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Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes

United Kingdom

Age: 82

Born: 18 May, 1941

Known for

In Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries as Aunt Prudenceas Aunt Prudence

in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
In Hilda as Astridas Astrid

in Hilda
In Trollied as Roseas Rose

in Trollied
In Rugrats as Shirley Finsteras Shirley Finster

in Rugrats

TV Series Starring Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes: Australia UnmaskedMiriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked
ABC (AU), 2022 On Hiatus | Travel, Documentary

The irrepressible Miriam Margolyes has packed up the campervan and is on the road once again. Miriam sets out to understand what the 'Fair Go' means in Australia today and how it is playing out in the diverse lives of her fellow citizens.

Miriam and Alan: Lost in ScotlandMiriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland

Actors Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming take off on a motorhome adventure to rediscover their Scottish roots. 

Miriam Margolyes: Almost AustralianMiriam Margolyes: Almost Australian
ABC (AU), 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

A 3-part observational documentary investigating a key cultural issue of our time - Australia's changing sense of nationhood during a period of increasing globalisation and fractious identity politics - through the deeply personal lens of Miriam Margolyes's own sense of becoming a new Australian.

Miriam's Big Fat AdventureMiriam's Big Fat Adventure
BBC Two, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

After a lifetime of worrying about her weight, 78-year-old actress Miriam Margolyes attempts to work out why the nation is getting ever fatter.

Miriam's Dead Good AdventureMiriam's Dead Good Adventure
BBC Two, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Inimitable actress Miriam Margolyes is on a mission to confront her fear of ageing and death and tackle our greatest taboo - our own mortality.

Netflix, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Adventure, Children | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants, to Trollberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.

Miriam's Big American AdventureMiriam's Big American Adventure
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

A documentary series where the inimitable Miriam Margolyes embarks on an epic road trip through the heartlands of Middle America, with her unique mix of charm, cheek and curiosity. Miriam is heading almost a thousand miles from Chicago to New Orleans - and along the way meeting the people whose voices and votes are reshaping the nation. From summer camps to county jails, all-girl motorbike gangs to a mass citizenship ceremony, the articulate, funny and refreshingly honest Miriam embeds herself in communities whose visions of their own country challenge everything she thought she knew about America.

Armchair BritainArmchair Britain
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Miriam Margolyes narrates a journey around Britain.

BBC Four, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The irrepressible Mim celebrates turning 70 by writing a bucket list. Item one: dragging daughter Fran on the "mini break they never had".The mother and daughter spend a tense weekend at Miniworld, a dated theme-park which Fran had been desperate to visit 30 years ago. When Fran tries to leave, Mim reveals she's dying. Fran tries to make the effort, but new starts and openness are easier said than done.Mim is an eccentric free spirit who believes 70 is the new 40. Fran (Frog Stone) is a reserved high school history teacher in a rut. They are also mother and daughter, and their relationship is not exactly easy. When Mim reveals she is dying and wants to go on a trip to fulfil items on her bucket list, Fran feels that she has no choice but to come along for the ride. Fran and Mim have to try to come to terms with their past and their future as they tick off items on Mim's preposterous list, one by one.

The Real Marigold HotelThe Real Marigold Hotel
BBC Two, 2016 On Hiatus | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 3.3/5

Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep, Sylvester McCoy, Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George, Patti Boulaye and Jan Leeming head to India to see if they would have a more rewarding time retiring their, rather then the UK.

The Real Marigold on TourThe Real Marigold on Tour
BBC Two, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Documentary
Rating: 2.5/5

Having road-tested retirement in India, Miriam Margoyles, Wayne Sleep, Bobby George and Rosemary Shrager are reunited to discover what it is like to grow old in other countries around the world.

Miss Fisher's Murder MysteriesMiss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
ABC1, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries follows the adventures of Phryne Fisher, a modern woman in 1920s Melbourne who uses her wit and pistol to fight injustice. With a glamorous and sassy style, Phryne navigates the city's back lanes and jazz clubs to solve crimes and bring justice to those in need.

Sky 1, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

You've heard of Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco, but what about Valco? Sky1 opens the doors to the fictional British supermarket and the everyday lives of its staff. The new comedy series is exec produced by The IT Crowd's Ash Atalla and stars Mark Addy, Rita May and Jason Watkins.

Vanity Fair (1998)Vanity Fair (1998)
BBC One, 1998 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance
Rating: 3/5

"I am poor and put upon," concedes Becky Sharp during the first episode of Vanity Fair, but it rapidly becomes clear that she intends to change this situation, scrambling up the social ladder by exploiting her guile, good looks and the gullibility of doting males. In the light of her selfish, single-minded resolve to achieve success, Sharp may be viewed as an optimistic dreamer, pragmatic schemer, proto-feminist or a coquettish combination of all three.

Frannie's TurnFrannie's Turn
CBS, 1992 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Frannie Escobar is a homemaker whose life is making her crazy. But with laughter, wisdom and plenty of heart, Frannie copes with the ups and downs of everyday life with her cantankerous Cuban husband Joey, his eccentric mother, their dim-witted son, and their headstrong daughter. In a house where the sexes battle, the cultures clash and the generation gap is unbridged, life is lively, unpredictable and always entertaining.

Nick, 1991 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Adventure, Animation
Rating: 2.4/5

The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. Adults in the series are almost always unaware of what the children are up to; however, this only provides more room for the babies to explore and discover their surroundings.