Glenda Jackson

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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
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Roy Hodges (1958–1976)

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.

Life and career[change | change source]

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 Parliament. 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Glenda Jackson: The Best Actress Who Walked Away". 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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