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Who Is Imelda Staunton? About The New Queen Elizabeth In ‘The Crown’ – Hollywood Life


There’s one other new Queen Elizabeth II on the town. Imelda Staunton has been solid as the ultimate Queen Elizabeth II within the fifth and ultimate season of ‘The Crown.’

Netflix introduced on Jan. 31 that Imelda Staunton, 64, will tackle the function of Queen Elizabeth II within the fifth and ultimate season of The Crown. “I’ve liked watching The Crown from the very begin,” Imelda mentioned in a press release. “As an actor, it was a pleasure to see how each Claire Foy and Olivia Colman introduced one thing particular and distinctive to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I’m genuinely honoured to be becoming a member of such an distinctive artistic group and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.” If you’re unfamiliar with Imelda, HollywoodLife has rounded up 5 key issues to find out about her.

1. Imelda is most generally identified for enjoying Dolores Umbridge within the Harry Potter motion pictures. The actress made her first look because the character in Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix. Dolores was fairly the (well-dressed) adversary for Harry and his pals as a professor, Headmistress of Hogwarts, and extra. Imelda additionally appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

2. Imelda and the real-life Queen Elizabeth II have met! Imelda attended the ultimate evening of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2016. In addition to The Crown, she already has a connection to the monarchy. Imelda was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2016 for companies to drama.

3. She has starred in a variety of main motion pictures. She performs Knotgrass within the Maleficent motion pictures and voices Aunt Lucy within the Paddington motion pictures. Her titular function within the 2004 movie Vera Drake earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

4. Imelda has received a number of awards for her work. The actress received the BAFTA for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her efficiency in Vera Drake. She has additionally received two British Independent Film Awards.

Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II within the fifth and ultimate season of ‘The Crown.’ (Shutterstock)

5. She is a outstanding stage actress. She has received 4 Olivier Awards over the course of her lengthy profession. Imelda has starred in London productions of Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, and extra.


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