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Born: May 9, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cheshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Family moved to her father's birthplace in Hoylake, England when she was a year old
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Worked as a saleswoman at Boots' pharmacy in Nottingham before entering RADA
1957:
Made stage debut in "Separate Tables" at Worthing, England
1957:
London stage debut in "All Kinds of Men"
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Went two years with almost no acting work at all; worked as shop assistant, waitress, switchboard operator and as saleswoman at Woolworths
1963:
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company
1963:
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"
1964:
Played one of title character's girlfriends in London stage production of "Alfie"
1964:
Appeared in Peter Brook's and Charles Marowitz's experimental Theatre of Cruelty season, sponsored by the RSC at LAMDA
1965:
Made film acting debut in "Benefit of the Doubt," about the staging of the RSC production of the play "US" (directed by Peter Whitehead)
1965:
Starred as Charlotte Corday in London premiere of "Marat/Sade"
1965:
Broadway debut, "Marat/Sade"
1967:
Reprised role of Charlotte Corday in the Peter Brook film of "Marat/Sade"
1974:
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
1983:
The Glenda Jackson Theatre opened in Hoylake
1992:
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
1997:
Named minister of rail transport by Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair
1999:
Resigned from her junior minister position and announced candidacy for the post of mayor of London; lost Labor primary to Frank Dobson
2000:
Appointed as advisor on homelessness by London mayor Ken Livingstone

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