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Glenda Jackson Biography

Birth Place:
Birkenhead on Wirral, Chesire, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Two-time Academy Award winner for acting roles; both times she did not appear at the ceremony to receive her award
  • Became member of House of Commons in 1992
  • Named CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), an honorary title given to her by the Queen, in 1978
  • Outspoken opponent of Tony Blair's policies from within the Labour party
  • Attempted to win the Labour Party nomination for the election of the first Mayor of London in 2000

Awards

  • 2020BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1981New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1981National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1978Montréal World Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1975Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1974BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1973Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: winner
  • 1972Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1972BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1971Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1971Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1970Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1970National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1970National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner
  • 1970New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1970BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: nominated

Relationships

  • Roy Hodges -- Ex-husband