Glenda Jackson

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Glenda Jackson

Born

5/9/1936, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Birth Name

Glenda May Jackson

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson gave up a career in acting at the height of her success to run for political office, and in 1992 became a UK Member of Parliament representing the north London constituencies of Hampstead and Highgate for the Labour Party. She serves them even…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Glenda: Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant. Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.

    • "We all have to make sacrifices to safeguard our hard-won freedoms. An extra 15 minutes before reaching duty-free is one of the smaller ones." -- The Guardian, August 17, 2006

  • Quotes

    • Glenda: ...you can't be a part-time MP anymore than you can be a part-time actress!

    • Glenda: I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.

    • Glenda: I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.

    • Glenda: If I'm too strong for some people, that's their problem.

    • Glenda: My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.

    • Glenda: I can't actually see myself putting makeup on my face at the age of sixty. But I can see myself going on a camel train to Samarkand.

    • Glenda: I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.

    • Glenda: You've got to sing like you don't need the money. You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like [there's] nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.

    • Glenda: [Men are] one hell of an outlay for a very small return, with most of them.

    • Glenda: If anyone thinks I looked sexy stripped in The Music Lovers, they must think Minnie Mouse is sexy.

    • Glenda: I had no real ambition about acting. But I knew there had to be something better than the bloody chemist's shop.

    • Glenda: Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.

    • Glenda: The most important things [in acting] are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

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