Miriam Margolyes, At 82, Poses for Vogue



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

Miriam Margolyes, At 82, Poses for Vogue

In an industry that often struggles with representation, the famed British actress Miriam Margolyes disrupts the narrative with aplomb. At the venerable age of 82, she daringly posed for Vogue magazine in an edition dedicated to championing the LGBTQ+ community.

Margolyes, best known for her portrayal of the whimsical Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series, found herself seated n* amidst a playful spread of frosted pastries. This eccentric image is a fitting testament to her own spirited character, both on screen and off.

From Hogwarts to High Fashion

Despite the global success of the Harry Potter franchise, Margolyes has never given undue importance to her magical on-screen persona. Yet, her vivid depiction of the quirky Professor Sprout, coupled with her own charismatic idiosyncrasies and forthright honesty, has made her a figure of admiration and intrigue in her later years.

It's this unfiltered authenticity that makes Margolyes such a captivating presence, and the power of her charisma was not lost on the fashion bible Vogue. This noteworthy collaboration is not only a powerful statement about age inclusivity in the media but also a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

On the Edge of Conventions: Margolyes on Being Gay

Margolyes has always been known for her candid discourse, and in her conversation with Vogue, she was unreserved in discussing her s* orientation.

This celebrated actress, with roles in distinguished works such as 'The Age of Innocence' and 'Call the Midwives', expressed a profound acceptance and love for her identity as a gay woman. “I actually find lesbians a bit on the boring side, because they’re a bit heavy-handed about it all,” she confessed candidly.

She emphasized the inherent power and potential in being unconventional, stating, “I think gay people are very lucky, because we are not conventional, we are a group slightly apart. It gives us an edge. We’re good artists, we’re good musicians.

And I like being gay. I wouldn’t want to be straight for anything”.

A Personal Struggle: Coming Out to Her Parents

Despite her confident assertion of her identity, Margolyes' journey hasn't been without pain. She admits to regretting coming out to her parents.

The revelation hurt them, with her mother even insisting that she swear on the Torah not to engage in a s* relationship with a woman again.