Happy Birthday: Miriam Margolyes

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miriammargolyesHappy Birthday actor Miriam Margolyes

Born: May 18, 1941 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK


I’m not the sort of woman men boast of having slept with.
As you certainly know, Queen Victoria did not believe in lesbianism. So that was why it was never a criminal offense, in the way homosexuality was, because she thought it was impossible.
I’m an actress and I am a scholar of English literature. And I never know which part of that is more important to me. I think it obviously must be the acting part because otherwise I would have become an academic, which I didn’t do. But I’ve always had a love of English literature and particularly of Charles Dickens.
I think it’s very likely that because (Dickens) was able to depict – in a way that I don’t think had ever been done before – people’s real lives, it had an…

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