Podcast: Miriam Margolyes on Her Extraordinary Life Story

Podcast: Miriam Margolyes on Her Extraordinary Life Story

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BAFTA award-winning actor Miriam Margolyes, OBE, talks to Cheryl about her life, success and love for Australia. Her memoir, This Much Is True, is out now.

About the author:

Born in Oxford, England in 1941 & educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, Miriam Margolyes is an award-winning veteran of the stage and screen, and an internationally acclaimed voice-artist. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award for The Age of Innocence, she received an OBE in 2002 for Services to Drama.

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A Rollicking Read: Our Review of This Much Is True by Miriam Margolyes

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20 September 2021

A Rollicking Read: Our Review of This Much Is True by Miriam Margolyes

    Publisher details

    This Much is True
    Author
    Miriam Margolyes
    Publisher
    Hachette
    Genre
    Non Fiction
    Released
    14 September, 2021
    ISBN
    9781529379884

    Synopsis

    BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story - and it's well worth the wait.

    Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John as a teenager; why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had; and what happened next after Warren Beatty asked 'Do you fuck?'

    From declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave to being told to be quiet by the Queen, this book is packed with brilliant, hilarious stories. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much Is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author.
    Miriam Margolyes
    About the author

    Miriam Margolyes

    Born in Oxford, England in 1941 & educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, MIRIAM MARGOLYES is an award-winning veteran of the stage and screen, and an internationally acclaimed voice-artist. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award for The Age of Innocence, she received an OBE in 2002 for Services to Drama.

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    1. Marie Moran says:

      Absolutely loved this, she has always been interesting to me. Loved her show “Dickens Women”that I was lucky enough to see in Port Macquarie with my daughter. I met Miriam and spoke to her. Her book is delightfully shocking in parts, just as she is. Really looking forward to her three part series on Australia that she is about to start.