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Miriam Margolyes
Biographical information

18 May, 1941









Years active


In Harry Potter

Pomona Sprout

Notable roles
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  • Dead Again (1991)

Miriam Margolyes (born 18 May, 1941) portrays Professor Pomona Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She reprised the role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Early life

Margolyes was born in Oxford, England to Joseph Margolyes, a physician, and Ruth Walters, a real estate investor. She grew up in a Jewish family and began acting in her twenties in Cambridge.

Personal life

Margolyes keeps her private life just that - private. But she has not seen any reason to keep it a secret that she is a lesbian, or as she playfully says "deliberately never been married or had children". She took some time off of her career to take care of her ill mother and spent a quarter of a million pounds on full time care for her father. She intends to become an Australian citizen.

Career in the theatre

Miriam also portrayed Madame Morrible in the London production of Wicked and played the minor role of Grunhilda in season three of the television show Merlin, The Changling.

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