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Titel: Glenda Jackson the Biography
Verlag: Firebird Distributing
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Inhaltsangabe: The full story of Glenda Jackson's astonishing journey from Boots shop assistant to double-Oscar-winning actress with a triumphant stage career, and her re-invention of herself as a politician. * In 1964 she became a star of the theatre playing the insane, sexually tormented Charlotte Corday in Peter Brook's The Marat/Sade. She went on to portray sexually aggressive women for Ken Russell, and gained a reputation for taking her clothes off -- an image deeply at odds with her puritanical private life. * With Oscars for Women in Love and A Touch of Class, her biggest box-office hit, Glenda Jackson established herself as the darling of the film industry -- she is reputedly one of Britain's top 200 richest women. Subsequently, she worked in films of intermittent quality, and became increasingly difficult to work with. By the 1980s she appeared almost exclusively on the stage, reinforcing her reputation as a supremely intelligent actress. But she became unhappy with the ephemeral nature of acting, and increasingly involved in left-wing politics. * It took precision engineering to convince the Hampstead and Highgate Labour Party that she was more than a celebrity actress. She won through, and rose to become Junior Minister for Transport under Tony Blair. * As actress or MP, Glenda Jackson continues to intrigue the public, and in her appearances there shines through a contradictory, sultry and evasive woman.
Über den Autor: Chris Bryant worked as a Church of England curate and youth officer until 1991 when he moved across to politics to support Labour's 1992 General Election, working for Frank Dobson and Glenda Jackson. Since then he has worked at the Labour Party HQ and has stood as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wycombe. He is Chair of the Christian Socialist Movement, of which Blair, Brown and Straw are also members. He has a wide knowledge of the theatre, having been an actor in the National Youth Theatre. He saw every one of Glenda Jackson's theatrical appearances from 1978 to 1991.
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