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Glenda Jackson

Glenda May Jackson (born 9 May 1936) is an English actress and politician. A professional actress from the late 1950s onwards, Jackson spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, and was particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love (1970) and A Touch of Class (1973). She has also won awards for her performances as Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday and in the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (both 1971); receiving two Primetime Emmy Awards for the latter. In 2018, Jackson won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, and is thus one of the few performers to have achieved the "triple crown of acting". Jackson has also had a career in politics, which began in 1992, when she was elected as the Labour Party MP for Hampstead and Highgate. Early in the government of Tony Blair, she served as a junior transport minister from 1997 to 1999, later becoming critical of Blair. After constituency-boundary changes, from 2010 she represented Hampstead and Kilburn. At the general election in that year, her majority of 42 votes was one of the closest results of the entire election. She announced in 2011 that she would stand down at the 2015 general election. Description above from the Wikipedia article Glenda Jackson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 9, 1936 In Birkenhead, Wirral, England
Movie/TV Credits:
55
First Appeared:
In the movie This Sporting Life 1963-01-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Great Escaper 2022
Known For
Poster of The Great Escaper
Poster of So Graham Norton
Poster of Wogan
Poster of The Wednesday Play
Filmography
Movie The Great Escaper Unknown 2022
Movie Mothering Sunday 2021-07-06
Series Trust Morecambe & Wise Herself 2019-11-08
Movie Elizabeth Is Missing Maud Palmer Horsham 2019-12-08
Series Morecambe & Wise in America Herself 2018-12-27
Movie Miranda: Morecambe & Wise and Me Herself 2017-01-01
Movie Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil Herself 2012-01-14
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Series Terry Wogan's Friday Night Herself 1992-10-09
Movie The Secret Life of Arnold Bax Harriet Cohen 1992-11-22
Movie A Murder of Quality Alisa Brimley 1991-10-04
Movie The House of Bernarda Alba Bernarda 1991-12-18
Movie King of the Wind Queen Caroline 1990-05-25
Movie Doombeach Miss Ricketts 1989-01-01
Movie The Rainbow Anna Brangwen 1989-05-05
Movie Salome's Last Dance Herodias / Lady Alice 1988-05-06
Movie Business as Usual Babs Flynn 1987-01-01
Movie Beyond Therapy Charlotte 1987-02-27
Movie Turtle Diary Neaera Duncan 1985-12-06
Movie Sakharov Yelena Bonner 1984-06-20
Movie The Return of the Soldier Margaret Grey 1983-01-06
Series Six Fifty-Five Unknown 1983-07-04
Series Wogan Herself 1982-05-04
Movie Giro City Sophie 1982-11-01
Movie The Patricia Neal Story Patricia Neal 1981-12-08
Movie Hopscotch Isobel 1980-09-26
Movie Health Isabella Garnell 1980-09-12
Movie The Class Of Miss MacMichael Conor MacMichael 1979-01-27
Movie Lost and Found Tricia Brittenham 1979-07-13
Movie Stevie Stevie Smith 1978-01-01
Movie House Calls Ann Atkinson 1978-03-15
Movie Nasty Habits Sister Alexandra 1977-03-18
Movie The Incredible Sarah Sarah Bernhardt 1976-11-05
Movie The Maids Solange 1975-04-21
Movie Hedda Hedda Gabler 1975-01-01
Movie The Romantic Englishwoman Elizabeth 1975-06-11
Movie The Tempter Sister Geraldine 1974-01-01
Movie A Touch of Class Vicki Allessio 1973-01-01
Movie Bequest to the Nation Lady Hamilton 1973-04-18
Movie The Triple Echo Alice Charlesworth 1972-01-01
Series Elizabeth R Queen Elizabeth I 1971-02-17
Movie The Music Lovers Nina 1971-02-12
Movie The Boy Friend Rita Monroe (uncredited) 1971-12-16
Movie Sunday Bloody Sunday Alex Greville 1971-07-01
Movie Mary, Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth 1971-12-22
Movie Women in Love Gudrun Brangwen 1969-09-13
Movie Tell Me Lies Glenda 1968-02-02
Movie Let's Murder Vivaldi Julie 1968-04-10
Movie Negatives Vivien 1968-09-05
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Benefit of the Doubt Unknown 1967-01-02
Movie Marat/Sade Charlotte Corday 1967-02-22
Movie Horror of Darkness Cathy 1965-03-10
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Movie This Sporting Life Singer at Party (uncredited) 1963-01-15