Happy Birthday: Miriam Margolyes

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miriammargolyesHappy Birthday actor Miriam Margolyes

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

Quotes:

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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