Vanessa Redgrave



Actor Date of Birth: January 30, 1937


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. On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films; including Mary, Queen of Scots, Isadora, Julia, The Bostonians, Mission: Impossible and Atonement. Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times," and she remains the only British actress ever to win the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards. She was also the recipient of the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship "in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film." A member of the Redgrave family of actors, she is the daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of the late Lynn Redgrave and the late Corin Redgrave, and the mother of Hollywood actresses Joely Richardson and the late Natasha Richardson, and the aunt of British actress Jemma Redgrave.



Place of Birth: Greenwich, London, England, UK




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Gloomy adaptation of The Secret Scripture a minor disappointment
Gloomy adaptation of The Secret Scripture a minor disappointment

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Gloomy adaptation of The Secret Scripture a minor disappointment. Vicky Roach, National film reviewer, The Sunday Telegraph. December 2, 2017 4:00am. Share this on Facebook · Share this on Twitter · Share this by Email. THE SECRET SCRIPTURE. Two stars ...and...

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The noticeable flaws in this documentary about the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe from British actor and activist Vanessa Redgrave are of technical merit and editorial judgment: the production values are at times lacking and at one point ...and...

Acting dynasty stays in the wings at Macmillan Christmas fair
Acting dynasty stays in the wings at Macmillan Christmas fair

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GRAYSHOTT Christmas Fair was a truly starry occasion, thanks to a return visit by its two most famous supporters – Dame Vanessa Redgrave and her film star daughter Joely Richardson – although they shunned the limelight. The popular annual fundraising ...and...

Vanessa Redgrave: 'This film will open minds to Europe's criminal ways'
Vanessa Redgrave: 'This film will open minds to Europe's criminal ways'

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Carlo Nero stands behind Vanessa Redgrave, his long fingers resting on her right shoulder as the camera captures the moment, a special moment, of mother and son in Athens. The Acropolis shimmers in the mid-afternoon sun behind them. “That's it. No more ...and...

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