Miriam Margoyles, who reached international fame playing Harry Potter’s herbalist witch - aka Mandrake-loving Professor Pomona Sprout - has thrown one heck of a stone in the water this weekend.
"Marriage is for straight people," the 75-year-old told the Guardian. "I’ve been with my partner Heather for 48 years - although she lives in Holland and I live in England.
"We’ve had a civil partnership, but the thought of referring to one another as 'wife' makes me feel sick. I don’t understand why gay people are so anxious to get married."
Margoyles, who has been with her partner for nearly half a century, came out of the closet at the age of 27.
"My mother was utterly appalled and disgusted." she previously said. "[My parents] made me swear on the Bible in the drawing room, in the most formal way, that I would never sleep with a woman again."
Though she was spared her parent’s blessing - Margoyles remained proud of who she was ever since: "It isn't a problem for me," she said.
"I am perfectly happy. I want everybody else to be perfectly happy about it."
We're not sure what Harry Potter author JK Rowling, a fervent defender of LGBT’s rights, would make of this one.
Words: Salomé Baudino
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