Glenda Jackson MP

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the politician and Transport Minister Glenda Jackson. Politics is her third job. At 16, she left school to work in Boots. But it was as an actor that she reached the pinnacle of her profession, becoming an international star and winning Oscars for her roles in Women in Love and A Touch of Class. On television, she was the formidable Elizabeth R, but won our hearts as Cleopatra in Morecambe & Wise. Despite her vast acting experience, she admits that when she came to make her maiden speech in the House of Commons she had the worst attack of stage fright in her long career.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

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40 minutes

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Fri 2 Jan 1998 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestGlenda Jackson
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