Oscar-winning actress and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson has died aged 87 after a ‘brief illness’.
In a statement, her agent Lionel Larner said: “‘Glenda Jackson, two-time Academy Award-winning actress and politician, died peacefully at her home in Blackheath, London this morning after a brief illness with her family at her side.
“She recently completed filming ‘The Great Escaper’ in which she co-starred with Michael Caine.”
Glenda was a Labour MP, first for Hampstead and Highgate then for Hampstead and Kilburn, from 1992 until 2015, when she stood down.
She has also had a successful career as an actress, winning two Emmy awards.
Glenda, who found fame in 1969, twice played Queen Elizabeth I but also loved lighthearted stuff, famously appearing alongside “utter pros” Morecambe and Wise.