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Vanessa Redgrave


Born into a distinguished acting family, Vanessa Redgrave knew a lot about acting technique when she started making films in the 1960s. Three decades later she has shown that an actress can improve with age. In his review of A Month by the Lake (1995), Roger Ebert sees Redgrave "at the absolute peak of physical and mental perfection". No one had ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Foxcatcher
Jean du Pont
 2011 Cars 2
The Queen / Mama Topolino (voice)
 2010 Animals United
Winifred (English version, voice)
 2010 Miral
Bertha Spafford
 2009 Identity of the Soul
Narrator
 2008 Restraint
Sky News reader #2
 2007 The Riddle
Roberta Elliot
 2007 Evening
Ann Lord
 2006/I Venus
Valerie
 2006 The Thief Lord
Sister Antonia
 2005 Short Order
Marianne
 2004 The Fever
Woman
 2003 Good Boy!
The Greater Dane (voice)
 2000 The 3 Kings
Priestess
 2000 A Rumor of Angels
Maddy Bennett
 2000 Children's Story, Chechnia (Short) (voice)
 2000 Mirka
Kalsan
 1999 Uninvited
Mrs. Ruttenburn
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Catherine Moore
 1997 Déjà Vu
Skelly
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Elsa Lübing
 1994 Little Odessa
Irina Shapira
 1994 Mother's Boys
Lydia
 1993 Sparrow
Sister Agata
 1993 A Wall of Silence
Kate Benson
 1990 Pokhorony Stalina
English journalist (as Vanessa Redgreiv)
 1990 Breath of Life
Sister Crucifix
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Mother Capulet (voice)
 1988 Consuming Passions
Mrs. Garza
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Peggy Ramsay
 1986 Comrades
Mrs. Carlyle
 1985 Steaming
Nancy
 1983 Sing Sing
Queen
 1979 Bear Island
Heddi Lindquist
 1979 Yanks
Helen
 1977 Julia
Julia
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Lola Deveraux
 1975 Out of Season
Ann
 1971 La vacanza
Immacolata Meneghelli
 1970 Dropout
Mary
 1968 The Sea Gull
Nina, a landowner's daughter
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Mrs. Clarissa Morris
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
Jacky
 1966 Blow-Up
Jane
 1958 Behind the Mask
Pamela Benson Gray
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Other Works:

She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Heartbreak House," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Paul Scofield, Felicity Kendal, Daniel Massey, Imogen Stubbs, David Calder, Oliver Ford-Davies, Joe Melia, and Shaun Scott in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Redgreiv

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Speaking of her parents (Michael & Rachel), sister Lynn, and brother Corin] We are the sprigs of a great and beautiful tree. See more »

Trivia:

Daughter of Michael Redgrave & Rachel Kempson, older sister of Lynn Redgrave & Corin Redgrave, mother of Natasha Richardson & Joely Richardson. See more »

Trademark:

Often chooses roles that are difficult or controversial, not roles that will bring her more money or a higher status.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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