She acted in Tennesse Williams' play, "Orpheus Descending," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Freeman, Julie Covington, Jean-Marc Barr, Margery Mason, and Carol Gillies in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
Miriam Margolyes OBE
5' 1" (1.55 m)
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I'm an actress and I am a scholar of English literature. And I never know which part of that is more important to me. I think it obviously must be the acting part because otherwise I would have become an academic, which I didn't do. But I've always had a love of English literature and particularly of Charles Dickens.
She took time out of her career to nurse her mother and spent a quarter of a million pounds on full-time care for her father. She supports charities for disabled people and their carers.