Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS' 'Masterpiece' anniversary | Inquirer Entertainment

Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS’ ‘Masterpiece’ anniversary

/ 03:37 PM July 30, 2020

Glenda Jackson arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018, in New York. Image: AP/Invision/Evan Agostini

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed actress Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next year.

The film “Elizabeth is Missing”, with Jackson as a woman in search of a vanished friend even as she copes with dementia, will air Jan. 3. It’s based on the Emma Healey novel of the same name.


Jackson, 84, is a two-time Oscar winner for “Women in Love” and “A Touch of Class”.

“Masterpiece”, from WGBH Boston and among television’s longest-running weekly prime-time series, has been home to award-winning shows including “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock”.


The anniversary season also will include “All Creatures Great and Small”, a new seven-part series based on James Herriot’s books about his adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s England.

The series is set for a January debut. A 1970s adaptation of Herriot’s work was a public TV hit. IB


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