Oscar-winning actress and former MP Glenda Jackson passes away at 87

Glenda Jackson, the renowned Oscar-winning actress and former Member of Parliament, has sadly passed away at the age of 87, her agent announced today.

Oscar-winning actress and former MP Glenda Jackson passes away at 87
Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson rose to international fame during the 1970s, captivating audiences with her exceptional talent. She secured two Academy Awards for her remarkable performances in the films “Women In Love” and “A Touch of Class,” solidifying her place among Hollywood’s elite. In addition to her wins, she received two further nominations, demonstrating her extraordinary acting prowess.

Beyond the silver screen, Jackson made a significant impact on the small screen as well. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the highly acclaimed BBC drama series “Elizabeth R” garnered critical acclaim and further cemented her status as a versatile and talented actress.

However, Glenda Jackson’s interests extended beyond the entertainment industry. Driven by her passion for politics, she made the bold decision to temporarily leave acting behind and entered the political arena. From 1992 to 2015, she represented the Labour Party as a Member of Parliament in north London. During Tony Blair’s New Labour government from 1997, she served as a junior transport minister for two years, actively contributing to shaping the country’s transportation policies.

Following her political tenure, Glenda Jackson returned to the screen, proving that her talent had not waned over the years. Her captivating performance in the TV drama “Elizabeth Is Missing” earned her a prestigious BAFTA award in 2020, marking her triumphant comeback to acting.

In a heartfelt statement released earlier today, Lionel Larner, Glenda Jackson’s agent, conveyed the sad news of her passing. He said, “Glenda Jackson, a two-time Academy Award-winning actress and politician, passed away peacefully this morning at her residence in Blackheath, London, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments. Glenda recently completed filming ‘The Great Escaper,’ a project in which she co-starred alongside the iconic Michael Caine.”

Glenda Jackson’s indelible legacy will be remembered by fans worldwide, both for her extraordinary acting talents and her dedication to public service. She leaves behind a profound impact on the entertainment industry and the realm of politics, forever etched in the annals of British history.

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