Celia Imrie Biography
Celia Imrie is a British actress and author. she is known for her film roles including the Bridget Jones film series, Calendar Girls, and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Finding Your Feet and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as well as a darker role in Netflix’s Malevolent.
Celia Imrie Age
Imrie was born as Celia Diana Savile Imrie on 15 July 1952in Guildford, Surrey, England. She was born as the fourth of five children of Diana Elizabeth Blois (née Cator) and David Andrew Imrie, a radiologist. Her father was from Glasgow, Scotland. She holds English nationality and British-white ethnicity. She is sixty-seven years of age as of 2019.
Celia Imrie Body Measurements
He stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches on barefoot. Unfortunately, her weight is still under review. Otherwise, she has deep ocean colored blue eyes and Light brown hair.
Celia Imrie Education
Celia completed her schooling from Guildford High School in Guildford. After that, she joined Guildford School of Acting.
Celia Imrie Relationship
Celia portrays ordinary stereotyped characters in movies, but her real life stands out as far unconventional. She hates the very idea of getting married. However, the British actress longed for a baby without a husband.
She then had an unusual deal with her friend and fellow actor Benjamin Whitrow to bear a child. The couple welcomed a son Angus Imrie on 2 August 1994 in Hampshire, England.
Though Celia initially said that she is only good friends with Pride and Prejudice actor, Benjamin Withrow, she later confessed her romance with Ben after he died in 2017. His death had a catastrophic impact on his son Angus.
In an interview with Attitude in March 2015, The Bridget Jones star Celia confessed that she went to a huge gay bar The Commodore on the Queen Mary when she visited America. She added they had Friends of Dorothy for an hour or so over there. Her disinterest towards marriage and partners, and being on such bars might hint at her as a lesbian.
Celia Imrie Career
Imrie’s varied career spans films, television and radio drama, and the theatre. Her film credits include Nanny McPhee, Hilary, and Jackie (playing Iris du Pré) and the 1997 film of The Borrowers where she played Homily Clock. Other films include Bridget Jones’s Diary, Calendar Girls, Highlander, as Fighter Pilot Bravo 5, in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. In 2007 she appeared in St Trinian’s.
Television credits include The Nightmare Man, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Casualty, Absolutely Fabulous, The Darling Buds of May and Upstairs, Downstairs.
In the 2000 miniseries of Gormenghast, she played Lady Gertrude. She also appeared in the 2005 BBC television drama Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle, playing the part of a teacher taking an unruly party of pupils on a day trip to Salisbury Cathedral.
She starred in the BBC sitcom, After You’ve Gone (2007–08), alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst and in the ITV1 drama Kingdom (2007–09), with Stephen Fry. Her part in After You’ve Gone has, whilst being critically acclaimed, been described as “criminally squandered”.
In 2013, she guest starred in the BBC’s Doctor Who where she played the villainous Miss Kizlet in The Bells of Saint John.
In 2005, she received very positive reviews for her US stage debut in Unsuspecting Susan. In 2009, she appeared in Plague Over England in the West End, a play about Sir John Gielgud, and received positive reviews for her performance, That same year, she appeared in the world premiere of Robin Soans’ Mixed Up North, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. In 2010, she appeared alongside Robin Soans in a production of Sheridan’s The Rivals.
Her radio work includes parts in BBC Radio 4’s No Commitments and Bleak Expectations. In early 2007, she narrated the book Arabella, broadcast over two weeks as the Book at Bedtime.
In May 2016, she made her US television debut in the DC action-adventure series Legends of Tomorrow. Since September 2016 she has starred as Phyllis in the FX series Better Things.
In 2018 Celia starred in Party Time/Celebration, the sixth double-bill of one-act plays in The Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter Season, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Novel Prize-winning writer Harold Pinter.
Work with Victoria Wood
Imrie is perhaps best known for her frequent collaborations with Victoria Wood, with whom she appeared in TV programs such as the sitcom Dinnerladies and sketch show Victoria Wood as Seen on TV.
It was on the latter show in 1985 that she first played the part of Miss Babs, owner of Acorn Antiques, a parody of the low-budget British soap opera Crossroads.
These sketches became such a British institution that the show was turned into Acorn Antiques: The Musical!, a West End musical, in 2005 starring most of the original cast.
Imrie won an Olivier Award in 2006 for her performance. The character has curly blonde hair and is known for her frequent parodic flirtations with the customers, and her interactions with the housekeeper Mrs. Overall (portrayed by Julie Walters).
Her debut novel Not Quite Nice published by Bloomsbury in 2015, had six weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten and was cited by The Times as a ‘delicious piece of entertainment’, also reaching number 5 in the Apple iBook chart and 8 in Amazon’s book chart.
Her second novel Nice Work (If You Can Get It) was published in 2016 and her third, Sail Away was published in February 2018. Her next work A Nice Cup Of Tea was published in 2019.
- The Happy Hoofer (2011), Hodder & Stoughton
- Not Quite Nice (2015), Bloomsbury Publishing
- Nice Work (If You Can Get It) (2016), Bloomsbury Publishing
- Sail Away (2018), Bloomsbury Publishing
Celia Imrie Mama Mia
As part of the cast of the 2018 film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Imrie achieved her first UK Top 40 single alongside Lily James with a cover of the ABBA song “When I Kissed the Teacher” which reached number 40 in August 2018.
Celia Imrie Awards
Celia Imrie won many awards for her performance in films and plays. Furthermore, she got The Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for her role in The Sea.
Also, she won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical titled Acorn Antiques: The Musical!. Likewise, she received UK WFTV Award for the EON Productions Lifetime Achievement.
Celia Imrie Net Worth
Celia Imrie’s net worth, as of 2019 is estimated to be $1 million. The reported net worth is estimated on a certain basis and it could fluctuate to some lesser degree.
She garnered the net worth from her career as an actor. Furthermore, Imrie makes a decent income from her theatre works. She earns an average of $50,000 per annum from her profession.
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