Imelda Staunton

About Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton is a four-time Olivier Award winner, BAFTA Award winner and Oscar nominated actress with a career spanning four decades on the stage and screen.

Imelda returns to the London stage as Dolly Gallagher Levi in a major West End revival of Hello, Dolly! This production reunites her with director Dominic Cook following their acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre in 2017.

On screen Imelda is known for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in two of the Harry Potter films, the title role in Vera Drake, Maleficent, British comedy-drama Pride and the HBO television movie The Girl and Cranford.

Imelda’s most recent theatre credits include Mama Rose in the West End revival and Broadway transfer of Gypsy, Martha in Edward Albee’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (West End) alongside Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway; and, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre/Chichester) alongside Michael Ball.

Her other theatre roles include Good People (Hampstead Theatre/Noel Coward Theatre), A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre, Guys and Dolls and A Chorus of Disapproval at the National Theatre, The Wizard of Oz for the RSC and Into the Woods at the Phoenix Theatre.

Hello, Dolly! will run from 11 August 2020 until 6 March 2021 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Hello, Dolly! tickets are available here

Date: 25 December 2019
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