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Glenda Jackson

British politician and actress

Glenda May Jackson[1] CBE (born on 9 May 1936) is an English actress turned politician. She is best known for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC series Elizabeth R in 1971.

Glenda Jackson

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Member of Parliament
for Hampstead and Highgate
In office
9 April 1992 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byGeoffrey Finsberg
Succeeded byTulip Siddiq
Majority3,729 (9.8%)
Personal details
Born (1936-05-09) 9 May 1936 (age 83)
Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Roy Hodges (1958–1976)

Life and careerEdit

Glenda Jackson studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She began her acting career in 1957. She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she remained for four years.

After a few bit parts in movies, she got her first major role in Marat/Sade in 1966. In 1969, she appeared in Ken Russell's movie version of D.H. Lawrence's novel Women in Love. For this part, she won the Academy Award for best actress.[2] The next year, she appeared in another Ken Russell's movie The Music Lovers.

Other notable movies have included; Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Mary Queen of Scots (1971), A Touch of Class (1973), which won her a second Academy Award for best actress, The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), Hedda (1975), Incredible Sarah (1976), Stevie (1978), etc.

She also appeared to great acclaim on BBC television in Elizabeth R, a six parts serie on the life of Queen Elizabeth I of England, which is thought by many as the most scholarly version.

Jackson retired from acting in 1992 and turned to politics. She entered the House of Commons as a Labour Member of ParliamentMP. She was married to Roy Hodges from 1958 to 1976, with whom she had a son, Daniel (born in 1969).

In August 2017, Burberry, a London-based luxury fashion house recruited Glenda Jackson to model the iconic trench and revealed the inspiration for its next London Fashion Week show.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Glenda Jackson: The Best Actress Who Walked Away". EW.com. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. "Clip of the Oscar telecast when Glenda Jackson won the Oscar". the DataLounge. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  3. "Glenda Jackson's Stunning Burberry Campaign Is Giving Us Life". HuffPost UK. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  4. Holt, Bethan (2017-08-29). "Burberry recruits Glenda Jackson to model the iconic trench and reveals the inspiration for its next London Fashion Week show". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-09-18.

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