|Born||18 May 1941|
|Citizenship||United Kingdom |
|Alma mater||Newnham College, Cambridge|
Miriam Margolyes, //; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress. Her earliest roles were in theatre; after several supporting roles in film and television, she won a BAFTA Award for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and was cast in the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series.(
Margolyes has spent many years dividing her time between the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy. She has starred in productions in both the United Kingdom and Australia, including the Australian premiere of the 2013 play I'll Eat You Last. She became an Australian citizen in 2013.
Margolyes was born in Oxford on 18 May 1941, the only child of Ruth (née Walters; 1905–1974), an English property investor and developer, and Joseph Margolyes (1899–1995), a Scottish physician from the Gorbals area of Glasgow. She grew up in a Jewish family, with ancestors who moved to the UK from Belarus and Poland. Her great-grandfather, Symeon Sandmann, was born in the Polish town of Margonin, which Margolyes visited in 2013.
Margolyes attended Oxford High School and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English. There, in her 20s, she began acting and appeared in productions by the Cambridge Footlights. She represented Newnham College in the first series of University Challenge, where she may have been one of the first people to say "fuck" on British television; she claims to have used the word in frustration on the show in 1963.[a]
With her distinctive voice, Margolyes first gained recognition for her work as a voice artist. In the 1970s she recorded a soft-porn audio called Sexy Sonia: Leaves from my Schoolgirl Notebook. She performed most of the supporting female characters in the dubbed Japanese action TV series Monkey. She also worked with the theatre company Gay Sweatshop and provided voiceovers in the Japanese TV series The Water Margin (credited as Mirium Margolyes).
Margolyes' first major role in a film was as Elephant Ethel in Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977). In the 1980s, she made appearances in Blackadder opposite Rowan Atkinson: these roles include the Spanish Infanta in The Black Adder, Lady Whiteadder in Blackadder II and Queen Victoria in Blackadder's Christmas Carol. In 1986, she played a major supporting role in the BBC drama The Life and Loves of a She-Devil. She won the 1989 LA Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Flora Finching in the film Little Dorrit (1988). On American television, she headlined the short-lived 1992 CBS sitcom Frannie's Turn. In 1994, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mrs Mingott in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993).
Margolyes addressed younger audiences as Aunt Sponge in James and the Giant Peach (1996), providing the voice of the Glowworm in the same film. She played the Nurse in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996). She voiced the rabbit character in the animated commercials for Cadbury's Caramel bars and provided the voice of Fly the dog in the Australian-American family film Babe (1995).
She played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets released in 2002. In a 2011 interview on The Graham Norton Show, in regard to her fellow castmembers, Margolyes claimed that she liked Maggie Smith, but rather bluntly admitted that she, "didn't like the one that died", meaning Richard Harris.
Margolyes voiced the role of Mrs. Plithiver, a blind snake in the 3D-animated-epic film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010). She reprised her role as Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
She played recurring character Prudence Stanley in the Australian-based TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries from 2012 to 2015.
In January 2016, she appeared in The Real Marigold Hotel, a travel documentary in which a group of eight celebrities travelled to India to see whether retirement would be more rewarding there than in the UK. The series was reprised for two Christmas Specials The Real Marigold On Tour, from Florida and Kyoto. She narrated the 2016 ITV documentary about Lady Colin Campbell entitled Lady C and the Castle.
In December 2017, Margolyes appeared in the second season of The Real Marigold On Tour to Chengdu and Havana. She appeared in the first episode of the third season when she travelled to St Petersburg, Russia with Bobby George, Sheila Ferguson and Stanley Johnson.
In January 2018, Margolyes hosted a three-part series for the BBC titled Miriam's Big American Adventure, highlighting the citizens of the US and the issues facing the nation.
Since 2018, Margolyes has portrayed Mother Mildred in the BBC One drama, Call The Midwife.
Margolyes is a supporter of Sense (the National Deafblind and Rubella Association) and was the host at the first Sense Creative Writing Awards, held at the Charles Dickens Museum in London in December 2006, where she read a number of works written by talented deafblind people.
Margolyes' political activism started at university where she, previously "always Tory-voting...[from] a very middle-class Jewish background", in the 1970s joined the Workers Revolutionary Party with other actors and Equity members such as Vanessa Redgrave, Frances de la Tour and Tom Kempinski. Today, she is a member of the ENOUGH! coalition, a UK group which advocates the boycott of Israel. She is also a signatory of Jews for Justice for Palestinians. She said, "What I want to try to do is to get Jewish people to understand what's really going on, and they don't want to hear it. If you speak to most Jews and say, 'Can Israel ever be in the wrong?' they say, 'No. Our duty as Jews is to support Israel whatever happens.' And I don't believe that. It is our duty as human beings to report the truth as we see it." She is also a campaigner for the respite care charity Crossroads.
