April 30, 1990 |
Glenda Jackson, the Academy Award-winning actress and socialist, is within reach of a dream: abandoning the stage for politics. Jackson still has her choice of stage and screen roles, but she's also a liberal who has chosen to tie her future to the Labor Party, the socialist opposition. If elected, she faces the comparative obscurity of being a backbencher, a rank-and-file lawmaker in the 650-member House of Commons.
March 28, 1990 |
Academy Award-winning actress Glenda Jackson says she will give up acting if she wins a seat in Parliament as a member of the Labor Party. "You can't be a part-time MP (member of Parliament), and you certainly can't be a part-time actor," said Jackson, 53, after she was chosen Tuesday by Labor locals in the Hampstead and Highgate areas of North London.
November 30, 1989
"You never ever have to work for the camera's attention. It is totally obsessed with what you're going to do. Whereas you do have to spend a lot of energy simply licking an audience into shape." --Glenda Jackson, currently headlining with John Lithgow in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the James A. Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood, in Drama-Logue.
October 1, 1989 |
With sunlight streaming into the living room of his suite at a West Hollywood low-profile/high-celebrity hotel, Edward Albee ruminated on what it's like to direct his own plays. "It's a new experience each time," he said. "This is only the second time I've directed 'Virginia Woolf.' I did it on Broadway in 1976 with Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara. It went very nicely, got good press. This time, I'm learning more about the play."
September 20, 1987 |
In the high-tech Limehouse Studios lately erected alongside the Thames in the East End, Glenda Jackson is videotaping a 4 1/2-hour version of Eugene O'Neill's monumental and innovative nine-act play from 1928, "Strange Interlude." It will air on PBS, in an unprecedented scheduling, in three 90-minute segments on the successive nights of Jan. 18, 19 and 20 as the premiere 1988 offering of "American Playhouse."
September 7, 1986 |
More than just about any actress, Glenda Jackson has shown that she can do just about anything, although she has not always thought so. In the early 1970s, for example, already an Oscar winner for Ken Russell's "Women in Love," she expressed reservations about her ability to play comedy, then went off to win a second Oscar for the comedy "A Touch of Class." The ability to do anything is one thing: Glenda Jackson actually goes out and does it.