- Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
- London, England, UK
- January 9, 1956
Imelda Staunton is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path, the Harry Potter film series (in which she plays Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge) and Vera Drake. She drew critical acclaim as Vera Drake, earning her 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. Her famous films include Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Shakespeare in Love (1998).