An evening of clips and conversation with actress Glenda Jackson, moderated by Annette Insdorf, including film clips.
Currently starring in King Lear at the Golden Theatre, Glenda Jackson is not only a legendary performer but a politician who spent 23 years as a member of Parliament. Her triumphant return to Broadway in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women last year—after a 30-year absence—earned her the Tony Award, among other prizes. For her performance as King Lear in 2016 at the Old Vic in London, she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, and a Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.
Clips will be shown from such films as Ken Russell’s Women in Love—for which she earned her first Academy Award®—and Marat/Sade, The Music Lovers, Sunday Bloody Sunday, A Touch of Class (second Oscar), Mary, Queen of Scots (co-starring Vanessa Redgrave), The Return of the Soldier (with Julie Christie and Ann-Margret), The Romantic Englishwoman, and Hopscotch. For her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC series Elizabeth R (1971), she received two Emmy® Awards, and was also nominated for The Patricia Neal Story.
Glenda Jackson began her stage career as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, making her Broadway debut in Marat/Sade (1965). She began her political career in 1992, running for Parliament, and serving till 2015.