Glenda May Jackson, CBE (born 9 May 1936) is a former English actress and politician, born in Birkenhead on the Wirral.
As an actress, she won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for "Women in Love" (1969) and "A Touch of Class" (1973). and also won awards for her performances in the film "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971) and in the BBC television serial "Elizabeth R" (1971).
In 1992, Jackson entered politics when she was elected as the Labour MP for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, and served as a Junior Transport minister from 1997 to 1999. Following a boundary change, she was elected MP for the new constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn in 2010. She retired from politics at the 2015 general election.