Emmy Awards British nominees: Imelda Staunton

Read our guide to the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or Movie nominee, and watch a clip of her as Alma Hitchcock in The Girl

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IMELDA STAUNTON

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Nominated for: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or Movie

Role: Alma Hitchcock in The Girl

Imelda Staunton has received a nomination for her role as director Alfred Hithcock’s long-suffering wife Alma in The Girl, which was broadcast on BBC2 last Christmas.

Staunton was nominated for a Bafta for the role but didn’t win – will she have better luck up against the likes of Charlotte Rampling and Sarah Paulson?

Her co-star and fellow Brit Toby Jones has also received a nomination (read his bio here), and her husband Jim Carter is nominated too for his role as stoic butler Mr Carson in Downton Abbey (read all about him here).

All of which means Staunton will be in very familiar company come Sunday night, even though this is the 57-year-old Harry Potter actress’s first Emmy nomination.

Watch a clip of Imelda Staunton in The Girl below:

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Click here to see bios of all the British actors nominated in the 2013 Emmys