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Imelda Staunton

 
Bio:
Stanton, an accomplished stage and screen star, recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stanton, an accomplished stage and screen star, recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2020
Dolly Gallagher Levi
  [West End]
National Theatre Premiere, 2017
Sally Durrant Plummer
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Martha [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2015
Mama Rose
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2014
Margaret
  [West End]
Chichester Festival Theatre Production, 2012
Mrs Lovett
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1996
Miss Adelaide
  [West End]
London Production, 1990
Baker's Wife
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Mimi
  [London Fringe]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2020
Dolly Gallagher Levi

  [West End]
National Theatre Premiere, 2017
Sally Durrant Plummer

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Martha [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2015
Mama Rose

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2014
Margaret

  [West End]
Chichester Festival Theatre Production, 2012
Mrs Lovett

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1996
Miss Adelaide

  [West End]
London Production, 1990
Baker's Wife

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Mimi

  [London Fringe]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Performer

Imelda Staunton Biography

Stanton, an accomplished stage and screen star, recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, for which she won an Olivier Award, Circle, Mirror, Transformation for the Royal Court and the role of Claire in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at The Almeida Theatre. In total, Staunton has been nominated for eleven Olivier Awards, winning four. On film Staunton is perhaps best known for playing the title role in Vera Drake, for which she received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and for the role of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.

Imelda Staunton Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress
Imelda Staunton, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress In A Musical
Imelda Staunton , Follies
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Imelda StauntonGypsy
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Musical Performance Gold Star
Imelda StauntonGypsy
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Actress
Imelda StauntonGood People
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Imelda StauntonSweeney Todd
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actress
Imelda StauntonEntertaining Mr Sloane
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Actress in a Musical
Imelda Staunton, Guys And Dolls
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Imelda Staunton, Into The Woods
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Imelda StauntonUncle Vanya
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical
Imelda StauntonThe Wizard Of Oz
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role Gold Star
Imelda StauntonA Chorus Of Disapproval at the National
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Actress of the Year in a Musical
Imelda StauntonThe Beggar's Opera
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre
Imelda StauntonThe Beggar's Opera

Imelda Staunton News

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in S Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last evening (Tuesday, May 3) in London’s West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. 

HUMAN CONDITIONS: THE FILMS OF MIKE LEIGH Comes to Be Featured at Film at Lincoln Cen Photo HUMAN CONDITIONS: THE FILMS OF MIKE LEIGH Comes to Be Featured at Film at Lincoln Center
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022

Film at Lincoln Center announces Human Conditions: The Films of Mike Leigh, a retrospective of the widely lauded director’s career, running from May 27-June 8. For over half a century, Mike Leigh has directed films suffused with emotion and the realities of working-class struggle. From his debut feature, Bleak Moments (1971); to his ’70s television work for the BBC; to the breakout mid-career successes of Life Is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), and Secrets and Lies (1996); through the historical films that have marked his output more recently, like Mr. Turner (2014) and Peterloo (2018), a Mike Leigh film always has an unmistakable energy and feeling for the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

Kiln Theatre Presents Jim Carter In Conversation With The Cast And Creatives Of Downt Photo Kiln Theatre Presents Jim Carter In Conversation With The Cast And Creatives Of Downton Abbey: A New Era
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Kiln Theatre announces today that Jim Carter will return with Imelda Staunton to host a special fundraising event on Sunday 8 May at 4pm with a host of guests from the brand-new film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, including Sophie McShera and producer Liz Trubridge. All proceeds will go to Kiln Theatre's core fund to help them continue to make theatre for all.

VIDEO: Watch a Recap of the First DOWNTON ABBEY Film Photo VIDEO: Watch a Recap of the First DOWNTON ABBEY Film
by Michael Major - Apr 8, 2022

The original principal cast of DOWNTON ABBEY will all once again return for the second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zacca√Į will join the cast. Watch the recap of the first film now!

Live Screening Added at the Prince Edward Theatre For Sondheim's OLD FRIENDS Gala Photo Live Screening Added at the Prince Edward Theatre For Sondheim's OLD FRIENDS Gala
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Tickets for a live screening at the Prince Edward Theatre of the sold-out Sondheim's OLD FRIENDS Gala are to be released today, 30 March 2022.

Spend An Evening With Rita Rudner At Segerstrom Center For The Arts Photo Spend An Evening With Rita Rudner At Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm.  One of the country's top comedians, Rita Rudner brings her sharp wit, droll observations and genius one-liners to Samueli Theater. In her famously soft-spoken delivery, Rudner kills with hilarious and true observations about the differences between men and women, marriage, kids, aging, Botox and, of course, shopping (her favorite pastime).

