Harry Potter's Miriam Margolyes shares rare relationship update

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Miriam Margolyes shares rare relationship updateISABEL INFANTES - BBC

Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes has given a rare glimpse into her relationship with partner Heather Sutherland.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (November 3) to promote her new book, Oh Miriam!, the actress commented on her 54-year relationship, revealing that the couple live apart but now have plans to live together.

"We are together, but we live apart. She is in Amsterdam, and I am in London but now we want to live together," she said. "I really do want to live with her because we are old, and we haven't got much time left. It is silly to live apart."

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Margolyes appeared on the sixth episode of the late-night chat show's latest series, alongside Succession star Sarah Snook, The Morning Show's Greta Lee and pop legend Boy George.

Further talking about her new book, which covers intriguing stories throughout her decades in showbiz, the BAFTA Award-winning actress revealed what readers can expect.

"It's not quite as rude as the first [book] because I wanted to talk about the more serious part of my life, so people don't just think I am a maniac. I am a real person."

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Margolyes will be on our screens again soon as she is set to join David Tennant in the upcoming 60th-anniversary specials of Doctor Who, which premiere on Saturday, November 25.

The casting news was announced earlier this year, where the BBC revealed that the actress will be providing the voice for alien Meep — which some eagle-eyed fans may recognise from The Star Beast comic strip.

"I'm relieved I got to work on Doctor Who before I died," Margolyes said in a statement. "With sci-fi you never know. Thank you for making an old woman very happy."

Beyond the three anniversary specials, the hit show will return in 2024 with Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa making his debut as the Fifteenth Doctor.

The Graham Norton Show airs on Friday nights at 10.40pm on BBC One. Doctor Who returns for three 60th anniversary specials later in 2023. The show airs on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere.

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