Miriam Margolyes

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Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes 2008.jpg
Margolyes in September 2008
Born (1941-05-18) 18 May 1941 (age 79)
Oxford, England
OccupationActress
Years active1965–present
Partner(s)Heather Sutherland
(1967–present)
Websitemiriammargolyes.com

Miriam Margolyes, OBE (/ˈmɑːrɡəlz/; born 18 May 1941) is a British actress who holds both British and Australian citizenship. 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 England, Australia, and Italy. She has starred in productions in both England and Australia, including the Australian premiere of the 2013 play I'll Eat You Last. She became an Australian citizen in 2013.[1]

Early life[edit]

Margolyes was born in Oxford on 18 May 1941,[2] 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.[3][4] She grew up in a Jewish family,[5][6][7] 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. She attended Oxford High School and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English.[8] There, in her 20s, she began acting and appeared in productions by the Cambridge Footlights.[9] She represented the university[citation needed] 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.[10][a]

Career[edit]

Margolyes reading Oliver Twist in 2006

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.[13] 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).

In 1974 she appeared with Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray in the BBC Radio 2 comedy series The Betty Witherspoon Show.[14]

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).

In 1989, Margolyes co-wrote and performed a one-woman show, Dickens' Women, in which she played 23 characters from Dickens' novels.[15]

Margolyes came to the notice of younger audiences when she starred as Aunt Sponge in James and the Giant Peach (1996); she also provided the voice of the Glowworm in the same film. During the same time she played the Nurse in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996). Around this time, she voiced the rabbit character in the animated commercials for Cadbury's Caramel bars[16] and provided the voice of Fly the dog in the Australian-American family film Babe (1995).[17]

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.[18]

In 2004, Margolyes played the role of Peg Sellers, the mother of Peter Sellers, in the Golden Globe winning film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

She was one of the original cast of the London production of the musical Wicked in 2006, playing Madame Morrible opposite Idina Menzel, a role she also played on Broadway in 2008.[19]

In 2009, she appeared in a new production of Endgame by Samuel Beckett at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End.[20]

Margolyes voiced the role of Mrs. Plithiver, a blind snake in 3D-animated-epic film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010). Margolyes 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 2014, she voiced Nana in the Disney Junior animated series for pre-school-age viewers Nina Needs to Go![21]

In January 2016 she appeared in The Real Marigold Hotel, a travel documentary in which a group of eight celebrities travel to India to see whether retirement would be more rewarding there than in the UK.[22] The series was reprised for two Christmas Specials The Real Marigold On Tour, from Florida and Kyoto.[23] She narrated the 2016 ITV documentary about Lady Colin Campbell entitled Lady C and the Castle.[24]

In December 2017 Margolyes appeared in the second season of The Real Marigold On Tour to Chengdu and Havana.[25] 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.[26]

Since 2018, Margolyes has portrayed Mother Mildred in the BBC One drama, Call The Midwife.

She played Miss Shepherd in a 2019 production of The Lady in the Van for the Melbourne Theatre Company in Melbourne in Australia.[27]

Other work[edit]

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.[28]

In 2011, Margolyes recorded a narrative for the album The Devil's Brides by klezmer musician-ethnographer Yale Strom.[29]

Political activism[edit]

Margolyes 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.[30] 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."[31] She is also a campaigner for the respite care charity Crossroads.[32]

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.[33] In November 2019, she endorsed the Labour Party in the UK general election because of their policies on the NHS.[34][35] 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".[36]

Personal life[edit]

Margolyes is openly gay.[37] On becoming an Australian citizen on Australia Day 2013,[32] she referred to herself as a "dyke" live on national television and in front of then-prime minister Julia Gillard.[38] Since 1967, she has been in a relationship with Heather Sutherland,[17][39] a retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies.[40] They divide their time between homes in London and Kent in England, Robertson in Australia, and Tuscany in Italy.[41][42][43][44]

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.[45]

Filmography[edit]

Margolyes shortly after being presented with her Australian citizenship certificate by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, 2013

