Throughout her more than six decades of public life, Britain’s Glenda Jackson has been a film, stage and television star, After winning two Oscars for Best Actress. In the 1990s, after reaching the age of 50, the wonderful actress, who died on Thursday at the age of 87 after a “short illness”, decided to retire from acting and devote herself to politics. She was a Labor MP in the House of Commons and junior Minister for Transport in Tony Blair’s first government. He later returned to artistic life, taking on the role of the protagonist in Montague King LearWritten by Shakespeare.
Born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in 1936, the daughter of a bricklayer and cleaner, she began making herself known on stage in the early 1960s. She studied, on a scholarship, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, debuting in 1957. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1964, giving experimental performances with Peter Brook, which are Marat / SadBy Peter Weiss. She appeared later, in 1967, in the film adaptation of the play, signed by the same director. With the same company, he played Ophelia in village.
His big screen debut came, with very little interest, in Professional playerl, by Lindsay Anderson, in 1963. At the end of the decade she finally made it to the cinema, winning an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in women in love, by Ken Russell, adapted from D. H. Lawrence focuses on the sexual lives of the English upper class. He will collaborate with Russell on four more films for the cinema (Tchaikovsky, Delirium of Love that it boyfriendboth in 1971, Seven veil dance that it Rainbow, in 1988 and 1989, respectively), as well as in a TV movie in the early 1990s. He also worked twice with Robert Altman, V.I healthfrom 1980, and
prize women in love It was the first of two assigned to him by the Academy; The second came up with A touch of sophisticationDirected by Melvin Frank, from 1973, which stars a British divorcee who becomes involved with a married American, played by George Segal. Because she was working, she did not attend the two ceremonies at which she was honored. She was nominated two more times for Sunday, damned SundayDirected by John Schlesinger, a 1971 blockbuster also about sex, and calmadapted from Ibsen by Trevor Nunn, centered on a woman rebelling against her bourgeois life.
1971 also saw the birth of another of his most famous roles, in two queensby Charles Garrott. She embodied Queen Elizabeth of England, a role she also played at the same time on television, in the series of plays Elizabeth England, which earned him two Emmy Awards. Still on TV, he participated in several sketches from the duo Morecambe and Wisein hammers.
As for the awards, he also got a Golden Globe Award for the aforementioned A touch of sophistication And Tony for his role in staging a play Three tall womenwritten by Edward Albee, on Broadway, which he starred in in 2018, after his return to acting.In 1978, she was ordained for the Order of the British Empire despite being a republican.
He paired with Walter Matthau in Howard Ziff’s romantic comedy Doctor visitsfrom 1978, and returned to work with the actor in the spy comedy The most dangerous spy world…Ronald Nehme two years later. In between, he worked again with Seagal and Frank lost and found. Recently, in 2021, he appeared on
which ran between 1992 and 2015 From causing “the most heinous social, economic and spiritual harm” to “the country” and its “components”. He claimed that under Thatcher, the British were told that “everything” they had been taught to “consider a vice” was “virtue: greed, selfishness, and indifference to the weak”. In 2019, he admitted that guardian He admires fellow Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.
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