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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 47 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 The Go-Between (TV Movie) (post-production)
Older Marian
 2012-2015 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Mature Jenny
- Episode #4.7 (2015) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #4.8 (2015) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #4.5 (2015) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #4.6 (2015) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #4.4 (2015) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
 2014 Foxcatcher
Jean du Pont
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie)
Vida Winter
 2013 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Call Out (2013) ... Elderly Woman
 2012 Political Animals (TV Mini-Series)
Diane Nash
- The Woman Problem (2012) ... Diane Nash
 2011 Cars 2
The Queen / Mama Topolino (voice)
 2010 Animals United
Winifred (English version, voice)
 2010 Miral
Bertha Spafford
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Durrant
- Part 2 (2009) ... Durrant
- Part 1 (2009) ... Durrant (credit only)
 2009 Identity of the Soul
Narrator
 2008 Ein Job (TV Movie)
Hannah Silbergrau
 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)
 2003 Byron (TV Movie)
Lady Melbourne
 2002 The Locket (TV Movie)
Esther Huish
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Movie)
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 Uninvited
Mrs. Ruttenburn
 1999 Eleonora (TV Movie)
Eleonora Pimentel
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Catherine Moore
 1997 Bella Mafia (TV Movie)
Graziella Luciano
 1997 Déjà Vu
Skelly
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Elsa Lübing
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1996 Two Mothers for Zachary (TV Movie)
Nancy Shaffell
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Grandmother (live action)
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Anna Lenke
 1994 Little Odessa
Irina Shapira
 1994 Great Moments in Aviation (TV Movie)
Dr. Angela Bead
 1994 Mother's Boys
Lydia
 1993 Children of the Mist (TV Movie)
Florence Latimer
 1993 Sparrow
Sister Agata
 1993 A Wall of Silence
Kate Benson
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Vicky's Mother
- London, May 1916 (1992) ... Vicky's Mother
 1991 Young Catherine (TV Movie)
Empress Elizabeth
 1990 Pokhorony Stalina
English journalist (as Vanessa Redgreiv)
 1990 Breath of Life
Sister Crucifix
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie)
Lady Torrance
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Mother Capulet (voice)
 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
 1986 Comrades
Mrs. Carlyle
 1985 Steaming
Nancy
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Cloyce
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Sarah Cloyce
 1983 Sing Sing
Queen
 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
 1977 Julia
Julia
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Lola Deveraux
 1975 Out of Season
Ann
 1971 La vacanza
Immacolata Meneghelli
 1970 Dropout
Mary
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 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
 1966 A Farewell to Arms (TV Mini-Series)
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
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Helena
 1958 Behind the Mask
Pamela Benson Gray
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Albert Finney, Harry Andrews, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Hardy, Julian Glover, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Hall 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:

Analyzing the problem is vital. It's the only way you're going to arrive at the right thing to do. See more »

Trivia:

After filming Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Devils (1971) and The Trojan Women (1971), she suffered a miscarriage in 1971. It was a boy and would have been her and Franco Nero's second child. 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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