She managed to squeak out a win by about 50 votes over the Conservative:
Glenda Jackson nearly lost her seat tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/26/2013|
same thing the bitch did with my Oscar for The Way We Were
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/07/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||05/07/2010|
42 vote difference
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/07/2010|
If it would mean her return to acting, I'd be consoled.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/07/2010|
Do you miss her, R4?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/07/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/07/2010|
Somewhat interestingly, she doesn't live in the district she represents.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/07/2010|
MPs don't have to live in their districts? That does seem odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/07/2010|
Tamsin Omond To The Commons?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/07/2010|
"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 Anonymous||reply 10||05/07/2010|
She's still no Meryl Streep!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/07/2010|
Glenda's HEDDA on the tube! Try not to shoot all over the place!!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/09/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||02/09/2011|
Judi Dench lives there, if that helps.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/10/2011|
The UK is going massively conservative.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/10/2011|
Dodged a bullet there.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/10/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 17||02/10/2011|
R15, haven't the Conservatives gone down in the polls since their win last year?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/10/2011|
I love R17's brutal analysis.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/10/2011|
r16, Glenda would have triumphed in your role.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/10/2011|
"Judi Dench lives there, if that helps."
Did Dench vote for her?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/10/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||02/11/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||02/11/2011|
Well - I am embarrassed. I thought this thread was about something completely different.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/11/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 25||02/11/2011|
Glenda's not even in the top 10! Those stupid fuckers!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/13/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||02/13/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||02/13/2011|
Glenda in Robert Altman's underrated classic HealtH:
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/13/2011|
Glenda in STEVIE, as poet Stevie Smith:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/13/2011|
Glenda as Sarah Bernhardt in THE INCREDIBLE SARAH!
That's all, my dears!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/13/2011|
Is Dench a Labour supporter, R22?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/13/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||02/13/2011|
How can Audrey Hepburn be considered on of the top ten Brit actresses? She was Belgian.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/13/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/22/2011|
Glenda doing an intro for The Devils, on Bravo, when Bravo was a channel about culture, apparently:
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/22/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||02/22/2011|
I do, R37!%0D %0D In fact, I rewound just to hear it again. Best voice ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/22/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/23/2011|
Signed picture with autographs from both Glenda & Judi in fierce pose together - total collector's item!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/29/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||11/28/2012|
Be led= beloved
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/28/2012|
"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 Anonymous||reply 43||11/28/2012|
Glenda with Bette - the two screen acting titans of the 20th century:
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/26/2013|