| Share
 

Glenda Jackson

Jackson, Glenda, 1936–, English actress and politician. Jackson's first starring role was as Charlotte Corday in Marat/Sade (1966) for the Royal Shakespeare Company. A strong personality, she has excelled in both comedies and dramas. She won Academy Awards for roles in Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). Her other films include Sunday Bloody Sunday (1972), The Maids (1974), House Calls (1978), Turtle Diary (1986), and The Rainbow (1990). In 1971 she played Elizabeth I in a critically acclaimed television series, and she has appeared on stage in such plays as Strange Interlude (1984). In 1992 she retired from acting and was elected as a Labour member of Parliament from Hampstead; she was reelected in 1997. In 1999 she mounted an abortive candidacy for mayor of London.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Glenda Jackson from Infoplease:

  • Women in Love (1969) - Starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron
  • The Maids - Starring Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday - Starring Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
  • The Music Lovers - Starring Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable, Isabella Telezynska
  • Salome's Last Dance - Starring Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Imogen Millais-Scott

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Theater: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring