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Miriam Margolyes  

Award-Winning Actress Known for "Harry Potter" & Author of "This Much is True"

Miriam Margolyes OBE is a British-Australian actress who has gained prominence on both the stage and screen. She received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and portrayed Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series (2002–2011). She's also known for the BBC series "Call the Midwife" (2018-2021). Margolyes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year Honors for Services to Drama.

Margolyes has spent many years dividing her time between the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. She became an Australian citizen in 2013. She has also written two books, "Dickens' Women" (2012) and her autobiography "This Much is True" (2022).

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