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Miriam Karlin (1925–2011)

Miriam Karlin was born on June 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London, England as Miriam Samuels. She was an actress, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Children of Men (2006) and The Rag Trade (1961). She died on June 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London. See full bio »

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A Clockwork Orange
Children of Men
Children of Men Caged German Grandmother
The Rag Trade
The Rag Trade Paddy Fleming
Mahler Aunt Rosa


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (82 credits)
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
Mrs. Rogers
 2006 Children of Men
Caged German Grandmother
 2006 Ex Memoria (Short)
Gertrude, German resident
 2006 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Marjorie Moody
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006) ... Marjorie Moody
 2005 Waverley (Short)
 2005 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Judith Bateman
- Heads You Lose: Part 2 (2005) ... Judith Bateman
- Heads You Lose: Part 1 (2005) ... Judith Bateman
 2001-2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Margaret Joseph / Eva Dubrowska
- Uncertain Justice (2004) ... Margaret Joseph
- Nothing to Fear (2001) ... Eva Dubrowska
 2004 Suzie Gold
 2002 Esther's Pool (Short)
 2001 The Bill (TV Series)
Elvi Bright
- Lifelines (2001) ... Elvi Bright
 2000 Kissing Buba (Short)
 1999 Dark Ages (TV Series)
- The End of the World (1999) ... Hag
 1999 Holby City (TV Series)
- You Can Choose Your Friends (1999) ... Rachel
 1997 Incognito
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Florence Clay
- Thicker Than Water (1996) ... Florence Clay
 1992 Utz
 1990 Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hackett
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Mrs. Samson
 1981 Can I Help You? (Short)
 1974-1976 Rooms (TV Series)
Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy and Clive: Compilation (1976) ... Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy and Clive: Part 2 (1974) ... Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy and Clive: Part 1 (1974) ... Mrs. Glickston
 1975 Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done
Little Buttercup / Utopian Maiden (voice)
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Shirley Ann Simons
- Take Back Your Mink: Part 1 (1975) ... Shirley Ann Simons
 1974 Mahler
Aunt Rosa
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Marcella Vankuchen
- A Wen (1971) ... Marcella Vankuchen
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Queen
- Salve Regina (1969) ... The Queen
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- Monsieur Barnett (1968) ... Manicurist
 1967 Just Like a Woman
Ellen Newman
 1965 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Pilot (1965)
 1964 The Mavis Bramston Show (TV Series)
Various (1965)
 1964 The Bargee
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Mrs. Higgins
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
- Wormwood (1963) ... Catherine
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Mrs Hersh
- Some Grist from Mervyn's Mill (1963) ... Mrs Hersh
 1963 Comedy Four (TV Series)
- Scoop (1963) ... Maria
 1963 Heavens Above!
Winnie Smith
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Woman in the Black Maria
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
 1961 Operation Snafu
Waaf Sergeant
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Josetta Alvarez
- The Fourth Square (1961) ... Josetta Alvarez
 1961 Hand in Hand
Mrs. Mathias
 1961 The Fourth Square
Josetta Alvarez
 1960 Crossroads to Crime
Connie Williams
 1960 The Millionairess
Mrs. Maria Joe
 1960 The Entertainer
 1955-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Deborah Pomfret / Dolly King / Valentine / ...
- Clutterbuck (1959) ... Deborah Pomfret
- The Jukebox (1959) ... Dolly King
- Don't Listen Ladies (1958) ... Valentine
- Ashes in the Wind (1956) ... Rose
- No Escape (1956) ... Violet Myers
 1959 The Highwayman (TV Movie)
Lady Sedgewick
 1959 The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull (TV Series)
Coffee bar assistant
- A Clubbable Man (1959) ... Coffee bar assistant
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jeannette / Pearl Bond
- The Wild Bird (1959) ... Jeannette
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1959)
 1959 Room at the Top
Gertrude (uncredited)
 1953-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Vassilisa, Kostylyov's wife / Miss Leighton / Anna
- The Lower Depths (1958) ... Vassilisa, Kostylyov's wife
- Once in a Lifetime (1953) ... Miss Leighton
- Golden Boy (1953) ... Anna
 1958 Carve Her Name with Pride
Jennie Wilson, Bus Conductress (uncredited)
 1958 East End, West End (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1958)
- Episode #1.1 (1958)
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Betty (uncredited)
 1956 The Big Money
Lady in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Alice Cann
 1955 Fun at St Fanny's
'The Private Eye'
 1955 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie)
Miss Davis
 1955 The Woman for Joe
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
 1954 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV Short)
Telephone operator
 1953 The Case of Dr. Ambrose (TV Movie)
Miriam Bell
 1953 Two of Everything (TV Movie)
Fanny Grant
 1953/I The Affair at Assino (TV Movie)
Tina Pacetti
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Woman in Shop
 1950 The Whole World Over (TV Movie)
 1949 Down Our Street (TV Movie)
Tessie Bernstein
 1947 The Soul of Anthony Nero (TV Movie)
Mrs. Nero
 1947 ...And Talking of Tight-Ropes (TV Movie)
 1946 Alice in Wonderland (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Lionel Bart's musical, "Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with James Booth, Wallas Eaton, Glynn Edwards, Barbara Windsor, Toni Palmer, Yootha Joyce, and George Sewell in the cast. Joan Littlewood was producer. John Bury was designer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miriam Karlin OBE


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Best remembered as Paddy Fleming, the shop steward from the popular sitcom The Rag Trade (1961), frequently yelling her catchphrase "Everybody out!". In real life, Karlin was an avid Equity trade unionist and member of the Labour Party. See more »


Deep husky voice with London accent



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