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Miriam Margolyes


A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit (1988) and a Sony Radio ... See full bio »
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 2014 Outlier (Short) (post-production)
Odamee Marshall (rumored)
 2014 Maya the Bee Movie
The Queen (English version) (voice)
 2014 The Seventeenth Kind (Short)
Mrs. Mark
 2014 Nina Needs to Go (TV Mini-Series)
Nana Sheila
 2013 Hebburn (TV Series)
Millie
 2012-2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series)
Aunt Prudence / Mrs. Stanley
- Murder Under the Mistletoe (2013) ... Aunt Prudence
- Unnatural Habits (2013) ... Aunt Prudence
- Dead Man's Chest (2013) ... Aunt Prudence
- Death Comes Knocking (2013) ... Aunt Prudence
- King Memses' Curse (2012) ... Aunt Prudence
 2012 The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas (TV Movie)
Mrs. Daniels / Mrs Rat / Judith (voice)
 2012 The Guilt Trip
Anita
 2012 The Wedding Video
Patricia
 2012 Sir Billi
Baroness Chantal McToff (voice)
 2012 In Love with Dickens (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gamp
 2011 The Itch of the Golden Nit (Short)
Mummy Socks (voice)
 2010 Merlin (TV Series)
Grunhilda
- The Changeling (2010) ... Grunhilda
 2010 Blind Revenge
Mrs. Kilbride
 2010 Coming of Age (TV Series)
Doreen
- Doreen (2010) ... Doreen
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Leef Blathereen / Leaf Blathereen
- The Gift: Part 2 (2009) ... Leef Blathereen (voice)
- The Gift: Part 1 (2009) ... Leaf Blathereen (voice)
 2008 Kingdom (TV Series)
Henny
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... Henny
 2007 The Dukes
Aunt Vee
 2006 Sir Billi the Vet
Baroness Chantal McToff (voice)
 2006 Clatterford (TV Series)
Mrs. Joyce Midge
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Mrs. Joyce Midge
 2006 Happy Feet
Mrs. Astrakhan (voice)
 2006 Flushed Away
Rita's Grandma (voice)
 2005 Wallis & Edward (TV Movie)
Aunt Bessie
 2005 Inconceivable (TV Series)
Malva
- Balls in Your Court ... Malva
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Dorcas
 2004 End of the Line (Short)
Bag Lady
 2004 Chasing Liberty
Maria
 2002 Undertaking Betty
Thelma / Selma
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
Catherine Dickens / Cartherine Dickens
- Terror to the End (2002) ... Catherine Dickens
- Blazing Away (2002) ... Cartherine Dickens
- Secrets (2002) ... Catherine Dickens
 2002 Alone
Caseworker
 1998-2001 Rugrats (TV Series)
Shirley Finster
- Finsterella (2001) ... Shirley Finster (voice)
- The Family Tree: Part 1 (1998) ... Shirley Finster (voice)
 2000 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Chloe
- Midwife Crisis (2000) ... Chloe
 2000 House!
Beth
 1999 Magnolia
Faye Barringer (uncredited)
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Signora Caldoni
 1999 Sunshine
Rose Sonnenschein
 1998/I Candy
Gisella
 1998 The First Snow of Winter (Short)
Sean (voice)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Fly (voice)
 1998 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Crawley
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Miss Crawley
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Miss Crawley
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Miss Crawley
 1998 Supply & Demand (TV Mini-Series)
Edna
- Blood Ties: Part 2 (1998) ... Edna
- Blood Ties: Part 1 (1998) ... Edna
- Golden Goose: Part 2 (1998) ... Edna
- Golden Goose: Part 1 (1998) ... Edna
- Raw Recruit: Part 2 (1998) ... Edna
 1998 Mulan
The Matchmaker (voice)
 1998 Left Luggage
Mrs. Goldman
 1997 The Place of Lions (TV Movie)
Miss Cole
 1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series)
Cook
 1996 Different for Girls
Pamela
 1995 Balto
Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices
 1995 Babe
Fly (voice)
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Beetle
 1994 Just William (TV Series)
Miss Polliter
- William's Busy Day (1994) ... Miss Polliter
 1994 Immortal Beloved
Nanette Streicherová
 1994 Moonacre (TV Series)
Old Elspeth
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Old Elspeth
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Old Elspeth
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Old Elspeth
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Old Elspeth
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Old Elspeth
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
Mabel Chilton
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Mother
- Demonella (1993) ... Mother
 1993 The Princess and the Cobbler
Maiden from Mombassa (original version) (voice)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
Krupskaya
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
Frannie Escobar
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Frannie Escobar
- Gentlemen, Wrap Your Guava (1992) ... Frannie Escobar
- How Do You Say Death in Spanish? (1992) ... Frannie Escobar
- Sex and Saints (1992) ... Frannie Escobar
- Money Talks, Olivia Walks (1992) ... Frannie Escobar
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Gina
 1991 Dead Again
Lady (uncredited)
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Nanny / Mrs. Wadhurst
- Ways and Means (1991) ... Nanny
- Hands Across the Sea (1991) ... Mrs. Wadhurst
 1990 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (TV Movie)
Mother / Mrs Woodcutter (voice)
 1990 The Fool
Mrs. Bowring
 1990 Pacific Heights
Realtor
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie)
Vee Talbot
 1990 I Love You to Death
Joey's Mother
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Nellie
- Old Flames (1990) ... Nellie
 1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rajzman
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
The Queen / Norman's Wife (voice)
