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Miriam Margolyes
Born May 18, 1941 (1941-05-18) (age 66)
Flag of EnglandOxford, England

Miriam Margolyes OBE (born May 18, 1941) is a British character actress. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Winners of the BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. ... The Age of Innocence is an Academy Award-winning film released in 1993 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ...

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Biography

Early life

Born in Oxford, England to Ruth (Walters), a real estate investor, and Joseph Margolyes, a physician.[1] She grew up in a Jewish family[2] of Belarusian origin, and attended the local Oxford High School. She then attended Newnham College, Cambridge where she began acting in her 20s, in productions by the Gay Sweatshop company and also appeared in productions of the Cambridge Footlights. She is one of Britain's most sought after supporting players, and has appeared in a number of successful feature films. This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... If youre looking for the high school in California, see Oxford Academy. ... Full name Newnham College Motto - Named after Its location in the village of Newnham Previous names Newnham Hall Established 1871 Sister College(s) Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford Principal Dame Patricia Hodgson Location Sidgwick Avenue Undergraduates 396 Postgraduates 120 Homepage N/A A view of the Clough and Kennedy buildings of... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, run by the students of Cambridge University. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


Acting career

Originally, it was her work as a voice artist that brought her into the public consciousness. She voiced the female rabbit character in the animated commercials for Cadbury's Caramel, and performed most of the supporting female characters in the dubbed Japanese action TV series, Monkey. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett), (NYSE: CSG) is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in London. ... Fabulous Films Ltd Region 2 DVD cover of Monkey, Episodes 1-3. ...


Margolyes' first major role in a film was as a character called Elephant Ethel, and she has since become a familiar face in the world of film and television.


Margolyes received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Flora Finching in the 1988 movie Little Dorrit. On American television, she headlined the short-lived 1992 CBS sitcom Frannie's Turn. In 1993 she won a Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA for her role as Mrs Mingott, the only comic relief in Martin Scorsese's The Age Of Innocence, a performance that jump-started her career. Margolyes then began to be noticed by a much younger audience when she starred as Aunt Sponge in James And The Giant Peach; she also did the voice of the Glow Worm in the same movie. Then she starred as another well-known character from a book: Professor Sprout in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. Little Dorrit is a 1988 film, starring Alec Guinness, based on the novel, Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... The Age of Innocence is an Academy Award-winning film released in 1993 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into James and the Giant Peach. ... James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name. ... Professor Pomona Sprout is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ...


Margolyes was recently seen alongside Geoffrey Rush and Charlize Theron in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and (as Dolly de Vries) with Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon in Being Julia. Margolyes also featured as Dorcas the housekeeper in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and cropped up in a guest role in ITV mystery drama Marple, a new series transmitted in the UK in 2004, which featured Geraldine McEwan in the title role. Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is a South African Oscar-Winning actress and former fashion model. ... The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (DVD) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was a 2004 film about the life of Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewiss book of the same name. ... Annette Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Sir Michael John Gambon, KBE (born October 19, 1940), is an acclaimed Irish-British actor who has worked in television, film and theatre. ... Being Julia is a 2004 film directed by István Szabó. // Cast Annette Bening – Julia Lambert Shaun Evans – Tom Fennel Jeremy Irons – Michael Gosselyn Lucy Punch – Avice Crichton Plot Spoiler warning: Set in the world of the London stage in the late 1930s, reigning diva Julia Lamberts success and... Ladies in Lavender is a 2004 film directed by Charles Dance. ... Dame is the female equivalent of address to Sir for a British knighthood. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Dame Maggie Smith, is a two-time Academy Award, and Emmy-winning English film, stage, and television actress. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Geraldine McEwan (born Geraldine McKeown on May 9, 1932, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England), is a British actress (of Irish extraction) with a diverse and successful history in film, theatre and television spanning 55 years. ...


She is also known for iconic comedic roles, such as playing the Spanish Infanta alongside Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder, and also for portraying a riotously naughty version of Queen Victoria in Blackadder's Christmas Carol. She recently starred in the original cast of the London production of Wicked as Madame Morrible opposite Idina Menzel. In the Spanish and former Portuguese monarchies, Infante (masc. ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... “Queen Victoria” redirects here. ... Blackadder in Blackadders Christmas Carol Blackadders Christmas Carol (1988) is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. ... Wicked can be: Look up wicked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ...


She is soon to tour Australia in her one woman show "Dickens' Women" beginning in September 2007. Margolyes also featured in the British comedy Jam and Jerusalem, which stars Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Joanna Lumley. Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 12 July 1958) is a BAFTA Award-winning English comedienne, actress, and comedy writer. ... Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is a BAFTA Award-nominated British comedian and actress best known for starring in her comedy sketch show French & Saunders along with her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role in The Vicar of Dibley as Geraldine Granger. ... Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ...


Personal life

Margolyes keeps her personal life private, but she has not seen any reason to keep it a secret that she is a lesbian, or as she playfully says "deliberately never been married or had children". She took time out of her career to look after her ill mother, and spent quarter of a million pounds on full time care for her father. She is a campaigner for a respite care charity, Crossroads.[3][4]. A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ...


She appeared on British Television show 'University Challenge', whilst at Cambridge University. As part of a BBC documentary 'University Challenge: The Story so Far' she claimed that during her appearance, she swore live on air after getting a question wrong, becoming the first person to say the word 'fuck' on British Television (but that no recording of the incident survives to confirm this). University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television. ...


She intends to become an Australian citizen.[5]


Filmography

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Television

A Kick Up the Eighties was a 1981-1984 BBC sketch show starring Robbie Coltrane, Tracey Ullman, Richard Stilgoe, Miriam Margolyes, Rik Mayall, Ron Bain and Roger Sloman. ... Dawn Frenchs Girls Who Do: Comedy was an interview series shown on BBC Four. ... Jam and Jerusalem is a British sitcom written by and co-starring Jennifer Saunders. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... Blackadder in Blackadders Christmas Carol Blackadders Christmas Carol (1988) is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. ... “Queen Victoria” redirects here. ... Take A Letter, Mr. ...

Theatre

Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre on Wilton Road near Victoria station in London. ...

Documentary

Dickens in America is a 2005 television documentary following Charles Dickens travels across the United States in 1842, during which the young journalist penned American Notes. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/1/Miriam-Margolyes.html
  2. ^ http://www.gmb.org.uk/Shared_ASP_Files/UploadedFiles/DDD81B34-BD5C-4BA4-B6B3-F1D06E022C21_MiriamMargolyes.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2007/2028953.htm
  4. ^ http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/current/audioonly/lnl_20070910.mp3
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2007/2028953.htm

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Miriam Margolyes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Miriam Margolyes (born May 18, 1941 in Oxford, England) is a British character actress.
Margolyes received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Flora Finching in the 1988 movie, Little Dorrit.
Margolyes keeps her personal life private, but she has not seen any reason to keep it a secret that she is a lesbian, or as she playfully says "deliberately unmarried".
Miriam Margolyes - definition of Miriam Margolyes in Encyclopedia (218 words)
British character actress Miriam Margolyes was born on 18 May 1941, in Oxford, England.
The short, grey-haired, heavy-set actress is one of Britain's most sought after supporting players, and has appeared in a number of successful feature films.
In 1993, she won a Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA for her role as Mrs Mingott, the only comic relief in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence, a performance which jump started her career.
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