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Glenda Jackson

Brillian actress or shameless show-off?

by Anonymousreply 9612/06/2017

They are mutually exclusive?

by Anonymousreply 106/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 206/04/2014

For some reason the gays LOVE her.

by Anonymousreply 306/04/2014

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 Anonymousreply 406/04/2014

They [bold]LOVE[/bold] her.

by Anonymousreply 506/04/2014

Because she is a QUEEN, darling!

by Anonymousreply 606/04/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 706/04/2014

Hopeless Martha.

by Anonymousreply 806/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 906/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 1006/04/2014

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 Anonymousreply 1106/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 1206/04/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 1306/04/2014

And she has TWO Oscars!

by Anonymousreply 1406/04/2014

Awesome in Mary, Queen of Scots.

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

by Anonymousreply 1506/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 1606/04/2014

Her and Vanessa Redgrave are both harridans.

by Anonymousreply 1706/04/2014

A few great performances, and several deeply cruddy ones.

by Anonymousreply 1806/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 1906/04/2014

Would

[quote] Her is a harridan.

sound right to you, Judith?

by Anonymousreply 2006/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 2106/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 2206/04/2014

R21 What be that smell? That be some bullshit!

by Anonymousreply 2306/04/2014

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 Anonymousreply 2406/04/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 2506/04/2014

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 Anonymousreply 2606/04/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 2706/05/2014

Not true. She was very good at comedy.

by Anonymousreply 2806/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 2906/06/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 3006/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 3106/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 3206/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 3306/06/2014

Sorry - Cotswolds.

by Anonymousreply 3406/06/2014

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

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

by Anonymousreply 3506/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 3606/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 3703/27/2015

Where are our Glenda gays?

by Anonymousreply 3803/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 3903/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 4003/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 4103/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 4203/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 4303/28/2015

Butch.

by Anonymousreply 4403/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 4503/28/2015

r41, this will make you laugh. Judi who?

by Anonymousreply 4603/28/2015

"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.

Not.

by Anonymousreply 4703/28/2015

Bitches, we're both fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 4803/28/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4903/28/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 5003/29/2015

Love love love her.

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

by Anonymousreply 5103/29/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 5203/29/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 5303/29/2015

Here's Part 2:

by Anonymousreply 5403/29/2015

OMG, what a pair of QUEENS!!!!

by Anonymousreply 5503/30/2015

Savage animal

by Anonymousreply 5603/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 5703/30/2015

Glenda always smelled of dogshit.

by Anonymousreply 5803/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 5903/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6003/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6103/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6203/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 6303/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 6403/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6503/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6603/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 6703/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 6803/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 6903/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 7003/30/2015

R70 and Dench didn't?

by Anonymousreply 7103/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 7203/30/2015

Glenda introduces The Devils!

by Anonymousreply 7303/30/2015

I think she's brilliant!

by Anonymousreply 7403/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 7503/30/2015

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 Anonymousreply 7603/30/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 7703/31/2015

here r77:

by Anonymousreply 7803/31/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 7903/31/2015

she grows/negroes/by the sea shore

by Anonymousreply 8004/01/2015

Glenda RETURNS to acting!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8107/05/2015

QUEEN GLENDA!

by Anonymousreply 8203/13/2017

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 Anonymousreply 8303/13/2017

Give Blood with Glenda!

by Anonymousreply 8403/30/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 8503/30/2017

We All Love Glenda So Much

by Anonymousreply 8603/30/2017

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 Anonymousreply 8703/30/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8803/30/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8903/30/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9003/31/2017

Fantastic read!

by Anonymousreply 9103/31/2017

With Bette

by Anonymousreply 9203/31/2017

Cate Blanchett presenting Glenda:

VERY FUNNY SPEECH!

by Anonymousreply 9312/06/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9412/06/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9512/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9612/06/2017
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