Imelda Staunton is fabulous on many levels. She’s a little shorter than me (which takes some doing), with a very powerful voice and an incredible talent for characters that you will absolutely love or thoroughly despise.

She was wonderful, was she not, as Dolores Umbridge? And on the other side of it, completely wonderful as the slightly doolally, kindhearted and regimented Mrs. Blatherwick in Nanny McPhee.

For those who haven’t seen it, I really recommend scouring the internet for Gypsy. If only for this…