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Glenda Jackson

Brillian actress or shameless show-off?

--Anonymous
replies 96Jun 4, 2014 7:09 AM +00:00

They are mutually exclusive?

--Anonymous
replies 1Jun 4, 2014 7:13 AM +00:00

Since when was any actor/actress NOT a show-off?

--Anonymous
replies 2Jun 4, 2014 7:14 AM +00:00

For some reason the gays LOVE her.

--not this one though
replies 3Jun 4, 2014 7:19 AM +00:00

Strong, intelligent woman who could be a great actress (ELIZABETH R, WOMEN IN LOVE, SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY,RETURN OF THE SOLDIER) or a very mannered one (THE NELSON AFFAIR, HEDDA, TRIPLE ECHO, THE INCREDIBLE SARAH).

--Anonymous
replies 4Jun 4, 2014 7:24 AM +00:00

They LOVE her.

--Anonymous
replies 5Jun 4, 2014 7:25 AM +00:00

Because she is a QUEEN, darling!

--Anonymous
replies 6Jun 4, 2014 7:25 AM +00:00

One of the best performances on television ever was her in Elizabeth R.

I watched the DVDs, and although the production values were very low, her performance was amazing.

--Anonymous
replies 7Jun 4, 2014 7:26 AM +00:00

Hopeless Martha.

--Stritch!
replies 8Jun 4, 2014 7:33 AM +00:00

I'm surprised such a big ham got elected in her Muslim-heavy constituency.

--Anonymous
replies 9Jun 4, 2014 7:48 AM +00:00

Cruelly cast as her natural harridan self and harsh sexuality in Losey's Romantic Englishwoman (ironic) --brilliant Stoppard & Losey collaboration.

--Anonymous
replies 10Jun 4, 2014 7:54 AM +00:00

Great actress and let it be said: also a dedicated and hardworking Member of Parliament who has put the hours in to help individual constituents, ever since she was elected. Honourable and I hope she enjoys her retirement when she steps down next year. She was never a part-time representative, she gave up her stage career completely, and it's a shame there aren't more like her.

--Anon but anal
replies 11Jun 4, 2014 8:00 AM +00:00

I loved her in "Stevie" (a delightful film nobody saw).

--Catch It On YouTube!
replies 12Jun 4, 2014 8:10 AM +00:00
I loved her in "Stevie" (a delightful film nobody saw).

I can't think of anything I especially liked her in.

I would have preferred V. Redgrave in Bloody Sunday, but Glen' did rise to the challenge pretty fucking well....but, OMG...her clothes!

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--Anonymous
replies 13Jun 4, 2014 8:39 AM +00:00

And she has TWO Oscars!

--GC (Oscarless)
replies 14Jun 4, 2014 8:43 AM +00:00

Awesome in Mary, Queen of Scots.

The final scene between her & Vanessa Redgrave, were electrifying. Both actresses at their best.

--Anonymous
replies 15Jun 4, 2014 9:10 AM +00:00

Great scene, somewhat marred by the fact that Mary and Elizabeth never actually met in real life.

--Anonymous
replies 16Jun 4, 2014 9:50 AM +00:00

Her and Vanessa Redgrave are both harridans.

--Judi
replies 17Jun 4, 2014 1:52 PM +00:00

A few great performances, and several deeply cruddy ones.

--Anonymous
replies 18Jun 4, 2014 1:56 PM +00:00

Glenda Jackson is the greatest actress of the 20th century. She even rendered ageing Bette Davis into a blubbering star struck wreck:

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--Anonymous
replies 19Jun 4, 2014 1:59 PM +00:00

Would

Her is a harridan.

sound right to you, Judith?

--Anonymous
replies 20Jun 4, 2014 1:59 PM +00:00

Judi Dench would not have a film career if Glenda had not quit acting.

--Anonymous
replies 21Jun 4, 2014 2:00 PM +00:00

R20 Fuck you. I be a dame. I don't be needing no grammatical lessons.

--Ebonics Judi Dench... MOTHERFUCKER
replies 22Jun 4, 2014 2:02 PM +00:00

R21 What be that smell? That be some bullshit!

--Ebonics Judi Dench
replies 23Jun 4, 2014 2:04 PM +00:00

Glenda Jackson's influence continues to be felt, even on Game of Thrones. Young Emilia Clarke has undoubtedly sought out Elizabeth R to bring her Dragon Queen to life.

