Glenda Jackson is an English actress, best known for starring in films such as ‘Women in Love’ (1969), ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ (1971), and ‘Touch of Class’ (1973). She won two ‘Academy Awards’ for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Women in Love’ and ‘Touch of Class.’ She also won two ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘Elizabeth R ‘(1971). She made her acting debut in the TV show ‘ITV Play of the Week’ in 1957. Her other TV shows include ‘The Wednesday Play’ (1965-1968) and ‘American Playhouse’ (1988). She also starred in films such as ‘Hedda’ (1975), ‘Hopscotch’ (1980), and ‘King of the Wind’ (1990). She turned to politics in 1991, and returned to acting after 23 years. She appeared in the play ‘Blood Sex and Money (2015), which was broadcast on ‘BBC Radio 4.’ In 2018, she won a ‘Tony Award’ for her performance in the revival of ‘Three Tall Women.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glenda Jackson Awards
|A Touch of Class||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1974|
|Women in Love||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1971|
|A Touch of Class||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1974|
|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|
|Elizabeth Is Missing||Leading Actress||2020|
|Sunday Bloody Sunday||Best Actress||1972|