Staunton Takes Umbridge With Potter

Vera Drake gets tough as nasty Prof

Staunton Takes Umbridge With Potter

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**Vera Drake **star Imelda Staunton has confirmed that she has been cast as Professor Umbridge in **Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

**Speaking on television this morning she said she hasn't yet seen a script and will begin working on the film in February.

We can't reveal too much about Umbridge because of major spoilers, but it's safe to say she's a nasty piece of work and a thorn in Harry's side.

The fifth film in the series, to be directed by David Yates, is heading for a June 2007 release.

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