Facts About Miriam Margolyes
|Celebrated Name||Miriam Margolyes|
|Age||82 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Miriam Margolyes|
|Birth Name||Miriam Margolyes|
|Place Of Birth||Oxford, Oxfordshire|
|High School||Oxford High School|
|College / University||Newnham College|
|Awards||BAFTA Award and more|
|Marital Status||In a relationship|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Entertainment Industry|
|Height||5 ft 1 in or 155 cm|
Miriam Margolyes is an English-Australian actress. She first gained recognition for her work as a voice artist. She started acting in her 20s and was cast in productions by the Cambridge Footlights. She made her film debut in "A Nice Girl Like Me" in the year 1969 as Pensione Mama and made her TV debut appearing as Rita in "Theatre 625" in 1965 in the Episode: "Enter Solly Gold". Some of her critically acclaimed stage performances include playing Madame Morrible in Wicked, Nell in Endgame, Miss Shepherd in The Lady in the Van, and Gertrude Stein in Gertrude Stein and a Companion. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 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. She was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year honors list as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Drama in 2002.
What is Miriam Margolyes Famous For?
- Being a British-Australian actress and voiceover artist.
- For her performances like Mrs. Mingott in The Age of Innocence, Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter film series, Flora Finching in Little Dorrit, and Prudence Elizabeth Stanley in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Where did Miriam Margolyes grow up?
Miriam Margolyes was born on 18th May 1941 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, where she grew up and spent her early childhood. She holds British-Australian nationality and her ethnicity is British-White. She is the only child of Joseph Margolyes (1899–1995), a Scottish physician and general practitioner from the Gorbals area of Glasgow, and property-developer Ruth (née Walters; 1905–1974), daughter of a second-hand furniture dealer and auctioneer at Kirkdale, Liverpool, who later relocated to London. She grew up in a Jewish family, with ancestors who moved to the UK from Belarus and Poland. Her maternal great-grandfather, Symeon Sandmann, was born in the Polish town of Margonin, which Margolyes visited in 2013. Her grandfather Margolyes was born in a small shtetl called Amdur (now – Indura) in Belarus, which at that time was part of the Russian Empire. About her education, she attended Oxford High School and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English. During her 20s, she began acting and appeared in productions by the Cambridge Footlights. She has also 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.
Miriam Margolyes Career Timeline
- Miriam first rose to fame for her work as a voice artist.
- In the 1970s, she recorded a soft-porn audio called Sexy Sonia: Leaves from my Schoolgirl Notebook.
- After that, she performed most of the supporting female characters in the dubbed Japanese action TV series "Monkey".
- Likewise, she worked with the theatre company Gay Sweatshop and provided voiceovers in the Japanese TV series "The Water Margin" (credited as Mirium Margolyes).
- Also, she appeared with Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray in the BBC Radio 2 comedy series "The Betty Witherspoon Show" in 1974.
- She made her debut film as Elephant Ethel in "Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers" (1977) which was then followed by "Blackadder", "The Black Adder", "Blackadder II", "Blackadder's Christmas Carol", "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil", "Little Dorrit" (1988).
- She headlined the short-lived 1992 CBS sitcom "Frannie's Turn".
- She also co-wrote and performed a one-woman show, "Dickens' Women" in 1989.
- She played Aunt Sponge and voiced the Glow-Worm in James and the Giant Peach (1996), played the Nurse in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996), and voiced the rabbit character in the animated commercials for Cadbury's Caramel bars.
- She also provided the voice of Fly the dog in the Australian-American family film Babe (1995).
- In 2002, she played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Also, she reprised her role as Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
- She played the role of Peg Sellers in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" in 2004.
- She appeared in a new production of "Endgame" in 2009.
- She then voiced the role of Mrs. Plithiver in "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (2010).
- She also played the character of Prudence in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries from 2012 to 2015.
- She voiced Nana in the Disney Junior animated series Nina Needs to Go! in 2014.
- She appeared in "The Real Marigold Hotel" in January 2016.
- She narrated the 2016 ITV documentary about Lady Colin Campbell entitled "Lady C and the Castle".
- Furthermore, she appeared in the second season of The Real Marigold On Tour to Chengdu and Havana in December 2017.
- She hosted a three-part series for the BBC titled Miriam's Big American Adventure in 2018.
- Also, she 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".
- In the year 2021, she played Lillian in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom "Charlotte and Lillian", where she introduced her autobiography This Much Is True.
- On 5th November 2021, she appeared on BBC One's "The Graham Norton Show".
- In April 2022 Margoyles was the subject of the BBC documentary "Miriam Margolyes: Up for Grabs" in the "Imagine..." series, where she was interviewed by Alan Yentob.
Awards and Achievements
- Won the 1989 LA Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Flora Finching in the film Little Dorrit (1988).
- Won Sony Radio Award for her work in The Queen and I in 1993
- Won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mrs. Mingott in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993).
- Won Audiofile's Earphones Award for her work in "A Christmas Carol" and "Bleak House" in 2001 and 2018
- Won Theatregoer's Choice Award for her work in Wicked and Endgame in 2007 and 2010
- Won The Talkies Performer of the Year in 1997 for "Oliver Twist"
- Was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year Honours for Services to Drama
Is Miriam Margolyes in a relationship?
Miriam Margolyes is not married yet but she is currently in a happy relationship with her partner, Heather Sutherland. Since 1968, they are together. Heather Sutherland is now a retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies. They divide their time between homes in London and Kent in England, Robertson in Australia, and Montisi in Italy. As per her sexual orientation, Margolyes is openly gay. Mirian and Heather are enjoying their present life happily.
How much is Miriam Margolyes Net Worth?
Miriam Margolyes is a renowned actress who has appeared in many films and television work (1963-Present). As of 2022, the net worth of Miriam Margolyes is estimated to have $6 Million. Her main source of income is from the entertainment industry. She has not stated anything regarding her career earnings and salary details to the media. Today, she is living a lavish lifestyle from her earnings. She has also provided vocals to Cadbury‘s Caramel Bunny in the British adverts.
How tall is Miriam Margolyes?
Miriam Margolyes is a beautiful woman with a charming personality and glowing face. She has a perfect height of 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm and her body weight is 80 kg or 176.5 lbs. Her hair color is gray and her eye color is hazel. Her body type is large. She has curly hair.
Trivias About Miriam Margolyes You Need To Know.
- She 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 is openly gay.
- In 2011, Margolyes recorded a narrative for the album The Devil's Brides by klezmer musician-ethnographer Yale Strom.
- Margolyes is a member of the Labour Party and is registered to vote in Vauxhall.
- She became an Australian citizen in 2013.
- 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.