Miriam Margolyes has a net worth of $6 million and is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Miriam Margolyes was born in May 1941 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Fiddler on the Roof, Canterbury Tales, Romeo and Juliette, The Vagina Monologues, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Wicked are among her theatrical credits.
Margolyes was born on May 18, 1941, in Oxford, to Joseph Margolyes (1899–1995), a Scottish physician and general practitioner from Glasgow’s Gorbals, and Ruth (née Walters; 1905–1974), the daughter of a second-hand furniture dealer and auctioneer from Kirkdale, Liverpool, who later relocated to London.
Her ancestors came to the UK from Belarus and Poland, and she grew up in a Jewish home. Symeon Sandmann, Margolyes’ maternal great-grandfather, was born in the Polish town of Margonin, which Margolyes visited in 2013. Margolyes, her grandfather, was born in a little shtetl called Amdur (now Indura) in Belarus, which was part of the Russian Empire at the time.
Margolyes studied English at Newnham College, Cambridge, after graduating from Oxford High School. She began appearing in Cambridge Footlights shows when she was in her 20s. She competed for Newnham College in the first season of University Challenge, and she claims to be one of the first persons to utter “fuck” on British television, saying it in irritation on the show in 1963.
Margolyes has a long list of acting credits, totaling more than 150. She is well recognized for her roles as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films and Mrs. Mingott in the film The Age of Innocence. In 1994, Margoyles was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Age of Innocence. For Dickens’ Women, she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 1991. In 2002, Margoyles was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to drama.
Margolyes is a lesbian who is out and proud about it.
She referred identified herself as a “dyke” live on national television and in front of then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she became an Australian citizen on Australia Day in 2013. Heather Sutherland, a now-retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies, has been her partner since 1968. They split their time between their residences in London and Kent, Australia, and Montisi, Italy.
Margolyes is a patron of My Death My Decision, an organization dedicated to promoting a more humane attitude to death in the United Kingdom, including the legal right to a medically assisted death if that is a person’s persistent wish. Julia GillardJulia Gillard