Glenda Jackson facts for kids
|Member of Parliament
for Hampstead and Highgate
9 April 1992 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||Geoffrey Finsberg|
|Succeeded by||Tulip Siddiq|
|Born||9 May 1936
Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Roy Hodges (1958–1976)|
Life and career
After a few bit parts in movies, she got her first major role in Marat/Sade in 1966. In 1969, she appeared in Ken Russell's movie version of D.H. Lawrence's novel Women in Love. For this part, she won the Academy Award for best actress. The next year, she appeared in another Ken Russell's movie The Music Lovers.
Other notable movies have included; Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Triple Echo (1972), A Touch of Class (1973), which won her a second Academy Award for best actress, The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), Hedda (1975), The Incredible Sarah (1976), Stevie (1978), Hopscotch (1980) etc.
Jackson retired from acting in 1992 and turned to politics. She entered the House of Commons as a Labour member of Parliament. She was married to Roy Hodges from 1958 to 1976, with whom she had a son, Daniel (born in 1969).
In August 2017, Burberry, a London-based luxury fashion house recruited Glenda Jackson to model the iconic trench and revealed the inspiration for its next London Fashion Week show.
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