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Miriam Margolyes: ‘People have this idea that I’m a walking cesspit. I think it’s quite unfair’

The outspoken doyenne of stage, film and television answers your questions on who’s nice (and who’s not) in Hollywood, the voice she can’t bear and why she likes talking about sex How did you get the job as the seductive voice of the sexy 1980s Cadbury Caramel bunny? VerulamiumParkRanger

Before I became an established actress, I was known for my work as a voice artist. I have quite a high girlish voice but I can deepen it for the purposes of sex. I once recorded what I call “take-home wanking tapes” such as Sexy Sonia: Leaves From My Schoolgirl Notebook. They were audio tapes, for sale in sex shops. One day, I went into Ann Summers and told the man behind the counter I was Sexy Sonia. He told me to keep my voice down because he didn’t want people to know Sexy Sonia was actually this short, fat, rather unattractive lady. But word got out and maybe that prompted my being asked to voice the Cadbury bunny because, I suppose, sex sells. And chocolate has its place in the repertoire of love. I’m a great admirer of your unflinching honesty and sense of fun. What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? toots2000 Continue reading...

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