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Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton
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Shakespeare in Love
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Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, (born 9 January 1956) is a British actress of both dramas and musical theatre. 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), Vera Drake and Shakespeare in Love, in which she played the Nurse. 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 notable roles in musical theatre include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (both for the National Theatre) and Rose in Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre).
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