Celia Imrie

Last updated on the 31 March 2024 by Evandrus

Celia Imrie

Mini Biography

Born: 15 July 1952, Guildford, Surrey, England. 

Celia Imrie grew up in a theatrical family; her father was an official for UNICEF and her mother was an actress. Imrie started showing an interest in acting from a young age, participating in school plays and local theatre productions. Her early exposure to the world of entertainment laid the foundation for her future career in the performing arts.

Celia Imrie pursued her education at Guildford School of Acting and after completing her training, she began her professional acting career on stage, appearing in various productions in London’s West End. Imrie’s talent and dedication to her craft soon earned her recognition and opportunities in the world of film and television.

Celia Imrie’s career in film and television took off in the 1980s, with notable appearances in British television shows such as “The Witches” and “Bergerac.”

Throughout her career, Imrie has appeared in a diverse array of film and television projects, including popular movies such as “Calendar Girls,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

On a personal note, Celia Imrie is known for her warmth, wit and down-to-earth personality. She is highly regarded by her peers and fans for her approachability and genuine nature. Despite her success and fame, Imrie remains humble and grounded, staying true to her love of acting and storytelling. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as pursuing other interests such as writing and travelling.


Suggested viewing


Dinnerladies (1998)


Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.8

“Dinnerladies” portrays the lives of staff members working in a canteen, navigating humour, relationships and daily challenges. Set against the backdrop of a workplace, the show highlights their quirks, dynamics and interactions, blending humour with moments of warmth and poignancy as they journey through their personal and professional lives with wit and camaraderie.

Top cast: Victoria Wood, Anne Reid, Thelma Barlow, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Shobna Gulati, Maxine Peake, Andrew Dunn.


Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.8

A single woman in her thirties grapples with love and her career in London, documenting her mishaps and romantic entanglements in a diary. Juggling two men, she finds herself torn between the charming but unreliable playboy and the stoic, standoffish colleague. Through humorous and relatable escapades, she learns to embrace her imperfections and pursue happiness.

Top cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, James Faulkner, Jim Broadbent, Charmian May.

The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel (2001)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” follows a group of British retirees who decide to spend their twilight years in a luxurious-sounding Indian hotel, which turns out to be dilapidated. As they settle in, each character traverses personal challenges, cultural differences and relationships while discovering new perspectives and finding unexpected happiness.

Top cast: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Ramona Marquez.


The Second Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel (2015)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.5

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” follows the challenges faced by ambitious hotelier Sonny as he plans to expand his business while managing the various personal and professional dramas of his aging guests. With new arrivals and romantic entanglements, the hotel’s future hangs in the balance amidst humour, heartwarming moments and unexpected twists.

Top cast: Alison Steadman, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle.


Calendar Girls (2003)

Calendar Girls

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

“Calendar Girls” is a heartwarming comedy-drama about a group of middle-aged women who decide to create a nude calendar for charity. The calendar becomes a sensation, bringing both positive attention and unexpected challenges to the women’s lives. Through humour and camaraderie, they tackle fame, friendships and personal growth.

Top cast: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie, Geraldine James, and Philip Glenister.


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