British actress Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots in a picture taken on 13 May 1971.
London – At the age of 87, the British actress, winner of two Oscars and former politician Glenda Jackson died today, writes AFP with reference to her agent. The former member of the Royal Shakespeare Society also won the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actress for Elizabeth Wanted. She was a Labor MP between 1992 and 2015.
“She died peacefully at her home in Blackheath, London, following a short illness surrounded by her family,” said the actress' agent Lionel Larner. He added that Jackson had recently finished filming The Great Escaper, which also starred Michael Caine. 1969 and 1973.
She pursued a political career for 23 years as a member of the Labor Party. “There are a lot of good 'actors' in Parliament? But only she has Oscars,” was said with exaggeration about Jackson, who in 2000 also ran unsuccessfully for the seat of London mayor.
After leaving Parliament, she returned to an acting career and performed, among other things, in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's drama King Lear, where she played the main character.