--Anonymous
replies 24Jun 4, 2014 2:05 PM +00:00
One of the best performances on television ever was her in Elizabeth R.

For a split second I thought this was my post. I could not agree more.

--Anonymous
replies 25Jun 4, 2014 6:28 PM +00:00

I re-watched Elizabeth R last year - so fabulous.

In "Mary Queen of Scots" Jackson stole that movie right out from under Vanessa Redgrave. I wanted her to cut the dumb bitch's head off.

I loved Blanchett's Elizabeth but she's no Glenda Jackson. I hope Jackson goes back to work as an actress when she retires from Parliament. She'd give Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep massive heart attacks.

Even the Dowager Duchess of Grantham would have a few palpitations if Glenda went up for parts again.

--Anonymous
replies 26Jun 4, 2014 6:58 PM +00:00

Always played the same type of roles. An extremely limited actress.

--Anonymous
replies 27Jun 5, 2014 4:23 PM +00:00

Not true. She was very good at comedy.

--Anonymous
replies 28Jun 6, 2014 6:19 AM +00:00

r28 I agree. Loved her in "Hopscotch," and that other film she also did with Walter Matthau. They had great chemistry.

--Anonymous
replies 29Jun 6, 2014 6:24 AM +00:00
I hope Jackson goes back to work as an actress when she retires from Parliament. She'd give Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep massive heart attacks.

I totally agree. Glenda aged naturally, though, so Hollywood might have a problem with that.

I'd love to see Ryan Murphy do a season of AHS with Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave. It'll never happen, obviously.

--Anonymous
replies 30Jun 6, 2014 7:01 AM +00:00

I love her so much. She's salt of the earth:

After the successes with the Barry Humphries and Mel Brooks interviews Mark Caldwell and myself wanted to get some UK actors on video. As will happen, many t...
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--Anonymous
replies 31Jun 6, 2014 7:42 AM +00:00

R9 - she is the the MP for Hampstead & Highgate. It's about as"Muslim-heavy" as the Cotswalds...

--Anonymous
replies 32Jun 6, 2014 7:53 AM +00:00

Loved how she verbally eviscerated that silly bint in Mary Queen of Scots:

"Mary, Queen of Scots" by Vanessa Redgrave as Mary and Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I. This 1971 film is already available on DVD (2007) in a 2DVD set (at a p...
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--Anonymous
replies 33Jun 6, 2014 7:59 AM +00:00

Sorry - Cotswolds.

--Anonymous
replies 34Jun 6, 2014 7:59 AM +00:00

An interesting, articulated interview with Jackson. She talks about acting and politics.

She looks like she could be John Hurt's sister here.

--Anonymous
replies 35Jun 6, 2014 8:06 AM +00:00

You're going to love her take on the Oscars. Seven min. into the video (cued):

--Anonymous
replies 36Jun 6, 2014 8:13 AM +00:00

Glenda Jackson and Diana Ross singing each other's praises!!!!

Diana Ross An Audience With. Questions & Answers
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--Anonymous
replies 37Mar 27, 2015 2:22 PM +00:00

Where are our Glenda gays?

--Anonymous
replies 38Mar 28, 2015 11:40 AM +00:00

Most actors are show-offs. It's in the job description.

--Anonymous
replies 39Mar 28, 2015 11:46 AM +00:00

The highlight of Women in Love :-) I enjoyed her hectoring postmortem of Thatcher's legacy.

--the Liv Ullmann troll
replies 40Mar 28, 2015 12:22 PM +00:00

Glenda Jackson isn't fit to wipe Judi Dench's ass.

--Dame J - I mean, Anonymous
replies 41Mar 28, 2015 2:32 PM +00:00

r41, you are deranged. Judi Dench is nothing next to the magnificent Glenda.

--Anonymous
replies 42Mar 28, 2015 2:40 PM +00:00

Can you imagine Judi Dench attempting Glenda's role in Women in Love? What a joke!

--Anonymous
replies 43Mar 28, 2015 2:43 PM +00:00

Butch.

--Anonymous
replies 44Mar 28, 2015 2:43 PM +00:00

r37 - two gay icons meeting, I'm surprised this place hasn't gone into meltdown!!!!

