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Glenda Jackson nearly lost her seat tonight

She managed to squeak out a win by about 50 votes over the Conservative:

by Anonymousreply 4402/26/2013

same thing the bitch did with my Oscar for The Way We Were

by Anonymousreply 105/07/2010

She did very, very well to hang onto the seat at all given the swing from Labour to Conservative in London, and she had a very small majority to start with, less than 500.

She's a very good local MP, and she is a very good backbencher: anti-war, and a thorn in the side of the front bench.

by Anonymousreply 205/07/2010

42 vote difference

by Anonymousreply 305/07/2010

If it would mean her return to acting, I'd be consoled.

by Anonymousreply 405/07/2010

Do you miss her, R4?

by Anonymousreply 505/07/2010

If she lost, they could do a reboot of "To The Manor Born" with Glenda playing a bitchy version of Penny Keith's role. Of course they would have to advance the characters' ages by a few decades.

by Anonymousreply 605/07/2010

Somewhat interestingly, she doesn't live in the district she represents.

by Anonymousreply 705/07/2010

MPs don't have to live in their districts? That does seem odd.

by Anonymousreply 805/07/2010

Tamsin Omond To The Commons?

by Anonymousreply 905/07/2010

"MPs don't have to live in their districts? That does seem odd."

They don't. Glenda's Conservative opponent tried to make an issue of it. She lives in London, but not in her district.

by Anonymousreply 1005/07/2010

She's still no Meryl Streep!

by Anonymousreply 1105/07/2010

Glenda's HEDDA on the tube! Try not to shoot all over the place!!

by Anonymousreply 1202/09/2011

I don't have anything against her, but it's bullshit that an MP doesn't have to live in the district they represent. How detached can one be?

by Anonymousreply 1302/09/2011

Judi Dench lives there, if that helps.

by Anonymousreply 1402/10/2011

The UK is going massively conservative.

by Anonymousreply 1502/10/2011

Dodged a bullet there.

by Anonymousreply 1602/10/2011

[quote]it's bullshit that an MP doesn't have to live in the district they represent. How detached can one be?

Your congressperson's winning campaign was most likely bought and paid for to the largest extent by corporate donors and influential lobbies who don't live in your district or care about its interests.

by Anonymousreply 1702/10/2011

R15, haven't the Conservatives gone down in the polls since their win last year?

by Anonymousreply 1802/10/2011

I love R17's brutal analysis.

by Anonymousreply 1902/10/2011

r16, Glenda would have triumphed in your role.

by Anonymousreply 2002/10/2011

"Judi Dench lives there, if that helps."

Did Dench vote for her?

by Anonymousreply 2102/10/2011

Unless Dench was angling for a staging of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE in her own home, she'd better have voted for her.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2011

Love Glenda Jackson in 'A Touch of Class'--but even 40 years later--not at the expense of Barbra Streisand being denied the Best Actress Oscar for 'The Way We Were.' Streisand was robbed.

by Anonymousreply 2302/11/2011

Well - I am embarrassed. I thought this thread was about something completely different.

by Anonymousreply 2402/11/2011

"I'm sorry. We've sold the last seat on that flight."%0D %0D "That flight is never full."%0D %0D "I'm sorry, sir. We had a group of nuns visiting the island. If you had only called us to make a reservation."%0D %0D Glenda Jackson's greatest line reading over:%0D %0D "Press THAT in your book of memories."

by Anonymousreply 2502/11/2011

Glenda's not even in the top 10! Those stupid fuckers!

by Anonymousreply 2602/13/2011

And to add on to r17, U.S. Congresspeople don't have to live in their districts either according to the Constitution. All they have to do is live in the right state.

by Anonymousreply 2702/13/2011

A friend of mine on E. 54 St in NYC rented her apartment to Jackson and her bf at the time in the late 1960's. When she got back there was EXCREMENT on the walls.

by Anonymousreply 2802/13/2011

Glenda in Robert Altman's underrated classic HealtH:

by Anonymousreply 2902/13/2011

Glenda in STEVIE, as poet Stevie Smith:

by Anonymousreply 3002/13/2011

Glenda as Sarah Bernhardt in THE INCREDIBLE SARAH!

That's all, my dears!

by Anonymousreply 3102/13/2011

Is Dench a Labour supporter, R22?

by Anonymousreply 3202/13/2011

I think the real question is why Jackson doesn't live in her district. I think most people would jump at the chance to live in Hampstead if they could.

by Anonymousreply 3302/13/2011

How can Audrey Hepburn be considered on of the top ten Brit actresses? She was Belgian.

by Anonymousreply 3402/13/2011

It's ridiculous!

by Anonymousreply 3502/22/2011

Glenda doing an intro for The Devils, on Bravo, when Bravo was a channel about culture, apparently:

by Anonymousreply 3602/22/2011

My God, THANK YOU r36? Don't you just adore her pronunciation of "sexual"? Her description of the movie sounded like she was talking about Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 3702/22/2011

I do, R37!%0D %0D In fact, I rewound just to hear it again. Best voice ever.

by Anonymousreply 3802/22/2011

Viva Glenda!

by Anonymousreply 3902/23/2011

Signed picture with autographs from both Glenda & Judi in fierce pose together - total collector's item!

by Anonymousreply 4004/29/2012

R40 I wouldn't call that a fierce pose, it's a very dramatic, but loving and gentle pose . I've always said, and it's probably true, that Judi Demch owes Glenda Jackson her movie career. If Glenda had not gone into politics, I'm sure she would have had her third go as Elizabeth I I. S in Love, she would have been M in all those James Bond pictures. I'm not putting Dame Judi down, it's just that holly weird is shallow and Glenda was the first and be Led first.

by Anonymousreply 4111/28/2012

Be led= beloved

by Anonymousreply 4211/28/2012

"Glenda doing an intro for The Devils, on Bravo, when Bravo was a channel about culture, apparently."

Yes, that was a long time ago - this intro must be from the 80's or early 90's. I have to wonder if Bravo made cuts in the film for broadcast since there are some very grotesque and gory images in it (it got an "X" rating when first released in 1970).

by Anonymousreply 4311/28/2012

Glenda with Bette - the two screen acting titans of the 20th century:

by Anonymousreply 4402/26/2013
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