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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
 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
 1978 House Calls
Ann Atkinson
 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Alexandra
 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 Saturday 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
 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:

Starred in "Rose" on Broadway. Nominated for Tony award as best actress in a play. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[speaking in 1974] Ideally, one would love to work in England. But if no one in England is going to take their courage in both hands and dig into their pockets and finance films - then, you're going to have to work abroad. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person. Jackson was not present to accept either win (for Women in Love (1969) or A Touch of Class (1973)). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith and ... See more »

Trademark:

Good diction and strong speaking voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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