Books  |  Jun 17, 2019

Glenda Jackson to star in Elizabeth is Missing

Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson will star as the lead in Andrea Gibb's BBC One adaptation of the Emma Healey's best-selling novel Elizabeth is Missing. Jackson will play the role of Maud in the one-off feature length drama, marking her return to the screen after over 25 years.

Glenda Jackson says: “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, says: “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.”

Sarah Brown, Executive Producer at STV Productions, says: “We are honoured that one of our country's finest actors has chosen Elizabeth Is Missing for her long awaited return to television. In Maud, novelist Emma Healey has created a truly memorable character who has captivated millions of readers. We couldn’t be more excited that Maud is now being brought to life on screen by the legendary Glenda Jackson.”

Filming starts this summer in Scotland. Further casting will be announced in due course.