#162 Glenda Jackson / Albert Finney – 09 May 1936

Glenda Jackson

Glenda May Jackson, CBE (born 9 May 1936) is a British actress and Labour Party politician. She first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1992, and represented Hampstead and Kilburn. As a professional actress from the late 1950s, she spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, being particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. During her film career, she won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women In Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). Other award-winning performances include Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (also 1971); for the latter she received an Emmy.

Albert Finney

Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is an English actor. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. A recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Finney has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor four times, for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), and Under the Volcano (1984); and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenda_Jackson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney

Also born on this day :
Ernest Shonekan is a British trained Nigerian lawyer
Terry Downes is a retired British middleweight boxer.
Keith Hamilton is the former Australian Labor Party member for Morwell
Terry Drinkwater Terry Drinkwater was an American television and radio journalist
John Sears was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver
Floyd Robinson is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball

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