This Much Is True is a moving, witty collection of stories from one of Britain’s most beloved actors. In it, Miriam Margolyes tells the tales of her life – both on and off stage – with honesty and humor. From her early years touring in Shakespearean productions to more recent successes in TV and film, Margolyes shares entertaining recollections about the people she’s met (including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand) and the places she’s been (from New York City to Beijing). She also reflects on what it means to be lesbian-and seventy-something-, as well as how growing older has given her new perspectives on love, family dynamics,…
For who is this book for ?
This Much Is True is for readers who are interested in LGBTQ+ issues, actors’ stories, and reflections on growing older.
- Margolyes is a witty and entertaining writer
- The stories offer insight into the actor’s life and work
- It features LGBTQ+ perspectives that are often absent from mainstream books
- The author could have elaborated more on her personal life experiences.
- The book does not include any images.
- Some of the stories seem to be randomly placed together.
Learn more about the author
Miriam Margolyes is a critically acclaimed, award-winning British actress. She has appeared in many films and television shows, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2, The Queen, Endeavor, Agatha Christie’s Poirotand Doctor Who.
“This Much is True is a charming and candid look at the life of one of our favorite actors, Miriam Margolyes. From her early days touring Shakespearean productions to more recent successes in TV and film, Margolyes tells engaging stories about the people she’s met and the places she’s been. She also offers thoughtful insights into what it means to be lesbian-and seventy something-, as well as how growing older has given her new perspectives on love, family dynamics, and more. Funny and poignant, This Much Is True is an enjoyable read for fans of theater or anyone who enjoys a good memoir.”
“Margolyes is funny, irreverent and passionate – everything you want in an memoirist…[This Much Is True] offers a valuable insight into the life of one of our most cherished actors.”
“A glorious, life-affirming read.”
“This Much is True should come with a warning sticker: it’s addictive. Miriam Margolyes has the extraordinary ability to make you feel like you’re sitting in her living room, chatting over a cup of tea (or something stronger). Her life – on and off stage – is packed with hilarious stories, told with wit and insight.”