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
1980 The Apple Landlady
1980 The Awakening Dr Kadira
1981 Reds Woman writing in notebook Uncredited
1982 Crystal Gazing Newsreader
1983 Yentl Sarah
1983 Scrubbers Jones
1984 Electric Dreams Ticket Girl
1985 The Good Father Jane Powell
1985 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
1990 Pacific Heights Realtor
1990 I Love You to Death Mrs. Boca
1991 The Butcher's Wife Gina
1991 Dead Again Lady Uncredited
1992 As You Like It Audrey
1993 The Age of Innocence Mrs. Mingott
1993 Ed and His Dead Mother Mabel Chilton
1994 Immortal Beloved Nanette Streicherová
1995 Balto Grandma Rosy
1995 Babe Fly the Female Sheepdog Voice
1996 Different for Girls Pamela
1996 Romeo + Juliet The Nurse
1996 James and the Giant Peach Aunt Sponge/Glowworm Voice
1998 Mulan The Matchmaker Voice
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Fly the Female Sheepdog Voice
1998 Left Luggage Mrs. Goldman
1998 Candy Gisella
1999 Magnolia Faye Barringer Uncredited
1999 End of Days Mabel
1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees Signora Caldoni
1999 Sunshine Rose Sonnenschein
2000 House! Beth
2001 Not Afraid, Not Afraid Performer
2001 Cats & Dogs Sophie the Castle Maid
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor Pomona Sprout
2002 Plots with a View Thelma & Selma
2002 Alone Caseworker
2004 Being Julia Dolly de Vries
2004 Ladies in Lavender Dorcas
2004 Modigliani Gertrude Stein
2004 End of the Line Bag Lady Short Film
2004 Chasing Liberty Maria
2006 Happy Feet Mrs. Astrakhan Voice
2006 Flushed Away Rita's Grandma Voice
2006 Sir Billi the Vet Baroness Chantal McToff Voice
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
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Professor Pomona Sprout
2012 The Wedding Video Patricia
2012 The Guilt Trip Anita
2014 The Legend of Longwood Lady Thyrza
2014 Maya the Bee The Queen Voice
2017 The Little Vampire 3D Wulftrud Voice
2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas Mrs. Fisk
2018 Early Man Queen Oofeefa Voice
2019 H Is For Happiness Miss Bamford
2020 Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Prudence Stanley

