Glenda Jackson

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Glenda May Jackson (born 9 May 1936) is an English actress and former Labour Party politician.wikipedia
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Elizabeth R

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She has also won awards for her performances as Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday and in the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (both 1971); receiving two Primetime Emmy Awards for the latter.
Elizabeth R is a BBC television drama serial of six 85-minute plays starring Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I of England.

Women in Love (film)

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She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love (1970) and A Touch of Class (1973). Jackson's starring role in Ken Russell's film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (1969) led to her winning her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
Women in Love is a 1969 British romantic drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden.

A Touch of Class (film)

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She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love (1970) and A Touch of Class (1973).
It stars George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Hildegarde Neil, Paul Sorvino and K Callan.

Sunday Bloody Sunday (film)

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She has also won awards for her performances as Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday and in the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (both 1971); receiving two Primetime Emmy Awards for the latter. She also portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the film Mary, Queen of Scots, and gained an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award for her role in John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday (both 1971).
Sunday Bloody Sunday is a 1971 British drama film written by Penelope Gilliatt, directed by John Schlesinger and starring Murray Head, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch and Peggy Ashcroft.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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She worked for two years in a branch of the Boots the Chemist chain before taking up a scholarship in 1954 to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Peter Brook

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A professional actress from the late 1950s onwards, Jackson spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, and was particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for four years from 1964, she originally joined for director Peter Brook's 'Theatre of Cruelty' season which included Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade (1965) in which she played an inmate of an insane asylum portraying Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.
Brook has collaborated with a range of directors, writers and actors during his career, notable examples include actors Paul Scofield and Glenda Jackson; designer Georges Wakhévitch, and writers Ted Hughes and William Golding.

Triple Crown of Acting

In 2018, Jackson won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, and is thus one of the few performers to have achieved the "triple crown of acting".

Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)

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After constituency-boundary changes, from 2010 she represented Hampstead and Kilburn.
Glenda Jackson was the MP from 2010–2015, having served for the predecessor seat since 1992.

Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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In 2018, Jackson won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, and is thus one of the few performers to have achieved the "triple crown of acting".

Marat/Sade (film)

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The production ran on Broadway in 1965 and in Paris (Jackson appeared in the 1967 film version).
The cast included Ian Richardson, Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson, Clifford Rose, and Freddie Jones.

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971 film)

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She also portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the film Mary, Queen of Scots, and gained an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award for her role in John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday (both 1971).
Leading an all-star cast are Vanessa Redgrave as the title character and Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I.

Negatives (1968 film)

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Later that year, she starred in the psychological drama Negatives (1968), which was not a huge financial success, but won her more good reviews.
Based on the 1961 novel Negatives by Peter Everett, it features Peter McEnery and Glenda Jackson as Theo and Vivien, a couple who act out their erotic fantasies by dressing up as the Edwardian murderer Hawley Harvey Crippen and his lover Ethel le Neve.

The Music Lovers

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In the process of gaining funding for The Music Lovers (1970) from United Artists, Russell explained it as "the story of a homosexual who marries a nymphomaniac," the couple being the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Richard Chamberlain) and Antonina Miliukova, played by Jackson.
Glenda Jackson and Andrew Faulds later served together as Labour Party MPs in the British House of Commons from 1992 to 1997, while the screenwriter Melvyn Bragg has been a Labour member of the House of Lords since 1998.

Ken Russell

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Jackson's starring role in Ken Russell's film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (1969) led to her winning her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
The film starred Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden and Alan Bates.

Royal Shakespeare Company

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A professional actress from the late 1950s onwards, Jackson spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, and was particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for four years from 1964, she originally joined for director Peter Brook's 'Theatre of Cruelty' season which included Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade (1965) in which she played an inmate of an insane asylum portraying Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.

House Calls (1978 film)

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In 1978, she scored box office success in the United States in the romantic comedy House Calls, which co-starred Walter Matthau.
House Calls is a 1978 comedy-drama film starring Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, directed by Howard Zieff.

Three Tall Women

In 2018, Jackson won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, and is thus one of the few performers to have achieved the "triple crown of acting".
The play premiered on Broadway at the Golden Theatre on March 29, 2018, directed by Joe Mantello and starring Glenda Jackson as "A", Laurie Metcalf as "B" and Alison Pill as "C".

Hedda (film)

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A later film version directed by Trevor Nunn was released as Hedda (1975), for which Jackson was nominated for an Oscar.
It stars Glenda Jackson, Peter Eyre, and Patrick Stewart and was directed by Trevor Nunn.

Hopscotch (film)

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Jackson and Matthau teamed again in the comedy Hopscotch (1980), which was a mild success, but not as popular as expected.
Hopscotch is a 1980 American cold war comedy-drama film, produced by Edie Landau and Ely A. Landau, directed by Ronald Neame, that stars Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, and Herbert Lom.

Birkenhead

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Jackson was born in Birkenhead on the Wirral, Cheshire, where her father was a builder, and her mother worked in shops and as a cleaner.
The college had a theatre on Borough Road named after one of its most famous former students, Glenda Jackson, the Oscar-winning actress and Member of Parliament, herself a Birkonian, born in 1936.

Marat/Sade

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A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for four years from 1964, she originally joined for director Peter Brook's 'Theatre of Cruelty' season which included Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade (1965) in which she played an inmate of an insane asylum portraying Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.
The cast of this recording includes Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson and Freddie Jones.

Melvin Frank

Filmmaker Melvin Frank saw her comedic potential on the Morecambe and Wise Show and offered her the lead female role in his next project.
Frank went on to a successful solo career as a film director, most notably directing the acclaimed romantic comedy A Touch of Class (1973), starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson.

Hampstead and Highgate (UK Parliament constituency)

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Jackson has also had a career in politics, which began in 1992, when she was elected the MP for Hampstead and Highgate.
The Labour incumbent in Hampstead and Highgate at the time of abolition, Glenda Jackson, retained the new constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn in 2010 with a majority of just 42.

West Kirby Grammar School

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Jackson was educated at the West Kirby County Grammar School for Girls, and performed at the Townswomen's Guild drama group during her teens.

Strange Interlude

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In 1985, she appeared on Broadway as Nina Leeds in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude at the Nederlander Theatre in a production which had originated in London the previous year and ran for eight weeks.
Notable recent productions include the 1985 London and Broadway revival starring Glenda Jackson (also adapted for television - see below), a 2012 production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and a 2013 production at the National Theatre London, starring Anne-Marie Duff.