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Glenda Jackson (I)


Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in Birkenhead, where her father was a bricklayer and ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday Alex Greville
(1971)
Women in Love
Women in Love Gudrun Brangwen
(1969)
A Touch of Class
A Touch of Class Vickie Allessio
(1973)
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth
(1971)

Filmography

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 1992 The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (TV Movie)
Harriet Cohen
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Ailsa Brimley
 1990 The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty (Video short)
Glitch the Witch (voice)
 1990 T-Bag's Christmas Ding Dong (TV Movie)
Vanity Bag
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Dr. Doris Kruber
- Kruber Alert (1990) ... Dr. Doris Kruber
 1990 King of the Wind
Queen Caroline
 1989 Doombeach
Miss
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
Herodias / Lady Alice
 1988 Business as Usual
Babs Flynn
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Nina Leeds
 1987 Beyond Therapy
Charlotte
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Yelena Bonner (Sakharova)
 1982 Giro City
Sophie
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
Patricia Neal
 1980 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Woman Kissed by Eric
- 1980 Christmas Show (1980) ... Woman Kissed by Eric
 1980 Hopscotch
Isobel
 1980 HealtH
Isabella Garnell
 1978 The Class of Miss MacMichael
Conor MacMichael
 1978 Stevie
Stevie Smith
 1978 House Calls
Ann Atkinson
 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Alexandra
 1976 The Norman Gunston Show (TV Movie)
 1975 The Romantic Englishwoman
Elizabeth
 1973 The Devil Is a Woman
Sister Geraldine
 1972 The Triple Echo
Alice
 1971 The Boy Friend
Rita Monroe (uncredited)
 1970 The Music Lovers
Nina (Antonina Milyukova)
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Marina Palek
- Salve Regina (1969) ... Marina Palek
 1968 Negatives
Vivien
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Home Movies (1968)
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Julie / Cathy
- Let's Murder Vivaldi (1968) ... Julie
- Horror of Darkness (1965) ... Cathy
 1968 Tell Me Lies
Guest
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Claire Foley
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
WPC Fernley / Hospital Nurse
- By the Book (1963) ... WPC Fernley
- Act of Vengeance (1963) ... Hospital Nurse
 1963 This Sporting Life
Singer At Party (uncredited)
 1957-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jurywoman / Iris Jones
- Doctor Everyman's Hour (1961) ... Jurywoman
- A Voice in Vision (1957) ... Iris Jones
 1956 The Extra Day
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Alan Howard, Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Stevenson, Patrick Stewart, and David Suchet in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Glenda Jackson MP

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on gender roles in theatrical plays] There was the male and female lead, the male and female juvenile lead, and the male and female character lead, and the male and female juvenile character lead, and if you didn't fit into any of those boxes then you didn't work. See more »

Trivia:

Has a theatre named after her. See more »

Trademark:

Playing emancipated women roles See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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