Miriam Margolyes reveals how much she was paid for Harry Potter role: 'I never made millions'

Miriam Margolyes during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
Miriam Margolyes has revealed what she was paid for starring in Harry Potter. (Getty Images)

Miriam Margolyes has revealed exactly how much she was paid for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series.

Margolyes appeared in two films in the series – Chamber of Secrets and Deathly Hallows - Part 2 – and in an interview with Metro, detailed her experience making them.

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The popular actor revealed that she wasn't impressed with the paycheque she revealed for the films: "I never made Harry Potter millions. I think the three or four main people did and they deserve it but my character didn’t."

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She added: "I was only in two and I only got £60,000 for being Professor Sprout but I’m not grumbling... now. I grumbled then but it made me very famous."

Margolyes has previously discussed how taking the role changed her life, saying to the Daily Mail: "Fans follow me in the street; people ask to have their photographs taken — selfies, as they call them — standing next to Professor Sprout. Even now, I have to get photographs printed to sign and send out to my Harry Potter devotees but, if I'm honest, which I must be, I fell asleep during the premieres of both films."

Margolyes recently paid tribute to her Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane who famously played Hagrid in the film series.

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Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid. (Warner Bros)

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Margolyes said: "I just feel furious that he has died, [it’s] such a waste. He was exceptional and I am really sad. He's absolutely a unique figure and powerful and towering over Scotland. I really loved him and I'm so sad about it."

Coltrane died on 14 October at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital after being ill for some time. The official cause of death was later listed as multiple organ failure complicated by sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection and heart block. He was also known to suffer with diabetes.