Imelda Staunton, a British actress, was born in Archway, London, in 1956. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to pursue a career in acting. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Crown” has brought her widespread acclaim in recent years.
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What is the Net Worth of Imelda Staunton in 2022?
Imelda Staunton, an English actress with a net worth of $10 million, is one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Imelda Staunton entered this world in January of 1956 in the neighborhood of Archway in London. She has been on stage and in film after training at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After playing the Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods,” “Mrs. Lovett” in “Sweeney Todd,” and “Mama Rose” in “Gypsy,” Staunton won three of the four Olivier Awards, she was nominated for.
She played Izzy on Up the Garden Path for five seasons (1990–1993). From 1995 through 1998, Staunton starred in Is It Legal? as Stella Phelps. She has also appeared in reoccurring roles on Big and Small TV shows Cranford and Psychoville. Much Ado About Nothing, Sense, and Sensibility, Shakespeare in Love, Vera Drake, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pride, and more all featured Imelda Staunton in lead roles. As of 2005, she had been nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in Vera Drake. In 1983, Imelda married Hollywood star, Jim Carter.
Imelda Staunton Biography
English actress and singer Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton CBE was born on January 9, 1956. Staunton began her career in repertory theatre in the United Kingdom in 1976 after attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Staunton has won four Laurence Olivier Awards for her work in London’s theater scene. She received Best Actress honors for her performances in the musicals Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Gypsy, and she was recognized for her supporting parts in A Chorus of Disapproval, and The Corn is Green. Besides Good People, she has also appeared onstage in The Beggar’s Opera, The Wizard of Oz, Uncle Vanya, Guys and Dolls, and Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Thirteen times, she has been nominated for an Olivier.
The Early life of Imelda Staunton
The daughter of hairdresser Bridie (née McNicholas) and laborer Joseph Staunton, Staunton was born in Archway, North London. They had an apartment above Staunton’s mom’s beauty shop. Her parents were Catholic Irish immigrants; her father was from Ballyvary, and her mother was from Bohola, both in County Mayo. Her mother played in Irish showbands and was a musician who could not read music but could play practically any piece on the accordion or fiddle by ear.
Staunton participated in school plays at La Sainte Convent, including one in which she played the character of Polly Peachum in “The Beggar’s Opera,” thanks to her elocution teacher. She was inspired to try out for drama schools by her teacher, and at 18, she enrolled at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She also tried out for but was not accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Imelda Staunton: Career
After receiving her diploma from RADA in 1976, Staunton performed for six years in English repertory theatres. During this time, she played the title role in Shaw’s Saint Joan at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter (1979). She subsequently played roles at the National Theatre, such as Lucy Lockit in The Beggar’s Opera (1982), which won her Olivier Award nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre. She met her future husband, Jim Carter, while performing in a 1982 revival of Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Miss Adelaide in 1996.
In 1985, for her performances in The Corn Is Green at The Old Vic and A Chorus of Disapproval at The National Theatre, Staunton earned her first Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. In 1987, she reprised her role as Dorothy in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the Barbican Centre, for which she received another Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Actress Imelda Staunton took home her first Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as the Baker’s Wife in the London premiere of Into the Woods (1990)
Personal Life of Imelda Staunton
She and her husband, the English actor Jim Carter, welcomed their daughter Bessie in 1993. In 2007, Carter portrayed Captain Brown and Bessie, a maid on the BBC sitcom Cranford. They have settled in the West Hampstead neighborhood.
Molly, Staunton’s dog, played Chowsie the dog in the 2014 production of Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre from October 6 to November 8. Staunton starred as Mama Rose, and she did a fantastic job.
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