Imelda Staunton

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/09/1956, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Imelda Staunton Fast Facts:
  • Encouraged by her elocution teacher to pursue acting.
  • Won three Olivier Awards (the British equivalent of the Tonys) for stage performances in A Chorus of Disapproval (with the National Theatre), The Corn Is Green (with the Old Vic) and Into the Woods (the original London production).
  • Met her future husband, Jim Carter, when they appeared together in Guys and Dolls at London's National Theatre. 
  • In 1987, she played the lead role of Dorothy in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Voiced the bossy hen Bunty in the 2000 animated comedy Chicken Run.
  • Imelda Staunton Relationships:
  • Joseph Staunton - Father
  • Bridie McNicholas - Mother
  • Bessie Carter - Daughter
  • Jim Carter - Husband
  • Imelda Staunton Awards:
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2004 European Film Awards: European Actress - Winner
  • 2004 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
  • 2013 Olivier Awards: Best Actress in a Musical - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England

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