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Hedda (1975)

PG | | Drama | February 1977 (UK)
Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale, a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Trevor Nunn

Writers:

Trevor Nunn (adaptation), Henrik Ibsen (play)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenda Jackson ... Hedda Gabler
Peter Eyre ... Jørgen Tesman
Timothy West ... Judge Brack
Jennie Linden ... Thea Elvsted
Patrick Stewart ... Ejlert Løvborg
Constance Chapman ... Juliane Tesman (Aunt Julie)
Pam St. Clement ... Berthe
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Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale, a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had had more brains she would have thought her way out of it. If she had had more courage she would have bolted long ago with Løvborg, the only true creative force in the vicinity whose manuscript she burns in the stove as if she were aborting their unconceived child. Written by alfiehitchie

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Glenda is Hedda

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hedda Gabler See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Jennie Linden, who plays Thea Elvsted in this movie, also played Glenda Jackson's sister in Women in Love (1969). Jackson was nominated for Oscars for both movies, winning for the former. See more »

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Version of Hedda Gabler (1961) See more »

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Glenda Jackson gives the performance of her life
25 September 2000 | by CineMan-8See all my reviews

Glenda Jackson is superb in the title role. Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" gets a first-rate treatment in this adaption. Hedda is a restless, free-spirited and ruthless woman who enjoys playing with other people's lives and ultimately destroying them. Glenda Jackson gives the performance of her life in this movie. Peter Eyre gives an equal impressive supporting performance. Highly recommended for theater lovers.


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