Glenda Jackson to star in Elizabeth is Missing

Glenda Jackson is returning to the screen for the first time in over 25 years.

She will star in BBC One’s adaptation of the best-selling novel Elizabeth Is Missing. Jackson will play the role of Maud in the one-off feature length drama.
Elizabeth Is Missing combines a mystery with a tender yet unflinching exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia. When her best friend Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced that something terrible has happened, and sets out to solve the mystery. But with her dementia worsening, unfinished business unearthed and the past and present starting to merge, Maud’s search takes on a poignant urgency. Will Maud be able to discover the truth before she loses herself completely?

Glenda Jackson said: “Emma’s novel and Andrea’s screenplay paint the most striking portrait of a woman in the grip of a devastating condition. 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.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: “We are thrilled that Glenda Jackson is returning to the BBC and will be at the heart of this inspiring and extraordinary tale. Andrea Gibb’s brilliantly crafted script and adaptation of Elizabeth Is Missing explores important themes told through emotion, warmth and humour.”

Filming starts this summer.

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