Imelda Staunton stars in in HBO's original movie "The Girl," as Alma Hitchcock, opposite Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren.

Staunton also recently starred in the feature films "Another Year" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1," as Dolores Umbridge, whose "pink" veneer does little to mask her true dark nature. She first played the role of Dolores in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

Imelda Staunton portrayed the title role in Mike Leigh's 2004 drama "Vera Drake," delivering a performance that was heralded by both critics and audiences. For her work in the film, Staunton earned numerous Best Actress honors, including Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations. She also won a BAFTA Award, an Evening Standard British Film Award, a British Independent Film Award, a European Film Award and the 2004 Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress. In addition, Staunton was named the Best Actress of the year by many top critics groups, including the New York Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, London Critics Circle, Toronto Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics, among others.

Staunton's recent film work includes Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock," and she also lent her voice to Tim Burton's blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland." Her additional film credits include Richard LaGravenese's "Freedom Writers"; Kirk Jones' "Nanny McPhee," with Emma Thompson; Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things"; John McKay's "Crush"; John Madden's Oscar-winning "Shakespeare in Love," for which she shared in a SAG Award for Outstanding Cast Performance; Trevor Nunn's "Twelfth Night"; Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility"; the Kenneth Branagh films "Peter's Friends" and "Much Ado About Nothing"; and Beeban Kidron's "Antonia & Jane." Her voice has also been heard in several animated features, most notably the clay animation hit "Chicken Run."

Recognized for her work on the London stage, Staunton received her seventh Olivier Award nomination this year for her role in "Entertaining Mr. Sloane." She has also won three Olivier Awards, for her performances in "A Chorus of Disapproval," "The Corn is Green" and "Into the Woods," and three more nominations for her work in "Uncle Vanya," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Guys and Dolls." Her theater repertoire also includes "There Came a Gypsy Riding," "Calico," "The Beggar's Opera," "The Fair Maid of the West," "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?," "Habeas Corpus," "Travesties," "Electra," "A Little Night Music," "Mack and Mabel" and "She Stoops to Conquer."

Staunton is also well-known to British television audiences for her roles in such projects as "Return to Cranford," "Big and Small," "The Wind in the Willows," "My Family and Other Animals," "Little Britain," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Fingersmith," "Cambridge Spies," "David Copperfield," "Citizen X" and "The Singing Detective."

In 2006, Staunton received an OBE on the Queen's New Year's honors list.


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Age: 61 years old
Birthday: January 9, 1956
Height: 5' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Husband: Jim Carter

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