- October 27, 2021
Imelda Staunton, the Dolores Umbridge of Harry Potter will be staring as the British monarch in the hit Netflix series The Crown. The Downtown Abbey actress is more than nervous about her appearance in the series The Crown. Who is Imelda Staunton? More on Imelda Staunton’s The Crown Experience:
Imelda Staunton, best known as Dolores Umbridge in the film sequences of Harry Potter will be now staring as the queen of England in the series The Crown. The Crown is all set to roll out its fifth season and portray instances from 1991.
Staunton has stated in her interviews that she is very nervous about this particular role and hopes the queen skips on seeing these seasons. The Crown has been challenging for Imelda especially because she cannot bring any spins to the role accordingly.
Imelda goes on to say that there had been moments where she believed she couldn’t do justice to the role, however, she has been picking herself up and has been doing all lot of homework for her role. Imelda has been reading about the monarch a lot recently, constantly watching the queen in every clip that she finds, she hopes to do justice to her role.
After Clair Foy and Olivia Colman’s extravagant performance in the earlier seasons of The Crown that brought life to history, Imelda Staunton states that she is scared. For the brilliant actress, that Imelda Staunton is, audiences are looking forward to the last two seasons of The Crown in great admiration.
Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956, as the only child to parents Joeseph Staunton and Birdie Staunton. Imelda was born and raised in Archway, London. However, her parents were catholic immigrants from Ireland. Inspired by her elocution teacher she took up acting during her eighteens.
Imelda started her career in acting from the theatres and eventually made it big with projects like Shakespeare in Love, Vera Drake, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and many more. Now she has banked the British monarch’s role, Queen Elizabeth II, for The Crown series.
Imelda Staunton with her daughter & husband
Staunton met her husband, Jim Carter, during her theater days in 1982. Staunton is happily married to her husband Jim and has a daughter from their marriage. Imelda gave birth to her daughter, Bessie in 1993. Imelda’s daughter Bessie, is also a popular actor recently seen on the screens as Prudence Featherington in the Netflix series Bridgerton. Imelda stands at a height of 5'0" (1.52m).