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Theatre 625 Rita Episode: "Enter Solly Gold"
1967 Boy Meets Girl Maria Episode: "Flight of the Kingfisher"
1968 Jackanory Storyteller 5 episodes
1968 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
1974 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 Movie
1976 Angels June Morris 2 episodes
1976 Kizzy Mrs. Doe 2 episodes
1976 The Glittering Prizes Olive Wise TV miniseries
1976
1982
Crown Court Marilyn Munro
Mrs. King
2 episodes
1977 Play for Today Veronica Episode: "The Thin Edge of the Wedge"
1977 Spasms Rose Finn Television Movie
1978 Monkey Voice English dub of Japanese series Saiyûki
52 episodes
1980 The Lost Tribe Queenie TV miniseries
1980 Tales of the Unexpected Mary Burge Episode: "Fat Chance"
1981 Take a Letter, Mr. Jones Maria 6 episodes
1981 A Kick Up the Eighties Various roles 3 episodes
1981 The History Man Melissa Tordoroff 3 episodes
1983 The Black Adder Infanta Maria Escalosa of Spain Episode: "The Queen of Spain's Beard"
1984 Freud Baroness TV mini-series
1985 Oliver Twist Mrs. Corney TV miniseries
1986 The Life and Loves of a She-Devil Nurse Hopkins 2 episodes
1986 Blackadder II Lady Whiteadder Episode: "Beer"
1986 A Little Princess Miss Amelia 6 episodes
1986 Scotch and Wry Various Television Movie
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl:
The Barbara Hutton Story
Elsa Maxwell Television Movie
1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol Queen Victoria Television Special
1988 Mr Majeika Wilhelmina Worlock 2 episodes
1989 Murderers Among Us Mrs. Rajzman Television Movie
1990 Orpheus Descending Vee Talbot Television Movie
1990 The Finding Poll Television Movie
1990 Screen Two Nellie Episode: "Old Flames"
1991 Tonight at 8.30 Mrs. Wadhurst 2 episodes
1992 Stalin Nadezhda Krupskaya Television Movie
1992 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"
1994 Moonacre Old Elspeth 6 episodes
1995 Cold Comfort Farm Mrs. Beetle Television Movie
1997 The IMAX Nutcracker Sugar Plum Short Film
1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet Cook TV miniseries
1997 The Place of Lions Miss Cole Television Movie
1998 Vanity Fair Miss Crawley TV miniseries
1998–2001 Rugrats Shirley Finster Voice; 3 episodes
1998 The First Snow of Winter Sean McDuck Voice; UK version
1998 Supply & Demand Chief Superintendent Edna Colley TV miniseries
2000 Dharma & Greg Chloe Episode: "Midwife Crisis"
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Mrs. Price-Ridley Episode: The Murder at the Vicarage
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peg Sellers Television Film, HBO
2005 Wallis & Edward Bessie Merryman Television Movie
2005 Dickens in America Herself 10 episodes
2005 Inconceivable Malva Episode: "Balls in Your Court"
2006 Jam & Jerusalem Mrs. Midge Season 2, Episode 6
2008 Kingdom Henny Episode 2.04
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Leef Slitheen-Blathereen Voice; 2 episodes
2010 Tinga Tinga Tales Giraffe and Squirrel Voice; Recurring Role
2010 Merlin[46] Grunhilda Episode: "The Changeling"
2011 Doc Martin Shirley Episode: Born with a Shotgun
2012–15 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Prudence Elizabeth Stanley 12 episodes
2013 Hebburn Millie Christmas special
2014 Nina Needs to Go! Nana Sheila Voice; 15 episodes
2014 Trollied Rose Series 4
2016 Plebs Iona Episode: "The Cupid"
2016 Rake Huntley-Brown 2 episodes
2016 The Real Marigold Hotel Herself BBC TV documentary series
2016–17 Bottersnikes and Gumbles Weathersnike 3 episodes
2017 Bucket Mim 4 episodes
2017 Family Guy Right Eyeball Voice; Episode: "Emmy-Winning Episode"
2018 Miriam's Big American Adventure Herself BBC TV documentary series
2018– Call the Midwife Sister Mildred/Mother Mildred 6 episodes
2019 Miriam's Dead Good Adventure Herself BBC TV documentary series
2019 101 Dalmatian Street Bessie Voice; Episode: "A Summer to Remember"
2020 The Windsors Queen Victoria Episode 3.01
2020 Miriam's Big Fat Adventure Herself BBC TV documentary series
2020 Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian Herself Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV documentary series

Notes

  • 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 and Australia – it aired on cable television on the HBO network in the US.

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
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
1979 Flaming Bodies Psychiatrist ICA
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
Hampstead Theatre
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 Lyubov Andreievna 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[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
1989 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Supporting Actress Little Dorrit Won [47][48]
1991 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical Dickens' Women Nominated [49]
1993 British Academy Film Award Best Supporting Actress The Age of Innocence Won [47][50]
1993 Sony Radio Award Best Actress On Radio The Queen and I Won [51]
1997 The Talkies Performer of the Year N/A Oliver Twist Won [48]
1999 British Academy Children's Award Best Animation The First Snow of Winter Won [52]
2000 Prix Jeunesse Best Children's Programme (Up to 6/Fiction) The First Snow of Winter Won [53]
2001 Audiofile's Earphones Award N/A A Christmas Carol Won [54]
2007 Theatregoer's Choice Award Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Wicked Won [55]
2010 Theatregoer's Choice Award Best Supporting Actress in a Play Endgame Won [56]
2018 Audiofile's Earphones Award N/A Bleak House Won [57]

In 2002, Margolyes was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year honours list as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Drama.[58]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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".[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margolyes, Miriam. "Miriam Margolyes » Bio". Miriam Margolyes' official website.
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  5. ^ "Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes on her Gorbals roots, women in comedy and how Monty Python stars shunned her". Daily Record. Scotland. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
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  7. ^ Chitra Ramaswamy (6 August 2012). "As Miriam Margolyes prepares to perform her one-woman show, dedicated to the women in the victorian novelist's fiction, she reflects on her own fascinating life story". The Scotsman.
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  50. ^ "Film | Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994". BAFTA. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  51. ^ "The Queen And I on BBC Radio Four Extra". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  52. ^ "Two classic BBC Christmas tales make the perfect festive stocking-fillers for young children" (press release). BBC. 2 October 2002. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
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