Politicians might be well versed in acting but Glenda Jackson is the only one to have actually won an Oscar.

Jackson, the actress and former Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate, has died at the age of 87. Known for her strong and prickly character, she retired from a glittering acting career to join the Commons in the 1992 general election at the age of 56 where she held her seat for over two decades before returning to the stage.