Glenda Jackson returns to Broadway in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” after a 30-year absence.
She most recently played the title role in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at The Old Vic, for which she won both the London Evening Standard Award for best actress and the Critics’ Circle Award for best Shakespearean performance. Ms. Jackson made her professional debut in 1957 in “Separate Tables” at the Worthing Repertory Company, before spending four seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her Broadway credits include “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade” (Tony Award nomination), “Rose” (Tony nomination), “Strange Interlude” (Tony nomination) and “Macbeth” (Tony nomination). Film credits include “Marat/Sade,” Ken Russell’s “Women in Love” (Academy Award), “The Music Lovers,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (Academy Award nomination, BAFTA Award), “Mary, Queen of Scots,” “A Touch of Class (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award), “The Romantic Englishwoman,” “Hedda” (Academy Award nomination), “The Incredible Sarah,” “House Calls” and “Stevie.” In 1971 Ms. Jackson starred as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC television series “Elizabeth R,” a role which garnered her two Emmy Awards. She was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for “The Patricia Neal Story.” In addition to her acting career, Ms. Jackson spent 23 years as a Member of Parliament, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1978.