--Anonymous
replies 45Mar 28, 2015 2:45 PM +00:00

r41, this will make you laugh. Judi who?

Australian TV, 1995
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--Anonymous
replies 46Mar 28, 2015 2:49 PM +00:00

"Always played the same type of roles. An extremely limited actress.

Sure. Elizabeth Tudor, Vicky Alessio, Gudrun Brangwen, Bernarda Alba, Lady Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, Charlotte Coray, Antonina Milyukova, Sarah Bernhardt, Stevie Smith and Patricia Neal are utterly the same types of roles.

Not.

--Anonymous
replies 47Mar 28, 2015 2:51 PM +00:00

Bitches, we're both fabulous!

Browse In Profile: Dame Judi Dench latest photos. View images and find out more about In Profile: Dame Judi Dench at Getty Images.
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--Anonymous
replies 48Mar 28, 2015 2:52 PM +00:00

Actually, I have no problem imagining Judi Dench as Gudrun in Women in Love. And I say that as someone who greatly admires Glenda Jackson both in that movie and in general.

--Anonymous
replies 49Mar 28, 2015 4:03 PM +00:00

Judi could have played Ursula but not Gudrun. No way.

--Anonymous
replies 50Mar 29, 2015 2:09 AM +00:00

Love love love her.

She is to me the best Elizabeth ever, barring the Elizabeth R of course.

--Anonymous
replies 51Mar 29, 2015 2:19 AM +00:00

R36 she didn't refuse the Oscar statuettes, though. Her sister has them, and here's her nephew holding it and discussing it:

Sheila & I were staying at my best friends house Stan & Liz who is Glenda,s Sister where I filmed this with James & Becky
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--Anonymous
replies 52Mar 29, 2015 2:35 AM +00:00

R17, please review your grammar, you stupid peasant dirt farmer.

--Anonymous
replies 53Mar 29, 2015 2:35 AM +00:00

Here's Part 2:

Sheila & I stayed with my best friend Stan & Liz,Glenda,s Sister in 1997 where I filmed the OSCAR with James & Becky
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--Anonymous
replies 54Mar 29, 2015 2:35 AM +00:00

OMG, what a pair of QUEENS!!!!

www.film.it
--Anonymous
replies 55Mar 30, 2015 6:23 AM +00:00

Savage animal

--Anonymous
replies 56Mar 30, 2015 6:24 AM +00:00

She could never do an emotionally nude performance, far too formidable.

--Anonymous
replies 57Mar 30, 2015 6:40 AM +00:00

Glenda always smelled of dogshit.

--Dudi Jench
replies 58Mar 30, 2015 6:42 AM +00:00

Her face looks like its done the Paris Dakar Rally - twice.

--Anonymous
replies 59Mar 30, 2015 6:53 AM +00:00

Glenda's only appearance at the Academy Awards, presenting the category for Best Actor. She didn't show up for the two times she won.

Art Carney wins the Oscar for Best Actor for Harry and Tonto at the 47th Academy Awards. Glenda Jackson presents the award. See more 1975 Oscar highlights: h...
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--Anonymous
replies 60Mar 30, 2015 6:59 AM +00:00

R60 wow, only Carney and Nicholson showed up. Were the Oscars considered passe in the '70s. I noticed that not too many nominees attended in that decade into the 1980s. What happened in the late '80s and especially the '90s to give prestige to the Oscars again? Nowadays, you won't see an actor miss out on the event, unless they're too old to travel like Judi Dench last year.

--Anonymous
replies 61Mar 30, 2015 7:15 AM +00:00

The actors that didn't turn up were East coast folk. Obviously they were too 'respectable' the Hollywood glitz! Glenda never attended because she hated the flight from England to the States, apparently. When she won her first Oscar, she was asleep and the telephone rang - it was Bette Davis on the end of the line, excitedly congratulating Glenda with the good news! Glenda, still half asleep, was quite startled and amused that Bette managed to find out her British telephone number on Oscar night! Here's a nice shot of them together:

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--Anonymous
replies 62Mar 30, 2015 7:22 AM +00:00

Too old to travel? Emmanuelle Riva was there. Judi's just a true bitch.

--Anonymous
replies 63Mar 30, 2015 7:24 AM +00:00

So are we saying the worlds biggest acting prize meant nothing to Glenda? That's fierce.

