Vanessa Redgrave

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Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) 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.

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Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) 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.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 121

Birthday 1937-01-30

Place of Birth London, England, UK

Adult Actor False

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2016 The Secret Scripture as Old Roseanne McNulty
2016 Almeida Live Theatre: Richard III as Queen Margaret
2015 The Go-Between as Older Marian
2014 The Wound and the Gift
2014 Foxcatcher as Jean du Pont
2014 Black Box(13 episodes) as Dr. Hartramph
2013 The Thirteenth Tale as Vida Winter
2013 The Butler as Annabeth Westfall
2012 The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh as Rosalind Leigh
2012 Song for Marion as Marion
2012 Political Animals as Justice Diane Nash
2012 Shakespeare Uncovered(1 episode) as Herself
2012 Call the Midwife(26 episodes) as Mature Jenny
2011 Anonymous as Queen Elizabeth I
2011 Cars 2 as The Queen / Mama Topolino (voice)
2011 Coriolanus as Volumnia
2010 Robinson in Ruins as Narrator
2010 Miral as Bertha Spafford
2010 The Whistleblower as Madeleine Rees
2010 Letters to Juliet as Claire
2009 The Day of the Triffids as Durrant
2008 Ein Job as Hannah Silbergrau
2007 How About You... as Georgia Platts
2007 Atonement as older Briony
2007 Evening as Ann Lord
2007 Dealing and Wheeling in Small Arms as Narrator
2007 The Riddle as Roberta Elliot
2006 The Shell Seekers as Penelope Keeling
2006 Venus as Valerie
2006 The Thief Lord as Sister Antonia
2005 The White Countess as Princess Vera Belinskya
2005 Byron as Lady Melbourne
2005 Elio Petri... appunti su un autore as Herself
2004 The Fever as Woman
2003 Good Boy! as The Greater Dane (voice)
2003 Nip/Tuck(7 episodes)
2002 The Locket as Esther Huish
2002 Crime and Punishment as Rodion's mother
2002 The Gathering Storm as Clemmie Churchill
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story as Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch / Narrator
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story(0 episodes)
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story(2 episodes) as Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch / Narrator
2001 The Pledge as Annalise Hansen
2000 A Rumor of Angels as Maddy Bennett
2000 Mirka
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 as Edith Tree
1999 Girl, Interrupted as Dr. Wick
1999 Cradle Will Rock as Countess Constance La Grave
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1998 Lulu on the Bridge as Catherine Moore
1998 Deep Impact as Robin Lerner
1998 Déjà Vu as Skelly
1997 Bella Mafia as Graziella Luciano
1997 Wilde as Lady Speranza Wilde
1997 Mrs. Dalloway as Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 The Willows in Winter as Grandmother / Narrator
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow as Elsa Lübing
1996 Looking For Richard as Herself/Interview
1996 Two Mothers for Zachary
1996 Mission: Impossible as Max
1995 The Wind in the Willows as Grandmother / Narrator
1995 Down Came a Blackbird as Anna Lenke
1995 A Month by the Lake as Miss Bentley
1994 Little Odessa as Irina Shapira
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Great Moments in Aviation as Dr. Angela Bead
1994 Mother's Boys as Lydia
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 They as Florence Latimer
1993 The House of the Spirits as Nivea del Valle
1993 A Wall Of Silence
1993 Sparrow as Suor Agata
1992 Howards End as Ruth Wilcox
1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe as Miss Amelia
1991 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? as Blanche Hudson
1991 Young Catherine as Empress Elizabeth
1990 Orpheus Descending as Lady Torrance
1990 Похороны Сталина as English journalist
1988 A Man for All Seasons as Lady Alice More
1988 Consuming Passions as Mrs. Garza
1987 Comrades as Mrs. Carlyle
1987 Prick Up Your Ears as Peggy Ramsay
1986 Peter the Great as Sophia
1986 Peter the Great(4 episodes) as Sophia
1986 Second Serve as Richard Radley / Renee Richards
1985 Steaming as Nancy
1985 Wetherby as Jean Travers
1984 The Bostonians as Olive Chancellor
1983 Sing Sing as Queen
1983 Wagner(0 episodes) as Cosima Von Buelow
1983 Wagner(1 episode) as Cosima von Bulow
1983 Wagner as Cosima
1982 My Body, My Child as Leenie Cabrezi
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 Playing for Time as Fania Fenelon
1979 Bear Island as Heddi Lindquist
1979 Yanks as Helen
1979 Agatha as Agatha Christie
1977 Julia as Julia
1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution as Lola Deveraux
1975 Out of Season as Ann
1974 Murder on the Orient Express as Mary Debenham
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots as Mary, Queen of Scots
1971 The Trojan Women as Andromache
1971 La Vacanza as Immacolata Meneghelli
1971 The Devils as Sister Jeanne
1970 The Body as Narrator
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as Sylvia Pankhurst
1968 The Sea Gull as Nina, a landowner's daughter
1968 A Quiet Place in the Country as Flavia
1968 Isadora as Isadora Duncan
1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade as Mrs Clarissa Morris
1967 Camelot as Guenevere
1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar
1966 Blow-Up as Jane
1966 A Man for All Seasons as Anne Boleyn
1966 Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment as Leonie Delt
1963 As You Like It as Rosalind
1958 Behind The Mask
1952 Today(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)

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