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Glenda Jackson

 
Bio:
Glenda Jackson has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, receiving the first for her role as Gudrun Brangwen in the romantic drama film Women in Love (1970) and the second for her role as Vickie Allessio in the romantic comedy film A Touch of Class (1973). She also garnered praise for her ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 09, 1936 (86)

Bio:
Glenda Jackson has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, receiving the first for her role as Gudrun Brangwen in the romantic drama film Women in Love (1970) and the second for her role as Vickie Allessio in the romantic comedy film A Touch of Class (1973). She also garnered praise for her ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
King Lear
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
A
  [West End]
Old Vic Revival Production, 2016
King Lear [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Lady Macbeth
  [Broadway]
1985
Nina Leeds
  [Broadway]
1981
Rose
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1967
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Performer
Charlotte Corday
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1966
Performer

Photos

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "King Lear starring Glenda Jackson" at the Cort Theatre Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "King Lear starring Glenda Jackson" at the Cort Theatre on February 8, 2019 in New York City.

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12/28/2019
Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Photo

Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

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Date:
05/19/2019
Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Photo

Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

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Date:
05/19/2019
Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Photo

Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

From: 
Date:
05/19/2019
Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Photo

Glenda Jackson receives Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

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Date:
05/19/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
King Lear

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
A

  [West End]
Old Vic Revival Production, 2016
King Lear [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Lady Macbeth

  [Broadway]
1985
Nina Leeds

  [Broadway]
1981
Rose

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1967
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Performer

Charlotte Corday

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1966
Performer

Glenda Jackson Biography

Glenda Jackson has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, receiving the first for her role as Gudrun Brangwen in the romantic drama film Women in Love (1970) and the second for her role as Vickie Allessio in the romantic comedy film A Touch of Class (1973). She also garnered praise for her performances as Alex Greville in the drama film Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and Elizabeth I in the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (1971), winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for the latter. In 2018, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, thus becoming one of the few performers to have achieved the "Triple Crown of Acting" in the US.

Jackson took a hiatus from acting to take on a career in politics from 1992 to 2015, and was elected as the Labour Party MP for Hampstead and Highgate in the 1992 general election. She served as a junior transport minister from 1997 to 1999 during the government of Tony Blair, later becoming critical of Blair. After constituency-boundary changes, she represented Hampstead and Kilburn from 2010. In the 2010 general election, her majority of 42 votes was one of the closest results of the entire election. She stood down at the 2015 general election and returned to acting.

Glenda Jackson Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Glenda Jackson, King Lear
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress
Glenda Jackson, King Lear
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Glenda Jackson, Macbeth
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson , Macbeth
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Strange Interlude
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Glenda JacksonStrange Interlude
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Rose
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Glenda JacksonRose
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Glenda JacksonAntony And Cleopatra
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Glenda JacksonStevie
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Marat/Sade

Glenda Jackson News

Tributes Paid After Death Of Actor David Warner Photo Tributes Paid After Death Of Actor David Warner
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 26, 2022

Tributes have been paid to the actor David Warner after his death was announced..

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe Photo Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 18, 2022

Many great performers tackle Lear every year. From Laurence Olivier and Michael Gambon to Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for dramatic actors to take on one of Shakespeare’s biggest challenges once their hair starts to grey. Less often, a female actor comes onto the scene to huge acclaim. Glenda Jackson did so last in a starred performance on Broadway in 2019, but Kathryn Hunter is taking the wretched crown back after her first stint as the destitute monarch 25 years ago.

Full Cast Announced For THE TEMPEST at Ustinov Studio, Bath Photo Full Cast Announced For THE TEMPEST at Ustinov Studio, Bath
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Casting is announced for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be the first production in Deborah Warner's inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath.

TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More  Photo TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

TFANA has extended¬†the run of¬†Alice Childress‚Äôs¬†Wedding Band, directed by¬†Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28‚ÄĒpostponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases‚ÄĒwas formerly set to close May 15).

Judi Dench Donates SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set Piece to Be Incorporated into New Theatre  Photo Judi Dench Donates SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set Piece to Be Incorporated into New Theatre in Prescot
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

A piece of the set from Shakespeare in Love will become a permanent part of the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Knowsley.

BWW Interview: John Gould Rubin Directing Creative Cohort Joe Morton as KING LEAR Photo BWW Interview: John Gould Rubin Directing Creative Cohort Joe Morton as KING LEAR
by Gil Kaan - May 5, 2022

Next up at The Wallis, a radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s King Lear, starring Joe Morton in the titular role opens May 14, 2022 (with previews beginning May 10th). John Gould Rubin directs the cast which also includes Mark Harelik, River Gallo, Zach Solomon, Brie Eley, Emily Swallow, Rafael Jordan, Miguel Perez, Stanley Jackson, and Danielle Thorpe. John was most gracious to carve out some time of his full creative schedule to answer a few of my queries.