--Anonymous
replies 64Mar 30, 2015 7:30 AM +00:00

Jackson didn't expect to win for TOUCH OF CLASS (and who really did expect it?), so it's not surprising she wasn't there that time.

"So are we saying the worlds biggest acting prize meant nothing to Glenda?"

"Biggest acting prize?" Oh, please. The Oscars are fundamentally a marketing ploy for Hollywood and a ego trip for the winners. Anyone with a brain can see that - clearly Jackson did and had no use for it. At least she had a sense of proportion about these awards.

--Anonymous
replies 65Mar 30, 2015 8:01 AM +00:00

Love the photo of Dench and Jackson - they were likely chums from the RSC years. Here's a photo of them with Redgrave and Mirren.

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--Anonymous
replies 66Mar 30, 2015 8:11 AM +00:00

John Simon mentioned her varicose veins in reviewing her in Strange Interlude.

--Mrs. John Simon
replies 67Mar 30, 2015 8:16 AM +00:00

If anything Glenda Jackson stole Diana Rigg's film career. I don't think of Dench in relation to Jackson.

--Anonymous
replies 68Mar 30, 2015 8:18 AM +00:00

R65 no matter what you may think of the Oscars, they are considered the ultimate prize and the oldest entertainment award and the most recognizable in the world.

--Anonymous
replies 69Mar 30, 2015 8:18 AM +00:00

Glenda would have been amazing in Judi's role in Notes on a Scandal. She would have made that part one of the great cinematic villain.

--Anonymous
replies 70Mar 30, 2015 8:34 AM +00:00

R70 and Dench didn't?

--Anonymous
replies 71Mar 30, 2015 8:37 AM +00:00

r71, in a word, no. Dench is too safe an actress - she was tremendous fun in Notes but the role required an actress who was grittier and not afraid of letting rip. Have you ever seen Glenda Jackson let rip?

Glenda Jackson has had enough of Oliver Reed.... Hilarious scene from The Class of Miss MacMichael...
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--Anonymous
replies 72Mar 30, 2015 8:42 AM +00:00

Glenda introduces The Devils!

I'm not sure of the date of this recording - either late 1980s or early 1990s - but here is actress Glenda Jackson introducing a broadcast of Ken Russell's c...
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--Anonymous
replies 73Mar 30, 2015 2:37 PM +00:00

I think she's brilliant!

--IDunno
replies 74Mar 30, 2015 2:49 PM +00:00

Can I just say that "Mary Queen of Scots" is such an underrated epic movie and Glenda Jackson (reprising Elizabeth I that she had played on television) is absolutely astonishing in the role!!!! Oh yes, the young Timothy Dalton as the mincing Lord Darnley - you'll love it! And a bloody AMAZING John Barry score!

--Anonymous
replies 75Mar 30, 2015 3:12 PM +00:00

Remember seeing both on PBS at the time and yes Glenda Jackson *is* Elizabeth I, and Vanessa Redgrave nails Mary, Queen of Scots.

Many British and other actresses have done those roles but nothing tops the Jackson/Redgrave performance.

Though liberties are taken (Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots never met in person), historically the film does get much correct. IIRC this is due to a good part being based upon letters exchanged by the two queens.

--IDunno
replies 76Mar 30, 2015 3:20 PM +00:00

If I remember correctly, Ellen Burstyn looks visibly surprised when Glenda won for TOUCH OF CLASS.

--Anonymous
replies 77Mar 31, 2015 9:08 PM +00:00

here r77:

Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston presenting the Oscar® for Best Actress to Glenda Jackson for her performance in "A Touch of Class" at the 46th Annual Acade...
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--Anonymous
replies 78Mar 31, 2015 9:14 PM +00:00

bloody Glenda Jackson never comes and they give her one every year

--Diana Barry, hit by bus
replies 79Mar 31, 2015 9:16 PM +00:00

she grows/negroes/by the sea shore

--eecummings
replies 80Apr 1, 2015 1:55 AM +00:00

Glenda RETURNS to acting!!!!

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--Anonymous
replies 81Jul 5, 2015 4:32 AM +00:00

QUEEN GLENDA!

The two great British actresses of the 20th century go head to head in this thrilling confrontation scene between the rival Queens, accompanied by a sumptuou...
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--Anonymous
replies 82Mar 13, 2017 3:08 AM +00:00

Missed that R81. Did the Zola film ever happen? Huge admirer here. Was in her highgate constituency. Residents were fondly cross with her for coming by to chop down a tree that had become a neighborhood hazard of some sort.

