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List of Glenda Jackson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
14
2
The Class of Miss MacMichael
R
14
2
Role:
Conor MacMichael
Starring:
Oliver Reed, John Standing, Rosalind Cash, Michael Murphy
Directed By:
Silvio Narizzano
2. This Sporting Life (1963)
12
2
This Sporting Life
12
2

Frank Machin is a coal miner from Yorkshire, who gets into a fight at a club, shortly after which he finds himself being recruited for a rugby team. Despite his lack of knowledge of the game, his aggressiveness and brutality impresses the owners of the team. Over time, he becomes quite successful on the field, but he still finds his life to be quite empty. Therefore, he tries to begin a relationship with his landlady, a widow, hoping that it will give him a reason to live.

Starring:
Richard Harris, Alan Badel, Colin Blakely, Rachel Roberts, William Hartnell
Directed By:
Lindsay Anderson
3. The Boy Friend (1971)
12
2
The Boy Friend
G
12
2
Starring:
Twiggy, Max Adrian, Murray Melvin, Bryan Pringle
Directed By:
4. Marat/Sade (1967)
12
2
Marat/Sade
12
2
Role:
Charlotte Corday
Starring:
Patrick Magee, Michael Williams, Clifford Rose, Ian Richardson
Directed By:
Peter Brook
5. The Triple Echo (1972)
11
2
The Triple Echo
R
11
2

During World War II, in England, a man named Barton deserts the army and finds refuge on the farm of Alice. With Alice’s help, Barton hides under the disguise of a woman named Cathy. When a local sergeant takes interest in Cathy and invites her to a party, tragedy is waiting just around the corner. 

Role:
Alice
Starring:
Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May, Gavin Richards
Directed By:
6. Women in Love (1969)
12
2
Women in Love
R
12
2

Gerald and Rupert are best friends, and they both fall for two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. While Rupert marries Ursula, Gerald begins a relationship with Gudrun. After some time, they decide to go on a honeymoon to Switzerland, but their relationships begin to go in different directions. Rupert and Ursula give themselves to one another, while Gerald is not able to commit fully to Gudrun.

Role:
Gudrun Brangwen
Starring:
Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Eleanor Bron, Jennie Linden
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
8. Hopscotch (1980)
16
2
Hopscotch
R
16
2

Hopscotch is an adventure comedy film which tells the story of a CIA agent Miles Kendig, who retires after being tired of a desk job under incompetent superiors. He journeys to Australia, where he writes a memoir that is sure to embarrass his superiors. Within some time, the CIA is out to nab him, which forces him to go on the run.

Role:
Isobel
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Herbert Lom, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
9. The Music Lovers (1971)
13
2
The Music Lovers
R
13
2
Role:
Nina (Antonina Milyukova)
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Max Adrian, Kenneth Colley, Christopher Gable
Directed By:
10. Stevie (1978)
11
2
Stevie
PG
11
2

After not seeing his younger friend for a long time, documentary director Steve James decides to catch up with Stephen Fielding, a boy from Illinois, whom he once mentored. However, Fielding is no longer the nerdy kid he once knew, but is now a damaged adult who is convicted of serious crimes.  

Role:
Stevie
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Mona Washbourne, Alec McCowen, Emma Louise Fox
Directed By:
Robert Enders
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
10
2
Sunday Bloody Sunday
R
10
2

Sunday Bloody Sunday is a drama film which tells the story of a bisexual artist named Bob Elkin, who begins a polyamorous relationship with a divorced woman named Alex Greville, and a middle-aged doctor named Daniel Hirsh.

Role:
Alex Greville
Starring:
Peter Finch, Daniel Day-Lewis, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
Directed By:
John Schlesinger
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
12. The Extra Day (1956)
10
2
The Extra Day
10
2

Due to a mishap on a movie set, the assistant director Joe Blake is forced to contact the same group of extras who were present for the original filming in order to re-film the ending. He is forced to bring back all of them back to the set, which includes a struggling painter, a boxer, a rich girl, etc. The film shows how each of them are forced to deal with their own particular responsibilities, while getting the job done.

Starring:
Simone Simon, Richard Basehart, George Baker, Josephine Griffin, Colin Gordon
Directed By:
W.E. Fairchild
13. House Calls (1978)
12
2
House Calls
PG
12
2
Role:
Ann Atkinson
Starring:
Art Carney, Walter Matthau, Richard Benjamin, Candice Azzara
Directed By:
Howard Zieff
14. The Return of the Soldier (1982)
10
3
The Return of the Soldier
PG
10
3

After being traumatized by the horrors of the First World War, Captain Chris Baldry returns home, but has completely lost his memory.  He is not even able to recognize his own wife Kitty, and his memories with her. However, he remembers and seeks a union with his former childhood lover, Margaret Grey. Although Kitty employs a psychiatrist to help him, she fears she may have lost him for good. 

