Vanessa Redgrave
British actress
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. Redgrave 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.
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From Brando To Leo, Political Speeches Have Long Dominated The Oscars
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First Nighter: Harriet Walter's Prospero in Phyllida Lloyd's Blazing "The Tempest"
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The formidable Harriet Walter, as directed by the equally formidable Phyllida Lloyd, is delivering the most astonishing reinterpretation of a famous William Shakespeare speech you might ever hope to witness. It's the poem that begins "Our revels now are ended," normally rendered as a magisterial pronouncement by the exiled and tyrannical Prospero in The Tempest. Not so magisterial this time. Walters, head resting on folded arms, recites the enchanting lines as a deeply emotional release, an expression of long pent-up stress. Walters and Lloyd evidently conclude that having established a kingdom on the island to which he's condemned himself and daughter Miranda (Leah Harvey, in Mohawk coiffeur gone wild), Prospero has placed a previously unacknowledged strain on his powers. Once he's married Miranda off to Ferdinand (Shiloh Coke), he realizes he can rest give in to the wearying leverage he's placed on himself and those surrounding him. These include those who drove him from h ...
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This Legendary British Actress Is The New Face Of Gucci
Huffington Post - 5 months
Move over Kendall and Gigi. The star of Gucci’s latest campaign is of a different generation. The fashion house unveiled beautiful photos of their Cruise 2017 collection starring none other than 79-year-old Vanessa Redgrave.   First look: the #GucciCruise17 campaign, set in the grounds and interior of Chatsworth (@chatsworthofficial), and starring acclaimed actress #VanessaRedgrave, who wears a printed ruffled silk twill top with Web stripe trim and pleated skirt, and the #GucciSylvie bag embroidered with roses. A plush long coat with panther embroidery. #GucciPlaces Creative director: #AlessandroMichele Photographer: @_glen_luchford Art director: @christophersimmonds A photo posted by Gucci (@gucci) on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:58am PDT The campaign was shot in Redgrave’s native England, at Chatsworth House.  Redgrave was first revealed to be part of the campaign earlier this summer when she did a guest takeover of the brand’s Snapchat account during t ...
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Actress Redgrave urges British government to take in Calais child refugees
Reuters.com - 7 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave delivered a letter to Britain's prime minister on Friday calling for unaccompanied child refugees in Calais to be brought to Britain if they have families in Britain.
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Actress Redgrave urges help for Greece with refugee crisis
Reuters.com - about 1 year
ATHENS - On a visit to a migrant reception center in Athens, award-winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave said on Tuesday world governments must do more to help Greece combat the refugee crisis.
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Hamptons International Film Festival Opens With James Vanderbilt's "Truth" - Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There are many reasons to attend the Hamptons International Film Festival over Columbus Day weekend. First of all, it gets you out to New York and the Hamptons during, arguably, the most beautiful season on the east coast. You can go for long walks on the beach and drive down lanes just beginning to fill up with leaves falling from majestic trees. All that before heading over to a theatre in Easthampton, Sag Harbor or Southampton, to see a wide variety of films and programs put together by the ever-so talented team, Board and volunteers who make HIFF such a stand-out, exceptional festival. The Hamptons International Film Festival began 23 years ago by a group of people who love the Hamptons and are significant and noteworthy individuals in the entertainment industry. I spoke with Stuart Match Suna, the beloved Chairman for 18 years, outside the festival office to learn about the festival. He will be succeeded by Co-Chairs, Alec Baldwin, and the current Vice Chair of the B ...
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Vanessa Redgrave brings her daughter's energy to amfAR
Reuters.com - about 3 years
Feb. 06 - The veteran actress picks up her amfAR honor alongside Natasha Richardson's sons. Alicia Powell reports.
