In the 2000 miniseries of Gormenghast, she played Lady Gertrude.She also had a guest appearance in an episode of the BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game in 2003, where she played a home help called Mrs Begg.She also appeared in the 2005 BBC television drama Mr.
Even at the age of 66, she still looks full of life.
Imrie's varied career spans films, television and radio drama, and the theatre.
Her film credits include Nanny Mc Phee, Hilary and Jackie (playing Iris du Pré) and the 1997 film of The Borrowers where she played Homily Clock.
Her film appearances include Highlander (1986), Hilary and Jackie (1998), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Imagine Me & You (2005), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).
She has been described as "one of the most successful British actresses of recent decades".