--Anonymous
replies 83Mar 13, 2017 4:06 AM +00:00

Give Blood with Glenda!

I remember this back in the early 1980s (like most of them) and, I don't think the PIF meant to, but the uneasy constant grinning from the late comedian Erni...
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--Anonymous
replies 84Mar 30, 2017 6:15 PM +00:00
The actors that didn't turn up were East coast folk. Obviously they were too 'respectable' the Hollywood glitz! Glenda never attended because she hated the flight from England to the States, apparently. When she won her first Oscar, she was asleep and the telephone rang - it was Bette Davis on the end of the line, excitedly congratulating Glenda with the good news! Glenda, still half asleep, was quite startled and amused that Bette managed to find out her British telephone number on Oscar night! Here's a nice shot of them together:

R62. Shouldn't that have been Joan Crawford's job?

--Anonymous
replies 85Mar 30, 2017 7:48 PM +00:00

We All Love Glenda So Much

--Julio Cortazar
replies 86Mar 30, 2017 7:51 PM +00:00

PBS Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth the First changed my life and made me love history. I loved the Vanessa Redgrave & Jackson film also. I pray to god that Trump goes up in a grease fire before he guts funding for PBS. What an enormous loss it would be.

--Anonymous
replies 87Mar 30, 2017 8:49 PM +00:00

Best ever...bar NONE. She could play anyone,who else could one say that about?

--SSG.
replies 88Mar 30, 2017 10:25 PM +00:00

Jackson and Redgrave, a couple of bigoted cunts who believe their visibility elevates them above mere mortal.

--Anonymous
replies 89Mar 30, 2017 10:45 PM +00:00

Well now we know R89 is a misogynistic, closeted Orthodox sect member. Please F/F them!

--Anonymous
replies 90Mar 31, 2017 5:23 AM +00:00

Fantastic read!

Article on film actress Glenda Jackson; illus
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--Anonymous
replies 91Mar 31, 2017 7:30 AM +00:00

With Bette

“The only thing Bette Davis and Joan Crawford had in common was that Glenda Jackson was their favorite actress.”
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--Anonymous
replies 92Mar 31, 2017 7:35 AM +00:00

Cate Blanchett presenting Glenda:

VERY FUNNY SPEECH!

Veteran actress and former London MP Glenda Jackson wins this year's Best Actress award for her role as King Lear.
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--Anonymous
replies 93Dec 6, 2017 4:09 PM +00:00

I love Glenda Jackson. She was the queen of acting when I was just a youngling. Adored her and really still do.

However, I saw her and Christopher Plummer in a mess of a production of Macbeth and she was excruciatingly bad in it. Plummer just barely got out with his pride intact but Glenda was awful. Still a mystery to me.

Off to watch Elizabeth R to wash the memory away.

--Anonymous
replies 94Dec 6, 2017 4:24 PM +00:00

Love her, too, and always have, and all bullshitting aside from the silly fools who talk their usual queeny Datalounge bullshit, let's see...she was brilliant in MARAT/SADE, WOMEN IN LOVE, SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY, especially in ELIZABETH R, HEDDA, STEVIE...and fantastic in comedy: A TOUCH OF CLASS (well, scenery-chewing, at least) but especially NASTY HABITS and HOPSCOTCH. Amazing as KING LEAR...and can't wait to see her return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN.

r94, I saw her in MACBETH. I can't say she was terrible but the production was. She hated Plummer and his ways, hated most of the cast and her director, which she apparently had replaced with Zoe Caldwell. Don't mess with Glenda.

--Anonymous
replies 95Dec 6, 2017 4:54 PM +00:00

I saw her in Strange Interlude (thanks R67 for reminding me of the title) and what I remember most was how little she cared for the applause when she took her bows. She was perfectly professional and pleasant but I I felt she thought she had done her job and that was enough. She wasn't one of those actresses who wanted, needed, craved the applause and was nourished by the admiration of strangers. Some actresses blossom under the applause and work it a bit but she had done her job, took perfunctory bows and probably then caught the tube home.

--Anonymous
replies 96Dec 6, 2017 9:23 PM +00:00