Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Birthday: 18th May
Miriam Margolyes is a British-Australian actress. Her earliest roles were in theatre; after several supporting roles in film and television, she won a BAFTA Award for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and was cast in the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series.
Margolyes has another connection to the world of witches - she provides the reading for the BBC's Audio Version of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch.
Margolyes has spent many years dividing her time between England, Australia, and Italy. She has starred in productions in both England and Australia, including the Australian premiere of the 2013 play I'll Eat You Last. She became an Australian citizen in 2013.
I'll Eat You Last is a One-Act One Woman Play about the talent agent, Sue Mengers. Bette Midler starred in the original American production.
Awards & Nominations:
BAFTA NOMINATIONS: 1 WIN: 1
1994 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
How do you rate Miriam Margolyes' movies?
WATCH MIRIAM MARGOLYES THIS WEEK
Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian
Friday 31st July, BBC2, 9pm
Margolyes is discovering her newly found Australian heritage in this moving, funny and insightful documentary.
Sky Cinema Harry Potter - All Week
All of the Harry Potter movies appear on Sky Cinema Harry Potter this week, you'll see Margolyes as Professor Sprout in Chamber of Secrets and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
FILM: Babe (1995)
Margolyes provides the voice of Fly the sheep dog, in this lovely family film.
FILM: Happy Feet (2005)
Listen out for Miriam in this family film also.
What's your favourite Miriam Margolyes performance / film?