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Maximilian Schell Dead: Oscar-Winning Actor Dies At 83
Huffington Post - about 3 years
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83. Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer, said Saturday he died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck following a "sudden and serious illness," the Austria Press Agency reported. It was only his second Hollywood role, as defense attorney Hans Rolfe in Stanley Kramer's classic "Judgment at Nuremberg," that earned him wide international acclaim. Schell's impassioned but unsuccessful defense of four Nazi judges on trial for sentencing innocent victims to death won him the 1961 Academy Award for best actor. Schell had first played Rolfe in a 1959 episode of the television program "Playhouse 90." Despite being type-cast for numerous Nazi-era films, Schell's acting performances in the mid-1970s also won him renewed popular acclaim, earning him a best actor Oscar nomination for "The Ma ...
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Vanessa Redgrave Fast Facts
CNN - about 3 years
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Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
LATimes - over 3 years
The Costumes: Veteran designer Ruth Carter remained focused as she transformed Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, John Cusack and other actors into political icons. Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history — and changing fashions — filled with dozens of national figures (including LBJ, JFK and Jackie O) and had to factor in an equally daunting number of celebrities in the cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey and, of course, Forest Whitaker in the lead role, among them.
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Actress Marta Heflin Dies at 68
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Marta Heflin, the Broadway star and film actress who was the niece of actor Van Heflin andAll My Children star Frances Heflin, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, The New York Times reports. Heflin also appeared on the NBC soap The Doctors and in several television movies, including 1980s Playing for Time with Vanessa Redgrave.
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Vanessa Redgrave Joins ABC's 'The Black Box'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Vanessa Redgrave is headed to ABC's "The Black Box." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has joined the series as Dr. Hartramph, psychiatrist to Elizabeth Black's (Kelly Reilly) renowned neuroscientist, and the only one who is privy to all of Elizabeth's secrets. The series centers on Elizabeth, a woman who outwardly seems to have it all but internally struggles with mental illness -- which is one of many secrets she strives to keep from her friends and family. Famous for her roles in "The Butler" and "Julia," Redgrave's recent TV stints include "Call The Midwife," and "Political Animals." "The Black Box" has a 13-episde order, but ABC has yet to set a premiere date.
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Mike Hogan: THE FRONT-RUNNER (By Default)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and March 2, 2014, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Rosen: Hello, Mike! Oscar season hasn't really started yet, but everything we are at the moment is because of "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Thanks to Harvey Weinstein's umpteenth shrewd awards-season maneuver -- shifting "The Butler" from the very-busy date of Oct. 18 to Aug. 16 was a stroke of genius -- Daniels' film has positioned itself as the de facto front-runner (unless someone really does want to mount a Best Picture campaign for "Man of Steel"). It won't wind up that way, of course, but despite the early date, I actually don't think it's too crazy to start putting "The Butler" into Oscar conversations. (The film's bullish opening weekend and strong M ...
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Terrible Memory Lane
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
The Butler succeeds in spite of itself. by Zac Pennington BETWEEN 1952 and 1986, Eugene Allen served as part of the White House's service staff, personally attending to the administrations of eight American presidents. Jackie Kennedy gave him one of Jack's ties as a memento after the president was shot. He drank root beer with Jimmy Carter at Camp David. He was a VIP at Obama's swearing-in ceremony. Ostensibly a biopic, The Butler isn't about Allen at all, really—and honestly, it's probably a better movie for it. Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, a fictional composite that borrows only the broadest and most narrative-serving strokes of Allen's life—a life which serves as an effective (and surprisingly affecting) vantage from which to tell the story of civil rights in the 20th century. Spanning a historical chasm that begins in the cotton farms of the Jim Crow South and ends with the election of the first black president, The Butler puts fo ...
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Caryn James: Review: Oprah and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite. Forest Whitaker, as a butler who serves at the White House through eight presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan, gives a dazzling performance; he is by far the film's greatest strength. But even he can't make up for a movie calculated to spoon feed viewers a civil rights lesson that lets us feel good about the country's progress, without adding much substance or nuance to the conversation. The film is based on a 2008 Washington Post article about Eugene Allen, the real-life model for the butler. Danny Strong's screenplay borrows his career and fictionalizes his personal life, turning him into Cecil Gaines. As a boy in the 1920's, Cecil was raised on a cotton plantation, where his family was shattered by racist violence that might have happened during slavery. Cecil's own son grows up to be a 1960's Freedom Rider. There' ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa Redgrave
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 79
    In 2016 Redgrave played Queen Margaret in Richard III with Ralph Fiennes in the title role, at the Almeida Theatre, London.
