10 Facts About Imelda Staunton

1. Imelda Staunton was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2006 New Year Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours, both for services to drama.

2. Imelda Staunton is a patron for the Milton Rooms, a new arts centre in Malton, North Yorkshire along with Bill Nighy, Jools Holland and Kathy Burke.

3. Imelda Staunton has narrated The Gruffalo for an unabridged audio book of Julia Donaldson's children's book.

4. Imelda Staunton provided the voice of the Talking Flowers in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and played one of the lead roles in the ghost film The Awakening in 2011.

5. Imelda Staunton shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by a Cast in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love.

6. Imelda Staunton performed the role of Sally in the 2017 National Theatre revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, alongside Janie Dee as Phyllis, and Philip Quast as Ben.

7. Imelda Staunton won her second and third Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for the two productions in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

8. Imelda Staunton won her first Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for playing the Baker's Wife in the original London production of Into the Woods.

9. In 1985, Imelda Staunton won her first Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her work in both The Corn Is Green and at The Old Vic and A Chorus of Disapproval at the National Theatre.

10. Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Imelda Staunton is an English stage and screen actress.