(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) British-Australian actress Miriam Margolyes didn't hold back her thoughts on Brexit this week, telling Australia's News Breakfast morning show that David Cameron "should be boiled in oil" for his role in bringing it about.
Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Michael Rowland and Lisa Millar on Monday (January 28), Margolyes, famous for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series, added that Brexit was a "disaster for England" and that it would "go on for years".
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron first pledged a referendum in 2013 in a bid to placate his party's eurosceptic wing.
After unexpectedly winning a majority in the 2015 national election, Britain voted to leave in a referendum a year later and Cameron quit.
British lawmakers on Tuesday (January 29) instructed Prime Minister Theresa May to reopen a Brexit treaty with the European Union to replace a controversial Irish border arrangement - and promptly received a flat rejection from Brussels.
With two months left until Britain is due by law to leave the EU, investors and allies have urged the government to clinch a deal to allow an orderly exit from the club it joined in 1973.