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  • 2015
    Age 78
    In September 2015 she revealed that her lungs are only working at 30% capacity due to emphysema caused by years of smoking.
    More Details Hide Details Redgrave was made a Commander (CBE) of the Order of the British Empire in 1967. Reportedly, she declined a damehood in 1999. Redgrave attends a Catholic church. In 1961, Vanessa Redgrave was an active member of the Committee of 100 and its working group. Redgrave and her brother Corin joined the Workers Revolutionary Party in the 1970s. She ran for parliament several times as a party member but never received more than a few hundred votes.
    Redgrave had a near-fatal heart attack in April 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 76
    In September 2013, Redgrave once again starred opposite James Earl Jones in a production of Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Vic, London, directed by Mark Rylance.
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    In 2013, Redgrave starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg in Eisenberg's The Revisionist.
    More Details Hide Details The New York production ran from 15 February to 27 April. Redgrave played a Polish holocaust survivor in the play.
  • 2011
    Age 74
    She also played leading roles in two 2011 historical films: Shakespeare's Coriolanus (which marked actor Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut), in which she plays Volumnia; and Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, as Queen Elizabeth I.
    More Details Hide Details More recently, she starred with Terence Stamp and Gemma Arterton in the British comedy-drama Song for Marion and with Forest Whitaker in The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels. She also appeared with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in the drama Foxcatcher.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The play transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in London from 26 September to 17 December 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 73
    In October 2010, she starred in the Broadway premiere of Driving Miss Daisy starring in the title role opposite James Earl Jones. The show premiered on 25 October 2010 at the John Golden Theatre in New York City to rave reviews. The production was originally scheduled to run to 29 January 2011 but due to a successful response and high box office sales, was extended to 9 April 2011.
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    On 6 April 2010, her brother, Corin Redgrave, died, and on 2 May 2010, her sister, Lynn Redgrave, died.
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    Redgrave also narrated Patrick Keiller's semi-fictional 2010 documentary, Robinson in Ruins.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2012, Redgrave has narrated the BBC series Call The Midwife.
    She voiced the character of Winnie the Giant Tortoise in the 2010 environmental animated film Animals United, and played a supporting role in the Bosnia-set political drama, The Whistleblower, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Both Miral and The Whistleblower were released theatrically in the U.S. in 2011.
    She had small roles in Eva, a Romanian drama film that premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, as well as in Julian Schnabel's Palestinian drama Miral, which was screened at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
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    In a poll of "industry experts" and readers conducted by The Stage in 2010, Redgrave was ranked as the ninth greatest stage actor/actress of all time.
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  • 2009
    Age 72
    Within 14 months in 2009 and 2010, she lost both a daughter and her two younger siblings.
    More Details Hide Details Her daughter Natasha Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from a traumatic brain injury caused by a skiing accident.
    In 2009, Redgrave starred in the BBC remake of The Day of the Triffids, with her daughter Joely.
    More Details Hide Details In the midst of losing her daughter, Natasha Richardson, Redgrave signed on to play Eleanor of Aquitaine in Ridley Scott's version of Robin Hood, which began filming shortly after Natasha's death. Redgrave later withdrew from the film for personal reasons. The part was given to her Evening co-star Eileen Atkins. She was next seen in Letters to Juliet opposite her husband Franco Nero.
    She once again performed the role of Joan Didion for a special benefit at New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on 26 October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The performance was originally slated to debut on 27 April, but was pushed due to the death of Redgrave's daughter Natasha. The proceeds for the benefit were donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Both charities work to provide help for the children of Gaza.
  • 2008
    Age 71
    In 2008, Redgrave appeared as a narrator in an Arts Alliance production, id – Identity of the Soul.
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    She also spent a week performing the work at the Theatre Royal in Bath in September 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 70
    In December 2007, Redgrave was named as one of the possible suretors who paid the £50,000 bail for Jamil al-Banna, one of three British residents arrested after landing back in the UK following four years' captivity at Guantanamo Bay.
