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Miriam Margolyes

“Nothing is being done for stroke survivors in Australia. That is horrific and shocking and must change.”

Miriam Margolyes OBE is veteran actress of both the stage and screen. Her major film credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Miriam is the winner of multiple awards including the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award and Best Supporting Actress at the LA Critics Circle Awards. In 2002, Her Majesty the Queen awarded her the Order of the British Empire for her services to Drama and she became an Australian citizen in 2013.

In 1968 she became a carer alongside her father when her mother suffered a stroke. She says it was devastating watching her beloved mother transform from a vibrant, shrewd and funny lady into someone who could barely speak. She has joined the Fight Stroke campaign to help and support Australians affected by stroke.