Celia Imrie is an immensely successful British actress. Imrie’s training at the Guildford School of Acting set her up for a career that spans films, television and...Read More
Celia Imrie is an immensely successful British actress. Imrie’s training at the Guildford School of Acting set her up for a career that spans films, television and radio drama, and theatre.
Imrie's most famous film performances include Nanny McPhee, The Borrowers, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Calendar Girls and St Trinian’s. Television series featuring Imrie include Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Absolutely Fabulous, The Darling Buds of May and Upstairs, Downstairs. She is probably best known for her collaborative work with Victoria Wood, in Dinner Ladies and the sketch show Victoria Wood As Seen on TV. It was on this latter show in 1985 that she first played the infamous part of Miss Babs, owner of Acorn Antiques, a parody of the British soap opera Crossroads. Becoming something of a British institution, the show was turned into a West End musical in 2005, starring most of the original cast. Imrie won an Olivier award for her performance.
Celia Imrie has since appeared in Unsuspecting Susan (with which she made her US debut), Plague Over England, Sheridan’s The Rivals, and the smash hit farce Noises Off which sold out at The Old Vic and transferred to The Novello Theatre in the West End. Her radio work includes parts for BBC Radio 4 and the narration of the book Arabella.
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