Glenda Jackson


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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 22 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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  The Great Escaper (pre-production)
Irene Jordan
 2021 Mothering Sunday
Older Jane Fairchild
 2019 Elizabeth Is Missing (TV Movie)
Maud
 1992 The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (TV Movie)
Harriet Cohen
 1991 The House of Bernarda Alba (TV Movie)
Bernarda
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Ailsa Brimley
 1990 T.Bag's Christmas Ding Dong (TV Movie)
Vanity Bag
 1990 The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty (Video short)
Glitch the Witch (voice)
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Dr. Doris Kruber
- Kruber Alert (1990) ... Dr. Doris Kruber
 1990 King of the Wind
Queen Caroline
 1989 Doombeach
Miss
 1989 The Rainbow
Anna Brangwen
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
Herodias / Lady Alice
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Nina Leeds
- Strange Interlude: Part 1 (1988) ... Nina Leeds
 1987 Business as Usual
Babs Flynn
 1987 Beyond Therapy
Charlotte
 1985 Turtle Diary
Neaera Duncan
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Yelena Bonner (Sakharova)
 1982 Giro City
Sophie
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Margaret Grey
 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 von Schönenberg
 1980 HealtH
Isabella Garnell
 1979 Lost and Found
Tricia
 1978 The Class of Miss MacMichael
Conor MacMichael
 1978 Stevie
Stevie
 1978 House Calls
Ann Atkinson
 1977 Nasty Habits
Alexandra
 1976 The Incredible Sarah
Sarah Bernhardt
 1975 Hedda
Hedda
 1975 The Romantic Englishwoman
Elizabeth
 1975 The Maids
Solange
 1974 The Devil Is a Woman
Sister Geraldine
 1973 A Touch of Class
Vickie Allessio
 1973 The Nelson Affair
Lady Hamilton
 1972 The Triple Echo
Alice
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen Elizabeth
 1971 The Boy Friend
Rita Monroe (uncredited)
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Alex Greville
 1971 Elizabeth R (TV Mini Series)
Queen Elizabeth I
- Sweet England's Pride (1971) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- The Enterprise of England (1971) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Horrible Conspiracies (1971) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Shadow in the Sun (1971) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- The Marriage Game (1971) ... Queen Elizabeth I
 1971 The Music Lovers
Nina (Antonina Milyukova)
 1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Margaret Schlegel
- Howards End (1970) ... Margaret Schlegel
 1969 Women in Love
Gudrun Brangwen
 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
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Claire Foley
 1967 Marat/Sade
Charlotte Corday
 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
Partygoer (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 John Webster's play, "The White Devil," at the Old Vic Theatre in the (West End) London, England with Jonathan Pryce, Jack Shepherd, Frances De La Tour, Patrick Magee, John Kane, James Villiers, and Miriam Margolyes in the cast. Michael Lindsay-Hogg was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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:

Daughter of Harry (1913-1989) and Nellie (née Pearce) Jackson (1911-1990). See more »

Trademark:

Good diction and strong speaking voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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