Olivia Colman and Colin Firth Star in MOTHERING SUNDAY at Park Theatre Photo Olivia Colman and Colin Firth Star in MOTHERING SUNDAY at Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

A trifecta of Oscar winners star in a new British drama from filmmaker Eva Husson (Girls of The Sun and TV's Hanna). Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, and Glenda Jackson star in Mothering Sunday, The film makes its Monadnock region debut at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey on Friday, May 6 at 7pm and will run for one week.

Review Roundup: MACBETH Opens On Broadway Starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga Photo Review Roundup: MACBETH Opens On Broadway Starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga
by Review Roundups - Apr 29, 2022

Read reviews of Tony Award winner Sam Gold's Macbeth starring Daniel Craig in his return to Broadway as Macbeth and Ruth Negga's Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth.

Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater Photo Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2022

Austin Pendleton, the award winning actor/writer/director currently starring in 'The Minutes' on Broadway, will direct a reading of 'King Lear' at the AMT Theater May 1st, 6pm.  The reading stars Charles E. Gerber as Lear and is produced by the Workshop Theater Company as part of its annual 'Will-A-Thon' celebrating the week of Shakespeare's birthday.  It will be presented at AMT, 354 West 45th Street.

Glenda Jackson Videos

Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award VideoPhotos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a performance of King Lear, by her costar Elizabeth Marvel.

VIDEO: Glenda Jackson Discusses KING LEAR, Her Career, and More at 92nd Street Y VideoVIDEO: Glenda Jackson Discusses KING LEAR, Her Career, and More at 92nd Street Y
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2019

On April 29, Glenda Jackson appeared in conversation at 92nd Street Y to discuss her career with moderator Annette Insdorf.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson!
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

Glenda Jackson made a triumphant return to Broadway last year after a 30-year absence, winning every possible award for her performance in the smash hit revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, including the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. Jackson's return to Broadway was hailed by critics and audiences as the theatrical event of the season, and the production broke the Golden Theatre's house record five times.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 23- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 23- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2019

Author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest known writer in the English language. The popularity of his works has spanned centuries, up to and including the current Broadway revival of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson.

VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience  VideoVIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the National Theatre and she had to think fast during a live performance when someone from the audience called out, 'Is there a doctor in the house?'

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More! VideoBWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 5, 2019

One of Shakespeare's greatest dramas officially returned to Broadway last night. Led by two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, King Lear, under the direction of Sam Gold, opened at the Cort Theatre, where it will play through Sunday, July 7, 2019.

VIDEO: Tony Winner Glenda Jackson Reveals What's Harder Than Playing KING LEAR VideoVIDEO: Tony Winner Glenda Jackson Reveals What's Harder Than Playing KING LEAR
by Paul Smith - Feb 22, 2019

Glenda Jackson begins performances as King Lear next week, but made a stop at Seth Meyers before starting at the Cort Theatre.

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks ROSEANNE Guest Stars, Oscar Night, & More on WATCH WHAT H VideoVIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks ROSEANNE Guest Stars, Oscar Night, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by Macon Prickett - May 25, 2018

Metcalf most recently won a Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in last season's A Doll's House, Part 2, and received three Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Jackie Harris in the hit television series 'Roseanne.' At MCC Theater, she received Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for her performance in Sharr White's The Other Place, a role she reprised for Broadway and for which she also received a Tony Award nomination. Metcalf is currently on Broadway in Three Tall Women.

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks THREE TALL WOMEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, & More on GOOD MOR VideoVIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks THREE TALL WOMEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, & More on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Macon Prickett - May 23, 2018

Laurie Metcalf on the reboot of 'Roseanne,' Broadway's 'Three Tall Women' and 'The Big Bang Theory.'

Theater Talk: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill Unite to Discuss THREE T VideoTheater Talk: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill Unite to Discuss THREE TALL WOMEN
by Theater Talk - May 21, 2018

Actors Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill discuss working together with director Joe Mantello to create the magnificent revival of "Edward Albee's Three Tall Women," now on Broadway at The Golden Theatre. Jesse Green of 'The New York TImes' and Susan Haskins co-host.


Glenda Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Glenda Jackson been in?
Glenda Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Glenda Jackson been in?
Glenda Jackson has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Glenda Jackson's first West End show?
Glenda Jackson's first West End show was Us which opened in

What awards has Glenda Jackson been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for King Lear , Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Three Tall Women , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Three Tall Women , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Three Tall Women , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for King Lear , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Macbeth , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Macbeth , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Strange Interlude , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Strange Interlude , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rose , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Rose , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Antony And Cleopatra Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Stevie and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Marat/Sade .

What awards has Glenda Jackson won?
Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Three Tall Women, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Three Tall Women, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Three Tall Women Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Three Tall Womenand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Three Tall Women.