Celia Imrie


For the Donmar: Polar Bears; Habeas Corpus.

Other theatre includes: Party Time / Celebration; The Hothouse (Harold Pinter Theatre); Noises Off (The Old Vic); Hay Fever (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Rivals (Southwark Playhouse); Mixed Up North (Wilton’s Music Hall); Plague Over England (Duchess Theatre); Unsuspecting Susan (Kings Head/59th Street Theatre, New York); Acorn Antiques: The Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket, Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical); The School for Scandal (RSC); Dona Rosita the Spinster (Almeida); and The Sea (National Theatre, Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress). 

Television includes The Diplomat; Better Things; Short Adam; Keeping Faith; Hang Ups; Patrick Melrose; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; Vicious; Our Zoo; Blandings; Coming Up; Love & Marriage; Doctor Who; Lewis; Titanic; The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff; Cranford; After You’ve Gone; Kingdom; The Last Detective; Where the Heart Is; Poirot; Jonathan Creek; Doc Martin; Hilltop Hospital; Still Game; Doctor Zhivago; Daniel Deronda; Sparkhouse; Heartbeat; Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased); Absolutely Fabulous; Midsomer Murders; Baddiel’s Syndrome; Love in a Cold Climate; Dalziel and Pascoe; Gormenghast; Dinnerladies; Microsoap; Duck Patrol; The History of Tom Jones; Wokenwell.

Films include: The Thursday Murder Club (upcoming); Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (upcoming); Good Grief; Love Again; Christmas on Mistletoe Farm; Love Sarah; Nativity Rocks!; Malevolent; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again; Finding Your Feet; A Cure for Wellness; Bridget Jones’s Baby; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie; Year by the Sea; Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!; What We Did on Our Holiday; The Love Punch; Acts of Godfrey; My Angel; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger; St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fool’s Gold; St Trinian’s; Nanny McPhee; Imagine Me & You; Wah-Wah; Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; Wimbledon; Out of Bounds; Calendar Girls; Heartlands; Thunderpants; Revelation; Lucky Break; Bridget Jones’s Diary; Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Hillary and Jackie; The Borrowers; In The Bleak Midwinter; Frankenstein; Blue Black Permanent; Highlander.

Her writing includes the novels Meet Me at Rainbow Corner; Orphans of the Storm, A Nice Cup of Tea; Sail Away; Nice Work (If You Can Get It); Not Quite Nice; and her biography The Happy Hoofer.

She was awarded a CBE in 2023 and the Women in Film and Television Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.