Role:
Margaret Grey
Starring:
Julie Christie, Ann-Margret, Ian Holm, Alan Bates
Directed By:
Alan Bridges
15. Hedda (1975)
11
2
Hedda
PG
11
2

Adapted from the 1891 play named Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, Hedda is a drama film which revolves around the story of a manipulative, controlling and strong-willed woman who is married to a man she doesn’t love.

Role:
Hedda Gabler
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Timothy West, Jennie Linden, Peter Eyre
Directed By:
Trevor Nunn
16. The Maids (1975)
10
2
The Maids
PG
10
2
Role:
Solange
Starring:
Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns,
Directed By:
Christopher Miles
17. The Nelson Affair (1973)
11
3
The Nelson Affair
PG
11
3

The Nelson Affair is a historical drama film which depicts the relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and his mistress Lady Hamilton during the era of the Napoleonic Wars.

Role:
Lady Hamilton
Starring:
Peter Finch, Margaret Leighton, Anthony Quayle, Michael Jayston
Directed By:
James Cellan Jones
18. A Touch of Class (1973)
12
3
A Touch of Class
PG
12
3
Role:
Vickie Allessio
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, George Segal, K Callan, Cec Linder
Directed By:
Melvin Frank
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
19. The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
9
2
The Romantic Englishwoman
R
9
2

As Elizabeth goes alone on a Europe vacation, her writer husband Lewis Fielding, who is tackling a writer’s block, suspects that she is having an affair. In Europe, Elizabeth briefly meets a German who claims to be a poet, but actually is a drug-dealer. After her return to England, he too follows and is invited over by Lewis, thus complicating the matters.  

Role:
Elizabeth
Starring:
Michael Caine, Michael Lonsdale, Helmut Berger, Béatrice Romand
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
20. Nasty Habits (1977)
10
2
Nasty Habits
PG
10
2

In this ‘Watergate Scandal’ satire, the Abbess of wealthy Abbey of Philadelphia dies before nominating Sister Alexandra as her successor. Alexandra, with two other Sisters, uses illegal conspiracies against rival, Sister Felicity, who is romantically involved with Father Thomas. When the continuing war between the Sisters creates public scandal, Holy See rules that the Order has no official connection to Roman Catholic Church. 

Role:
Alexandra
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Eli Wallach, Anne Meara, Geraldine Page, Anne Jackson, Sandy Dennis
Directed By:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
21. The Incredible Sarah (1976)
9
2
The Incredible Sarah
PG
9
2
Role:
Sarah Bernhardt
Starring:
Yvonne Mitchell, Douglas Wilmer, Daniel Massey, David Langton
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
22. Salome's Last Dance (1988)
9
2
Salome's Last Dance
R
9
2
Role:
Herodias / Lady Alice
Starring:
Ken Russell, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge
Directed By:
23. The Devil Is a Woman (1973)
9
2
The Devil Is a Woman
R
9
2
Role:
Sister Geraldine
Starring:
Adolfo Celi, Duilio Del Prete, Claudio Cassinelli, Lisa Harrow
Directed By:
Damiano Damiani
24. Negatives (1968)
9
2
Negatives
9
2

Theo and Vivien like to spice up their lovemaking by dressing up and role-playing. Theo pretends to be Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, a notorious criminal, while Vivien pretends to be his mistress Ethel le Neve. However, things get complicated when Reingard, a photographer from Germany, moves into a room near their shop. She finds their relationship unique, and gets involved in their world.

Role:
Vivien
Starring:
Diane Cilento, Norman Rossington, Peter McEnery, Billy Russell
Directed By:
Peter Medak
25. Giro City (1982)
9
2
Giro City
9
2
Role:
Sophie
Starring:
Kenneth Colley, Jon Finch, Karen Archer, James Donnelly
Directed By:
Karl Francis
26. The Rainbow (1989)
10
2
The Rainbow
R
10
2
Starring:
David Hemmings, Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Sammi Davis
Directed By:
27. HealtH (1980)
9
2
HealtH
PG
9
2

The members of an organization called HealtH are trying to select their new President. The candidates are narcoleptic 83 years abstinence proponent Esther Brill, White House aide Gloria Burbank, Isabella Garnell, who hates materialism, and Dr. Harold Gainey, a salesperson. Soon scandals, underhanded tactics, and corruption threatens to undermine the whole operation. 

Role:
Isabella Garnell
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Carol Burnett, James Garner, Paul Dooley, Carol Burnett
Directed By:
28. Lost and Found (1979)
7
1
Lost and Found
PG
7
1

This comedy film revolves around an American widower and an English divorcee who meet during a vacation. They soon find themselves attracted to each other, and get married. However, shortly after, the marriage loses its bloom, but they still can’t seem to leave each other.

