How tall is Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes Height

4ft 11 (149.9 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 0 (152.4 cm)
British Actress known for roles in Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, Romeo and Juliet and Babe. She said in Mail on Sunday 2006 "I'm only 5ft 1", and also quoted in 2006 on pressdisplay "I'm only five foot and that's as far as I can reach". In this convention photo, she had about 1/3rd inch more thicker sneakers than me.

How tall is Miriam Margolyes
5ft 8 Rob and Miriam @ Collectormania 14, 2008
My size has been a problem since the day I was born. I was a 12lb baby and now I'm five feet and 13st.
-- 1995

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 0.18in (152.8cm)
Current: 4ft 10.79in (149.3cm)
Comentarista said on 30/Jan/23
Saw her first on HP.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jan/23
The episode of Tales of the Unexpected is on Sky Arts that Miriam starred in. It’s the 12th of Series 2 and called Fat Chance.

Miriam is stuffing her face with chocolates and saying to her husband that she has a metabolic disorder! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£. Meanwhile, he’s been thinking of ways to get rid of her and elope with his equally evil girlfriend. Pah! If I was a guy, I’d far sooner have a funny, fat wife than a murderous slim one! The slim woman is played by Sheila Gish, who starred in Inspector Morse, and she ends up with the poisoned chocolates, which were meant for Miriam! 😝

She REALLY DOES look 5ft1 in this.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/22
Ah! Miriam is a Random Celeb so she needs a comment!

I’m giving the lovely, funny actress 5ft1 for her peak and 2” less for today. When she appeared as Lady Whiteadder in Blackadder the Second, both Rowan and Tim looked HUGE next to her, and that was back in the 80s. How I’d have loved to have been part of that studio audience….. πŸ€”πŸ
192cm Leprechaun said on 11/Sep/22
She played a grandma in Balto old enough to be eligible for WWII, yet in reality she would've been 3 years old on D-day. 4'10" not 5'1"
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Oct/21
I can't believe it's been six months since I wrote my last Miriam comment!

5ft0.5 for her peak and 4ft11 for today's height.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Apr/21
When Miriam Margolyes pops up as a Random Celeb, I simply have to scoot over to her page. πŸ˜πŸ›΅ Last time I saw my boyfriend, we exchanged one funny story apiece (true life, of course) about Miriam's antics and both of us were in hysterics!

As with so many 'Blackadder' actors, Miriam is Hollywood material, but she was already acting away when the majority of the cast were doing homework! 🚸 I've been trying to catch her episode of 'Tales of the Unexpected', which shows daily on the Sky Arts channel, when Miriam will likely have been taller than she was in 'Blackadder', but I need to see the episode again to get a reasonable idea of how much it actually is, and I've had no luck in catching it as yet. 😜

Peak height - 5ft2-6+7-2 for her peak and 4ft11 for today's height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Feb/21
I saw Miriam's film 'End of Days' the other week, just a couple or so days after seeing 'Terminator 2', starring Miriam's co-star in 'End of Days', Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both films cover serious subjects, but the one starring Miriam has no humour whatsoever, unlike T2. That is until you think about Arnie running around after Miriam to fart at her. That DID make me laugh!

A word of advice to Miriam: the more anger you show these farters, the worse they become, so try not to respond. If that fails, remember that you have a perfectly good @rse yourself! πŸ˜„

Peak - 5ft1; Today - 4ft11.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jun/20
I have just heard that the magnificent Dame Vera Lynn has died today, aged 103. I have been reading the tributes and Miriam said that meeting her was one of the high points of her life. I can certainly believe that, Miriam. Bless you for the thoroughly nice things you've been saying about this beam of light in that dark historical period of the 20th Century. XXX πŸ˜πŸ’•

Peak height for Miriam = 5ft1
Today = 4ft11
Sandy A Cowell said on 7/Apr/20
I love Miriam and was most upset to catch only the end of the interview she recently gave on the TV.

Oh my goodness, I do love her! I’m a bit over the legal limit, but then is when the truth comes out! Lady Whiteadder indeed! Sh!t I’m gonna watch this!

I need cheering up!

5ft1 pesky peaky and 4ft quality 11 now! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ XXXXX
G-MANN said on 11/Mar/20
In her new documentary "Miriam's Big Fat Adventure" she says she is 4'11" and weighs 14 stone 10 lbs (206 lbs).
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Aug/19
Mission accomplished just before I saw Millionaire with Jeremy Clarkson on ITV1+1! (The watching of 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol').πŸŽ…πŸŽ„ "Baaaaah 🍬!"

Miriam looks around 4ft11.5 in this with Jim Broadbent, who plays a wonderfully gormless Prince Albert, who thinks he's from Glasgow! 😯

Her peak height, I believe, was 5ft1.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Aug/19
Oh, wouldn't it be a lovely change to see Miriam in 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol' this evening playing Queen Victoria and wearing that lovely, timely cameo of hers? Sounds good? Sure does!

Back later with my thoughts on Miriam's height! πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ‘‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jun/19
I was drawn to this great picture just now while on the Blackadder page. Miriam is such an adaptive actress; I wonder how many people know she starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robin Tunney in 'End of Days'?

This woman's a diamond! πŸ’Ž XX

4ft11 of sheer dynamite!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jun/19
"Wicked child!"

That's how I was introduced to Miriam and it always brings a smile to my chops!
Nik said on 3/May/19
@ Yaspaa - πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/19
Miriam Margolyes - What a funny part you played in 'Tales of the Unexpected'! Your nasty husband certainly got his cummuppence! (I think I have spelt it wrongly! Well, blast to that!)

