Birth Name: Glenda May Jackson
Date of Birth: 9 May, 1936
Place of Birth: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, U.K.
Date of Death: 15 June, 2023
Place of Death: Blackheath, London, England, U.K.
Ethnicity: English, Welsh
Glenda Jackson was an English actress and politician. She twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Women in Love (1970) and A Touch of Class (1973). A member of the Labour Party, she served as a Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn, later Hampstead and Highgate, from 9 April, 1992 to 30 March, 2015, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, from 6 May, 1997 to 29 July, 1999. Her acting roles also include the films Marat/Sade, Negatives, The Music Lovers, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mary, Queen of Scots; The Triple Echo, Bequest to the Nation, The Devil Is a Woman, The Maids, The Romantic Englishwoman, Hedda, The Incredible Sarah, Nasty Habits, House Calls, Stevie, The Class of Miss MacMichael, Lost and Found, Health (1980), Hopscotch, The Return of the Soldier, Turtle Diary, Beyond Therapy, Business as Usual, Salome’s Last Dance, The Rainbow, and Mothering Sunday, and television’s Elizabeth R, Sakharov, A Murder of Quality, The Secret Life of Arnold Bax, and Elizabeth Is Missing.
Glenda was the daughter of Joan, who worked at a supermarket, a pub, and as a domestic cleaner, and Harry “Micky” Jackson, a builder. She was raised mostly in Hoylake, on the Wirral. She had a son, newspaper columnist Dan Hodges, with her former husband Roy Hodges.
Glenda’s maternal grandfather was named James George Pearce.
Glenda’s maternal grandmother was named Mabel “May” Roberts (the daughter of Samuel Roberts and Mary). Mabel was Welsh, from Denbighshire.