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Vanessa Redgrave


On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave. Vanessa was born in Greenwich, London, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Coriolanus
Coriolanus Volumnia
(2011)
Atonement
Atonement Older Briony
(2007)
Letters to Juliet
(2010)
The Butler
The Butler Annabeth Westfall
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Andorra (pre-production)
Mrs. Reinhardt
 2018 Georgetown (post-production)
Elsa Brecht
 2018 The Aspern Papers (post-production)
Juliana Bordereau
 2012-2017 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Mature Jenny / Mature Jennifer Worth / Voice of Mature Jenny
- Christmas Special (2017) ... Voice of Mature Jenny
- Episode #6.8 (2017) ... Mature Jennifer Worth (voice)
- Episode #6.7 (2017) ... Mature Jennifer Worth (voice)
- Episode #6.6 (2017) ... Mature Jennifer Worth (voice)
- Episode #6.5 (2017) ... Mature Jennifer Worth (voice)
 2017 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Jeanne McDougall
 2017 Man in an Orange Shirt (TV Mini-Series)
Flora Berryman
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Flora Berryman
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Flora Berryman
 2016 The Secret Scripture
Lady Rose
 2015 The Go-Between (TV Movie)
Old Marian
 2014 Black Box (TV Series)
Dr. Hartramph
- Consequences (2014) ... Dr. Hartramph
- The Fear (2014) ... Dr. Hartramph
- Emotion (2014) ... Dr. Hartramph
- I Shall Be Released (2014) ... Dr. Hartramph
- Sing Like Me (2014) ... Dr. Hartramph
 2014 Foxcatcher
Jean du Pont
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie)
Vida Winter
 2013/I The Butler
Annabeth Westfall
 2013 Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Marion (uncredited)
 2013 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Call Out (2013) ... Elderly Woman
 2012 Unfinished Song
Marion
 2012 Political Animals (TV Mini-Series)
Diane Nash
- The Woman Problem (2012) ... Diane Nash
 2011/I Anonymous
Queen Elizabeth I
 2011 Cars 2
The Queen / Mama Topolino (voice)
 2011 Coriolanus
Volumnia
 2010 Konferenz der Tiere
Winifred (English version, voice)
 2010 The Whistleblower
Madeleine Rees
 2010 Miral
Bertha Spafford
 2010 Letters to Juliet
Claire
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Durrant
- Part 2 (2009) ... Durrant
- Part 1 (2009) ... Durrant (credit only)
 2004-2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Dr. Erica Noughton
- Alexis Stone II (2009) ... Dr. Erica Noughton
- Alexis Stone (2009) ... Dr. Erica Noughton
- Sal Perri (2005) ... Dr. Erica Noughton
- KiKi (2005) ... Dr. Erica Noughton
- Momma Boone (2005) ... Dr. Erica Noughton
 2009 Identity of the Soul
Narrator
 2008 Ein Job (TV Movie)
Hannah Silbergrau
 2008 Restraint
Sky News reader #2
 2007 How About You...
Georgia Platts
 2007 The Riddle
Roberta Elliot
 2007 Atonement
Older Briony
 2007 Evening
Ann Lord
 2006/I Venus
Valerie
 2006 The Thief Lord
Sister Antonia
 2006 The Shell Seekers (TV Mini-Series)
Penelope Keeling
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Penelope Keeling
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Penelope Keeling
 2005 The White Countess
Princess Vera Belinskya
 2005 Short Order
Marianne
 2004 The Fever
Woman
 2003 Good Boy!
The Greater Dane (voice)
 2003 Byron (TV Movie)
Lady Melbourne
 2002 The Locket (TV Movie)
Esther Huish
 2002 Crime and Punishment
Rodion's Mother
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Clemmie Churchill
 2001/I The Pledge
Annalise Hansen
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series)
Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
 2000 The 3 Kings
Priestess
 2000 A Rumor of Angels
Maddy Bennett
 2000 Children's Story, Chechnia (Short) (voice)
 2000 Mirka
Kalsan
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Edith Tree (segment "1961")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted
Dr. Wick
 1999 Uninvited
Mrs. Rutterburn
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Countess Constance La Grange
 1999 Eleonora (TV Movie)
Eleonora Pimentel
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Catherine Moore
 1998 Deep Impact
Robin Lerner
 1997 Bella Mafia (TV Movie)
Graziella Luciano
 1997 Déjà Vu
Skelly
 1997 Mrs Dalloway
Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway
 1997 Wilde
Lady 'Speranza' Wilde
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Elsa Lübing
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1996 Two Mothers for Zachary (TV Movie)
Nancy Shaffell
 1996 Mission: Impossible
Max
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Grandmother (live action)
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Anna Lenke
 1995 A Month by the Lake
Miss Bentley
 1994 Little Odessa
Irina Shapira
 1994 Great Moments in Aviation
Dr. Angela Bead
 1993 Children of the Mist (TV Movie)
Florence Latimer
 1993 Mother's Boys
Lydia
 1993 Storia di una capinera
Sister Agata
 1993 Un muro de silencio
Kate Benson
 1992 Howards End
Ruth Wilcox
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Vicky's Mother
- London, May 1916 (1992) ... Vicky's Mother
 1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Miss Amelia
