Media release: Glenda Jackson returns to the screen to star in STV Productions’ drama commission


AN STV Productions’ drama commission for BBC One is to see two-time Academy Award winner, Glenda Jackson, return to the screen for the first time in over 25 years, to play the role of Maud in the one-off feature length drama, Elizabeth is Missing.

Adapted from Emma Healey’s best-selling novel by Andrea Gibb (Swallows and Amazons), the 90-minute drama will be directed by BAFTA award-winning Aisling Walsh (Room at the Top) and produced by STV Productions.

Elizabeth is Missing is the second drama to be produced by STV Productions for BBC One this year. In April, four-part series, The Victim, received widespread critical acclaim and broke catch up viewing records achieving the highest percentage increase to audience viewing on catch up for a drama series across both BBC One and ITV since records began.

Elizabeth is Missing has been commissioned by Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content and controller of BBC One.

Executive producers are Sarah Brown and Andrea Gibb for STV Productions and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. It will be produced by Chrissy Skinns.

Sarah Brown, Creative director, Drama, STV Productions, said: “We are beyond thrilled that Glenda Jackson will make her long awaited return to screen to star in our production of Elizabeth is Missing. Andrea Gibb’s beautiful adaptation of Emma’s stunning novel combines a gripping mystery with a tender and sensitive exploration of one woman’s struggle with dementia.

“We are so excited to see the legendary Glenda Jackson bring Emma’s extraordinary character Maud to life for the screen.”

Elizabeth is Missing is distributed internationally by Sky Vision.


For further information, please contact the STV press office:

Katie Martin

0141 300 3109

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