrs. Santa says: Malcolm. What's this about Arthur?

Mrs. Santa says: "Arthur and Grandsanta are out there. Probably not wearing nearly enough layers and you two are fighting over a big red toy!"

Mrs. Santa says: Arthur and Grandsanta are out there. Probably not wearing nearly enough layers and you two are fighting over a big red toy!

Mrs. Santa says: "Maybe you should retire."

Mrs. Santa says: Maybe you should retire.

Santa says: "Sitting with Grandsanta all day. Watching Steve on tv. Who would I be?"

Santa says: Sitting with Grandsanta all day. Watching Steve on TV. Who would I be?

Mrs. Santa says: "You'd be my Malcom, dear."

Mrs. Santa says: You'd be my Malcom, dear.

Mrs. Santa says: "Men..."

Mrs. Santa says: Men...

Dolores Umbridge says: Study hard and you will be rewarded, Fail to do so and the consequences maybe severe.

Dolores Umbridge says: Study hard and you will be rewarded. Fail to do so and the consequences maybe severe.

Dolores Umbridge says: ordinary wizarding level also known as owl

Dolores Umbridge says: Ordinary wizarding level, also known as O.W.L.

Dolores Umbridge says: I Will Have Order!

Dolores Umbridge says: [to Harry, Hermione and the Centaurs] I WILL have order!

Dolores Umbridge says: you have been told that a certain dark wizard is at large. this is a lie

Dolores Umbridge says: You have been told that a certain dark wizard is at large once again. This is a lie.

Dolores Umbridge says: Your Lying, wands only choose whitches and you are not a whitch.

Dolores Umbridge says: Wands only choose witches or wizards. You are not a witch.

Dolores Umbridge says: Please, tell them I mean no harm.

Harry Potter says: Sorry, Professor, but I must not tell lies.

Dolores Umbridge says: [over P.A] Boys and girls are not to be within eight inches of each other.

Mary says: On a scale of one to ten, how happy would you say you are, Janet?

Gerri says: On a scale of one to ten, how happy would you say you are, Janet?

Janet says: One.

Mary says: One. I think there's room for improvement there, don't you?

Gerri says: One. I think there's room for improvement there, don't you?

Dolores Umbridge says: As I told you, Mr. Potter, naughty children deserve to be punished.