Staunton, Imelda 1956–

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STAUNTON, Imelda 1956


Full name, Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton; born January 9, 1956, in England; daughter of Joseph and Bridie (maiden name, McNicholas) Staunton; married Jim Carter (an actor), 1983 (some sources cite 1985); children: one daughter (an actress). Education: Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Addresses: Agent Peters, Fraser and Dunlop, Ltd., Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XF, England.

Career: Actress. Also a comedienne and singer.

Awards, Honors: Laurence Olivier Award, Society of West End Theatre, best supporting actress, 1985, for A Chorus of Disapproval; London Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 1985, for A Chorus of Disapproval and The Corn Is Green; Plays and Players London Theatre Critics Award, best supporting actress, 1988, for Uncle Vanya; Laurence Olivier Award, best actress in a musical, 1990, for Phoenix; Olivier Award, best actress in a musical, 1991, for Into the Woods; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1998, for Shakespeare in Love.


Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, Thompson, BBC and PBS, 1988.

Izzy, Up the Garden Path, Granada Television, 1990.

Muriel Spry, If You See God, Tell Him, BBC, 1993.

Stella Phelps, Is It Legal?, Carlton Television, 1995.

Mrs. Twit, Let's Write a Story, [Great Britain], 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Nurse White, The Singing Detective, BBC and PBS, 1986.

Queen Elizabeth, Cambridge Spies, BBC2 and BBC America, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cheryl Newman, Yellowbacks, 1990.

The Englishman's Wife, 1990.

Bridget Bennet, A Masculine Ending, 1992.

Bridget Bennet, Don't Leave Me This Way, 1993.

Mrs. Burakova, Citizen X, HBO, 1995.

Mrs. Micawber, David Copperfield, BBC and PBS, 1999.

Voice of Dilly, Jack and the Beanstalk (animated), HBO, 2000.

Detective chief inspector Billie Dory, Murder, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Heat of the Day, PBS, 1990.

Mole's Christmas (also known as The Wind in the Willows Collection: Mole's Christmas ), 1994.

The Adventures of Mole (also known as The Wind in the Willows Collection: The Adventures of Mole ), 1995.

Voice of a princess, The Canterbury Tales (animated short), BBC and HBO Family, c. 1999.

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Polly Flinders, "A Sleeping Life," The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Television South, 1989.

Susan, "Charity," Frank Stubbs Promotes, Carlton Television, 1993.

Councilor Johnson, "Local Government," Look at the State We're In!, 1995.

Herself, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, 1995.

Sarah, "About Face," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1996.

Christine Cooper, "Dead Man's Eleven," Midsomer Murders, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Herself, RI:SE, 2002.

Reverend Mary Truegood, "Incubus," Strange, BBC, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Betsy Loveless, Comrades, Curzon, 1987.

The producer, They Never Slept, 1990.

Jane Hartman, Antonia and Jane, Miramax, 1991.

Mary Charleston, Peter's Friends, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992.

Beth Greenwood, Deadly Advice, Castle Hill, 1993.

Margaret, Much Ado about Nothing, Samuel Goldwyn, 1993.

Charlotte Palmer, Sense and Sensibility, Columbia/TriStar, 1995.

Maria, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night ), Fine Line, 1996.

Lorna, Remember Me?, Channel Four International, 1997.

Voice of Scruffy, The Ugly Duckling (animated), 1997.

Nurse, Shakespeare in Love, Miramax, 1998.

Conchita, Rat, Universal Focus, 2000.

Voice of Bunty, Chicken Run (also known as C: R1 ), DreamWorks Distribution, 2000.

Ethel Graydon, Another Life, Winchester Films, 2001.

Janine, Crush (also known as Drei Freundinnen und ein Liebhaber and Heiraten fuer Fortgeschrittene ), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001.

Ready (short film), 2002.

Bridget, Blackball, Icon Film Distribution, 2003.

Dr. Bridget, I'll Be There, Warner Bros., 2003.

Lady Brown, Bright Young Things, Icon Film Distribution, 2003.

Sylvia Conlon, The Virgin of Liverpool, Senator International, 2003.

Vera Drake, Momentum Pictures, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Guys and Dolls, National Theatre, London, 1982 and 1996.

The Beggar's Opera, National Theatre, 1985.

A Chorus of Disapproval, British production, 1985.

The Corn Is Green, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1985.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1986.

Fair Maid of the West, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1986.

Uncle Vanya, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1988.

Into the Woods, 1990.

Phoenix, 1990.

Performed in repertory productions, 19761981.