Imelda Staunton to announce shock retirement from acting?

Staunton created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Staunton fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actress best known for her roles in Maleficent or Vera Drake, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 68, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/05/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouImelda was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Imelda Staunton was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouImelda”
— @universalObserver, 28 May 2024
“I thought Imelda Staunton retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 28 May 2024

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