Imelda Staunton as Umbridge: Back in Pink for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Nov 19, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The always fabulous Imelda Staunton is the subject of a new profile in the Daily Mail. In the new interview she remarks on her return performance as the horrible ex-Professor Umbridge and her reign of (interrogation) terror in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, noting:

“Now, that is a great role,’ she says with relish. ‘It was wonderful
playing this baddie dressed in pink, and to be able to play her again
is a real treat.’

Her first Harry Potter was in 2007. Did it change her life? No, not really. I don’t get chased down the street by hordes of kids. I still live a very normal life. ‘The
one good thing is that I get a lot more good scripts coming through my
letterbox. Vera Drake raised my profile in one way, and then Harry
Potter in another.’

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52 Responses to Imelda Staunton as Umbridge: Back in Pink for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imageccking says: (first) :DAvatar Imagekyramp says: Yay. Umbridge needs to be there.Avatar ImageLisbry says: I'm so glad she's back. :] Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: woohoo Deathly Hallows! Can't wait to see Dobby again!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: OH NO HER AGAINAvatar Imagemadamedollface says: Glad they're keeping everyone in for DH but I CANNOT stand Umbridge! Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: OMG! I can't wait to see her head go plunk! I just love to hate her.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: YES! I kind of figured she would be back, but still, it's great to have it confirmed. Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: She's a great actress!!!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: It's great how everyone is coming back!! Imelda Staunton is a great actress. I really despise Umbridge (the character) but it wouldn't be the same without her.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: So glad shes back. The scene with Umbridge @ the MoM could not be left out and I dont think anyone could pull off Umbridge's evilness quite like Imelda!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: eeek!! she is sooo vicious! Avatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: goood!!!!!!!!!!!! she was an amazing umbridgeAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I agree with everyone (lol) ... Umbridge is such a loathsome character but, Imelda Staunton plays her just perfectly. It would be too easy to portray her as an evil caricature but, she comes across as someone totally vile. I am so excited for DH already :)Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: It's going to be nice to see her get taken down again by the same students who took her down last time. (Remember? It was Harry and Hermione who led her into the forest and now it'll be Harry and Hermione who leave her unprotected against the Dementors.)Avatar Imagesiena says: Oh how I love to hate Dolores Umbridge !! Excellent Imelda Staunton is returning, her performance is spot - on perfect.Avatar ImageSmonocco says: I can't wait to see her as Umbridge againAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I really dislike her charcter but she is a great acteriss.Avatar Imageccking says: yay! wouldn't be the same without her =)Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Thank god she's back I thought they would have skipped her part.Avatar Imageravenclawgirl1127 says: This really excites me! Its great to know that they're bringing Umbridge back because I thought they'd find some way to exclude her. This is just great!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Yay for Imelda Staunton!!! It's wonderful to hear an actor say they enjoyed playing a role in Harry Potter. She's a wonderful actress. I advise everyone to check out "Nanny McPhee". She doesn't have a big part, but she is absolutely HYSTERICAL. She's one of the reasons I watch the movie whenever it comes on TV. Avatar Imagesimos says: Great! Now we have the chance to hate her even more!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: so cool she's back!!Avatar ImageLucida says: I love how everyone's coming back! XDAvatar Imagejoelface says: Gah! She's so delicious. Not at all how I pictured her but still perfect for the role. It's so exciting seeing everyone coming back!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: We WILL have order!!!Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: You're right Tassana! Hahaha. This is going to be exciting.Avatar Imagemissdelbridge says: Yay! :D Love to hate Umbridge and Imelda Staunton is a brilliant actress! Only a year til DH Part 1 *sigh*Avatar ImageCaracticus says: I'm surprised they're filming these scenes just now (or are they?!) The Ministry scene is quite early on, relatively speaking, even before all the camping, which they've already filmed. Considering that the actors (Dan & Emma) aren't technically in the scene with her, I suppose they could overlap this filming with any other scenes that Dan & Emma have to film, but again, I'm just surprised a scene from "Part 1" is being filmed this late.Avatar ImageSwedish Plimpy says: Gosh! I like her (as an actress), but I simply hate her when she's Umbridge! >___< XDAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Glad she is coming back... I was hoping they wouldn't cut her out the film. :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I eagerly await seeing her return; she was absolutely delectable and irresistibly odious as Umbridge.Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: ahh i love her!!! she is so great as umbridgeAvatar Imagebettb says: Can't wait to see Harry Stupefy her in her Interrogation chamber and steal that locket back!!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: As much as I loathe her character, I am happy Imelda Staunton is back to play her! She plays her so perfectly! Although, she's not hideous the way that i envisioned Umbridge. LOL.Avatar Imagecghambright says: Awesome!! I'm so excited she's coming back. She's brilliant!!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Bring on the centaurs.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: yay!! she played the role amazingly!!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: She does a great job as Umbridge! Wonderful!Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: YES! She was so perfect for Umbridge. Oh how I love to hate that woman.Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar ImageCatherine says: duh duh duh! she's back!!!! YES!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagekcat22 says: She did an excellent job, glad she is back.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: God I loved to hate her. She was perfect...ly awful.Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: glad shes back but i can not STAND UmbridgeAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Oooh lol!!! Umbridge is so evil :P

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