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Vanessa Redgrave

Actress
Female
Born Jan 30, 1937
Age 79
Hometown Greenwich
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Nationality English
Alma Mater Central School of...
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey

Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since made more than 35 appearances on London's West End and Broadway, winning both the Tony and Olivier Awards.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1937 Birth Born in 1937.

TEENAGE

1954 17 Years Old Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954.

TWENTIES

1958 - 1960 3 More Events
1961 24 Years Old In 1961, she played Rosalind in As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
1962 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Redgrave's daughters, Natasha Richardson (1963–2009) and Joely Richardson (b. 1965) from her 1962–67 marriage to film director Tony Richardson, also built respected acting careers.
1966 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, Redgrave created the role of Jean Brodie in the Donald Albery production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen from the novel by Muriel Spark. … Read More

THIRTIES

1967 30 Years Old In 1967, the year she divorced her husband Tony Richardson, who left her for the French actress Jeanne Moreau, she became romantically involved with Italian actor Franco Nero when they met on the set of Camelot. In 1969, they had a son, Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Gabriel Nero), a screenwriter and director. After separating for many years, during which they both had relationships with other people, they reunited and married on 31 December 2006. … Read More
1971 34 Years Old From 1971 to 1986, she had a long-term relationship with actor Timothy Dalton, with whom she had starred in the film Mary, Queen of Scots.

FORTIES

1977 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the 1977 film Julia. … Read More
1978 41 Years Old When Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar in 1978 for her role in Julia, members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), led by Rabbi Meir Kahane, burned effigies of Redgrave and picketed the Academy Awards ceremony to protest against both Redgrave and her support of the Palestinian cause. … Read More
1980 43 Years Old In 1980, Redgrave made her American TV debut as concentration camp survivor Fania Fénelon in the Arthur Miller-scripted TV movie Playing for Time, a part for which she won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1981. … Read More
1984 47 Years Old In 1984, Redgrave sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra, claiming that the orchestra had fired her from a performance because of her support of the PLO. … Read More

FIFTIES

1995 58 Years Old In 1995, Redgrave was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 - 2005 5 More Events
In March 2006 Redgrave remarked in an interview with US broadcast journalist Amy Goodman: "I don't know of a single government that actually abides by international human rights law, not one, including my own. … Read More
2007 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Redgrave played Joan Didion in her Broadway stage adaptation of her 2005 book, The Year of Magical Thinking, which played 144 regular performances in a 24-week limited engagement at the Booth Theatre. … Read More
2008 71 Years Old 1 More Event
She also spent a week performing the work at the Theatre Royal in Bath in September 2008.
Within 14 months in 2009 and 2010, she lost both a daughter and her two younger siblings. … Read More
On 6 April 2010, her brother, Corin Redgrave, died, and on 2 May 2010, her sister, Lynn Redgrave, died.
2011 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for the role of Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy. … Read More
2013 76 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Redgrave starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg in Eisenberg's The Revisionist. … Read More
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