Oscar-winning actress, former MP Glenda Jackson dies at 87

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Pictured with her Oscar for Women In Love. Pic: AP
Pictured along with her Oscar for Girls In Love. Pic: AP

Glenda Jackson, the Oscar-winning actress and former Labour MP, has peacefully handed away at her London residence on the age of 87, as confirmed by her agent, Lionel Larner. 

Jackson, famend for her acclaimed performances in “Girls In Love” and “A Contact Of Class,” concluded her newest venture, “The Nice Escaper,” the place she starred alongside Michael Caine.

Along with her appearing profession, Jackson served because the Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate from 1992. She held a junior transport minister place throughout Tony Blair’s prime ministership. 

After leaving politics in 2015, she made a profitable comeback, successful a TV BAFTA for her efficiency in Elizabeth Is Lacking.

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq paid tribute to Jackson, describing her as a “formidable politician, an incredible actress, and a really supportive mentor.”

Downing Road expressed disappointment at Jackson’s passing, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak providing condolences to her household. 

The upcoming movie The Nice Escaper marked her reunion with Michael Caine, portraying the story of a WWII veteran escaping his care residence.

Jackson’s appearing profession started after becoming a member of an beginner dramatics society, following her failure to acquire a faculty certificates. She went on to review on the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork. 

Her notable roles embody taking part in Cleopatra on The Morecambe & Sensible Present and collaborating with director Peter Brook on Marat/Sade.

Reflecting on her roots, Jackson as soon as stated, “I come from a household the place in the event you did not work, you did not eat. That was the category construction.”