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Tuesday, October 19

What Ever Happened to "Baby" Margaret?

I've made a post about Children's Day and I metioned Margarteth Dashwood (Emilie François) as an example of child. To illustrate the post I used a still from Sense and Sensibility, 1995.

Later I decided to conduct some research and realized the actress had starred in only two films, besides Sense and Sensibility: Paws and New Year's Day.

What happened to this lovely girl?

Posted by Raquel Sallaberry, Jane Austen em Português,


Vic said...

Hi Raquel, I found this link about her, but it dates as far back as 2006.

Raquel said...

Thank you Vic!

Someone comment at my blog, that became a muslim?

Someone commented on my blog that she would become a Muslim ... If it is true perhaps, she can not work as actress.

jannah said...

Here is a video of her now Myriam Francois-Cerrah:

BTW there are tons of actors/actresses that are Muslim, including major Bollywood stars! (not sure how practicing they are tho)

jannah said...

From an article:

Myriam Francois-Cerrah found fame as a child actress in the 90's hit film Sense and Sensibility. Now she's known for being one of a growing number of educated middle class female converts to Islam in Britain.

Francois-Cerrah says the September 11 terrorist attacks evoked the same rage in her that they did in people around world. Subsequently, she read a book that called for the expulsion of muslims from Europe. All of this, and the controversy that had been building around the faith, made Francois-Cerrah, a university student at the time, delve deeply into the subject of Islam. She says she found nothing in the faith that justifies terrorist attacks, and instead found Islam inspirational. Ultimately, Francois-Cerrah converted. She believes the Prophet Muhammad was a man of peace.

She says, “There were several things that were pivotal in leading to this change in me. One was looking into the Prophet Muhammad. I think he is one of the great misunderstood figures of history.”

Francois-Cerrah goes on. “One of his favorite quotes was, ‘Forgive him who wrongs you. Join him who cuts you off. Do good to him who does evil to you and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.’”

Francois-Cerrah says the radical fringe behind terror attacks doesn't represent the masses.

"Muslims as a rule, the mainstream, don't look at these actions and think oh those Muslims over there are doing that. They think who are these crazy loons!"

Enid Wilson said...

Very interesting. She did look very smart in the Sense and Sensibility.

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Raquel said...


as you could see I said perhaps, because I am not sure.

Thank you very much to tell more us about François.

OldFashionedCharm said...

I saw her in Paws, and she was good but not as good as in S&S. It's too bad she's not acting anymore.

Anonymous said...

Well, that is really news! I have wondered what had become of her.


Nonna Beach said...

I hope she comes back to acting someday !

Umer said...

I had no idea she used to be an actress! I knew of her through a voluntary Muslim organisation we both worked for and although never met her, I knew her husband and we exchanged emails over an issue at the time! I am really surprised that she was so big!