More Miriam Margolyes Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Margolyes is a distinguished British actress whose extensive career includes a variety of strong character roles in film, theatre and on television. Her appearances in over 25 films illustrate the range and versatility of this talented actress, including Dr Kadira in The Awakening, Sarah in Yentl and Janey Powell in The Good Father. Other screen performances include the role of The Nurse in Baz Lehrmann's daring contemporary adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Aunt Sponge in James & The Giant Peach and the Voice of The Fly in the Oscar- winning Babe. Margolyes's recent work includes Dreaming of Joseph Lees, End of Days and the romantic comedy House!.
Margolyes outstanding theatre performances include her one-woman show 'Dickens' Women,' for which she received great acclaim around the world, appearing in several countries including, the United States, England, Australia, and India. Her extensive work in theatre includes 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Kennedy's Children' and 'Gertrude Stein & A Companion.' She has played over 40 parts on British television including much work for BBC where she has performed in a mixture of the classics, new dramas and hard-hitting comedies.
Bio courtesy Paramount Classics (27-Apr-2002)