Imelda Staunton

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From Tampongate to the Bashir bombshells: will King Charles III finally hit back at The Crown?
The Netflix hit is now plunging into inflammatory territory. Will the famously outspoken new monarch really simmer in silence? Does he have to – now Prince Harry is on the streamer’s payroll?

Mark Lawson

04, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Downton Abbey: A New Era review – cheerfully risible second helping of snobby melodrama
The second – and hopefully last – film spun off from Julian Fellowes’s successful TV series is as hammy, silly, and undeniably entertaining as ever

Peter Bradshaw

25, Apr, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Amulet review – Romola Garai makes directorial debut with smart upscale horror
Garai’s first feature as director is a classy chiller where a haunted war veteran is offered uneasy solace by a twinkly-eyed nun

Peter Bradshaw

26, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Those we lost in 2021: Stephen Sondheim remembered by Imelda Staunton
The actor on the American composer and lyricist who changed musicals, and whose warmth and generous spirit were equally present in the theatre and at home

13, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Where to start with Stephen Sondheim: 10 of the best from the maestro
Discover the musical theatre titan through the life-changing cast album of Company, Imelda Staunton’s phenomenal turn in Gypsy, starry birthday concerts and his essential book on lyric writing

Michael Billington

29, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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First image revealed of Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown
Actor best known for Vera Drake takes over from Olivia Colman for fifth series about the UK royal family

Georgina Quach

30, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Emma Barnett and Naga Munchetty: how were the new Woman's Hour and 5 live hosts?
The two went head-to-head as Barnett moved from Radio 5 to Woman’s Hour with Munchetty replacing her – but it surely won’t be long before they share a studio on a revamped Today

Mark Lawson

04, Jan, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Playing Sandwiches and Lady of Letters review – Alan Bennett's quiet shockers
There are devastating moments and fine performances by Imelda Staunton and Lucian Msamati in this pair of Talking Heads

Arifa Akbar

30, Sep, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Parks, pubs and pitches: where to watch UK theatre in September
Shakespeare at a cricket ground, a festival in a bombed-out church and park-bench drama – plus more socially distanced shows to enjoy this month

Chris Wiegand

01, Sep, 2020 @11:28 AM

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Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads review – still a masterclass in storytelling
Thirty-two years on, Bennett’s TV monologues have lost none of their impact – as Imelda Staunton’s menacing take on Patricia Routledge’s poison-pen shocker shows

Lucy Mangan

23, Jun, 2020 @9:10 PM

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Jodie Comer to star in new BBC production of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads
The series has already begun filming at Elstree, following distancing guidelines, and will feature 10 of the original monologues as well as two new ones written by Bennett

Toby Moses

28, Apr, 2020 @8:51 AM

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The week in TV: Flesh and Blood; Endeavour; Hunters; Home
ITV gets dramatic thrills from a toxic Imelda Staunton and a compelling Endeavour denouement

Euan Ferguson

01, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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