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Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson dies

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In 1992, she switched from acting to politics when she was elected as an MP for Labour, having held the British Transport portfolio between 1997 and 1999, during Tony Blair’s tenure.

The agent of the British actress, Glenda Jackson, who entered the world of politics, revealed the death on Thursday in London at the age of 87.

Glenda Jackson, who died of a “brief illness,” won numerous awards for acting, film, television, and theater, but her career also included politics, particularly in the 1990s.

In 1971 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Ken Russell’s “Women in Love,” and in 1974 she was singled out again for Melvin Frank’s “A touch of class.”

The translation of Queen Isabel I, in the BBC series “Elizabeth R”, also won many awards in the 1970s, a series that was then broadcast by RTB in Portugal, which revealed it in the country.

In 1992, she switched from acting to politics when she was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Labor Party, even handling the Transportation portfolio between 1997 and 1999, during Tony Blair’s tenure.

After a 25-year absence from acting, she will return to the stage in 2016 in the play “King Lear” by William Shakespeare.

In 2020, he received an award from the British Film and Television Academy (BAFTA, in the original acronym) for the TV movie Missing Elizabeth.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, entering in 1964 to play the title role in Peter Brook’s Marat/Sade Glenda Jackson had just finished filming The Great Escaper, by Oliver Parker, alongside British actor Michael Caine.

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