From Blackadder to Call the Midwife, from PG Tips to Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes is Britain’s (and Australia’s) favourite national treasure – this is (at last) her extraordinary life story and it’s well worth the wait.
BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury’s Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes, OBE, is the nation’s favourite (and naughtiest) treasure.
Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story – and it’s well worth the wait.
Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; and how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John as a teenager.
She reveals why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she’s ever had; and what happened next after Warren Beatty asked “Do you fuck?”
From declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave to being told to be quiet by the Queen, this book is packed with brilliant, hilarious stories.
With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much Is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author.
Born in Oxford, England in 1941 & educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, Miriam Margolyes is an award-winning veteran of the stage and screen, and an internationally acclaimed voice-artist.
Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award for The Age of Innocence, she received an OBE in 2002 for Services to Drama.
“There is no one on earth quite so wonderful” – Stephen Fry
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