 1988 Mr. Majeika (TV Series)
Wilhelmina Worlock
- Bewitched, Bothered & Be-Wilhermina-d (1988) ... Wilhelmina Worlock
 1987 Body Contact
Tony's Mother
 1987 The Finding (TV Movie)
Poll
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Elsa Maxwell
 1986 Muzzy in Gondoland (TV Series)
The Queen (1986) (voice)
 1986 Scotch & Wry (Video)
Various
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors
Dental Nurse
 1986 The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (TV Series)
Nurse Hopkins
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Nurse Hopkins
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Nurse Hopkins
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Lady Whiteadder
- Beer (1986) ... Lady Whiteadder
 1985 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Corney / Mrs. Bumble
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Mrs. Corney
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Mrs. Corney
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Mrs. Corney
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Mrs. Corney
 1985 The Good Father
Jane Powell
 1985 Morons from Outer Space
Doctor Wallace
 1984 Freud (TV Mini-Series)
Baroness von Lieben
- The World as Dream (1984) ... Baroness von Lieben
- The Secret of Dreams (1984) ... Baroness von Lieben
- The Hypnotist (1984) ... Baroness von Lieben
 1983 Yentl
Sarah
 1982 Scrubbers
Jones
 1982 Crystal Gazing
Newsreader
 1976-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mrs. King / Marilyn Munro
- Resurrection Woman: Part 1 (1982) ... Mrs. King
- Auld Lang Syne: Part 1 (1976) ... Marilyn Munro
 1981 Reds
Woman writing in notebook (uncredited)
 1981 Take a Letter Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Maria
- Business Before Pleasure (1981) ... Maria
- The Trade Fair (1981) ... Maria
- The Japanese Contract (1981) ... Maria
- The Holiday (1981) ... Maria
- The Protector (1981) ... Maria
 1981 A Kick Up the Eighties (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1981 The History Man (TV Series)
Melissa Tordoroff
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... Melissa Tordoroff
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... Melissa Tordoroff
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... Melissa Tordoroff
 1980 The Lost Tribe (TV Mini-Series)
Queenie
- Whaur's the Milk and Honey (1980) ... Queenie
- Judgement of Solomon (1980) ... Queenie
- Even a Holiday (1980) ... Queenie
 1980 The Apple
Landlady
 1980 The Awakening
Dr. Kadira
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mary Burge
- Fat Chance (1980) ... Mary Burge
 1978 Monkey (TV Series) (voice)
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Mrs. Lossos
- Winning Friends, Losing Lovers (1978) ... Mrs. Lossos
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Veronica
- The Thin End of the Wedge (1977) ... Veronica
 1977 Chalk and Cheese (TV Series)
Rose Finn
- Pilot (1977) ... Rose Finn
 1977 Spasms (TV Movie)
Rose Finn
 1977 Confessions of a Summer Camp Councillor
Blackbird (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers
Elephant Ethel
 1976 The Battle of Billy's Pond
Tour Guide
 1976 Christmas Box (TV Movie)
Maurie Kaplan's Mother
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Carol / June Morris
- Challenges (1976) ... Carol
- Walkabout (1976) ... June Morris
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series)
Miriam / Miss Babberton
- The Lifeswappers (1976) ... Miriam / Miss Babberton
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Olive Wise
- A Past Life (1976) ... Olive Wise
 1976 Kizzy (TV Series)
Mrs. Doe
- What Shall We Do with Kizzy? (1976) ... Mrs. Doe
- The Wagon (1976) ... Mrs. Doe
 1975 Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Dorothy Wordsworth
 1975 The Girls of Slender Means (TV Series)
Jane Wright
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Jane Wright
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Jane Wright
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Jane Wright
 1975 Naughty Girls
Girls' voices (voice, uncredited)
 1974 World of Laughter (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
- Episode #1.1 (1974)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
Mademoiselle
- Easter Tells Such Dreadful Lies (1974) ... Mademoiselle
 1974 Sex Through the Ages
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Doris
- Men Without Women (1973) ... Doris
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
The Witch
- The Wily Wizard and the Wicked Witch (1972) ... The Witch
 1969 A Nice Girl Like Me
Pensione
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Kathie
- The Ha Ha (1969) ... Kathie
 1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Anna
- An Ordinary Man (1968) ... Anna
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Maria
- Flight of the Kingfisher (1967) ... Maria
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Heidi
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Rita
- Enter Solly Gold (1965) ... Rita
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Played Mme. Ranevskaya in a production of Anton Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" in York, England. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miriam Margolyes OBE

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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As you certainly know, Queen Victoria did not believe in lesbianism. So that was why it was never a criminal offense, in the way homosexuality was, because she thought it was impossible. See more »

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Is of Belarussian-Jewish descent. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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