    More Details Hide Details Redgrave has declined to be specific about her financial involvement but said she was "very happy" to be of "some small assistance for Jamil and his wife", adding, "It is a profound honour and I am glad to be alive to be able to do this. Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) is a concentration camp."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details For this, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. She reprised the role at the Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre in London to mixed reviews.
  • 2006
    Age 69
    Redgrave later reunited with Franco Nero, and they married on 31 December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Carlo Nero directed Redgrave in The Fever (2004), a film adaptation of the Wallace Shawn play.
    Gabriel Resources placed an "open letter" in The Guardian on 23 June 2006, attacking Redgrave, arguing the case for the mine, and exhibiting support for it among the inhabitants: the open letter is signed by 77 villagers.
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    In June 2006, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Transilvania International Film Festival, one of whose sponsors is a mining company named Gabriel Resources.
    More Details Hide Details She dedicated the award to a community organisation from Roşia Montană, Romania, which is campaigning against a gold mine that Gabriel Resources is seeking to build near the village.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In fact, they violate these laws in the most despicable and obscene way, I would say." Goodman’s interview with Redgrave took place in the actress’s West London home on the evening of 7 March, and covered a range of subjects, particularly the cancellation by the New York Theatre Workshop of the Alan Rickman production My Name is Rachel Corrie. Such a development, said Redgrave, was an "act of catastrophic cowardice" as "the essence of life and the essence of theatre is to communicate about lives, either lives that have ended or lives that are still alive, about beliefs, and what is in those beliefs."
  • 2005
    Age 68
    Redgrave has been an outspoken critic of the "war on terrorism". During a June 2005 interview on Larry King Live, Redgrave was challenged on this criticism and on her political views.
    More Details Hide Details In response she questioned whether there can be true democracy if the political leadership of the United States and Britain does not "uphold the values for which my father's generation fought the Nazis, and millions of people gave their lives against the Soviet Union's regime. sacrifice was made because of democracy and what democracy meant: no torture, no camps, no detention forever or without trial. Such techniques are not just alleged the governments of the U.S. and Britain, they have actually been written about by the FBI. I don't think it's being 'far left' to uphold the rule of law."
    However, in June 2005 Redgrave left the party.
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  • 2004
    Age 67
    In 2004, Vanessa Redgrave and her brother Corin Redgrave launched the Peace and Progress Party, which campaigned against the Iraq War and for human rights.
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  • 2002
    Age 65
    In December 2002, Redgrave paid £50,000 bail for Chechen separatist Deputy Premier and special envoy Akhmed Zakayev, who had sought political asylum in the United Kingdom and was accused by the Russian government of aiding and abetting hostage-takings in the Moscow Hostage Crisis of 2002 and guerrilla warfare against Russia.
    More Details Hide Details At a press conference Redgrave said she feared for Zakayev's safety if he were extradited to Russia on terrorism charges. He would "die of a heart attack" or some other mysterious explanation offered by Russia, she said. On 13 November 2003, a London court rejected the Russian government's request for Zakayev's extradition. Instead, the court accepted a plea by lawyers for Zakayev that he would not get a fair trial, and could even face torture, in Russia. "It would be unjust and oppressive to return Mr Zakayev to Russia," Judge Timothy Workman ruled.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 58
    In 1995, Redgrave was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Lillian Hellman testified in court on Redgrave's behalf. Redgrave won on a count of breach of contract, but did not win on the claim that the Boston orchestra had violated her civil rights by firing her.
  • 1980
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The decision to cast Redgrave as Fénelon was, however, a source of controversy. In light of Redgrave's support for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), even Fénelon objected to her casting. Redgrave was perplexed by such hostility, stating in her 1991 autobiography her long-held belief that "the struggle against antisemitism and for the self-determination of the Palestinians form a single whole."
  • 1978
    Age 41
    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 her involvement in The Palestinian.