Margolyes is a member of the Labour Party and is registered to vote in Vauxhall. In August 2015, she was a signatory to a letter criticising The Jewish Chronicle's reporting of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's alleged associations with antisemites. In November 2019, she endorsed the Labour Party in the UK general election because of their policies on the NHS. Later in the month, along with other public figures, she signed a letter supporting Corbyn and describing him as a "beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia, and racism in much of the democratic world".
Margolyes was very critical of the British government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. She considered that it was "a public scandal" and "a disgrace." With the Prime Minister hospitalised suffering from COVID-19, Margolyes said "I had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die."
Margolyes is openly lesbian. On becoming an Australian citizen on Australia Day 2013, she referred to herself as a "dyke" live on national television and in front of then-prime minister Julia Gillard. Since 1968, she has been in a relationship with Heather Sutherland, a now retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies. They divide their time between homes in London and Kent in England, Robertson in Australia, and Tuscany in Italy.
Author and comedian David Walliams says he used Margolyes as a model for the title character in his children's book Awful Auntie after a rude exchange with her during a stage production, though he stressed that he has nothing against her and is a fan of her work.
Margolyes is a Patron of My Death My Decision, an organisation which seeks a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK, including the legal right to a medically assisted death, if that is a person's persistent wish.
|1969||A Nice Girl Like Me||Pensione 'Mama'|
|1975||Rime of the Ancient Mariner||Dorothy Wordsworth|
|1976||The Battle of Billy's Pond||Tour Guide|
|1977||Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers||Elephant Ethel|
|1978||On a Paving Stone Mounted||Performer|
|The Awakening||Dr Kadira|
|1981||Reds||Woman writing in notebook||Uncredited role|
|1984||Electric Dreams||Ticket Girl|
|1985||The Good Father||Jane Powell|
|Morons from Outer Space||Doctor Wallace|
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Dental Nurse|
|1987||Body Contact||Mrs. Zulu|
|1988||Little Dorrit||Flora Finching|
|1990||The Fool||Mrs. Bowring|
|I Love You to Death||Mrs. Boca|
|1991||The Butcher's Wife||Gina|
|Dead Again||Lady||Uncredited role|
|1992||As You Like It||Audrey|
|1993||The Age of Innocence||Mrs. Mingott|
|Ed and His Dead Mother||Mabel Chilton|
|1994||Immortal Beloved||Nanette Streicherová|
|Babe||Fly the Female Sheepdog||Voice role|
|1996||Different for Girls||Pamela|
|Romeo + Juliet||The Nurse|
|James and the Giant Peach||Aunt Sponge/Glowworm||Voice role|
|Babe: Pig in the City||Fly the Female Sheepdog|
|The First Snow of Winter||Sean the duck|
|Left Luggage||Mrs. Goldman|
|1999||Magnolia||Faye Barringer||Uncredited role|
|End of Days||Mabel|
|Dreaming of Joseph Lees||Signora Caldoni|
|2001||Not Afraid, Not Afraid||Performer|
|Cats & Dogs||Sophie the Castle Maid|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Professor Pomona Sprout|
|Plots with a View||Thelma & Selma|
|2004||Being Julia||Dolly de Vries|
|Ladies in Lavender||Dorcas|
|End of the Line||Bag Lady||Short Film|
|2006||Happy Feet||Mrs. Astrakhan||Voice role|
|Flushed Away||Rita's Grandma|
|Sir Billi the Vet||Baroness Chantal McToff|
|2007||The Dukes||Aunt Vee|
|2008||How To Lose Friends and Alienate People||Mrs. Kowalski|
|2009||A Closed Book||Mrs. Kilbride|
|2010||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole||Mrs. Plithiver||Voice role|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Professor Pomona Sprout|
|2012||The Wedding Video||Patricia|
|The Guilt Trip||Anita|
|2014||The Legend of Longwood||Lady Thyrza|
|Maya the Bee||The Queen||Voice role|
|2017||The Little Vampire 3D||Wulftrud|
|The Man Who Invented Christmas||Mrs. Fisk|
|2018||Early Man||Queen Oofeefa||Voice role|
|2019||H Is For Happiness||Miss Bamford|
|2020||Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears||Prudence Stanley|
|1965||Theatre 625||Rita||Episode: "Enter Solly Gold"|
|1967||Boy Meets Girl||Maria||Episode: "Flight of the Kingfisher"|
|Dixon of Dock Green||Anna||Episode: "An Ordinary Man"|
|1973||Doctor in Charge||Doris||Episode: "Men without Women"|
