Stars share tales of Miriam
THE cast of Call The Midwife have shared the on-set antics of the “unpredictable” and “outrageous” Miriam Margolyes.
Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann and Helen George are among those returning for the eighth series of the BBC One show.
Veteran actress Margolyes, best know for her portrayal of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series, joined the cast of the drama for its Christmas special.
The 77-year-old reprised her role as Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order”, in the first episode only of the new series.
Jenny Agutter, who plays Sister Julienne, described Margolyes as “an absolute love and very unpredictable”.
“You don’t know what is going to happen next or which outrageous comments you will hear.”
Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, also spoke of his time working with Margolyes. He said of her behaviour: “It’s not for a family audience, but I think she is genius.”
The eighth series of Call The Midwife continues on BBC One.
Miriam Margolyes, centre, as Sister Mildred in Call the Midwife