Brillian actress or shameless show-off?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/06/2017|
They are mutually exclusive?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/04/2014|
Since when was any actor/actress NOT a show-off?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/04/2014|
For some reason the gays LOVE her.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/04/2014|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/04/2014|
They [bold]LOVE[/bold] her.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/04/2014|
Because she is a QUEEN, darling!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/04/2014|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/04/2014|
I'm surprised such a big ham got elected in her Muslim-heavy constituency.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/04/2014|
Cruelly cast as her natural harridan self and harsh sexuality in Losey's Romantic Englishwoman (ironic) --brilliant Stoppard & Losey collaboration.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/04/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/04/2014|
I loved her in "Stevie" (a delightful film nobody saw).
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/04/2014|
[quote]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!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/04/2014|
And she has TWO Oscars!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/04/2014|
Awesome in Mary, Queen of Scots.
The final scene between her & Vanessa Redgrave, were electrifying. Both actresses at their best.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/04/2014|
Great scene, somewhat marred by the fact that Mary and Elizabeth never actually met in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/04/2014|
Her and Vanessa Redgrave are both harridans.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/04/2014|
A few great performances, and several deeply cruddy ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/04/2014|
Glenda Jackson is the greatest actress of the 20th century. She even rendered ageing Bette Davis into a blubbering star struck wreck:
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/04/2014|
[quote] Her is a harridan.
sound right to you, Judith?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/04/2014|
Judi Dench would not have a film career if Glenda had not quit acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/04/2014|
R20 Fuck you. I be a dame. I don't be needing no grammatical lessons.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/04/2014|
R21 What be that smell? That be some bullshit!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/04/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/04/2014|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/04/2014|
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 [italic]wanted[/italic] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/04/2014|
Always played the same type of roles. An extremely limited actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/05/2014|
Not true. She was very good at comedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/06/2014|
r28 I agree. Loved her in "Hopscotch," and that other film she also did with Walter Matthau. They had great chemistry.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/06/2014|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/06/2014|
I love her so much. She's salt of the earth:
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/06/2014|
R9 - she is the the MP for Hampstead & Highgate. It's about as"Muslim-heavy" as the Cotswalds...
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/06/2014|
Loved how she verbally eviscerated that silly bint in Mary Queen of Scots:
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/06/2014|
Sorry - Cotswolds.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/06/2014|
An interesting, articulated interview with Jackson. She talks about acting and politics.
She looks like she could be John Hurt's sister here.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/06/2014|
You're going to love her take on the Oscars. Seven min. into the video (cued):
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/06/2014|
Glenda Jackson and Diana Ross singing each other's praises!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/27/2015|
Where are our Glenda gays?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/28/2015|
Most actors are show-offs. It's in the job description.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/28/2015|
The highlight of Women in Love :-) I enjoyed her hectoring postmortem of Thatcher's legacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/28/2015|
Glenda Jackson isn't fit to wipe Judi Dench's ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/28/2015|
r41, you are deranged. Judi Dench is nothing next to the magnificent Glenda.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/28/2015|
Can you imagine Judi Dench attempting Glenda's role in Women in Love? What a joke!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/28/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/28/2015|
r37 - two gay icons meeting, I'm surprised this place hasn't gone into meltdown!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/28/2015|
r41, this will make you laugh. Judi who?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/28/2015|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/28/2015|
Bitches, we're both fabulous!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/28/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/28/2015|
Judi could have played Ursula but not Gudrun. No way.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/29/2015|
Love love love her.
She is to me the best Elizabeth ever, barring the Elizabeth R of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/29/2015|
R36 she didn't refuse the Oscar statuettes, though. Her sister has them, and here's her nephew holding it and discussing it:
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/29/2015|
R17, please review your grammar, you stupid peasant dirt farmer.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/29/2015|
Here's Part 2:
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/29/2015|
OMG, what a pair of QUEENS!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/30/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/30/2015|
She could never do an emotionally nude performance, far too formidable.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/30/2015|
Glenda always smelled of dogshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/30/2015|
Her face looks like its done the Paris Dakar Rally - twice.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/30/2015|
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:
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/30/2015|
Too old to travel? Emmanuelle Riva was there. Judi's just a true bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/30/2015|
So are we saying the worlds biggest acting prize meant nothing to Glenda? That's fierce.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/30/2015|
John Simon mentioned her varicose veins in reviewing her in Strange Interlude.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/30/2015|
If anything Glenda Jackson stole Diana Rigg's film career. I don't think of Dench in relation to Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/30/2015|
R70 and Dench didn't?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/30/2015|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/30/2015|
Glenda introduces The Devils!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/30/2015|
I think she's brilliant!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/30/2015|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/30/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/30/2015|
If I remember correctly, Ellen Burstyn looks visibly surprised when Glenda won for TOUCH OF CLASS.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/31/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/31/2015|
bloody Glenda Jackson never comes and they give her one every year
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/31/2015|
she grows/negroes/by the sea shore
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/01/2015|
Glenda RETURNS to acting!!!!
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|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/13/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/13/2017|
Give Blood with Glenda!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/30/2017|
[quote] 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/30/2017|
We All Love Glenda So Much
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/30/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/30/2017|
Best ever...bar NONE. She could play anyone,who else could one say that about?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/30/2017|
Jackson and Redgrave, a couple of bigoted cunts who believe their visibility elevates them above mere mortal.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/30/2017|
Well now we know R89 is a misogynistic, closeted Orthodox sect member. Please F/F them!
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|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/31/2017|
Cate Blanchett presenting Glenda:
VERY FUNNY SPEECH!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/06/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/06/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/06/2017|
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.
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