Imelda Staunton Biography
Imelda Staunton born Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton is an English actress and singer known for Vera Drake (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Shakespeare in Love (1998). She most recently starred as Queen Elizabeth II in the drama series ‘The Crown: Season 5 which was released by Netflix on 9 November 2022.
Imelda Staunton Age, Birthday
She is 66 years old as of 2022. Imelda was born in Archway, London, England on 9 January 1956. Accordingly, she celebrates her birthday on the 9th of January and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Imelda Staunton Parent/Siblings
Staunton was born and grew up in Archway, North London. She is the only child of Bridie Staunton, a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road worker, and laborer. Imelda’s father is from Ballyvary and her mother is from Bohola. Her parents were first-generation Catholic immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland. Imelda’s mother was a musician who could not read music but could play almost any tune by ear on the accordion or fiddle and had played in Irish showbands.
Imelda Staunton Education
As a pupil at La Sainte Convent, Staunton took drama classes with her elocution teacher. She also unsuccessfully auditioned for the Central School of Drama and Speech and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Imelda Staunton Husband
Staunton is happily married to her Husband and longtime significant other, Jim Carter, an English actor since October 1983. The happy couple met in Richard Eyre’s landmark early Eighties production of Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre. Imelda and her husband, Jim share a daughter, Bessie Carter who was born on October 25, 1993.
Staunton resides with her family in West Hampstead, northwest London, and is long-time friends with actor Hugh Laurie, actor Stephen Fry and actress Emma Thompson, her neighbor.
Imelda Staunton Wikipedia
Staunton grew up in Archway, North London, Uk. She is an English stage and screen actress best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path and the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Vera Drake and Phoenix.
For the latter, she drew widespread critical acclaim as Vera Drake, receiving a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a number of wins including the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Awards for best actress in a leading role.
Imelda Staunton Movies and TV shows
- (2022) The Canterville Ghost as Mrs. Umney
- (2022) Downton Abbey: A New Era as Maud Bagshaw
- (2020) The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson as a reader
- (2020) Trying (24 episodes) as Penny
- (2020) Flesh and Blood (4 episodes) as Mary Bennett
- (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Knotgrass
- (2019) Downton Abbey as Maud Bagshaw
- (2017) Finding Your Feet as Sandra Abbott
- (2017) National Theatre Live: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as Martha
- (2016-2022) The Crown (10 episodes) as Queen Elizabeth II
Imelda Staunton ‘The Crown’: Season 5
The fifth season of The Crown centers on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and was released by Netflix on 9 November 2022. This was the first season of the series to be released after both the death of Prince Philip on 9 April 2021 and the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022.
Imelda stars as Queen Elizabeth II, along with main cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller, Dominic West, and Elizabeth Debicki. All cast members are new to the series.
Staunton takes over the role from Olivia Colman, who portrayed the character in Seasons Three and Four (and won an Emmy for doing so), and Claire Foy in the first two seasons.
Imelda Staunton Height
Staunton has an estimated height of 5 feet 6 inches tall equaling 1.68 meters.
Imelda Staunton Salary
Miss Imelda has an approximate annual salary ranging from $ 296 K to $ 457 K.
Imelda Staunton’s Net Worth
She has an approximate net worth of $ 7 million and above. Nevertheless, Imelda’s career is her main source of income.