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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 January 1965Marylebone, London, England, UK
Birth NameJoely Kim Richardson
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 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 Natasha interested in acting but she was imagining a career in tennis. Her father put his foot down, and tennis was out. British by birth, she considers herself a sort of honorary Yank, having attended boarding school at Thacher in Ojai, California. Beginning in the 80s film became her life, from small parts in Wetherby (1985) to BBC dramas such as Lady Chatterley (1993) to today's Disney studio going to the dogs in 101 Dalmatians (1996).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

Spouse (1)

Tim Bevan (10 January 1992 - 12 July 2001) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Mother of Daisy Bevan (born in March, 1992) with Tim Bevan.
Sister of Natasha Richardson who passed away on 18 March 2009 in New York, City New York, USA.
Granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.
Cousin of Jemma Redgrave.
Graduated from RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in 1985. Is now an Associate Member.
Sister-in-law of actor Liam Neeson.
Her real mother, Vanessa Redgrave, plays the mother of Joely's character on the TV series Nip/Tuck (2003).
Is only 12 years older than John Hensley, who plays her son on Nip/Tuck (2003).
Stepdaughter of Franco Nero.
Both she and her mother Vanessa Redgrave have played an historical queen who was executed by beheading. Richardson played Marie Antoinette in The Affair of the Necklace (2001) while her mother played the title character in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971).
She and her mother Vanessa Redgrave both appear in Anonymous (2011) as the same character "Queen Elizabeth I" at different ages during the story.
She has played the wife of two English kings; Wallis Simpson (Wallis & Me, 2005) and Henry VIII's final consort Catherine Parr in The Tudors (2010).
In the joint ventures made with her real-life mother Vanessa Redgrave, Joely has either played her mother's character as a young woman (Wetherby (1985), The Fever (2004), Anonymous (2011)) or her screen daughter (Nip/Tuck (2003)).

Salary (1)

Nip/Tuck (2003) $90,000/episode (2007)

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