Imelda Staunton is best known for her role as Dolores Jane Umbridge in the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. In interviews, Staunton has said how much she enjoyed playing the villain, but hated the scene where she tortured Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, claiming it was the hardest scene she’s ever had to film.
In 1986, Staunton was awarded Best Performance in a Supporting Role at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her films A Chorus of Disapproval and The Corn is Green, and in 1991, the Best Actress in a Musical for Into the Woods. Not satisfied with these accolades, Staunton again took the top spot in 1997 for her performance in Guys and Dolls, and for Sweeney Todd in 2013.
Idolizing Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, and Maya Angelou, Staunton has an amazingly rich voice, which she used to great effect in the 1992 film, Peter’s Friends.
Her full name is Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton and she was an only child. Her mother was a musician but could not read music, learning tunes by listening to the accordion or fiddle. Taking drama classes at La Sainte Convent, Staunton auditioned for drama schools, joining the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at just the age of 18.
What is the nationality of Imelda Staunton?
Imelda Staunton is an English screen and stage actress and was born on January 9, 1956, in Archway, London, England.
How old is Imelda Staunton?
Imelda Staunton just turned 64 this year and her star sign is Capricorn.
How tall is Imelda Staunton and how much does she weigh?
Imelda Staunton is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 121 pounds.
Is Imelda Staunton married or single?
Imelda Staunton has been married to English film and television actor, Jim Carter since 1983.
How much is Imelda Staunton’s net worth?
Imelda Staunton has a net worth of $10 million.
Does Imelda Staunton have any children?
Imelda Staunton and her husband Jim Carter have a daughter, Bessie who was born in 1993.