Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes

Biography

[Written by Robert Ross for the UK Monkey DVD boxsets]

Miriam Margolyes o.b.e.: Demon/Various (b. 1941)
Prolific character actress and comedienne who graduated from Cambridge during the Monty Python generation and quickly found a niche on stage, film and television. Comedy credits include the puritanical Lady Whiteadder in Blackadder II and the Comic Strip Presents thriller Demonella. Films range from The Little Shop of Horrors with Steve Martin to Yentl with Barbra Streisand. She played Flora Finching in Little Dorrit and has worked with such directors as Martin Scorsese (An Age of Innocence), John Schlesinger (Pacific Heights) and Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet). Recently she has played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films and Peter Sellers’s mother, Peg, in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Notable voice credits include the seductive Cadbury’s bunny, Fly the dog in Babe, the glow worm in James and the Giant Peach, the matchmaker in Disney’s Mulan and a charwoman chimp for P.G. Tips!

Other information

This much-loved English actress has been in numerous tv shows and films. One of her many dubbing jobs was to do the voice of the sexy rabbit in the Cadbury's Caramel ads shown in the UK in the 80's ("Take it easy with Cadbury's Caramel..."). None of the characters in Monkey sound anything like that rabbit!

Filmography for Miriam Margolyes

Contact Information:

[Taken from the 1999/2000 Spotlight directory in the UK]

Miriam Margolyes,
c/o PFD,
Drury House,
34-43 Russell Street,
London,
WC2B 5HA,
UK
Tel: +44 20 7344 1010
Fax: +44 20 7836 9544
Website: http://www.pfd.co.uk/

Also, for Miriam Margolyes, there's a voiceover agency listed. The above agency must be for her acting work. The following address is for her voiceover agency (it's probably through this agency that she did the dubbing in Monkey):

Miriam Margolyes,
c/o Evans O'Brien,
The Halstow Garage,
115 Humber Road,
London,
SE3 7LW,
UK
Tel: +44 20 8293 7077
Fax: +44 20 8293 7066



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