Imelda Staunton | Biography

Posted On: 12 Jul, 2014


Imelda Staunton | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 09, 1956
Age 61 Years 9 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Jim Carter
Boyfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth $6 Million Dollars(approx)
Height 5 feet 0 inches
Weight 55 kg(approx)
Children/Kids Bessie Carter

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton is professionally known as Imelda Staunton. She was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England. Staunton is popular for her role in television series Up the Garden Path and The harry potter film series. She is also the actress of movie Vera Drake, for which she was nominated for Oscar's Best Actress category and has won the BAFTA and Venice film festival award for Best Actress in leading role. Recently, she has also appeared in the Angelina Jolie starring movie MaleFicent. She will also be playing Rose in the revival of gypsy at Chichester festival.

Imelda attended La Sainte Union Convent School as a child. Later recognizing her keen interest in acting, she got enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the young age of 18. She started her first acting career by appearing in the play by Goldoni. She has portrayed Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

Regarding her film career, Staunton first appeared as Betsy Loveless in 1986 movie Comrades. After three years, she appeared as Polly Flinders in the film A Sleeping Life. In 1990, she was seen in two films: Yellowbacks and They Never Slept. Then, she was seen as Mary Charleston in movie Peter's Friend in 1992 and the following year, she did two movies like Much Ado About Nothing and Deadly Advice. For her role as Charlotte Jennings Palmer in the movie in Sense and Sensibility, she was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Staunton's voice was also featured in the 1996 film The Snow Queen's Revenge. Again her role as Nurse in Shakespeare in Love also won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Her role in 2004 Vera Drake also won several awards including Volpi Cup, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Actress and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama.

Besides, she has also appeared in many television series like The Singing Detective, Ladies in Charge, Screenplay, Citizen X, The Canterbury Tale, Strange, Dog Town, Doctor Who, The Girl, and Tubby and Enid etc. She also has a recurring role in Desperate Housewives.

Staunton is one of the talented actresses of Hollywood. She is also one of the highest paid actresses. She stands at the normal height of 5 feet tall, but her height of success is huge.

Regarding her personal life, Staunton is married to her longtime boyfriend Jim Carter, whom she met at the National Theatre. Staunton also had a daughter born on 1993 from her husband Carter. Her daughter’s name is Bessie. The couples are living happily and there are not any speculations about their divorce.

Her short biography can also be found in wiki and IMDb. Her fans can also follow her in twitter and Instagram as well as her page in Facebook can also be liked to get her latest updates. Her videos as well as interview can also be found in YouTube. Other information about her can also be accessed via her personal as well official sites.