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Imelda Staunton

A British actress, Imelda Staunton was born on 9th January 1956 in Archway, London. She is a professional actress with both stage and screen experience and is currently playing Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!



Imelda has many awards, including the Venice Film Festival and British Independent Film Awards, The Evening Standard Awards, Best Actress Awards from BAFTA, Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards Best Actress nominations.


She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1976.


Imelda has performed in many theatre shows in London. Her credits include portraying the role of Sonya in Uncle Vanya at Vaudeville Theatre; Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Hannah in A Chorus Of Disapproval, Adelaide in Guys And Dolls, Lucy Lockit in The The Beggar’s opera and Ines in Life x 3, all at the National Theatre; Nora in Calico for Sonia Friedman Productions; Kath in Entertaining Mr Sloane at Trafalgar Studios; Margaret in There Came A Gypsy Riding and Claire in A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre; Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation at the Royal Court Theatre; Margie in Good People in the West End and Hampstead Theatre; Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd in the West End and Festival Theatre; Mama Rose in Gypsy in the West End and Chichester Festival; Sally Durant Plummer in Follies at the National Theatre; Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre.


Her involvement in films is extensive. She has appeared in Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, The Awakening, Maleficent, Vera Drake, Freedom Writers, Taking Woodstock, Another Year, and Pride.


On television, her work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Frank Stubbs, Up The Garden Path, The Singing Detective, It Is Legal, David Copperfield, Cambridge Spies, My Family And Other Animals, Strange and Fingersmith among others.