Glenda Jackson recalls fond memories of working with Morecambe and Wise

Glenda Jackson has said that she “loves” working with comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise after she recalled fond memories of playing Cleopatra on the couple’s comedy show.

He is an 86-year-old British actress and former politician who took on the role of the queen of Egypt in 1971 in an episode of The Morecambe & Wise Show.

Speaking to Radio Times about working with the late Morecambe and Wise, whose popular program includes a mix of sketches and stand-up comedies by the beloved comedy duo and various guests. , Jackson said: “Oh, I enjoyed working with them.

“I found it very difficult to contain my laughter when we played Cleopatra.”


Comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise with actress Glenda Jackson (PA)

She added: “They have a reputation for being extremely funny, and they used to be.”

Jackson revealed that it was Morecambe’s responsibility to give her the best advice she’s ever received.

“In all these years, the best advice I have been given by a director has been from Eric,” she said.

“He just said, ‘faster and louder’ and that’s it: we did it faster and louder.”

Jackson also recalled her experience working with the late theater director Peter Brook, with whom she worked on the 1967 film Marat/Sade and described as a “genius”.

After a successful career that won her numerous awards including two Emmy Awards, two Academy Awards and a Tony Award, Jackson took a break from acting to focus on politics.

In 1992, she was elected as a Labor MP for Hampstead and Highgate and subsequently also served as junior transport minister from 1997 to 1999 in the government of Sir Tony Blair.

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Jackson resigned as a congressman at the 2015 general election and returned to acting. She then won the Bafta Award for best actress in 2019 for her role in Elizabeth Is Missing, which tells the story of a woman with dementia.

The full interview with Glenda Jackson is available on Radio Times. Glenda Jackson recalls fond memories of working with Morecambe and Wise

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