    More Details Hide Details Redgrave's performance in Julia received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Accepting the award, Redgrave thanked Hollywood for having "refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums – whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews all over the world and to their great and heroic record of struggle against fascism and oppression." Later in the show, Paddy Chayefsky prefaced his presentation by retorting: "I would like to say, personal opinion, of course, that I’m sick and tired of people exploiting the Academy Awards for the propagation of their own personal political propaganda. I would like to suggest to Ms. Redgrave that her winning an Academy Award is not a pivotal moment in history, does not require a proclamation, and a simple ‘thank you’ would have sufficed." Later film roles of note include those of suffragist Olive Chancellor in The Bostonians (1984, a fourth Best Actress Academy Award nomination), transsexual tennis player Renée Richards in Second Serve (1986), Blanche Hudson in the television remake of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1991), Mrs. Wilcox in Howards End (1992, her sixth Academy Award nomination, this time in a supporting role); crime boss Max in Mission: Impossible (1996, when discussing the role of Max, DePalma and Cruise thought it would be fun to cast an actor like Redgrave; they then decided to go with the real thing); Oscar Wilde’s mother in Wilde (1997); Clarissa Dalloway in Mrs. Dalloway (1997); and Dr. Sonia Wick in Girl, Interrupted (1999).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 34
    From 1971 to 1986, she had a long-term relationship with actor Timothy Dalton, with whom she had appeared in the film Mary, Queen of Scots (1971).
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  • 1969
    Age 32
    In 1969, they had a son, Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Gabriel Nero), a screenwriter and director.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 30
    In 1967, the year Redgrave divorced 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.
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  • 1966
    Age 29
    Highlights of Redgrave's early film career include her first starring role in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (for which she earned an Oscar nomination, a Cannes award, a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Film Award nomination), her portrayal of a cool London swinger in 1966's Blowup, her spirited portrayal of dancer Isadora Duncan in Isadora (for which she won a National Society of Film Critics' Award for Best Actress, a second Prize for the Best Female Performance at the Cannes Film Festival, along with a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination in 1969), the impressionable depicting of the character of Mother Superior Jeanne des Anges (Joan of the Angels) in The Devils and various portrayals of historical figures – ranging from Andromache in The Trojan Women to Mary, Queen of Scots in the film of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details She also played the role of Guinevere in the film Camelot with Richard Harris and Franco Nero, and briefly as Sylvia Pankhurst in Oh! What a Lovely War. Redgrave funded and narrated a documentary film, The Palestinian (1977), about the situation of the Palestinians and the activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. In the film Julia (also 1977), she starred in the title role as a woman murdered by the Nazi German regime in the years prior to World War II for her anti-Fascist activism. Her co-star in the film was Jane Fonda (playing writer Lillian Hellman), who, in her 2005 autobiography, noted that:
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She won four Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress in four decades. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival in 1984 for The Aspern Papers In 2000 her theatre work included Prospero in The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe in London. In 2003 she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. In January 2006, Redgrave was presented the Ibsen Centennial Award for her "outstanding work in interpreting many of Henrik Ibsen's works over the last decades". Previous recipients of the award include Liv Ullmann, Glenda Jackson and Claire Bloom.
  • 1962
    Age 25
    Redgrave was married to actor Tony Richardson from 1962 to 1967, and they have two daughters, actresses Natasha Richardson (1963–2009) and Joely Richardson (b. 1965).
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    In 1962, she played Imogen in William Gaskill's production of Cymbeline for the RSC.
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  • 1961
    Age 24
    In 1961, she played Rosalind in As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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  • 1960
    Age 23
    In 1960, Redgrave had her first starring role in Robert Bolt's The Tiger and the Horse, in which she co-starred with her father.
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  • 1959
    Age 22
    In 1959, she appeared at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre under the direction of Peter Hall as Helena in A Midsummer's Night Dream opposite Charles Laughton as Bottom and Coriolanus opposite Laurence Olivier (in the title role), Albert Finney and Edith Evans.
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  • 1958
    Age 21
    She first appeared in the West End, playing opposite her brother, in 1958.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 17
    Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Age 0
    Born in 1937.
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