Rachel Kempson
British actress
Rachel Kempson
Rachel, Lady Redgrave, known primarily by her birth name Rachel Kempson, was an English actress. She married Sir Michael Redgrave, and was the matriarch of the famous acting dynasty.
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Vanessa Redgrave puts name to drama studio - Journal Live
Google News - over 5 years
The 74-year-old daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson has also paid two visits to Durham Cathedral and explored the city. She added: “I promised Mrs Roberts I would catch a train back to Durham some time in the future to meet some of the
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Out of Africa - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Distribution : Meryl Streep (Karen Blixen), Graham Crowden (lord Belfield, le premier gouverneur), Rachel Kempson (Lady Belfield), Shane Rimmer (Belknap), Leslie Phillips (Sir Joseph, second gouverneur), Allaudin Qureshi (Rajiv, barman du club),
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Heidi Montag: I Work Out 14 Hours a Day - Us Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Daisy Bevan could act rings around her granted daisy's maternal great grandmother was Lady Rachel Kempson the shakespherian Actress her grandmother is Lady Kempsons daughter Vanesa Redgrave who was almost made a dame in 1999 in the Mellinium New Years
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Revealed: The day Vanessa Redgrave found her husband in bed with her father - Daily Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
The meeting was brief, possibly because she was with her mother, the actress Rachel Kempson. Two days later, Tony spotted Vanessa — 5ft 11in tall and at the height of her slightly sorrowful beauty — in a restaurant. Her date was the critic and
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LYNN REDGRAVE | B. 1943 |; ALWAYS THE UNDERSTUDY
NYTimes - about 6 years
BORN INTO A FAMILY of regal thespians, the youngest of three children, she was the tall, chubby, slightly awkward girl who loved her nanny and her chestnut pony, Rosalinda. Lynn Redgrave may never have been quite the hapless ugly duckling she would play in the era-defining 1966 movie ''Georgy Girl,'' but she was a lonely, sickly child, forever
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Lynn Redgrave, Actress and Playwright in a Theatrical Dynasty, Dies at 67
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Lynn Redgrave, who as an actress upheld the tradition of her theatrically royal family on stage and on screen and as a playwright wrote about her family with probing affection and equally probing anguish, died on Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn. She was 67. The cause was cancer, said Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the Redgrave family. Ms.
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Corin Redgrave, Actor and Activist, Dies at 70
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Corin Redgrave, a versatile actor and ardent left-wing political activist who, as the son of Michael Redgrave and the brother of Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave, was the prince of the royal family of English theater, died on Tuesday in London. He was 70. His death was announced by his wife, Kika Markham, The Associated Press reported. No cause was given.
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THEATER REVIEW | 'NIGHTINGALE'; Redgrave Uncorsets A Relative Long Gone
NYTimes - over 7 years
Lynn Redgrave explores the life of her maternal grandmother through the prism of her own in her reflective new solo show, ''Nightingale,'' which opened Tuesday night at City Center, courtesy of Manhattan Theater Club. Sound cozy? Well, any expectations that this will be a sentimental journey should immediately be deferred. Beatrice Kempson did not
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To Lynn Redgrave, The Examined Life Is Worth Staging
NYTimes - over 7 years
LYNN REDGRAVE, sitting with her dog, Viola, in her bouquet-filled dressing room at the Manhattan Theater Club, was describing the exact moment in 2003 that she jettisoned her inner critic and fearmonger. She needed to draw on that newfound clarity and peace this year: ''Nightingale,'' her introspective one-woman play about her grandmother, opens
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Alone On This Stage: Redgraves
NYTimes - almost 8 years
The sudden death of a famous artist in his or her prime is always sad and unsettling, a reminder that life is an easily breakable possession even for those who abide in the waiting room of immortality, which is to say celebrity. But the death of Natasha Richardson last week, after a skiing accident in Canada, struck many with particular force
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Redgrave's New Show
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Lynn Redgrave has written three shows about her acting family: ''Mandrake Root,'' ''Shakespeare for My Father'' and ''Nightingale'' (which is Broadway bound). She now has a solo work in progress, ''Rachel and Juliet,'' about her mother, Rachel Kempson, and her relationship with Shakespeare and the role of Juliet in particular. On June 2, the
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THEATER REVIEW; From Scraps of Memory, Reinventing a Forgotten Grandmother
NYTimes - over 9 years
Most of us can't imagine growing up among people for whom fame is the norm. Lynn Redgrave, the daughter of a celebrated couple whose friends and colleagues were celebrities too, grew up in just such a home. So there must have been an extra pang for her when, arriving at the grave of her maternal grandmother, the distinctly unfamous Beatrice
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SUMMER STAGES: THEATER; Shakespeare and His Friends
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Alabama ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Montgomery, through Aug. 5. What will annoy the Shakespeare purists more: that this venerable Southern outpost mixes ''Menopause: The Musical'' (June 1- July 14) into its season dominated by classics and new work -- including ''Richard III'' (through June 16) -- or that its version of ''Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2''
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THE NEW SEASON: THEATER; 2 Lears, 1 Singular Sensation
NYTimes - over 10 years
Dates are subject to change. September NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL A version of a Greek tragedy for the preschool set (''Oedipus for Kids,'' with songs like ''A Little Complex'' -- get it?) and a musical look at the Kitty Genovese murder are only two of the more than 30 full productions of new musicals that this ambitious festival will
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rachel Kempson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 92
    In 2003, four days before what would have been her 93rd birthday, she died of a stroke at the home of her granddaughter, Natasha Richardson, in Millbrook, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson died on 18 March 2009 in a skiing accident and was buried near Kempson. Kempson's youngest daughter, Lynn Redgrave was also buried in the same cemetery on 8 May 2010, near Kempson and Richardson.
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 48
    In 1959 her husband was knighted, and she became, formally, Lady Redgrave.
    More Details Hide Details She never used this title professionally.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 24
    Kempson married fellow actor Michael Redgrave in 1935, and became the daughter-in-law of Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore.
    More Details Hide Details Kempson was the mother of Vanessa (born 1937), Corin (1939–2010) and Lynn Redgrave (1943–2010) and the grandmother of Joely and Natasha Richardson (1963–2009), Jemma Redgrave, Luke Redgrave, Arden Redgrave, Harvey Redgrave, Carlo Gabriel Nero, Benjamin B. Clark, Kelly B. Clark and Annabel Lucy Clark.
    Kempson trained at RADA before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company. She married Michael Redgrave in 1935 and the couple appeared together many times on stage.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared many times on film and television, most notably in the films The Captive Heart (1946), Tom Jones (1963), Georgy Girl (1966, opposite her daughter, Lynn), Out of Africa (1985), Uncle Vanya (1991), and the television series The Jewel in the Crown (1984). Her 1986 autobiography, Life Among the Redgraves was published by Dutton.
  • 1932
    Age 21
    According to Publishers Weekly, "Lady Redgrave writes with candour, wit, restraint and some sadness about her background, beginnings in the theatre in 1932, marriage and motherhood, the trials of moving and the problems of being married to a handsome matinee idol."
    More Details Hide Details Kempson was born in Dartmouth, Devon, the daughter of Beatrice Hamilton (née Ashwell) and Eric William Edward Kempson, a headmaster.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born on May 28, 1910.
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