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|Member of Parliament
for Hampstead and Highgate
9 April 1992
|Preceded by||Geoffrey Finsberg|
|Born||9 May 1936
Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Roy Hodges (1958-1976)|
Glenda May Jackson, CBE (born on May 9, 1936, in Birkenhead, England) 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.
Life and career[change | edit source]
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. The next year, she appeared in another Ken Russell's movie The Music Lovers.
Other notable movies have included; Sunday Blooday 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.
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).