Love ya! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

I must say, you had a luscious head of hair! PHWOAR! I love hair like that!

This smashing little woman gets 5ft1 for her optimum height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/19
I have just had the great pleasure of seeing Miriam's 'Tales of the Unexpected' on one of my Dad's Sky Channels!

I was so pleased when I saw that it was 'The One' that I could have done a handstand, but I don't think my Dad would have appreciated the risk to his property!

Miriam played a lady attending a slimming club, and her husband - a real stinking piece of work - tried to poison her! The 'unexpected' end was that Miriam's husband's bit on the side ate the poisoned chocolate!

She looked 5ft1 in this!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Mar/19
Miriam Margolyes was another guest I missed out on in yesterday's showing of 'Agatha Christie's Marple'. The episode was called 'The Murder at the Vicarage' and 'Blackadder' star Tim McInnerny played the Vicar. (Series 1, Episode 2)

This episode will be repeated at 10.35 on Saturday morning (16th March), on ITV3, and I will be glued to my TV set! The production was made in 2004, so some 15 years have elapsed since then, which will doubtless tell on the heights of many of the stars featured therein.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Mar/19
Easily a full head shorter than Rob, who has a 9.5" head. Her thick hair is deceptive.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Feb/19
I have been waiting with bated breath for Miriam's episode in 'The Black Adder', and it's finally arrived! As I expected, it's the one called 'The Queen of Spain's Beard', and the laughter came thick and fast as soon as I read the introduction, and I quote, 'In 1492, after the death of Randolph XII of Saxony and with the collapse of the Treaty of Insects, Europe was in 🐍disarray. Kingdoms rose and fell, borders, even languages changed. Men were killed by their own side....' 🐍

....and the rest isn't exactly PG rated, so I'll give it a miss! 🐍

BUT THE TREATY OF INSECTS! Have you ever heard anything so funny in a sitcom? I nearly wet myself! 🐍

Now let's get back to the matter in hand. Edmund, by far the less favoured son of Brian Blessed's Richard IV (πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!), is trying to marry him off to a none-too-pretty Miriam, who sports a helmet with horns and looks as ferocious as a miniature Viking! She is escorted on by Jim Broadbent, who is speaking in that wonderful voice that had me in hysterics when I first saw 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol'! I wouldn't say that Miriam is below 5ft in this 1983 🐍production, and she could even be slightly more - say 0.5" tops. She does look small though, and I doubt if she'd have shrunk when she played Lady Whiteadder three years later, but it is possible because she was at the sort of age that a woman's bones can start the shrinking process. 🐍🐍

I've seen her looking as tiny as was obviously going to be the case next to Jim, and my next endeavour is to see her with 5ft4 Baldrick. Tim is looking possibly taller than 6ft, but that's another story. 🐍

If it was voting time, I'd say 5ft0.25, but it isn't!

πŸ›πŸœπŸ¦‹πŸπŸžπŸ•·οΈπŸ›πŸœπŸ¦‹πŸπŸžπŸ•·οΈ Our Treaty collapsed! 😭😀😝

PS Rob - Thank you for adding Miriam to the Addery page! 🐍
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
She can't be 5'0" here in the picture next to you and it seems that a lot to people agree with me that she's a more like 4'10"-4'11" here. Rob, downgrade needed
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Nov/18
She's nowhere near 4'11.5", more like 4'10" range. This is one of the most overlisted celeb photos I've seen on this site.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/18
@ Yaspaa - That IS a funny story and I'm surprised I've not noticed it before!

(Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger farting at Miriam while they were making 'End of Days'! I'll remember that next time I give it a watch!)
Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/18
@ Gladstone Screwer - I don't think being beautiful at this stage in life is top on Miriam's agenda if it wasn't in the 80's when 'Blackadder' was made! I think she's fabulous just the way she is, and very funny!

It's great to hear from you, as always! Cheers and have a great week!

Miriam can have 5ft0.5 for her peak height and 4ft10.5 for today's height.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Mar/18
@ Gladstone Screwer - Yes, I feel you may be right, so I'll plump for 4ft10.75!
She looked tiny as 'Lady Whiteadder', Blackadder's Puritan aunt in 'Blackadder II'(1986/7) and you can compare her to Jim Broadbent in 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', in which she plays Queen Victoria to his King Albert. Many years have passed since then, and as I have found out myself, being on the short side to begin with has absolutely no bearing on your body's ability to shrink, more's the pity!

I do hope you are well!
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/17
Fantastic! You lucky thing Rob!
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Dec/16
I have just been watching Mirium in the 'Blackadder II' episode 'Beer', in which she plays Blackadder's Puritan aunt, 'Lady Whiteadder'!
I love that she can do comedy so brilliantly, yet also play sinister parts, for instance in 'End of Days', with Arnie, Gabriel Byrne and Robin Tunney.

I quite understand that she has given different heights for herself, obviously getting shorter, over the years. Yet if she's gone from 5ft or 5ft1 to 4ft11.5 that isn't too much shrinkage, but I'm sure she'd be the first to point out that she can't afford to lose much height at all!
Giorgi said on 6/Nov/16
I know it's off-topic, but you look cooler with the beard, Rob.
Yaspaa said on 7/Aug/13
Read a funny story about when she starred in End of Days with Arnie. Apparently, he kept farting on her which she didn't care for. Haha.

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