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Glenda Jackson (b.1936)

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Jackson made her stage debut in 1957 and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1963. She has appeared in productions including 'Marat/Sade' in 1966, 'Strange Interlude' in 1985 and 'Macbeth' in 1988. Jackson played Elizabeth I in the TV series 'Elizabeth R' in 1971 and her films have included 'Mary, Queen of Scots' in 1971, 'The Return of the Soldier' in 1983 and 'A Touch of Class' in 1973, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Oscars. Jackson was Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate from 1992 to 2010 and for Hampstead and Kilburn from 2010 until her retirement in 2015.

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H 40 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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commissioned, 1993

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signed, numbered and dated


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