Imelda Staunton net worth: What is the fortune of Downton Abbey star

Imelda Staunton net worth

Imelda Staunton net worth

Imelda Staunton, a versatile and accomplished actress, has captivated audiences with her incredible talent and memorable performances.

With a career spanning several decades, she has established herself as one of the most respected and revered figures in the entertainment industry.

As of March 2024, Imelda Staunton’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

Imelda Staunton net worth
Imelda Staunton: Photo Karwai Tang/WireImage

Early life and education

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton was born on January 9, 1956, in Archway, North London to Bridie (née McNicholas), a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a labourer.

Her parents were first-generation Catholic immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland; her father was from Ballyvary, and her mother from Bohola.

Staunton received her secondary education at the La Sainte Union Catholic School, a girls’ school operated by the Holy Union Sisters. She was trained in drama and elocution, and practiced her new skills by starring in school plays.

Encouraged by one of her teachers, Staunton applied to several drama schools. In 1974, Staunton was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She was reportedly rejected by both the “Central School of Speech and Drama” and the “Guildhall School of Music and Drama”, so her options were rather limited.

Staunton graduated from RADA in 1976. For the next 6 years, Staunton primarily acted in English repertory theater. She portrayed the French military leader Joan of Arc (c. 1412-1431) in a 1979 revival of the play “Saint Joan” (1923) by George Bernard Shaw.


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Imelda Staunton is an award-winning English actressCredit: PA:Press Association

Imelda Staunton has worked extensively in theater, and has won 4 Laurence Olivier Awards; 3 for leading roles and one for a supporting role.

Her best known role in films has been the recurring villain Dolores Umbridge in the fantasy films “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007) and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” (2010).

Her character was depicted as an authoritarian bureaucrat from the Ministry of Magic who was appointed as the new professor of “Defence Against the Dark Arts”. The character was driven by both her political agendas and her own prejudice.

In television, Staunton’s best-known role was portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the 5th season of the historical drama series “The Crown” (2016-). The season fictionalized the events of Elizabeth’s reign from 1991 to 1997.

She has also had recurring roles on the TV series Big and Small, Cranford, and Psychoville. Imelda Staunton has starred in several films including Much Ado About Nothing, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in Love, Vera Drake, and more.

She has won several awards and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Vera Drake in 2005.

Imelda Staunton net worth

Imelda Staunton has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Her wealth comes from her successful career in the entertainment industry, excelling in films, television, and theatre.

Personal life

Imelda married actor Jim Carter in 1983.The couple have a daughter, Bessie, born in 1993.

In 2007, they appeared in the BBC series Cranford, with Carter as Captain Brown and Bessie as a maid. They live in West Hampstead.