Entertainment Desk: Two-time Oscar-winning British actress and politician Glenda Jackson has died. He died this Friday morning at the age of 87 at his home in London. Jackson’s assistant Lionel Lerner confirmed this information to the Washington Post. He said that the actress died at her home after a short illness.
The second concert after New York was held in London in support of Bangladesh’s independence war. Glenda Jackson participated in the concert held in support of Bangladesh. He has excelled both on screen and stage. Sometimes he changed his profession and went into politics. However, not getting satisfaction there, he returned to acting.
Glendar was born in 1936 in Birkenhead, North West England. He trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Glenda became one of the biggest British stars of the 1960s and 1970s. He won the Oscar two years in a row. He received this honor in 1971 for ‘Women in Love’ and in 1974 for ‘A Touch of Class’.
Glenda won the parliamentary elections in 1992. He spent 23 years as a Labor Party legislator. In 1997 he served as Transport Minister in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s first government. He clashed with Blair over the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The decision to go to war with America without UN approval pained him.
Glenda returned to acting after leaving Parliament in 2015. In 2016, he played the role of ‘King Lear’ on stage. Then in 2020, she returned to the screen in the TV drama ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ and won a BAFTA Award.
‘I would have comforted my mind even if he had moved his finger’
Tulip Siddique, a Labor MP in Jackson’s former seat, said in a tweet: ‘We are saddened to hear that my predecessor Glenda Jackson has passed away. A powerful politician, a wonderful actress and a very helpful mentor for me.’ A spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, ‘This is very sad news. Our condolences go out to Glenda’s friends and family.’