She also voiced Dr Elizabeth Bradley in the Big Finish audio The Fifth Citadel, Madame Tissot in Gallery of Ghouls, and Livia in Enemy Lines.
Imrie is well known for appearing in several British films such as Bridget Jones Diary, Calendar Girls and St.
She is, she admits, relaxed and happy having recently returned from a trip to Sicily to see Stromboli by night, the explosive natural light show provided by the island’s dramatic and ever-erupting volcano.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to see but I hadn’t got around to it,” she says.
As we talk about her upcoming role as Goneril in King Lear at the Old Vic, it is immediately apparent that this is a new adventure that truly excites her.
“The Dylan Thomas poem, 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ – which is all about putting up a struggle against the inevitability of old age and death – takes on a special significance for Pauline in the drama,” Imrie explains.Imrie is extremely busy at the moment, but she nevertheless signed the pics, because she didn't want me to wait long. As she steps away from comedic roles to tackle King Lear’s Goneril at The Old Vic – alongside Rhys Ifans and Jane Horrocks – Celia Imrie tells The Resident why she’ll never slow down Celia Imrie has a certain energy and zest for life that can’t be put into words.Celia Imrie is on sparkling form when we meet at the London offices of ITV.Hair short, cheekbones chiselled and smile wide, she wears expensively tailored black trousers and a little brocade jacket that gently hugs the infamous bosom that called for “bigger buns” in the hit British film Calendar Girls.’ She tells me how her latest adventure was heading to LA to chase a Hollywood dream.