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Glenda Jackson, two-time Oscar-winning actress, dies

London Glenda Jackson, a two-time Oscar-winning British actress who had a long subsequent career as a lawmaker, has died. She was 87 years old.

your agent, lionel larner, said he died at his home in London on Thursday after a brief illness. She added that she had recently wrapped filming on “The Great Escaper,” in which she co-starred with Michael Caine.

Jackson was born in 1936 in Birkenhead, in the North West of England, in 1936. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She was one of the great British stars of the 1960s and 1970s and won two Oscars, for “Women in Love” (Women in love, 1971) and “A Touch of Class” (A touch of class, 1974).

She then turned to politics, winning election to Parliament in 1992. She was a Labor lawmaker for 23 years and Minister for Transport in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s first government in 1998.

He distanced himself from Blair in 2003 over the invasion of Iraq. She said that Blair’s decision to join the US-led war without United Nations authorization “embarrassed her very deeply.”

“The victims will be the same as always, women, children, the elderly”he told The Associated Press before the invasion.

Jackson returned to acting after leaving Parliament in 2015 and had some of his most celebrated roles, including the lead in Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Premiered at the Old Vic in London, it then went to Broadway.

Her first film role in a quarter of a century was in 2019’s “Elizabeth is Missing.” She won a BAFTA award, the British equivalent of an Oscar, for the role of a woman with Alzheimer’s who tries to solve a mystery.

Tulip Siddiq, Jackson’s successor as Labor lawmaker for the Hampstead and Kilburn, London bench, expressed her “sadness to learn that my predecessor Glenda Jackson has died.”

“An impressive politician, an amazing actress and a mentor who was very supportive of me. Hampstead and Kilburn will miss you Glenda,” Siddiq tweeted.

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