Glenda Jackson returning to TV for Elizabeth Is Missing

Veteran actress Glenda Jackson is returning to the screen for the first time in 27 years to star in a BBC adaptation of bestselling novel Elizabeth Is Missing.
The double Oscar winner, who has focused on her theatre work in recent years, will lead the cast as Maud in the feature-length drama, about an elderly dementia sufferer who begins investigating the apparent disappearance of her friend.
The film will be based on the 2014 book by author Emma Healey, adapted by Andrea Gibb, with An Inspector Calls’ Aisling Walsh serving as director.
“Emma’s novel and Andrea’s screenplay paint the most striking portrait of a woman in the grip of a devastating condition,” Jackson shared in a statement. “I am delighted to be making my return to television to play Maud, a character it’s impossible not to be charmed and moved by.”
Elizabeth Is Missing is due to begin production in Scotland this summer (19).
A Touch of Class star Jackson last acted onscreen in 1992 TV movie The Secret Life of Arnold Bax.
She recently wrapped her Broadway run in a production of King Lear.