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Hedda is a tasteful, literate cinematic translation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Glenda Jackson plays Hedda, the restless, free-spirited daughter of a Norwegian military officer. Hedda is married to George Tesman (Timothy West), a dull professor whom she does not love. Bored with her lot, Hedda begins playing with the life of the trusting Thea Elvstead (Jennie Linden) and pushes her former love, the poetic Eilert Lovborg (Patrick Stewart), into attempting suicide. Hedda's machinations come to naught when she is threatened with exposure by the lascivious Judge Brack (Peter Eyre); the judge agrees to keep mum if Hedda will become his mistress. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Glenda Jackson Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Glenda Jackson Best Actress 1975 Nominee

Cast

Glenda Jackson
as Hedda Gabler
Timothy West
as Judge Brack
Peter Eyre
as George Tesman
Jennie Linden
as Mrs. Elvsted
Patrick Stewart
as Lovborg
Constance Chapman
as Julie

Crew

Trevor Nunn
Director
George Barrie
Producer
Robert Enders
Producer
Trevor Nunn
Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Peter Tanner
Editor
Ted Tester
Art Director
Claude Hitchcock
Sound/Sound Designer
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