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Vanessa Redgrave ACTOR


Vanessa Redgrave was born on January 30th, 1937 in London England into a family who were well established in the entertainment industry.  Her parents were Rachel Kempson and Michael Graves.  She received her early education at The Alice Ottley School, Worcester & Queen's Gate School. 

In 1954 she studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and was soon performing on stage with her brother in 1958.  She followed with a number of other stage roles such as, "The Tiger and the Horse" and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".
By the mid 60's, Redgrave was being cast in films with some of her earlier work being on such big screen features as, "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment" (1966), "Blowup" (1966), "Isadora" (1968), "The Trojan Women" (1971) and  "Mary Queen of Scots" (1971).
She never neglected her first love of working as a stage actress and some of her other roles were in such plays as, "The Tempest", "Long Day's Journey Into Night", "The Year of Magical Thinking" and "Driving Miss Daily" (2010) for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.  
Throughout her career, she has received numerous honors and awards such as a Cannes Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in "Morgan" A Suitable Case for Treatment".  She also won a national Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for her role in "Isadora".  She was also awarded a total of four Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress and in 1984, Redgrave won the Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival for, "The Aspem Papers".  In the year 2000, she won a Golden Globe for "Best TV Series Supporting Actress" for her performance as a lesbian in the TV movie, "If These Walls Could Talk 2".  Then in 2003 she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for her Broadway stage adaptation of the book "The Year of Magical Thinking".
Vanessa Redgrave continues to gain fans on a daily basis and she always tries to take on new and exciting roles that will challenge her as an actress.  Some other film roles she is known for are in, "The Bostonians" (1984), "Second Serve" (1986), "Mission: Impossible" (1996), "Wilde" (1997), "Mrs. Dalloway" (1997) and "Girl Interrupted" (1999). 
Some of her more recent appearances have been on, "Nip/Tuck" (2004), the film "Venus" (2006), the animated film, "Animals United" (2010) and it is rumored she will be seen in, "Ivan the Fool" scheduled to release in 2015.  
Vanessa has been married twice, first to Tony Richardson from 1962 through 1967 and together they had two children, Natasha and Joely, both who grew up to be actresses.  She then married her current husband, Franco Nero in 2006 and they have one child together.  She lost her daughter Natasha in 2009 from a brain injury from a skiing accident.    

Along with having a highly successful acting career, she has also dedicated many years to a number of political causes such as opposing the Vietnam war and was a co founding member of Artist Against Racism.  She was also a part of the Workers' Revolutionary Party which was a leftist communist political organization.  She has been a longtime member of Britain's Workers revolutionary party and in 1995, she was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.    
Vanessa Redgrave was also voted in 2006 as one of the Most Beautiful people by People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly voted her as one of the 25 greatest Actresses.  Vanessa is an amazing comedian and continues to entertain today, never letting down her large fan base.  


2015 Ivan the Fool 
2012 Song for Marion 
2011 Anonymous 
2011 Cars 2 
2011 Coriolanus
2010 Animals United 
2010 The Whistleblower 
2010 Miral 
2010 Letters to Juliet 
2010 Eva 
2009 The Day of the Triffids
2004-2009 Nip/Tuck
2009 Identity of the Soul
2008 Gud, lukt och henne
2008 Ein Job
2008 Restraint 
2007 Atonement
2007 Evening 
2007 How About You... 
2007 The Riddle 
2006 The Shell Seekers 
2006 Venus 
2006 The Thief Lord
2005 The White Countess 
2005 Short Order
2005 The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam 
2004 The Fever 
2003 Good Boy!
2003 Byron
2002 The Locket
2002 The Gathering Storm 
2002 Crime and Punishment 
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 
2001 The Pledge 
2000 Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story
2000 A Rumor of Angels 
2000 Children's Story, Chechnia
2000 Mirka 
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2
2000 The 3 Kings
1999 Girl, Interrupted
1999 Uninvited 
1999 Cradle Will Rock
1998 Lulu on the Bridge 
1998 Deep Impact 
1997 Bella Mafia
1997 Déjà Vu
1997 Mrs Dalloway 
1997 Wilde 
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow 
1996 The Willows in Winter 
1996 Two Mothers for Zachary 
1996 Mission: Impossible 
1995 The Wind in the Willows 
1995 Down Came a Blackbird 
1995 A Month by the Lake 
1994 Little Odessa
1994 Mother's Boys
1993 Children of the Mist
1993 Sparrow
1993 The House of the Spirits 
1993 A Wall of Silence 
1993 Great Moments in Aviation
1992 Howards End
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
1991 Young Catherine
1991 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
1990 Breath of Life 
1990 Romeo.Juliet
1990 Orpheus Descending
1990 Pokhorony Stalina
1988 A Man for All Seasons
1988 Consuming Passions
1987 Prick Up Your Ears
1986 Second Serve 
1986 Peter the Great
1986 Comrades
1985 Steaming
1985 American Playhouse
1985 Wetherby
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre
1984 The Bostonians
1983 Wagner
1983 Sing Sing
1982 My Body, My Child 
1980 Playing for Time 
1979 Bear Island 
1979 Yanks 
1979 Agatha
1977 Julia 
1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution 
1975 Out of Season 
1974 Murder on the Orient Express 
1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield 
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
1971 The Trojan Women 
1971 La vacanza
1971 The Devils
1970 Drop-out
1970 A Mother with Two Children Expecting Her Third
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
1969 Un tranquillo posto di campagna
1968 Isadora 
1968 The Sea Gull 
1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade 
1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar 
1967 Camelot 
1967 Red and Blue
1966 Blow-Up 
1966 A Man for All Seasons 
1966 A Farewell to Arms 
1966 Morgan! 
1965 Love Story 
1964 Armchair Theatre 
1964 First Night 
1963 As You Like It 
1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play 
1958 Behind the Mask 

Matinee Classics - Murder on the Orient Express starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York and Colin Blakely
Matinee Classics - The Bostonians starring Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter, Nancy Marchand, Wesley Addy, Barbara Bryne, Linda Hunt, Charles McCaughan, Nancy New, Jon Van Ness, Wallace Shawn, Peter Bogyo, Martha Farrar and Dusty Maxwell

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