|1974||World of Laughter||Various parts||6 episodes|
|Fall of Eagles||Anna Vyrubova||Episode: "Tell the King the Sky is Falling"|
|1975||The Girls of Slender Means||Jane Wright||3 episodes|
|1976||Christmas Box||Mrs. Kaplan||Television film|
|Angels||June Morris||2 episodes|
|Kizzy||Mrs. Doe||2 episodes|
|The Glittering Prizes||Olive Wise||TV serial|
|1976, 1982||Crown Court||Marilyn Munro; Mrs. King||2 episodes|
|1976||The Water Margin||Voice||English dub of Japanese series|
|1977||Play for Today||Veronica||Episode: "The Thin Edge of the Wedge"|
|Spasms||Rose Finn||Television film|
|1978||Monkey||Voice||English dub of Japanese series Saiyûki |
|1980||The Lost Tribe||Queenie||TV serial|
|Tales of the Unexpected||Mary Burge||Episode: "Fat Chance"|
|1981||Take a Letter, Mr. Jones||Maria||6 episodes|
|A Kick Up the Eighties||Various roles||3 episodes|
|The History Man||Melissa Tordoroff||3 episodes|
|1983||The Black Adder||Infanta Maria Escalosa of Spain||Episode: "The Queen of Spain's Beard"|
|1985||Oliver Twist||Mrs. Corney||TV serial|
|Honour, Profit and Pleasure||Elephant and Castle||Television film|
|1986||The Life and Loves of a She-Devil||Nurse Hopkins||2 episodes|
|Blackadder II||Lady Whiteadder||Episode: "Beer"|
|A Little Princess||Miss Amelia||6 episodes|
|Scotch and Wry||Various||Television film|
|1987||Poor Little Rich Girl:
The Barbara Hutton Story
|Elsa Maxwell||Television film|
|1988||Blackadder's Christmas Carol||Queen Victoria||Television Special|
|Mr Majeika||Wilhelmina Worlock||2 episodes|
|1989||Murderers Among Us||Mrs. Rajzman||Television film|
|1990||Orpheus Descending||Vee Talbot|
|Screen Two||Nellie||Episode: "Old Flames"|
|1991||Tonight at 8.30||Mrs. Wadhurst||2 episodes|
|1992||Stalin||Nadezhda Krupskaya||Television film|
|Frannie's Turn||Frannie Escobar||6 episodes|
|1993||The Comic Strip Presents...||Mother||Episode: "Demonella"|
|1994||Just William||Miss Polliter||Episode: "William's Busy Day"|
|Moonacre||Old Elspeth||6 episodes|
|1995||Cold Comfort Farm||Mrs. Beetle||Television film|
|1997||The IMAX Nutcracker||Sugar Plum||Short film|
|The Phoenix and the Carpet||Cook||BBC TV serial|
|The Place of Lions||Miss Cole||Television film|
|1998||Vanity Fair||Miss Crawley||TV serial|
|1998, 2001||Rugrats||Shirley Finster||Voice; 3 episodes|
|1998||The First Snow of Winter||Sean McDuck||Voice; UK version|
|Supply & Demand||Chief Superintendent Edna Colley||TV serial|
|2000||Dharma & Greg||Chloe||Episode: "Midwife Crisis"|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple||Mrs. Price-Ridley||Episode: The Murder at the Vicarage|
|The Life and Death of Peter Sellers||Peg Sellers||Television film, HBO|
|2005||Wallis & Edward||Bessie Merryman||Television film|
|Dickens in America||Herself||10 episodes|
|Inconceivable||Malva||Episode: "Balls in Your Court"|
|2006||Jam & Jerusalem||Mrs. Midge||Season 2, Episode 6|
|2009||The Sarah Jane Adventures||Leef Slitheen-Blathereen||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2010||Tinga Tinga Tales||Giraffe and Squirrel||Voice; Recurring Role|
|Merlin||Grunhilda||Episode: "The Changeling"|
|2011||Doc Martin||Shirley||Episode: Born with a Shotgun|
|2012–2015||Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Prudence Elizabeth Stanley||12 episodes|
|2014||Nina Needs to Go!||Nana Sheila||Voice; 15 episodes|
|2016||Plebs||Iona||Episode: "The Cupid"|
|2016||The Real Marigold Hotel||Herself||BBC TV documentary series|
|2016–2017||Bottersnikes and Gumbles||Weathersnike||3 episodes|
|Family Guy||Right Eyeball||Voice; Episode: "Emmy-Winning Episode"|
|2018||Miriam's Big American Adventure||Herself||BBC TV documentary series|
|2018–present||Call the Midwife||Sister Mildred/Mother Mildred||6 episodes|
|2019||Miriam's Dead Good Adventure||Herself||BBC TV documentary series|
|101 Dalmatian Street||Bessie||Voice; Episode: "A Summer to Remember"|
|2020||The Windsors||Queen Victoria||Episode #3.01|
|Miriam's Big Fat Adventure||Herself||BBC TV documentary series|
|Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian||ABC TV documentary series|
- The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) – the voice of the Maiden from Mombasa (original version only; the character was not heard at all in the re-edited versions and another actor was never available in all the re-edited versions)
- The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) – Peg Sellers – note this film was shown in cinemas in the UK, Ireland, and Australia – it aired on cable television on the HBO network in the US.
