Imelda Staunton is a British actress who portrays Dolores Umbridge in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She reprised her role as Umbridge in Part 1 of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Staunton is a well-respected, multiple award-winning actress. She has won the Laurence Olivier theatre award twice, received an Academy Award nomination and is an associate member of RADA. She has appeared in countless theatre productions, films and television shows, including; Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Vera Drake (2004), and Nanny McPhee (2005).
Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton O.B.E, was born to Joseph and Bridie Staunton on the 9th of January 1956 in Archway, North London. She is married to the actor Jim Carter and has a daughter named Bessie, born 1993.