Role:
Tricia
Starring:
John Candy, Lois Maxwell, Martin Short, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton
Directed By:
Melvin Frank
29. Doombeach (1989)
10
2
Doombeach
10
2
Role:
Miss
Starring:
Jeremy Coster, Donna Taibe, Alex Mitchell, Michael Sheard
Directed By:
Colin Finbow
30. Turtle Diary (1985)
10
2
Turtle Diary
PG
10
2
Role:
Neaera Duncan
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Peter Capaldi, Harold Pinter, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
John Irvin
31. King of the Wind (1990)
9
3
King of the Wind
PG
9
3
Role:
Queen Caroline
Starring:
Richard Harris, Nigel Hawthorne, Frank Finlay, Jenny Agutter
Directed By:
Peter Duffell
32. Business as Usual (1988)
10
3
Business as Usual
PG
10
3
Starring:
Eamon Boland, Buki Armstrong, Simon Barratt, Eithne Browne
Directed By:
Lezli-An Barrett
33. Beyond Therapy (1987)
6
1
Beyond Therapy
R
6
1
Role:
Charlotte
Starring:
Christopher Guest, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Conti, Julie Hagerty
Directed By:
Robert Altman

TV Movie(s)

1. The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
11
2
The Patricia Neal Story
11
2
Role:
Patricia Neal
Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Ken Kercheval, Jane Merrow, John Reilly
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey, Anthony Page
2. Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)
10
2
Elizabeth Is Missing
TV-14
10
2
Role:
Maud
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Leading Actress
3. Sakharov (1984)
10
2
Sakharov
10
2
Role:
Yelena Bonner (Sakharova)
Starring:
Jason Robards, Frank Finlay, Michael Bryant, Nicol Williamson
Directed By:
Jack Gold
4. The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992)
12
2
The Secret Life of Arnold Bax
12
2
Starring:
Ken Russell, Kenneth Colley, Hetty Baynes, Melissa Docker
Directed By:
Ken Russell
5. T.Bag's Christmas Ding Dong (1990)
11
2
T.Bag's Christmas Ding Dong
11
2
Role:
Vanity Bag
Starring:
Georgina Hale, Peter Woodthorpe, John Hasler, James Saxon
Directed By:
Glyn Edwards
6. The House of Bernarda Alba (1991)
10
2
The House of Bernarda Alba
10
2
Role:
Bernarda
Starring:
Patricia Hayes, Suzanna Hamilton, Deborah Findlay, Gillian Hanna
Directed By:
Stuart Burge, Núria Espert
7. A Murder of Quality (1991)
9
2
A Murder of Quality
9
2
Role:
Ailsa Brimley
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Christian Bale, Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw, Ronald Pickup
Directed By:
Gavin Millar

Animation(s)

The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty (1990)
The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty
Role:
Glitch the Witch (voice)
Starring:
Huey Lewis, A.J. Henderson, Mark Hellman, Lisa Hull

TV Shows and Videos

Armchair Theatre (1956)
Armchair Theatre
Starring:
David McCallum, Michael Crawford, Britt Ekland, Ian McShane, Tim Curry, Carroll Baker, Jack Wild
Directed By:
Philip Saville, Charles Jarrott, Guy Verney, Ted Kotcheff, Dennis Vance
The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978)
The Morecambe & Wise Show
Starring:
Alec Guinness, Nicholas Parsons, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
Directed By:
John Ammonds, Keith Beckett
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Isaac Hayes, Joyce Bulifant, Mandy Patinkin, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Grodin, Matthew Modine, Paul Winfield
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
John Hurt, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sean Connery, Benny Hill, Corin Redgrave, Donald Pleasence
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Half Hour Story (1967)
Half Hour Story
Starring:
Angela Baddeley, George Cole, John Osborne, Annette Crosbie,
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
BBC Play of the Month (1965)
BBC Play of the Month
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Vincent Price, Ian McKellen, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Brian Blessed
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
The Wednesday Play (1964)
The Wednesday Play
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Malcolm McDowell, Ken Loach, Joanna Lumley, Barry Humphries, Michael York, Marty Feldman
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Alan Clarke, Moira Armstrong, Don Taylor, Christopher Morahan
Z Cars (1962)
Z Cars
Starring:
Judi Dench, Anna Karina, John Rhys-Davies, Malcolm McDowell, Jack Wild, Tom Conti, Ian McShane
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey, Moira Armstrong, Michael Simpson, Shaun Sutton, Christopher Morahan
Carol & Company (1990)
Carol & Company
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, Betty White, Jeremy Piven, Robert Urich, Peter Krause, Christopher Reeve, Swoosie Kurtz
Directed By:
Andrew D. Weyman, Will Mackenzie, Marian Deaton
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
Starring:
Alan Bennett, Martin Sheen, Shelley Winters, Helen Mirren, Richard Beckinsale, George C. Scott, Laurence Harvey
Directed By:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel

Glenda Jackson Awards

Academy Awards
A Touch of Class Best Actress in a Leading Role 1974
Women in Love Best Actress in a Leading Role 1971
Golden Globe Awards
A Touch of Class Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1974
Primetime Emmy Awards
Elizabeth R Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series 1972
Elizabeth R Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1972
BAFTA Awards
Elizabeth Is Missing Leading Actress 2020
Sunday Bloody Sunday Best Actress 1972