Natasha Richardson

Born May 11, 1963

Natasha Jane Richardson was an English actress of stage and screen. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Early in her career, she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in feature films, and she received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born in 1963.
1967 4 Years Old Richardson's parents divorced in 1967. … Read More


Richardson began her career in regional theatre at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, and, in 1984, at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park, when she appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Ralph Fiennes and Richard E. Grant. … Read More
1985 22 Years Old Richardson's first marriage was to filmmaker Robert Fox whom she had met in 1985, during the making of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull; they were married from 1990 to 1992.
1986 23 Years Old She later starred as Mary Shelley in the 1986 film Gothic, a fictionalised account of the author's creation of Frankenstein. … Read More
1988 25 Years Old Director Paul Schrader signed her for the title role in Patty Hearst, his 1988 docudrama about the heiress and her kidnapping.
1990 27 Years Old Her performances opposite Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway in The Handmaid's Tale and Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Helen Mirren in The Comfort of Strangers (directed by Schrader) won her the 1990 Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress.
The couple had two sons, Micheál and Daniel. Richardson's father died of AIDS-related causes in 1991. … Read More
1992 29 Years Old Her first marriage to filmmaker Robert Fox ended in divorce in 1992.


1993 30 Years Old In 1993 she made her Broadway debut in the title role of Anna Christie, which is where she met future husband, Liam Neeson. … Read More
In 1994, she married fellow actor Liam Neeson, whom she had met when the two appeared in Anna Christie, or Nell.
2000 37 Years Old Richardson received amfAR's Award of Courage in November 2000. … Read More


In January 2009, two months before her death, Richardson played the role of Desirée in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, opposite her mother, Vanessa Redgrave who played Mme. … Read More
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