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 think it's very likely that because (Dickens) was able to depict - in a way that I don't think had ever been done before - people's real lives, it had an enormous response among the poor. So he was the last great artist whose work was appreciated by everybody. People at the very top and the very bottom loved Dickens. Queen Victoria asked him to come and read for her and people in the street ...
She was awarded O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to drama.