Natasha Richardson
English actress
Natasha Richardson
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.
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Liam Neeson Reveals Special Surprise Late Wife Natasha Richardson Had Planned For Their Wedding
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Actor Liam Neeson shared the sweetest story about his late wife, Natasha Richardson, on the Radio Andy show on Thursday.  Neeson revealed that on their wedding day, Richardson surprised him with a performance of "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison.  "Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," Neeson told host John Benjamin Hickey. "In the marquee after the ceremony, we were all going in to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this. She had learned it and I was like, 'Wow!'" Married in 1994, Richardson and Neeson had two children together, Micheál and Daniel Neeson. Richardson died in 2009 after suffering a head injury in a skiing accident.  "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years ... any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her," said Neeson in a "60 Minutes" interview with Anderson Cooper in 2014. ...
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Kenneth Cole Praises Ralph Lauren, Talks New Book and Miami Visit
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Kenneth Cole brand is associated as much with cause-related activism as it with fashion. For American designer Kenneth Cole, championing causes he is passionate about such as homelessness and finding a cure for AIDS -- Cole was the first designer to publicly support the fight against AIDS, in 1985 -- has been the foundation of his 30-year fashion empire. "I reached a point when it all started to become a little empty...I knew that if I were going to continue to give so much of myself I would have to find a way to make it part of something bigger," Cole wrote in an essay published by Harvard University. And make it bigger he did. Kenneth Cole Productions -- whose name was derived from Cole's triumph in challenging a New York City law that granted permits for trucks parked street-side only to film productions -- has given us one heck of a show, raising eyebrows as it's raised awareness. The designer's controversial T-shirt design emblazoned with "I have AIDS" and "We all have AIDS ...
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Lucy Walker: "The Crash Reel" Shows Us That It's Time We Learned To Love Our Brains
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
"The Crash Reel" shows us that it's time we learned to Love Our Brains "The Crash Reel" is a new documentary that premiered as Opening Night film at Sundance and has won awards all over starting with the South By Southwest Audience Award. It's about American champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce - the thrills of his intense rivalry with Shaun White that almost took him to Olympic gold, and the spills of his life-changing crash on Dec 31st 2009 that left him with a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The film isn't an advocacy/issue kind of a film. It's a compelling narrative kind of nonfiction with twists and turns and emotion that'll suck you in for an hour and a half and stay with you forever. So grab some tissues to watch when it premieres tonight on HBO at 9pm/8c. However, in making this movie, we were so shocked at what we learned about Traumatic Brain Injury and about safety in extreme sports that we launched a campaign called #LoveYourBrain which comprises a range ...
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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, May 11, 2012 [Weekend Edition]
Fairfield Patch - almost 5 years
Today is Friday, May 11, 2012. On this day in 1934, a massive dust storm raged from the Great Plains to as far east as Atlanta, New York, and Boston. Famous birthdays include Martha Graham – 1894; Salvadore Dali – 1904; Natasha Richardson – 1963; Cory Monteith – 1982.   *** HEADLINES Three Homes Sell More Than $1M in Fairfield Fairfield SportsBeat Fairfield Eye on the Beltway  Local Voices Hime Supports Ex-Im Bank to Boost Local Exports (announcement) Bully Breed Rescue Seeks Volunteers (announcement) Nat’l Organization Offers Free Foreclosure Prevention Counseling to Homeowners in Need (announcement)   COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.   EVENTS & REMINDERS Friday 77th Annual Dogwood Festival: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. “For 77 years and counting, members o ...
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Americans Pretending To Be British Part 11: Lindsay Lohan
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
  Lindsay Lohan in 'The Parent Trap', 1998 The producers of the 1998 Disney remake of The Parent Trap must have been terrified when they first started casting for a child actress who could pull off a decent English accent, especially knowing she would have to play against Natasha Richardson. I mean, yes, the corporation don’t have the best track record when it comes to the UK and the way we speak (never mind Dick Van Dyke, the voice of Jock the Scottish terrier in Lady and the Tramp is SHOCKING), but they’d been getting better, and it’s still a big ask, especially when you want your actress to be playing the emotion of the scene, rather than glazing over as she tries to remember how the English say “certainly.” Luckily, they found the right girl for the job in Lindsay Lohan. Tie her hair up, and she’s every inch the prim English maiden Annie, let it hang loose and she’s the rough and tumble American scamp Haile. Never mind the odd weird vowel here and there, it’s a remarkably c ...
