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Glenda Jackson CBE

Actress, MP
9 May 1936 to 15 June 2023

A British actress, who enjoyed a highly acclaimed stage and screen career, winning multiple awards. Glenda Jackson’s acting performances were paused when she became an elected Member of the British Parliament in 1992 until her resignation in 2015. Her first BAFTA nomination was for Women in Love (1969). She would go on to be nominated for the BBC’s Play of the Month version of Howards End (1970), mini-series Elizabeth R (1971, which won her two Primetime Emmys) and feature film A Touch of Class (1973), the latter earning her an Academy Award. She won both a BAFTA and an Oscar for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1970), and a BAFTA, BAFTA Scotland Award and International Emmy for television drama Elizabeth is Missing (2019). Other notable film roles included Marat/Sade (1967), The Music Lovers (1971), Hedda (1975), The Rainbow (1989), Mothering Sunday (2021) and The Great Escaper (in production at time of death).