Imelda Staunton is an English actress. She’s been acting since the 1980s, debuting in the TV series The Singing Detective. At the same time, she had her first film appearance in 1986’s Comrades. In the 1990s, she had roles in the films Yellowbacks, Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, Deadly Advice, and Twelfth Night: Or What You Will. In 1995, she played Charlotte Jennings Palmer in Sense and Sensibility. She also starred in the television shows Up the Garden Path and Is It Legal? In the 2000s, she had performances in the films Nanny McPhee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Freedom Writers. She also received acclaim for her lead role in the drama film Vera Drake. For her role here, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. In the 2010s, she played Dolores Jane Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. She also played Knotgrass in Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.