 1991 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (TV Movie)
Blanche Hudson
 1991 Young Catherine (TV Movie)
Empress Elizabeth
 1990 Pokhorony Stalina
English journalist (as Vanessa Redgreiv)
 1990 Breath of Life
Suor Crocifissa
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie)
Lady Torrance
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Mother Capulet (voice)
 1988 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
Lady Alice More
 1988 Consuming Passions
Mrs. Garza
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Peggy Ramsay
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Richard Radley / Renee Richards
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Sophia
- Part IV (1986) ... Sophia
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Sophia
- Pt II (1986) ... Sophia
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Sophia
 1986 Comrades
Mrs. Carlyle
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Cloyce
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Sarah Cloyce
 1985 Steaming
Nancy
 1985 Wetherby
Jean Travers
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
The Evil Queen
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984) ... The Evil Queen
 1984 The Bostonians
Olive Chancellor
 1981-1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Cosima von Bulow
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... Cosima von Bulow
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Cosima von Bulow
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Cosima von Bulow
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Cosima von Bulow
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Cosima von Bulow
 1983 Sing Sing
The Queen (first story)
 1982 My Body, My Child (TV Movie)
Leenie Cabrezi
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
Fania Fenelon
 1979 Bear Island
Heddi Lindquist
 1979 Yanks
Helen
 1979 Agatha
Agatha Christie
 1977 Julia
Julia
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Lola Deveraux
 1975 Out of Season
Ann
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Mary Debenham
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
Katherine / The Woman
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Katherine
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Katherine
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Katherine
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Katherine
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Katherine
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
 1971 The Trojan Women
Andromache
 1971 La vacanza
Immacolata Meneghelli
 1971 The Devils
Sister Jeanne
 1970 Dropout
Mary
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Sylvia Pankhurst
 1968 The Sea Gull
Nina
 1968 Isadora
Isadora Duncan
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Clarissa Morris
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
Jacky
 1967 Camelot
Guenevere
 1966 Blow-Up
Jane
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
Anne Boleyn
 1966 Morgan!
Leonie Delt
 1966 A Farewell to Arms (TV Mini-Series)
Catherine Barkley
- Like Saying Goodbye to a Statue (1966) ... Catherine Barkley
- We Knew the Summer Was Gone (1966) ... Catherine Barkley
- That Summer There Were Many Victories (1966) ... Catherine Barkley
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
- La Musica (1965)
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sally
- Sally (1964) ... Sally
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Maggie
- Maggie (1964) ... Maggie
 1963 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Rosalind
 1958-1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Stella Dean / Caroline Lester
- The Tiger and the Horse (1961) ... Stella Dean
- A Touch of the Sun (1958) ... Caroline Lester
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Monica Claverton-Ferry
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Elder Statesman (1960) ... Monica Claverton-Ferry
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Helena
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Maid of Honour
- Till Time Shall End (1958) ... Maid of Honour
 1958 Behind the Mask
Pamela Benson Gray
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Other Works:

She acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "A Touch of the Poet," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Timothy Dalton, Malcolm Tierney, John McEnery, Amanda Boxer, James Berwick, and Rudi Davies in the cast. David Thacker 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 Redgrave CBE | Vanessa Redgreiv

Height:

5' 11" (1.81 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

How can we help the people in the audience--and ourselves--remove the cobwebs that prevents us all from being able to reach and touch things? See more »

Trivia:

Received The Helen Hayes award nomination for her work in Hecuba. This play was a major success. It was so well received that the BAM theater in New York scheduled it for two weeks and it went on to being performed in Delphi. 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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