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Staunton's Ring Stolen On Set

14th December 2009

Veteran British actress IMELDA STAUNTON was left reeling on the set of her latest TV show, after her wedding ring was stolen from her handbag.The Harry Potter star appears in BBC drama Cranford alongside her...

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The Things They Say 14324

21st November 2009

"I think I might have dabbled - although I've never smoked anything ever, so eating it was my only option." Veteran British actress IMELDA STAUNTON admits she has tried cannabis-laced cakes.

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Mathew Horne To Return To West End Stage After Virus

6th April 2009

Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne is to return to the London production of Entertaining Mr Sloane after collapsing on stage on Thursday.The 30-year-old was taken ill during a matinee on Thursday April 2nd and...

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Staunton Follows Horne Out Of Play

3rd April 2009

Veteran actress IMELDA STAUNTON pulled out of an appearance in a troubled West End play citing illness - just hours after her co-star MATHEW HORNE collapsed onstage. British comedy actor Horne fainted during a Thursday (02Apr09)...

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The Things They Say 11582

10th March 2009

"If there's a lull on set she'll say, 'Right let's have a bet.' The thing is she always seems to win. We have to keep a close eye on her. I on the other hand...

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A Bunch Of Amateurs Picked For Royal Film Performance

7th October 2008

British comedy A Bunch of Amateurs has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance.The Queen will attend the film's gala performance at London's Leicester Square on November 17th.A Bunch of Amateurs, starring Burt Reynolds...

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Staunton Expected Oscar Loss

22nd April 2008

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON knew she wouldn't win an Oscar for her role in 2004's VERA DRAKE - because the abortion storyline was too harrowing for the American audience to bear. The 52-year-old scored a...

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Leigh Broke Secrecy Rules For Vera Drake

4th April 2008

Director MIKE LEIGH was forced to relax his rules of total secrecy on all his films when he made abortion drama VERA DRAKE as he felt compelled to inform star IMELDA STAUNTON of the sensitive...

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Staunton Shocked To Be Offered Ugly Potter Role

9th April 2007

Actress IMELDA STAUNTON was stunned to be offered the role as DOLORES UMBRIDGE in the latest HARRY POTTER film, because she had always thought the character was "short" and "ugly". Umbridge is Harry Potter's first...

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Coltrane And Staunton Honoured By Queen

2nd March 2006

HARRY POTTER giant ROBBIE COLTRANE and VERA DRAKE star IMELDA STAUNTON will both receive honours from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Coltrane, who plays Potter's over-sized friend HAGRID in the boy wizard series, is being...

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Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

2nd January 2006

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. The 65-year-old, from Pontypridd in Wales, began his musical career...

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Swank To Star Alongside Oscar Rival Staunton

16th November 2005

HILARY SWANK is set to star alongside her Oscar rival IMELDA STAUNTON in high school drama FREEDOM WRITERS. The double Oscar-winner piped VERA DRAKE star Staunton to the Best Actress Academy Award at this...

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Staunton To Play Evil Professor

30th September 2005

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON will play the part of PROFESSOR DOLORES UMBRIDGE in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. The fifth book in JK ROWLING saga sees Professor Umbridge come to Hogwarts...

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Stars Offer Budget Acting Class

29th September 2005

EWAN McGREGOR, PATRICK STEWART and IMELDA STAUNTON are offering drama classes to aspiring actors for the bargain price of $68 (GBP38) a session. The generous actors are taking part in Britain's innovative Film Lab...

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Winslet To Take 'Lucky Charms' To Oscars

25th February 2005

KATE WINSLET believes her parents' presence at Sunday's (27FEB05) OSCAR ceremony (05) will ensure she takes home the Best Actress trophy. The British beauty has taken her "lucky charms", mother SALLY and father ROGER,...

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Staunton Anxious Over Oscar Expectations

23rd February 2005

IMELDA STAUNTON is unsure about the expected etiquette at this year's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony after organisers changed the show's format. The VERA DRAKE star now will be required to take to the stage...

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Best Actress Nominee Wants More Recognition

22nd February 2005

Veteran actress IMELDA STAUNTON hopes her Best Actress OSCAR nomination will increase her public appeal because she is rarely recognised in the street. The VERA DRAKE star - who's been recognised for her superlative...

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The Aviator Wins Big At Baftas

13th February 2005

MARTIN SCORSESE's blockbuster movie THE AVIATOR triumphed at last night's (12FEB05) BAFTA awards in London, winning four accolades including Best Film. The Hollywood tale of maverick entrepreneur HOWARD HUGHES also won prizes at the...

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Imelda Avoids Designer Dresses

9th February 2005

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON is determined to avoid the pre-OSCARS madness when it comes to dresses and gems by calling on a costume designer pal to help her out. The VERA DRAKE star, who...

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Staunton Refuses To Hire Entourage

8th February 2005

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON refuses to let her ACADEMY AWARD nomination alter her modest lifestyle - she still does all her own household chores. The grounded VERA DRAKE star hails the longevity of her...

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Vera Drake Steals British Film Award Ceremony

7th February 2005

VERA DRAKE director MIKE LEIGH and actress IMELDA STAUNTON were the big winners at last night's (06FEB05) 2004 EVENING STANDARD BRITISH FILM AWARDS in London. The gritty drama about a 1950s illegal abortionist was...

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Staunton Expects Oscar Glory

7th February 2005

Movie star IMELDA STAUNTON is expecting to beat KATE WINSLET, HILARY SWANK, ANNETTE BENING and CATALINA SANDINO MORENO to be named Best Actress at this month's (27FEB05) OSCAR Awards. The 49-year-old actress says she...

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Staunton's Impromptu Vera Drake Songs

1st February 2005

OSCAR-nominated actress IMELDA STAUNTON was forced to unleash a hidden talent while shooting VERA DRAKE - songwriting. In the critically acclaimed film, the veteran screen star plays a middle-aged woman who performs illegal abortions...

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Anti-abortion Protests Slam Oscar Hopeful

31st January 2005

MIKE LEIGH's award-winning drama VERA DRAKE has been hit by protests from anti-abortion groups. The independent film, about backstreet abortion in 1950s London, has been nominated for three OSCARS at next month's (FEB05) ACADEMY...

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Oscar Actress Nominees Land $15,000 Gift Bag

29th January 2005

Best Actress OSCAR nominees KATE WINSLET, HILARY SWANK, IMELDA STAUNTON, ANNETTE BENING and CATALINA SANDINO MORENO are already winners - they've received $15,000 (GBP7,890) gift bags from Victoria's Secret. The gift packages include Oscars...

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Staunton 'Tipsy' For Vera Drake Finale

20th January 2005

VERA DRAKE star IMELDA STAUNTON was drunk when cameras started to roll on the movie's improvised finale - because unconventional director MIKE LEIGH plied her with brandy in the build-up to the harrowing scene....

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Johansson Hopes She Loses Golden Globe

14th January 2005

Screen siren SCARLETT JOHANSSON is backing IMELDA STAUNTON to win the Best Actress GOLDEN GLOBE even though she is nominated in the same category. Johansson, who is nominated for her role in A LOVE...

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Million Dollar Baby Triumphs With Critics

9th January 2005

CLINT EASTWOOD is celebrating after his film MILLION DOLLAR BABY and star HILARY SWANK picked up two accolades at the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS on Saturday (08JAN05). The veteran film-maker and actor's...

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Staunton Blown Away By Her Vera Drake Success

7th January 2005

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON is amazed at how successful her role in VERA DRAKE has proved to be with US critics - because it's about a frumpy middle-aged woman who performs illegal abortions. Staunton...

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