If you’ve ever seen her on The Graham Norton Show, you love her…
Yes, and here she is – on the cover of British Vogue. According to them,
Margolyes – actor, author, chat-show legend and living embodiment of British eccentricity – is everything you’d hope she would be, which is to say: hilarious.
Although she’s a cultural fixture now, for much of her career she was seen as distinctly other, a proud, unapologetic Jewish lesbian, part illustrious thespian, part raunchy raconteur. Her currency is laughter by any means possible: outrage, obscenity, the occasional fart.
I’m still a bit of a child. I can’t resist naughtiness.”
But Margoyles isn’t the oldest LGBTQ person in Vogue‘s Pride Portfolio….
Meet Ruth Rose
90, leader of the Seaford Mermaids swimming group. At 81 Rose underwent gender-reaffirming surgery, making her the oldest person in the UK to transition. Rose had known she identified as female as young as nine, but had lived as a man until she divorced and retired in the early 2000s.
It was an adventure that crept up on me all my life.
I’m probably one of the first trangender people to reach old age. I’ve got to be the person that sets that all up.”
See Tim Walker’s photos of 16 others in Vogue‘s Pride portfolio here.
Peter McGraith, 58 & David Cabreza, 52, the first gay couple to marry in the UK
(Photos, Tim Walker)