Imelda Staunton
Biographical information
Birth name

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton


9 January, 1956
London, England, UK








Jim Carter (husband)

Years active


In Harry Potter

Dolores Umbridge

Notable roles
  • Taking Woodstock (2009)
  • Nanny McPhee (2005)
  • Vera Drake (2004)
  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • Shakespeare In Love (1998)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  • Peter's Friends (1992)
Academy Awards

Best Actress nomination (Vera Drake, 2004)

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nomination (The Girl, 2012)

Imelda Staunton is a British actress who portrays Dolores Umbridge in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She reprised her role as Umbridge in Part 1 of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[1]


Staunton is a well-respected, multiple award-winning actress. She has won the Laurence Olivier theatre award twice, received an Academy Award nomination and is an associate member of RADA. She has appeared in countless theatre productions, films and television shows, including; Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Shakespeare in

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Love (1998), Vera Drake (2004), and Nanny McPhee (2005). In 2012, Staunton played the lead role of Mrs. Lovett in the West End revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

In 1999, she played Mrs Micawber in David Copperfield, which Daniel Radcliffe starred in as young David Copperfield. Alongside David Tennant she reprised her antagonist role as the voice of Queen Victoria in The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists!

Personal lifeEdit

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton O.B.E, was born to Joseph and Bridie Staunton on the 9th of January 1956 in Archway, North London. She is married to the actor Jim Carter and has a daughter named Bessie, born 1993.

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