Imelda Staunton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Imelda Staunton Quick Info
Height 5 ft
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth January 9, 1956
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Jim Carter

Imelda Staunton is an English actress and singer who had started her career in repertory theatre in the 1970s and has established herself as a giant of the art form, having won 4 Laurence Olivier Awards as of January 2021. She is also well recognized for portraying film characters such as the titular role in Vera Drake (2004), Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter franchise, Janet in Another Year (2010), and Hefina Headon in Pride (2014). Her notable work in TV series includes Up the Garden Path (1990-1993), Is It Legal? (1995-1998), Big & Small (2008), and The Crown (2021). For her services to drama, she was appointed an ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ (OBE) in 2006 and a ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) in 2016.

Born Name

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton

Nick Name

Imelda

Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2018
Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2018 (Imelda Staunton / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Archway, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

West Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Imelda had attended the La Sainte Union Catholic School, an all-girls secondary school in Camden, North London. After her high school graduation, she had joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), a renowned drama school in London. She had graduated from there in 1976.

Occupation

Actress, Singer

Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018
Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018 (Imelda Staunton / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Joseph Staunton (Road Worker, Laborer) (d. 2010)
  • Mother – Bridie Staunton (née McNicholas) (Hairdresser, Musician) (d. 2004)
  • Others – Molly Carter (Mother-in-Law)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft or 152.5 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Imelda has dated –

  1. Jim Carter (1982-Present) – Imelda had first met fellow English actor James Edward Carter aka Jim Carter in January 1982 during the rehearsals of the play Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre in London. They began dating soon after and got married in October 1983. They have a daughter together named Bessie Carter (b. October 25, 1993) (Actress). In 2007, the trio had appeared together in the TV series Cranford.
Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter, as seen in August 2016
Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter, as seen in August 2016 (Imelda Staunton / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Irish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

She often tends to dye her hair blonde or silver.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Diminutive figure
  • Radiant face
  • Charming smile
  • Neck-length, tousled hair
Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2013
Imelda Staunton as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2013 (Imelda Staunton / Instagram)

Imelda Staunton Facts

  1. Both of Imelda’s parents were first-generation Catholic immigrants from Ireland. Coincidentally, both of them were from the same location in Ireland – County Mayo. Both their families had settled in London and both those families had decided to leave Ireland after the Second World War.
  2. While she was studying at La Sainte Union Catholic School, she used to participate in drama classes with her elocution teacher who had spotted her talent. She went on to star in the school production of plays such as The Beggar’s Opera.
  3. The teacher had encouraged her to audition for drama schools and she was selected by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when she was just 18 years old. She had also auditioned for a seat at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. However, she was rejected by both institutions.
  4. She owns a pet terrier named Molly who had appeared as Chowsie The Dog in a play titled Gypsy, at the Chichester Festival in 2014. Imelda had portrayed the lead character of Mama Rose in that play.

Featured Image by Imelda Staunton / Instagram

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