Rosalie Craig, Julian Ovenden, and More Join Sondheim at OLD FRIENDS Gala Photo Rosalie Craig, Julian Ovenden, and More Join Sondheim at OLD FRIENDS Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

This May 3, stars of the West End will gather to salute the legacy of the legendary Stephen Sondheim at a gala performance titled, Old Friends.

Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Will Celebrate Sondheim in OLD FRIENDS This May Photo Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Will Celebrate Sondheim in OLD FRIENDS This May
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

The all-star cast for OLD FRIENDS so far includes Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Bonnie Langford, Adrian Lester, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Clive Rowe, Imelda Staunton and Hannah Waddingham.

Imelda Staunton Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TRYING Season Two VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TRYING Season Two
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2021

The season two premiere entitled ‚ÄúA Nice Boy,‚ÄĚ finds Nikki and Jason struggling to find the right child to adopt. In the second episode, ‚ÄúThe Sun On Your Back,‚ÄĚ Nikki helps Karen (Sian Brooke)¬†choose a wedding dress and Penny¬†(Imelda Staunton)¬†sends Nikki and Jason to a fancy dress party that could change their lives.

VIDEO: THE CROWN's Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin Discuss How They Met, Other Roles Th VideoVIDEO: THE CROWN's Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin Discuss How They Met, Other Roles They'd Like to Play, and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2020

A new video on Netflix's YouTube channel features stars of The Crown's fourth season, Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana).

VIDEO: The Cast of THE CROWN Takes the Ultimate 1980s Quiz VideoVIDEO: The Cast of THE CROWN Takes the Ultimate 1980s Quiz
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2020

The cast of Netflix's series The Crown took the Ultimate 1980s Quiz for Netflix's YouTube channel.

Bebe Rexha Unveils Single for Disney's MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL VideoBebe Rexha Unveils Single for Disney's MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 20, 2019

Grammy¬ģ-nominated singer/songwriter¬†Bebe Rexha¬†unveils¬†new single, ‚ÄúYou Can't Stop The Girl' (Warner Records) which is the featured song for Disney's¬†‚ÄúMaleficent: Mistress of Evil.‚ÄĚ The accompanying video was helmed by award-winning director Sophie Muller and will be released in the¬†weeks ahead. The highly anticipated Disney sequel hits theaters on October 18th.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Focus Features has released a sneak peek featurette for the highly-anticipated Dowtown Abbey film, only in theaters this September.

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Returns in the Trailer for MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL VideoVIDEO: Angelina Jolie Returns in the Trailer for MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2019

The new teaser trailer for ‚ÄúMaleficent: Mistress of Evil,‚ÄĚ a sequel to the global box-office hit ‚ÄúMaleficent,‚ÄĚ has arrived.

VIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser VideoVIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

The Crawley's return in the first teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey film. This is the first glimpse of them after their departure in 2015 after six award-winning seasons on PBS and ITV.

Third Rail Brings National Theatre Live's FOLLIES and PETER PAN to the World Trade Ce VideoThird Rail Brings National Theatre Live's FOLLIES and PETER PAN to the World Trade Center This Weekend!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2017

Have you been looking for the perfect gift for the theatre-lover in your life? Do you need a holiday getaway, but a trip to London isn't in the cards? Then catch Britain's top productions close to home at Third Rail's National Theatre Live Broadcasts!


Imelda Staunton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Imelda Staunton been in?
Imelda Staunton has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Imelda Staunton been in?
Imelda Staunton has appeared on London's West End in 9 shows.

What was Imelda Staunton's first West End show?
Imelda Staunton's first West End show was Guys and Dolls which opened in 1982

What awards has Imelda Staunton been nominated for?
Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? , Best Actress In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Follies , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Gypsy , Best Musical Performance (Evening Standard Awards) for Gypsy , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Good People , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sweeney Todd , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Entertaining Mr Sloane , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls , Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Into The Woods , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Wizard Of Oz , Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for A Chorus Of Disapproval at the National Actress of the Year in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Beggar's Opera and Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for The Beggar's Opera .

What awards has Imelda Staunton won?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Gypsy, Best Musical Performance (Evening Standard Awards) for Gypsy, Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sweeney Todd Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Into The Woodsand Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for A Chorus Of Disapproval at the National.