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Glenda Jackson, ‘Women in Love’ Oscar Winner and U.K. Politician, Dies at 87
Tim Gray Senior Vice PresidentGlenda Jackson, who segued from a successful actress — Oscars for “Women in Love” and “A Touch of Class” and two Emmys for “Elizabeth R” — into a 23-year career as member of the U.K.’s House of Commons, has died. She was 87.  Jackson died after a brief illness at her home in London, 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,” Larner said in a statement. Aside from her prize-winning roles, Jackson gave terrific performances in such films as 1967’s “Marat/Sade” (as Charlotte Corday), “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1971, as a member of a bisexual love triangle) and on TV in “The Patricia Neal Story,” a 1981 work about that actress’s stroke and recovery with husband Roald Dahl. A defining role in Jackson’s career was Queen Elizabeth I in the six-episode 1971 TV miniseries “Elizabeth R,” in which the character aged from teenage girl to old woman. She also played Elizabeth in the film “Mary, Queen of Scots,” opposite Vanessa Redgrave, that same year.
Margot Robbie shares her approval of Lady Gaga signing on to play Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel
Margot Robbie shared her approval of Lady Gaga's casting as Harley Quinn for Joker: Folie a Deux during an interview with MTV News that was shared on Thursday.The 32-year-old actress expressed that she was excited to see the 36-year-old hitmaker take up the mantle of the supervillain in the upcoming DC Comics movie during the sit-down.The Academy Award–nominated actress previously portrayed the character in both Suicide Squad movies, as well as the spinoff Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn).   Supportive: Margot Robbie shared her approval of Lady Gaga's casting as Harley Quinn for Joker: Folie a Deux during an interview with MTV News; she is seen in 2020's Birds of PreyRobbie began by remarking that she was highly supportive of Lady Gaga's casting as she wanted to see another actress' interpretation of Harley Quinn.'It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters the way… like Macbeth or Batman always gets passed from great actor to great actor,' she stated. The performer then expressed that she was grateful to have been given the role of a historical figure, who had been portrayed by other actresses in the past, in her much-celebrated movie Mary Queen of Scots. She stated: 'I feel like, in not so many cases, are there female characters — Queen Elizabeth I, but beyond that, which I got to have a crack out as well, which I was honored to do.