.....Miriam Margolyes is a force of nature, showing off every inch of her comic prowess as the ageing businesswoman. She has comedic timing by the bucket-load, really playing up to the audience; some of the things Rubinstein says are horrible, but you can't help but laugh out loud.
It's a comic tour de force and it is hard to imagine any other actress pulling it off with so much aplomb. Margolyes also touchingly conveys the loneliness of a woman isolated partly by her Polish-Jewish origins but also by her success as a businesswoman at a time when a woman's place was still perceived to be in the home ......
Esteemed British actress Miriam Margolyes clearly relishes the chance to read St Clair’s yeasted-up prose (“I will cross out the fluid and rotting meat,” she notes wryly). Margolyes can do James’ pompous, effete acolytes, and the ferocious desperation of James himself. An entertaining, thought-provoking historical novel beautifully read.
"Any audiobook of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland must concede ground, if not early defeat, to the book's enchantment with the printed page..........The vital thing for audio is to catch Alice's childlike grown-upness, her constancy against the odds (her blanched composure in Tenniel's illustrations). Among the many available audio versions - the oddest being those with male narrators - it is only Miriam Margolyes who really registers that while the story was originally written for a child, the child in the story must be treated as an equal.
Julian Fellowes finds me revolting - and I think Downton's vulgar! She doesn't give a damn who she upsets. JANE FRYER meets the delightfully dotty Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes loves retirement in India, hates being called a celebrity The actress talks about her new series The Real Marigold Hotel and life in India
From the outset we are assured the title of the show is a cheeky reference to one of the great literature loves of her life, Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Miriam reveals a fascinating insight into her love of literature and its characters, along with those things that matter to her most – her parents, her friends and her work...