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New films set for IMAX - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
Friday -- "The Wildest Dream": National Geographic Entertainment presents an Altitude Films Production with Atlantic Productions, narrated by Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson. This film documents the obsession of summiting Everest held by two men
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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wood Harris Join Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Streetcar was last seen on Broadway in 2005 starring Natasha Richardson, Amy Ryan and John C. Reilly. This multi-racial production of A Streetcar Named Desire, is a follow-up to their highly successful Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,
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Vanessa Redgrave to Narrate Audiobook Edition of Joan Didion Memoir - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Here's more from the Joan Didion Info blog: “in 2009, Vanessa Redgrave's daughter, the actress Natasha Richardson died in a skiing accident in Canada … The resemblance of their personal tragedies seemed to give rise to a close friendship between the
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Wildest Dream TV Premiere Incoming - Video - OUTDOORSmagic (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... to Everest and mixes footage of a modern expedition to the mountain with Mallory's own story told via the medium of his correspondence with his wife Ruth and features the voices of Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Alan Rickman
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NiteTalk: Lensman Robert Zuckerman Brings Bowie, LaBeouf and Others to The Betsy - NBC Miami (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
David Bowie at Coney Island New York in 1990, Roy Lichtenstein at Gemini Gel in Los Angeles around 1991, Natasha Richardson at her house in the Hollywood Hills in 1992, Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow in 1993, Marcelo Mastroianni at the Four Seasons
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Jude Law play impresses critics - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
It was famously filmed in 1930 with Swedish star Greta Garbo, while Natasha Richardson appeared in a celebrated New York production in 1993 alongside her future husband Liam Neeson. Ruth Wilson plays Anna in Rob Ashford's new production,
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Liam Neeson Dating New Girlfriend 18 Months After Wife's Death - ThirdAge
Google News - over 5 years
Liam Neeson has quietly begun dating again, 18 months after the death of his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, sources told People.com. Richardson died in March 2009 after a skiing accident. She had two sons with Neeson.People.com reported Neeson
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Vanessa Redgrave is a _____ mom - BabyCenter (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Vanessa, who is mom to grown kids Carlo Nero, Joely Richardson and the recently deceased Natasha Richardson, says that when it comes to motherhood she's had her fair share of success and failure. “I've been every sort of mother in my time
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Nicole Ari Parker Will Be Broadway's Next Blanche Du Bois in 2012 Streetcar - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
A 2005 Broadway revival starred the late Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly. Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter famously starred in the 1947 original. Underwood is a Golden Globe Award nominee for "In Treatment" and "LA Law
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Neeson pulls out of Unicef trip to Africa - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
The statement was issued in the name of Neeson and fellow actors Vanessa Redgrave, the mother of his late wife, Natasha Richardson, and the former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore. Redgrave and Sir Roger are also Unicef goodwill ambassadors
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Natasha Richardson
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Armfeldt. The two were due to star in a brand new Broadway production (which became the current Broadway revival directed by Trevor Nunn), which never came to existence.
    On 16 March 2009, Richardson sustained a head injury when she fell while taking a beginner skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Mont-Tremblant about from Montreal.
    More Details Hide Details The injury was followed by a lucid interval, when Richardson seemed to be fine and was able to talk and act normally. The paramedics and an ambulance which initially responded to the accident were told they were not needed and left. Refusing medical attention twice, she returned to her hotel room and about three hours later was taken to a local hospital in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts after complaining of a headache. She was transferred from there by ambulance to Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, Montreal, in critical condition and was admitted about seven hours after the fall. The following day, she was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she died on 18 March at the age of 45. An autopsy conducted by the New York City Medical Examiners Office on 19 March revealed the cause of death was an "epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head", causing laceration of the middle meningeal vessels and the dreaded "talk-and-die" syndrome, and her death was ruled an accident. Her heart, kidneys and liver were donated to other individuals.
    Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from an epidural hematoma after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson was born and raised in Marylebone, London, a member of the Redgrave family, known as a theatrical and film acting dynasty. She was the daughter of director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave, granddaughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, sister of Joely Richardson, half-sister of Carlo Gabriel Nero and Katharine Grimond Hess, niece of actress Lynn Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave, and cousin of Jemma Redgrave.
    During the last week of January 2009, she recorded her offscreen role of the wife of climber George Mallory, who disappeared while climbing Mount Everest during a 1924 expedition, in the 2010 documentary film The Wildest Dream, for which Liam Neeson provided narration.
    More Details Hide Details Director Anthony Geffen described listening to the film since her death as "harrowing."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 36
    Richardson received amfAR's Award of Courage in November 2000.
    More Details Hide Details A long-time smoker, although she had reportedly quit smoking, Richardson was an outspoken opponent of the ban on smoking in New York City restaurants.
  • 1994
    Age 30
    She married actor Liam Neeson in the summer of 1994 at the home they shared near Millbrook, New York; and had become a naturalized American citizen.
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    She was named Best Actress at the 1994 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Widows' Peak, and that same year appeared in Nell opposite Jodie Foster and future husband Liam Neeson.
    More Details Hide Details Additional film credits include The Parent Trap (1998), Blow Dry (2001), Chelsea Walls (2001), Waking Up in Reno (2002), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Asylum (2005), which won her a second Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, The White Countess (2005), and Evening (2007). Her last screen appearance was as headmistress of a girls' school in the 2008 comedy Wild Child.
    In 1994, she married fellow actor Liam Neeson, whom she had met when the two appeared in Anna Christie, or Nell.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 29
    In 1993 she made her Broadway debut in the title role of Anna Christie, which is where she met future husband, Liam Neeson.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, she played the role of Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret on Broadway, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The following year she returned to Broadway in Closer, for which she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, and in 2005, she appeared again with the Roundabout, this time as Blanche DuBois in their revival of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite John C. Reilly as Stanley Kowalski.
  • 1992
    Age 28
    Her first marriage to filmmaker Robert Fox ended in divorce in 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 27
    Richardson helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS; her father, director Tony Richardson, died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson was actively involved in AmfAR, becoming a Board of Trustees member in 2006, and participated in many other AIDS charities including Bailey House, God's Love We Deliver, Mothers' Voices, AIDS Crisis Trust and National AIDS Trust, for which she was an ambassador.
    In 1991, she appeared in The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish alongside Bob Hoskins.
    More Details Hide Details He later credited her with giving him the best kiss of his life during the film. "She got hold of me and kissed me like I've never been kissed before. I was gobsmacked".
    The couple had two sons, Micheál and Daniel. Richardson's father died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details She helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS through the charity AmfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
  • 1990
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 24
    Director Paul Schrader signed her for the title role in Patty Hearst, his 1988 docudrama about the heiress and her kidnapping.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    She later starred as Mary Shelley in the 1986 film Gothic, a fictionalised account of the author's creation of Frankenstein.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she starred opposite Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth in A Month in the Country, directed by Pat O'Connor.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 20
    Richardson made her American television debut in a small role in the 1984 CBS miniseries Ellis Island.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she made her British television debut in an episode of the BBC series Oxbridge Blues. The following year she appeared as Violet Hunter alongside Jeremy Brett and David Burke in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, in the episode entitled "The Copper Beeches". She starred with Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Kenneth Branagh in a 1987 BBC adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play Ghosts; with Maggie Smith and Rob Lowe in a 1993 BBC adaptation of Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams; portrayed Zelda Fitzgerald in the 1993 television movie Zelda; and starred in Haven (2001) on CBS and The Mastersons of Manhattan (2007) on NBC.
    In 1984, Richardson made her first credited screen appearance as an art tutor in the James Scott-directed Every Picture Tells A Story, based on the early life of the painter William Scott.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her first professional work in London's West End was in a revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 1985. Soon after, she starred in a London stage production of High Society, adapted from the Cole Porter film.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 3
    Richardson's parents divorced in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she made her film debut at the age of four in an uncredited role in The Charge of the Light Brigade, directed by her father. Richardson was educated in London at two independent schools, the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington, London, and St. Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, London, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
  • 1963
    Born
    Born in 1963.
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