Actor Michael Caine has expressed his heartfelt tribute to his late co-star Glenda Jackson following her recent passing. The renowned actress, a two-time Oscar winner and former politician, passed away at the age of 87 after a brief illness.
In a statement obtained by Cover Media, the 90-year-old actor described Glenda as one of the greatest movie actresses of our time. He considered it a privilege to have worked with her on their latest film, “The Great Escaper,” which marked their second collaboration. Caine reflected on the wonderful experience they had working together on this film, reminiscent of their partnership 50 years ago.
Caine and Jackson initially shared the screen in the 1975 film “The Romantic Englishwoman,” directed by Joseph Losey. In their most recent project, “The Great Escaper,” directed by Oliver Parker, they had the opportunity to work together one last time before Glenda’s passing. Parker expressed shock and deep sadness upon hearing the news, describing it as a privilege of a lifetime to collaborate with such a talented actress. He praised Glenda’s fierce intelligence, passion, and fearlessness, remembering the emotional and joyous day when they screened the finished film for her and Michael.
Glenda Jackson leaves behind a remarkable legacy in the world of acting. She was widely recognized for her notable performances in films such as “Women in Love,” “Elizabeth R,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Elizabeth Is Missing,” and “A Touch of Class.” Her immense talent and contributions to the industry will be cherished by her fans and colleagues alike.
“The Great Escaper,” the final film featuring Glenda Jackson, is set to be released in October. The film’s release will serve as a tribute to her remarkable career and serve as a testament to her enduring talent.
Glenda Jackson’s passing is mourned by the entertainment industry and her numerous fans worldwide. Her impact on the world of cinema will be remembered for generations to come. As we celebrate her life and the extraordinary contributions she made to the art of acting, her performances will continue to inspire and captivate audiences.
Michael Caine’s touching tribute serves as a reminder of the profound impact Glenda had on her co-stars and the industry as a whole. Her talent, dedication, and unwavering commitment to her craft will forever be cherished. As the film industry prepares to release “The Great Escaper,” Glenda Jackson’s final on-screen appearance, audiences will have the opportunity to witness her talent and bid a fond farewell to an acting legend.
Glenda Jackson’s remarkable career has left an indelible mark on the world of film, and her memory will continue to shine brightly through her timeless performances.