Huffington Post said:Miriam Margolyes prides herself on being unshockable, but even she was dismayed when a young man at Waverley Train Station in Edinburgh refused to give up his seat for her.
So indignant was the 'Harry Potter' star, in fact, that she emptied her water bottle on his head.
Miriam, who was recently the undeniable star of 'The Real Marigold Hotel' on BBC Two, tells the Daily Mail that she was carrying a backpack, wheeling a travel case and hobbling with an arthritic knee, when she looked for a seat on the station platform. We should add - Miriam is also 74 years old, 4'11' and, by her own admission, slightly overweight. When he refused to give up his seat and pointed to one further down the platform, she was beside herself.
She tells the Daily Mail: "I was really p****d off. It's really hard being old it's horrible. I was in pain. I was really hurting.
"So I just thought, 'F*** you!' and I took my bottle of water out, took off the lid and poured it over his head."
According to Miriam, a woman shouted at her, accusing her of assaulting the youth and called the police, "who did nothing".
Unless it was marked as a priority seat and she was 100% certain the younger man sat in has no form of disability or injury (which she wouldn't if she didn't know him) then I don't see how she thought she had any right to try and get him to move.