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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 43 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012-2016 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Mature Jenny
- Episode #5.8 (2016) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #5.7 (2016) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #5.6 (2016) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #5.5 (2016) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
- Episode #5.4 (2016) ... Mature Jenny (voice)
 2015 The Go-Between (TV Movie)
Old Marian
 2014 Foxcatcher
Jean du Pont
 2013 The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie)
Vida Winter
 2013 Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Marion (uncredited)
 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)
- Part 2 (2009) ... Durrant
- Part 1 (2009) ... Durrant (credit only)
 2009 Identity of the Soul
 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
 2006 The Thief Lord
Sister Antonia
 2005 Short Order
 2004 The Fever
 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 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
 2000 A Rumor of Angels
Maddy Bennett
 2000 Children's Story, Chechnia (Short) (voice)
 2000 Mirka
 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
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Elsa Lübing
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
 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
Dr. Angela Bead
 1993 Children of the Mist (TV Movie)
Florence Latimer
 1993 Mother's Boys
 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
 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 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)
- Part IV (1986) ... Sophia
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Sophia
- Pt II (1986) ... Sophia
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Sophia
 1986 Comrades
Mrs. Carlyle
 1985 Steaming
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Cloyce
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Sarah Cloyce
 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
 1977 Julia
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Lola Deveraux
 1975 Out of Season
 1971 La vacanza
Immacolata Meneghelli
 1970 Dropout
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1968 The Sea Gull
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
 1966 Blow-Up
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
- La Musica (1965)
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Sally (1964) ... Sally
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
- Maggie (1964) ... Maggie
 1963 As You Like It (TV Movie)
 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
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 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 Henrik Ibsen's play, "John Gabriel Borkman," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield and Eileen Atkins in the cast. Richard Eyre 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


5' 11" (1.81 m)

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I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the power to do what I like. It's not true. See more »


She was awarded the 1991 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in When She Danced. See more »


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

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