Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson

Highest Rated: 95% This Sporting Life (1963)

Lowest Rated: 25% Beyond Therapy (1987)

Birthday: May 9, 1936

Birthplace: Not Available

On stage, screen, and television, powerhouse actress Glenda Jackson displayed a fierce intelligence and a brazen toughness that have bordered on abrasiveness. With her sharp facial features, Jackson is more handsome than glamorous, but this has only helped her career in that it provided her the opportunity to play a wide variety of strong-willed, smart, and sexy women. She specialized in dramas but also dabbled in comedies. The daughter of a Liverpool bricklayer, Jackson left school at age 16 to join an amateur acting troupe, taking odd jobs to support herself. After ten years of scraping by, she was invited to join the Theatre of Cruelty, an offshoot of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and cast as Charlotte Corday in Peter Brook's internationally award-winning The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis De Sade (aka Marat/Sade). In 1966, Jackson reprised her role in the film version, her first starring role; three years before, she had debuted with a bit part in This Sporting Life. Jackson worked closely with director Ken Russell, first appearing in his adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (1969) as Gudrun. The role earned Jackson the first of two Academy Awards. In 1971, she was nominated for another Oscar for Sunday, Bloody Sunday, and earned her second award for the romantic comedy A Touch of Class (1973). In 1971, Jackson also won an Emmy for playing Queen Elizabeth on the highly acclaimed British miniseries Elizabeth R. Other notable television appearances include the title role in the moving account of Patricia Neal's recovery from a stroke The Patricia Neal Story (1981). Throughout much of her adult life, Jackson has been passionate about politics. In 1990, she unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the British Parliament. She tried again in 1992 and succeed in winning the Hampstead seat. Since the election, Jackson has retired from acting to devote her energies to her party and her constituents.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty Actor 1992
No Score Yet A Murder of Quality Ailsa Brimley 1991
No Score Yet King of the Wind Queen Caroline 1990
No Score Yet Strange Interlude Nina Leeds 1990
71% The Rainbow Anna 1989
No Score Yet Business as Usual Babs Flynn 1987
25% Beyond Therapy Charlotte 1987
43% Salome's Last Dance Herodias/Lady Alice 1987
90% Turtle Diary Neaera Duncan 1985
No Score Yet The Return of the Soldier Actor 1985
No Score Yet Sakharov Yelena Bonner 1984
No Score Yet Return of the Soldier Margaret Gray 1982
No Score Yet And Nothing But the Truth Sophie 1982
67% Stevie Stevie Smith 1981
No Score Yet Health Isabella Garnell 1980
71% Hopscotch Isobel 1980
No Score Yet Lost and Found Patricia Brittenham 1979
25% House Calls Ann Atkinson 1978
No Score Yet Class of Miss MacMichael Conor MacMichael 1978
No Score Yet Nasty Habits Alexandra 1977
No Score Yet Incredible Sarah Sarah Bernhardt 1976
No Score Yet The Romantic Englishwoman,(Une anglaise romantique) Elizabeth Fielding 1975
No Score Yet The Maids Solange 1975
No Score Yet Hedda Hedda Gabler 1975
83% A Touch of Class Vicki Allessio 1973
No Score Yet The Nelson Affair (Bequest to the Nation) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Triple Echo Alice 1973
No Score Yet Mary, Queen of Scots Elizabeth I 1972
83% The Boy Friend Rita Monroe 1971
94% Sunday Bloody Sunday Alex Greville 1971
59% The Music Lovers Nina 1971
81% Women in Love Gudrun Brangwen 1969
No Score Yet Negatives Vivien 1968
No Score Yet Tell Me Lies Actor 1968
92% Marat/Sade Charlotte Corday 1966
95% This Sporting Life Actor 1963


No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2018
100% The Muppet Show
Guest 1980
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Nina Leeds Nina
No Score Yet Elizabeth R
Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


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