Miriam Margolyes

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Date Published: 28/06/2022
Duration: 1:01:32
Season: 7

Today, I’m joined by a legend of stage and screen. Britain’s naughtiest national treasure. It’s the award-winning actress, Miriam Margolyes.


Miriam’s movie roles have included the BAFTA award-winning Mrs Mingott in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Age of Innocence’ and of course Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films. She’s appeared in a host of hugely popular TV shows from Blackadder and Miss Marple to more recently the Real Exotic Marigold Hotel and Call the Midwife. And she’s also a prolific travel documentarian filming in and around Australia, the US and Scotland to name a few. As a lifelong lover of Charles Dickens, she presented the successful BBC documentary series Dickens’ America and toured the world with her acclaimed one woman show ‘Dicken’s Women’ in which she played 23 characters based on or inspired by characters in Dickens’s novels.


Speaking to me from her Australian home, Miriam was so engaging and generous with her time both before, after and during the interview – so grab a cuppa, settle in and enjoy listening to the very widely travelled and very entertaining Miriam Margolyes.


Destination Recap:


  • Robertson, NSW, Australia
  • Australia
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Kingsgate, Kent Coast, England
  • St Margaret’s Bay, Kent, England
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Isle of Harris, Scotland
  • Cambridge, England
  • Norfolk, England
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lindt Chocolate Shop, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • The Rust Belt, USA
  • India
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Indonesia
  • Kerala, India
  • Calcutta, India
  • Giglio, Italy
  • Fordyce, Scotland
  • Rimini, Italy
  • Africa


Miriam is heading to a British theatre near you next month, as part of her upcoming book tour, in honour of the paperback release of her fantastic memoir, This Much is True. Head online for tickets.


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