quinta-feira, 15 de junho de 2023

Glenda Jackson, the British Actress, dies at 87

Glenda Jackson, the double Oscar-winning British actress, and former Labour MP, has died. She was 87.

In a statement, her agent Lionel Larner said she died at her home in Blackheath, south-east London,
following a “brief illness.”

Larner’s statement read: “Glenda Jackson, two-time Academy Award-winning actress, and politician, died peacefully at her home in Blackheath, London this morning after a brief illness with her family at her side.”

Statement continued: “She recently completed filming The Great Escaper in which she co-starred with Michael Caine.”

Jackson was perhaps best known for her two Oscar winning performances in Ken Russell’s 1970’s pic Women in Love, a D. H. Lawrence adaptation, where she starred alongside Alan Bates and Oliver Reed and 1973’s A Touch of Class. Jackson also won a BAFTA Best Actress gong for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971).

Jackson was born in 1936 in North West England. She studied at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and made her Broadway debut in a 1966 production of Marat/Sade. Across her stage career, she received five Laurence Olivier Award nominations for performances in classical productions such as Antony and Cleopatra (1979). She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women in 2018.

In the early 90s, Jackson left acting to take up a career in British politics. She entered the House of Commons after she was elected as the Labour Party MP for Hampstead and Highgate in the 1992 general election. The constituency was later re-named Hampstead and Kilburn. She served as a Junior Transport Minister from 1997 to 1999 in Tony Blair’s New Labour government. Jackson stood down at the 2015 general election and returned to acting.

One of my favorite stars. My YouTube channel (Revista Cine TV+ will publish today a movie starred by Glenda.

Source: Deadline

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