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Joely Richardson

For Joely the theater must be in her genes. Daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and her late sister Natasha Richardson was also an actress. Former husband Tim Bevan is a producer. However the genes were slow - as a child she saw her older sister ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I The Messenger
 2015/I Maggie
 2013 The Devil's Violinist
Ethel Langham
 2012 Red Lights
Monica Hansen
 2003-2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Julia McNamara
- Christian Troy II (2010) ... Julia McNamara (credit only)
- Dr. Griffin (2010) ... Julia McNamara (credit only)
- Virginia Hayes (2010) ... Julia McNamara (credit only)
 2009 Freezing (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Rachel
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Jo Playton
- Part 2 (2009) ... Jo Playton
- Part 1 (2009) ... Jo Playton
 2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (TV Movie)
Dr. Iris Varnack
 2005 Wallis & Edward (TV Movie)
Wallis Simpson
 2005 Lies My Mother Told Me (TV Movie)
Laren Sims
 2004 The Fever
Woman at 30
 2003 Shoreditch
 2003 Fallen Angel (TV Movie)
Katherine Wentworth
 2000 Maybe Baby
Lucy Bell
 1999 Toy Boys (Short)
 1998 The Echo (TV Series)
Amanda Powell
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Amanda Powell
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Amanda Powell
 1998 The Tribe
 1998 Under Heaven
Eleanor Dunston
 1996 Hollow Reed
Hannah Wyatt
 1996 Loch Ness
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Cathy Breslow
 1992 Rebecca's Daughters
 1992 Shining Through
Margrete Von Eberstein
 1991 King Ralph
Princess Anna of Finland
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Janetta Wheatland
- Heading Home (1991) ... Janetta Wheatland
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
- Available Light (1990) ... Gussy
 1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
- Food (1990) ... Princess
 1989 About That Strange Girl
Giovanna Serafin aka Maria
 1989 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Joanna Farley
- The Dream (1989) ... Joanna Farley
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
- The Horse May Talk (1989) ... Serafina
- Seize the Day (1989) ... Serafina
- Home Fires (1989) ... Serafina
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Serafina
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
- The Three Ravens (1988) ... Princess
 1987 Body Contact
 1987 Kin of the Castle (TV Movie)
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
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Played the title character in a revival of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windemere's Fan" - Old Vic Theatre, Bristol (1990). See more »

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9 Interviews | 5 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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She has three roles in common with her mother Vanessa Redgrave: (1) they both played Jean Travers in Wetherby (1985), (2) they both the unnamed protagonist in The Fever (2004) and (3) they both played Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous (2011). See more »

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