British Actress Glenda Jackson Has Died at Age 87

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After a brief illness, Glenda Jackson died at the age of 87 on Thursday morning, according to Jackson’s agent Lionel Larner.

Larner told NPR that Jackson, one of his best friends, was passed away at her home in London.

Besides her distinguished career that included Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards, Jackson represented her district as a member of Parliament’s House of Commons for 23 years.

Glenda Jackson got her first public attention when she played Charlotte Corday in Peter Brook’s Marat/Sade in 1964.

Later, Jackson starred in popular films like Women in Love in 1969 and the romantic comedy A Touch of Class.

Jackson won Academy Awards for both movies.

Other important roles of her were Mary, Queen of Scots, and Sunday Bloody Sunday.

She also won two Emmys for playing Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC series, Elizabeth R.

As a woman who grew up in the working-class outside Liverpool, Jackson found her call with an amateur group.

Moreover, she ended up with a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Laurence Maslon, New York University theater professor, said Glenda Jackson was a female version of British contemporaries such as Michael Caine, Albert Finney, and Alan Bates.

He also explained Jackson had the skill to transition into the film pretty quickly.