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Oscar-winning MP Glenda Jackson takes part in film Q&A at Kilburn school

PUBLISHED: 14:43 20 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:32 24 February 2014

Glenda Jackson MP visited Hampstead School in Kilburn

Glenda Jackson MP visited Hampstead School in Kilburn

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An Oscar-winning MP visited a secondary school in Kilburn to take part in a Q&A session about film and democracy.

MP Glenda Jackson with comedians Eric Morecombe and  Ernie Wise, in 1971 during her acting career. (Pic credit: PA)MP Glenda Jackson with comedians Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise, in 1971 during her acting career. (Pic credit: PA)

Glenda Jackson shared her views with pupils at Hampstead School in Westbere Road, at the special event organised by the education charity Into Film.

The Hampstead and Kilburn MP, a former actress, recommended the students watch the film ‘The Lady (about Aung San Suu Kyi)’ in preparation for the Q&A.

The 67-year-old, who is stepping down at the General Election in 2015, said: “When I was young there were three cinemas within walking distance from my house, and if I could get the money and permission I could have seen a film every night of the week.

“Films, whatever the story, encourage us to ask the question how do you create a society in which so many different attitudes, different views, can actually function and work together?

“Film is a powerful medium which shows us that the world we inhabit is very small and we have to be able to get along in it – which is something all young people should think about.”

Rebecca Duncan, a teacher at the school and film club leader, said the event gave pupils the opportunity to shine.

She added: “I am immeasurably proud of the articulacy, passion and insight our students displayed.

“It is my firm belief that I am sure that this generation will change the political landscape in more ways than anyone can currently predict. Thank you to Into Film for this fantastic opportunity to enrich our students’ education.”

For more information about Into Film visit www.Intofilm.org.


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