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Veteran English actress Glenda Jackson has returned to the screen for the first time in nearly 30 years.

The Shakespearean stalwart - and former Labour MP - was seen on location in Johnstone, Renfrewshire in Scotland on Wednesday, as she shot scenes for her new BBC drama Elizabeth Is Missing.

The 83-year-old looked thrilled to be back in front of the camera, having last featured on television in 1992's The Secret Life Of Arnold Bax.

Veteran: English actress Glenda Jackson has returned to the screen for the first time in nearly 30 years to film new BBC drama Elizabeth Is Missing

Veteran: English actress Glenda Jackson has returned to the screen for the first time in nearly 30 years to film new BBC drama Elizabeth Is Missing

Long-term star: Glenda is pictured in 1972, having launched her acting career in 1957

Long-term star: Glenda is pictured this week in Elizabeth Is Missing

Long-term star: Glenda is pictured, left, in 1972, having launched her acting career in 1957, and ,right, this week in Elizabeth Is Missing

She hasn't appeared in film since 1990, when she portrayed Queen Caroline in King Of The Wind.

Glenda quit performing on stage in 1991, her last play being Mourning Becomes Electra; yet she was coaxed back to the boards in 2016 after a two-decade hiatus to play King Lear at The Old Vic.

She was the fourth female to take on the titular role in Shakespeare's iconic play in a professional setting, and has returned to the role again in 2019.

But it has been the BBC's Elizabeth Is Missing - an adaptation of the 2014 novel by Emma Healey - that has tempted the veteran star to return to the small screen, for which she shot new scenes on the streets of the quaint Scottish town.

Shakespearean stalwart: She was seen on location in Johnstone, Renfrewshire in Scotland on Wednesday and looked thrilled to be back in front of the camera

Shakespearean stalwart: She was seen on location in Johnstone, Renfrewshire in Scotland on Wednesday and looked thrilled to be back in front of the camera

Back on TV: The 83-year-old last featured on television in 1992's The Secret Life Of Arnold Bax

Back on TV: The 83-year-old last featured on television in 1992's The Secret Life Of Arnold Bax

Queen Lear: Glenda quit performing on stage in 1991, her last play being Mourning Becomes Electra; yet she was coaxed back to the boards in 2016 after a two-decade hiatus to play King Lear at The Old Vic

Queen Lear: Glenda quit performing on stage in 1991, her last play being Mourning Becomes Electra; yet she was coaxed back to the boards in 2016 after a two-decade hiatus to play King Lear at The Old Vic

Camera-ready: At one point, Glenda was seen laughing with the crew, as she patiently allowed a hair and make-up stylist to comb her mane

Camera-ready: At one point, Glenda was seen laughing with the crew, as she patiently allowed a hair and make-up stylist to comb her mane

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