WIRRAL-BORN actress Glenda Jackson was honoured in the Oscars’ traditional in memoriam segment at the 96th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles.

The In Memoriam section of the ceremony opened with a clip of Alexei Navalny from the Oscar-winning documentary Navalny.

Accompanied by a performance of Time To Say Goodbye, performed by Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, other stars including Matthew Perry, Sir Michael Gambon, Harry Belafonte, Alan Arkin and Julian Sands were remembered.


Jackson, who died in June 2023, aged 87, began acting after joining an amateur dramatics group as a teen while working in Boots near her home town of Birkenhead.

She won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (Rada) in London, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1963.

After making her name on stage, she won her first Oscar for playing a headstrong artist in director Ken Russell's film of DH Lawrence's novel Women in Love.

Her second Academy Award came three years later for A Touch of Class, a romantic comedy in which she played a fashion designer caught up in a catastrophic love affair with a US businessman.

The double Oscar-winner gave up acting for politics more than a quarter of a century ago and served as a Labour MP for 23 years.