HARRY POTTER star Imelda Staunton brought a touch of magic to Liverpool’s Acting Academy.
The actress, who played Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix, visited performers at the film and TV acting school in Duke Street last night. She spoke about her extensive career in television and movies, which included filming in the city for The Virgin Of Liverpool alongside Ricky Tomlinson and the drama David Copperfield.
The 54-year-old actress, who is well-known for playing Izzy in the comedy television series Up The Garden Path, arrived in Liverpool just a week before she begins work on the new Harry Potter film.
She said: “I hope the actors found it interesting to hear about the difference between theatre and film-making.”