Heather Sutherland Wiki, Age (Miriam Margolyes’ Partner) Biography & Family

Heather Sutherland

Heather Sutherland (born in 1952) is an Australian famous personality, academician, and former history professor from Australia. She is a lesbian. She is well-known in the public as the long-time partner of famous English actress “Miriam Margolyes”.

Miriam is also a lesbian. Margolyes is a popular actress and voice artist. She is famously known for the role of Professor Pomona Sprout in the movies “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”.

Apart from this, she has also appeared in many other TV shows and movies such as Dixon of Dock Green, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The Windsors, Ladies in Lavender, Chasing Liberty, and others. Heather is a popular Australian academician and professor.

She served the position of a history professor in many universities. In her teaching career, Sutherland taught at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for many years. She is a multi-talented lady and has knowledge of many languages. Let’s take look at her bio.


Personal Life, Relationship & Partner

The 68-year-old lady openly revealed that she is an LGBTQ. She has in a relationship with her lesbian partner named “Miriam Margolyes” for a long time. Sutherland’s relative “Manning Clark”, who is an Australian historian and author, introduced her to Miriam. Margolyes holds a British nationality and the only daughter of her parents.

Heather Sutherland with her partner Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes with her partner Heather Sutherland

Both of them fall in love with each other at their first meet. The couple began their relationship in the year 1967.

From the year 1967 to present both of them are in a good relationship. The couple did not marry each other but they are in a civil union relationship (similar to marriage). The couple did not adopt any child.


Early Life, Parents & Bio

The popular academician came to this world from her parents in the year 1952 in Australia. She is an LGBTQ. She belongs to the Christian religion. The exact birthdate of Sutherland is not available but according to her birth year, Heather Sutherland’s age is 68 years old (as in 2020).

Miriam Margolyes’ girlfriend never revealed any information about her parents and siblings names. Her father was a businessman and her mother was a homemaker. She raised by her parents along with her siblings.

Heather has a sharp and intelligent mind since childhood. She attended a local high school for her schooling.

After that, she joined the Australian National University for her higher education. She completed her degree in Indonesian and Malay history from the same university. After that, she started teaching.


Real Full Birth NameHeather Sutherland.
Stage NameHeather.
Age (As of 2020)68 years old.
Year of Birth 1952.
Ethnicity White.
Zodiac Birth SignPisces.
House LocationAustralia.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Centimeters: 170 cm.
Feet & Inches: 5'7".
WeightPounds: 143 lbs.
Kilograms: 65 Kg.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBlonde.
Personal Information
ParentsFather: Name Not known.
Mother: Homemaker.
SiblingsNo data.
Marital StatusUnmarried.
PartnerMiriam Margolyes (1967-Present).
Languages1. English.
2. French.
3. Javanese.
4. Basic Arabic.
5. Minangkabau.
Social media N/A.
MovieHarry Potter.
Food Mexican.
Sports Basketball.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
School Local high school.
Alma MaterAustralian National University.
ProfessionAustralian academician and former history professor.
Net worth (As in 2020)$1.5 million (approx.)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Heather Sutherland

Heather Sutherland and Miriam Margolyes

  • After completing her studies, Heather became a professor and started teaching in universities.
  • She completed her graduation in Indonesian and Malay history that’s why she has a great knowledge of Indonesian Studies.
  • As a senior professor, Heather Sutherland taught Indonesian history in the universities of many countries like Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands, and Indonesia.
  • Heather gave lectures on Indonesian history at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for many years.
  • Apart from a professor, Sutherland is also a great author and published a number of books on Sulawesi and Javanese history.
  • Miriam Margolyes’ partner also studied different languages like Arabic, Minangkabau, Javanese, etc for more than two years for her teaching career.
  • Heather Sutherland earned the net worth of $1.5 million (approx.) as in 2020 from her teaching career.
  • On 26 January 2013, Heather’s partner Margolyes revealed openly that, she is a lesbian and in a relationship with a woman named “Heather Sutherland” in front of Julia Gillard (27th Prime Minister of Australia).
  • After the relationship, the spent many times in their different homes in Robertson, New South Wales, Tuscany, and London.
  • Miriam got the citizenship of Australia in the year 2013 for spending more time with her partner.
  • Margolyes won many awards for her talent and excellence.
  • In April 2020, Because of COVID-19 lockdown, Miriam Margolyes unable to meet her partner and very sad for it.
  • On 27 April 2020, Miriam told in This Morning’s talk show of Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that I am completely separated from my love because of Coronavirus.
  • The height of Sutherland is around 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m).
  • According to an estimate her body weight is around 65 kilograms (143 lbs).
  • Because of her working schedule, Heather Sutherland is not active on social media.



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