Family moved to her father's birthplace in Hoylake, England when she was a year old
Worked as a saleswoman at Boots' pharmacy in Nottingham before entering RADA
Made stage debut in "Separate Tables" at Worthing, England
London stage debut in "All Kinds of Men"
Went two years with almost no acting work at all; worked as shop assistant, waitress, switchboard operator and as saleswoman at Woolworths
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company
Film debut as an extra in a party scene (as one of a group singing "For he's a jolly good fellow") in "This Sporting Life"
Played one of title character's girlfriends in London stage production of "Alfie"
Appeared in Peter Brook's and Charles Marowitz's experimental Theatre of Cruelty season, sponsored by the RSC at LAMDA
Made film acting debut in "Benefit of the Doubt," about the staging of the RSC production of the play "US" (directed by Peter Whitehead)
Starred as Charlotte Corday in London premiere of "Marat/Sade"
Broadway debut, "Marat/Sade"
Reprised role of Charlotte Corday in the Peter Brook film of "Marat/Sade"
Formed Bowden Productions with American producer Robert Enders after they made "The Maids" (1974); subsequently made "Hedda" (1975), "Nasty Habits" (1976), and "Stevie" (1978) together
The Glenda Jackson Theatre opened in Hoylake
Ran against Tory Conservative Oliver Letwin for a seat in the House of Commons as the Labour Candidate from the Hampstead and Highgate sections of London; won election
Named minister of rail transport by Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair
Resigned from her junior minister position and announced candidacy for the post of mayor of London; lost Labor primary to Frank Dobson
Appointed as advisor on homelessness by London mayor Ken Livingstone