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Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee.

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Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress actor of stage and screen, a eleven-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee.



* EnforcedMethodActing:[[invoked]] To get her and the other actresses playing fairies in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' used to the feeling of being featherweight and agile - they were guided in motion capture by artists from the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil.

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* EnforcedMethodActing:[[invoked]] To get her and the other actresses actors playing fairies in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' used to the feeling of being featherweight and agile - they were guided in motion capture by artists from the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil.


* ''Series/{{The Crown|2016}}'' (Season 5 & 6) as [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]

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* ''Series/{{The Crown|2016}}'' (Season 5 & 6) as [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]
II]] (upcoming)


*''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' as Rose



* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] In ''Film/FreedomWriters''.

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* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] In ''Film/FreedomWriters''.''Film/FreedomWriters.'' Played straight in ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}.''


* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing1993'' (1993) as Margaret

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* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing1993'' ''Film/{{Much Ado About Nothing|1993}}'' (1993) as Margaret


* ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' (1993) as Margaret

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* ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' ''Film/PetersFriends'' (1992) as Mary
* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing1993''
(1993) as Margaret



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->''"You could say I'm a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles."''



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* ''Series/{{The Crown|2016}}'' (Season 5 & 6) as [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]

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* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' (London, 1990-1991) as the Baker's Wife


[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee.

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[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], Staunton, CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee.



* EnforcedMethodActing:[[invoked]] To get her and the other actresses playing fairies in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' used to the feeling of being featherweight and agile - they were guided in motion capture by Cirque de Soleil artists.

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* EnforcedMethodActing:[[invoked]] To get her and the other actresses playing fairies in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' used to the feeling of being featherweight and agile - they were guided in motion capture by Cirque de Soleil artists.artists from the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil.



* TypeCasting:[[invoked]] Her role in ''Film/FreedomWriters'' - an obstructive teacher - is basically Umbridge in a non-fantasy setting.

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* TypeCasting:[[invoked]] Her role in ''Film/FreedomWriters'' - an obstructive teacher - is basically Umbridge in a non-fantasy setting.setting.
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[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Olivier Award nominee.

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[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee.


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!!Film!!Film & Television





** She and Bill Nighy were government officials in ''Film/HarryPotter''. In the film ''Pride'', they play characters on the outside.

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** She and Bill Nighy Creator/BillNighy were government officials in ''Film/HarryPotter''. In the film ''Pride'', they play characters on the outside.

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!!Musicals

* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' (London, 2012-2013) as Mrs. Lovett


* ''AliceInWonderland2010'' as the Tall Flowers

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* ''AliceInWonderland2010'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' as the Tall Flowers


[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Olivier Award nominee, and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix SENIOR UNDERSECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF MAGIC]]!

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[[OverlyLongName Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton]], CBE, (born 9 January 1956 in London, England) is a British actress of stage and screen, a eleven-time Olivier Award nominee, and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix SENIOR UNDERSECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF MAGIC]]!
nominee.



Staunton is perhaps best known to international audiences for her performance as Dolores Jane Umbridge in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, who many (including Creator/StephenKing) consider one of the best (and most universally despised) fictional villains of all time.

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Staunton is perhaps best known to international audiences for her performance as Dolores Jane Umbridge in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, film series, who many (including Creator/StephenKing) consider one of the best (and most universally despised) fictional villains of all time.

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