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Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton
Birth name Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
Born January 9, 1956 (1956-01-09) (age 51)
Flag of England London, England
Spouse(s) Jim Carter (1985-)
Notable roles Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Vera Drake in Vera Drake
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actress
2004 Vera Drake
BAFTA Awards
Best Actress
2004 Vera Drake
Golden Globe Awards
Nominated: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2005 Vera Drake
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Best Cast - Motion Picture
1998 Shakespeare in Love


Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton OBE (born on January 9, 1956) is an Academy Award-nominated English actress. She is known for playing the title role in Vera Drake and Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Jim Carter (born 1951) is an English actor noted for his roles on film and television. ... Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter film series, based on the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actresses of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter film series, based on the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling. ...

Contents

Biography

Personal life

Staunton was born in London to Bridie (née McNicholas), a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road-worker and laborer.[1] Both of her parents are first-generation Catholic[2] immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland, with her father coming from Ballyvary and her mother from Bohola.[3][4] Staunton is married to the English actor Jim Carter and they have a daughter, Bessie. Staunton was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, then spent six years in English Repertory, including a period at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter where she had the title role in Shaw's Saint Joan (1979), before moving back to London. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo, the plain of the yews) is a county on the west coast of Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bohola is a small village-consisting of less than 300 individuals according to the 1996 Census-in County Mayo, Ireland located along the N5 national highway. ... Jim Carter (born 1951) is an English actor noted for his roles on film and television. ... RADAs theatre in London The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is generally regarded as the most prestigious drama school in the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in the southwest of England, also known as the Westcountry. ... George Bernard Shaw (born 26 July 1856, Dublin, Ireland died November 2, 1950, Hertfordshire, England) was an Irish writer. ... Saint Joan is the title of: a 1923 play by George Bernard Shaw a 1957 movie (based on the play) directed by Otto Preminger Saint Joan of Portugal was a Princess of Portugal, daughter of Afonso V of Portugal. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Career

Staunton is a three-time recipient of the Olivier Award, Britain's highest theatre honour, for roles in A Chorus of Disapproval (1985), The Corn Is Green (1985), and Into the Woods (1991), and was nominated for her performance as Miss Adelaide in the 1996 revival of Guys and Dolls at The National Theatre. She began to receive international attention in 1993 for her performance as Margaret in the Kenneth Branagh production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Other film appearances include Peter's Friends (1992), Blackball in 2003 Sense and Sensibility (1995) Twelfth Night (1996) (playing Maria), Chicken Run (2000) (as the voice of Bunty), Another Life (2001) and Bright Young Things (2003). In 1993 she appeared on the small screen alongside Richard Briers and Adrian Edmondson in If You See God, Tell Him. She has had other television parts in The Singing Detective (1986) and the comedy drama series Is it Legal? (1995-8). She was a voice artist on Mole's Christmas (1994). On radio, she has appeared in the title role of detective drama series Julie Enfield Investigates, as the lead, Izzy Comyn, in the comedy Up the Garden Path (which later moved to ITV with Staunton reprising the role), as Mrs. Blatherwick, the vile cook in Nanny McPhee, and in Diary of a Provincial Lady (from 1999) and Acropolis Now. The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The Corn is Green (1938) is a semi-autobiographical play by Welsh writer Emlyn Williams. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Guys and Dolls Original Broadway Cast recording (1950) Guys And Dolls is a hit 1950 musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... Peters Friends (1992) is a British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up Blackball in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jane Austens novel Sense and Sensibility (1811) was adapted into a 1995 film by Emma Thompson, for which she received general acclaim as well as a 1996 Academy Award. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 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If you see God, Tell Him was a black comedy starring Richard Briers and Adrian Edmondson shown by the BBC in 1993. ... The Singing Detective The Singing Detective was a 1986 BBC television miniseries, written by Dennis Potter and starring Michael Gambon. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Is it Legal? was a British television comedy set in a solicitors office, that ran from 1995 to 1998. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Moles Christmas is a 30 minute animated film shot in 1994. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Julie Enfield Investigates was a series of radio dramas originally broadcast between 1994 and 1999. ... Up the Garden Path was a 1984 novel by Sue Limb which was then adapted into a radio series by BBC Radio 4 and later into a television sitcom by Granada TV for ITV. 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Staunton shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by a Cast in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love. In 2004, she received the Best Actress honors at the European Film Awards, the BAFTAs, and the Venice Film Festival for her performance in the title role of Vera Drake, which also won Best Picture. For the same role, she received Best Actress nominations for the 2005 Golden Globes and Academy Awards. She had a guest role playing Mrs. Mead in Little Britain in 2005. The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The European Movie Awards are the most prestigious paneuropean movie awards. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... Vera Drake (2004) is a British film directed by Mike Leigh. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Little Britain is a character-based sketch show first appearing on BBC radio and then television. ...


Staunton portrayed Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). The Guardian described her as the "perfect choice for the part" and "one of the film's greatest pleasures," "com[ing] close to stealing the show."[5] In 2007, she also opened on stage in Frank McGuinness's There Came a Gypsy Riding. Dolores Jane Umbridge is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter film series, based on the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and three film franchises from that year, which again appear this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, and Oceans Thirteen, and in... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Frank McGuinness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


References

  1. ^ Lawley, Sue. "This Week's Guest: Imelda Staunton", BBC Radio 4, 2005-05-15. Retrieved on 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20050102/ai_n9628196/pg_2
  3. ^ Imelda Staunton. She attended La Sainte Union Convent School, an all girls catholic school opposite hamstead heath from years 7 to 11. Biography. Tiscali. Retrieved on 2006-05-06.
  4. ^ http://www.irishabroad.com/news/irishpost/news/abaftaforimelda.asp
  5. ^ McCurry, Justin. "Japan goes wild about Harry", The Guardian, 2007-06-29. Retrieved on 2007-07-01. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Scarlett Johansson
for Lost In Translation
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
for Vera Drake

2005
Succeeded by
Reese Witherspoon
for Walk the Line

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Preceded by
Brendon Gleeson
as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody disguised by Barty Crouch Jr.
Portrayals of Hogwarts Defense against the Dark Arts Teachers
as Dolores Umbridge
Succeeded by
Alan Rickman
as Severus Snape

 
 

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