|1970||Fiddler on the Roof||Matchmaker||UK Tour|
|1972||Threepenny Opera||Performer||Piccadilly Theatre, London|
|1974||Canterbury Tales||Wife of Bath||Bristol Old Vic|
|1975||Kennedy's Children||Performer||Arts Theatre, London|
|1976||The White Devil||Performer||Old Vic Theatre, London|
|1978||Cloud Nine||Performer||Joint Stock/Royal Court|
|1984||84 Charing Cross Road||Helen Hanff||Colchester|
|1985||Gertrude Stein and a Companion||Gertrude Stein||International Tour|
|1986||Man Equals Man||Widow Begbick||Almeida Theatre, London|
|1989||Orpheus Descending||Vee Talbot||Haymarket Theatre, London|
|1989–91||Dickens' Women||Performer||Edinburgh Festival |
Duke of York's Theatre, London
|1993||She Stoops to Conquer||Mrs. Hardcastle||West End|
|1995||The Killing of Sister George||June Buckridge||West End|
|1999||The Cherry Orchard||Madame Ranevskaya||Theatre Royal, York|
|2001||Romeo and Juliet||Nurse||Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles|
|2001||The Vagina Monologues||Performer||Arts Theatre, London|
|2003||The Way of the World||Lady Wishfort||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2004||Blithe Spirit||Madame Arcati||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2006||The Importance of Being Earnest||Miss Prism||Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles |
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
|2006||Wicked||Madame Morrible||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London|
|2008||George Gershwin Theater, New York|
|2009||Realism||Performer||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2009||Endgame||Nell||Duchess Theatre, London|
|2010||Me and My Girl||The Duchess||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|2011||A Day in the Death of Joe Egg||Grace||Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow|
|2012||Dickens' Women||Performer||World Tour|
|2014||Neighbourhood Watch||Ana||Adelaide State Theatre|
|2014||I'll Eat You Last||Sue Mengers||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2015||The Importance of Being Miriam||Performer||Australian Tour|
|2017||Madame Rubinstein||Helena Rubinstein||Park Theatre, London|
|2019||The Lady in the Van||Miss Shepherd||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2019||Sydney & The Old Girl||Nell Stock||Park Theatre, London|
Awards and nominations
|1989||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle||Supporting Actress||Little Dorrit||Won|||
|1991||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Dickens' Women||Nominated|||
|1993||British Academy Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||The Age of Innocence||Won|||
|Sony Radio Award||Best Actress On Radio||The Queen and I||Won|||
|1997||The Talkies Performer of the Year||N/A||Oliver Twist||Won|||
|2001||Audiofile's Earphones Award||N/A||A Christmas Carol||Won|||
|2007||Theatregoer's Choice Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Musical||Wicked||Won|||
|2010||Best Supporting Actress in a Play||Endgame||Won|||
|2018||Audiofile's Earphones Award||N/A||Bleak House||Won|||
- However, at least two others said it on British television before that: Brendan Behan on Panorama in 1956 (although his drunken slurring was not understood), and an anonymous man who painted the railings on Stranmillis Embankment alongside the River Lagan in Belfast, who in 1959 told Ulster TV's magazine show, Roundabout, that his job was "fucking boring".
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