I still miss my parents every day; I adored them. And when you have no children, friends are even more important to you.

Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes

Profession: Actress
Nationality: British

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Communication is something we all take for granted.

In terms of my development as an artist, playing Professor Sprout wasn't all that important because she is well within my capabilities as an actress. But in terms of marketability, it made an enormous difference.

The curious thing is that I embraced homosexuality with as much joy and delight as I've embraced everything else in my life.

I enjoy finding the right word and giving each its full measure, its full space in a sentence.

I wouldn't consider retiring to India: there are too many people, and it's difficult walking along the pavements. I'd love to spend two or three months a year there.

I'm not sure I approve of theatre as a university course. I think theatre's something you do. I mean, literature is a subject; theatre is practical.

What most infuriates me is the cell phones. If I see someone texting during the show, I walk off the stage.

I've never been someone who is cast for having a lovely figure but for whatever qualities I could possibly bring to a role, so I'm still castable.

I think all actors get scared because we're frightened to disappoint.

Israel is stupid for allowing people to vent their anti-Semitism.

Home is wherever I hang my hat.

Adelaide's charms are compelling. It's not a huge place; the size is manageable, the traffic absurdly light.

It makes me very sad. Everyone's afraid of each other - Jews are afraid of Palestinians, Palestinians are afraid of Jews. Everywhere I see fear, not understanding. Reason went out of the window a long time ago.

I'm going to be 75 in May. How can I have lived this long and not know anything?