Glenda May Jackson CBE (born 9 May 1936) is a British actress and politician. She 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 received 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.
|Full name at birth||
Glenda May Jackson
|Claim to fame||
Mary, Queen of Scots
|Date of birth||
9 May 1936
|Place of birth||
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
5' 6½" (169 cm)
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
West Kirby Grammar School, England
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