Miriam Karlin (1925–2011)


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Miriam Karlin was born on June 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London, England as Miriam Samuels. She was an actress, known for Children of Men (2006), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Man Who Cried (2000). She died on June 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London. See full bio »

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Known For

Children of Men Caged German Grandmother
(2006)
(1971)
The Man Who Cried Madame Goldstein
(2000)
Flashbacks of a Fool Mrs. Rogers
(2008)

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 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
Mrs. Rogers
 2006 Children of Men
Caged German Grandmother
 2006 Ex Memoria (Short)
Gertrude, German resident
 2006 Marple (TV Series)
Marjorie Moody
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006) ... Marjorie Moody
 2005 Waverley (Short)
Audrey
 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
Sadie
 2002 Esther's Pool (Short)
Esther
 2001 The Bill (TV Series)
Elvi Bright
- Lifelines (2001) ... Elvi Bright
 2000 Kissing Buba (Short)
Buba
 2000 The Man Who Cried
Madame Goldstein
 1999 Dark Ages (TV Series)
Hag
- The End of the World (1999) ... Hag
 1999 Holby City (TV Series)
Rachel
- You Can Choose Your Friends (1999) ... Rachel
 1997 Incognito
Marina
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Florence Clay
- Thicker Than Water (1996) ... Florence Clay
 1992-1994 So Haunt Me (TV Series)
Yetta Feldman
- Episode #3.6 (1994) ... Yetta Feldman
- Stake Out (1994) ... Yetta Feldman
- A Mother and Her Mate (1994) ... Yetta Feldman
- The Star Ad (1994) ... Yetta Feldman
- A New Life (1994) ... Yetta Feldman
 1992 Utz
Grandmother
 1990 Jekyll and Hyde (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hackett
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Mrs. Samson
 1981 Can I Help You? (Short)
 1977-1978 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Paddy Fleming
- Fenner's Folly (1978) ... Paddy Fleming
- Self Defence (1978) ... Paddy Fleming
- Come Back Paddy (1978) ... Paddy Fleming
- A Bad Patch (1978) ... Paddy Fleming
- Stress (1978) ... Paddy Fleming
 1977 The Punch Review (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Various Characters
 1974-1976 Rooms (TV Series)
Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy and Clive: Compilation (1976) ... Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy & Clive: Part Two (1974) ... Mrs. Glickston
- Dorothy & Clive (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 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Friedel
- The Joke (1974) ... Friedel
 1974 Mahler
Aunt Rosa
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Marcella Vankuchen
- A Wen (1971) ... Marcella Vankuchen
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
Catlady
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Flo
 1970 Two D's and a Dog (TV Series)
Miss Mawker
- Mr. and Mrs. Chick-Chick (1970) ... Miss Mawker
 1969 The First Night of 'Pygmalion' (TV Movie)
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
 1969 The Magic Christian
Transvestite Cabaret Singer (singing voice)
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Queen
- Salve Regina (1969) ... The Queen
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Manicurist
- 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
Nellie
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Iris
- Stray Cats and Empty Bottles (1964) ... Iris
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Mrs. Higgins
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Loretta Marcus
- Drama '63: Eyes Down and Look In (1963) ... Loretta Marcus
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Catherine
- Wormwood (1963) ... Catherine
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Mrs Hersh
- Some Grist from Mervyn's Mill (1963) ... Mrs Hersh
 1963 Comedy Four (TV Series)
Maria
- Scoop (1963) ... Maria
 1963 Heavens Above!
Winnie Smith
 1961-1963 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Paddy Fleming
- The Engagement Ring (1963) ... Paddy Fleming
- Episode #3.12 (1963) ... Paddy Fleming
- Babysitters Unlimited (1963) ... Paddy Fleming
- The Italian Girl (1963) ... Paddy Fleming
- Episode #3.9 (1963) ... Paddy Fleming
 1962 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Paddy Fleming - The Rag Trade segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1962 (1962) ... Paddy Fleming - The Rag Trade segment
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Woman in the Black Maria
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Charwoman (as Miriam Carlin)
 1961 The Fourth Square
Josette
 1961 Operation Snafu
Waaf Sergeant
 1961 Watch It, Sailor!
Mrs. Lack
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Josetta
- The Fourth Square (1961) ... Josetta
 1961 Hand in Hand
Mrs. Mathias
 1960 Crossroads to Crime
Connie Williams
 1960 The Millionairess
Mrs. Joe
 1960 The Entertainer
Soubrette
 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 / Tonya / Lady India / ...
- The Wild Bird (1959) ... Jeannette
- Squaring the Circle (1958) ... Tonya
- Ring Round the Moon (1957) ... Lady India
- The Adding Machine (1956) ... Mrs. Zero
- Pink String and Sealing Wax (1956) ... Pearl Bond
 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 New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Saleswoman
- The Heiress Story (1957) ... Saleswoman
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Betty (uncredited)
 1956 The Big Money
Lady in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Alice Cann
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Lina Szczepanowska
- Misalliance (1956) ... Lina Szczepanowska
 1955 Fun at St Fanny's
'The Private Eye'
 1955 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie)
Miss Davis
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Gladys
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Barmaid
 1954 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV Movie)
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)
Nadya
 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 Movie)
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Other Works:

She acted in Luigi Pirandello's play, "Tonight We Improvise," in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Keith Michell, Keith Baxter, Annie Ross, and Alfred Marks in the cast. Peter Coe was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miriam Carlin | Miriam Karlin OBE

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Early in her career, she worked with the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice with London accent

Nickname:

M. Samuels See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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