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Lynn Redgrave (1943–2010)

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore, all of whom were... See full bio »


(age 67) in Kent, Connecticut, USA

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gods and Monsters
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Aunt Millicent
Spider Mrs. Wilkinson
Rude Awakening
Rude Awakening Trudy Frank


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 2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Emily Huntford
- Folie a Deux (2009) ... Emily Huntford
 2009 My Dog Tulip
Nancy / Greengrocer's Wife (voice)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
Drunken Lady at Ball
 2007 Nurses (TV Movie)
Peggy Rice
 2007 The Jane Austen Book Club
Mama Sky
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Dahlia Hainsworth
- Dress Big (2007) ... Dahlia Hainsworth
 2004 Kinsey
Final Interview Subject
 2003 Charlie's War
Grandma Lewis
 2003 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Sir Nigel: Part 2 (2003) ... Cordelia (voice)
- Sir Nigel: Part 1 (2003) ... Cordelia (voice)
 2002 Anita & Me
Mrs. Ormerod
 2002 Hansel & Gretel
Woman / Witch
 2002 Unconditional Love
Nola Fox
 2002 My Sister's Keeper (TV Movie)
Helen Margaret Chapman
 2001 My Kingdom
 2001 Varian's War (TV Movie)
Alma Werfel-Mahler
 2001 Venus and Mars
Emily Vogel
 1998-2001 Rude Awakening (TV Series)
Trudy Frank
- Altar Ego (2001) ... Trudy Frank
- Blessings and Dead Guys (2001) ... Trudy Frank (credit only)
- Duck (2001) ... Trudy Frank (credit only)
- Kiss, Kiss, Kiss... (2001) ... Trudy Frank (credit only)
 2000 Deeply
 2000 The Next Best Thing
Helen Whittaker
 2000 The Simian Line
 1999 A Season for Miracles (TV Movie)
Hon. Judge Nancy Jakes
 1999 The Annihilation of Fish
 1999 Touched
 1999 Different (TV Movie)
Amanda Talmadge
 1999 The Nanny (TV Series)
Lynn Redgrave
- The Yummy Mummy (1999) ... Lynn Redgrave
 1998 White Lies (TV Movie)
Inga Kolneder
 1997 Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan (TV Movie)
Monica Brannigan
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Toothless (1997) ... Rogers
 1996 Shine
 1994 Calling the Shots (TV Series)
Maggie Donnelly
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Maggie Donnelly
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Maggie Donnelly
 1993 Timmy's Special Delivery: A Precious Moments Christmas (TV Movie)
Narrator / Cat (voice)
 1990 Jury Duty; The Comedy (TV Movie)
Abby Greyhouwsky
 1989 Getting It Right
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Pauline Williams
- Death of a Son (1989) ... Pauline Williams
 1989 Chicken Soup (TV Series)
Maddie Peerce
- The Ralph Hearns Story (1989) ... Maddie Peerce
- Operation Jackie (1989) ... Maddie Peerce
- Community Service (1989) ... Maddie Peerce
- Bea's Night Out (1989) ... Maddie Peerce
- Almost Father Jackie (1989) ... Maddie Peerce
 1988 Silent Mouse (TV Movie)
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series)
The Woman
- A Woman Alone (1988) ... The Woman
 1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
Nancy Stewart
 1987 Walking on Air (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hepp
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Audrey Beck / Carly Knight
- Restless Nights (1986) ... Audrey Beck
- Relative Loss (1983) ... Carly Knight
 1986 My Two Loves (TV Movie)
Marjorie Lloyd
 1985 The Bad Seed (TV Movie)
Monica Breedlove
 1984 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
 1984 The Fainthearted Feminist (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Martha
 1982-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Kristen Robbins / Jean Harrigan
- To Fly with Eagles/The High Cost of Living (1984) ... Kristen Robbins
- Everybody Goes to Gilley's/Face of Fire (1982) ... Jean Harrigan
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Cotter
- The Shooting (1982) ... Sarah Cotter
 1982 Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie)
Monica Welles
 1980 Linda in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1980 Les séducteurs
Lady Davina (segment "An Englishman's Home")
 1980 The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Movie)
Miss Leona de Vose
 1980 Gauguin the Savage (TV Movie)
Mette Gad
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
Kate Jordache
 1979 Sooner or Later (TV Movie)
The teacher
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... Claire
 1976 The Big Bus
Camille Levy
 1975 Daft As a Brush (TV Movie)
 1974 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie)
Miss Jane Cubberly
 1974 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Berta Garlan
- The Spring Sonata (1974) ... Berta Garlan
 1971-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Eliza Doolittle / Helena
- Pygmalion (1973) ... Eliza Doolittle
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1971) ... Helena
 1973 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Miss Poole
 1972 The ABC Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Hellzapoppin' (1972)
 1971 Don't Turn the Other Cheek
Mary O'Donnell
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers
Phillipa Raskin
 1969 A Touch of Venus (TV Series)
- Blank Pages (1969) ... Carole
 1966-1968 Love Story (TV Series)
Mary Downey / Rosemarie
- The Egg on the Face of the Tiger (1968) ... Mary Downey
- Ain't Afraid to Dance (1966) ... Rosemarie
 1968 Film Review (TV Mini-Series)
- Backs British Films (1968) ... Yvonne
 1967 Smashing Time
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
Secret Agent Wife
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Secret Agent Wife
 1963-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ivy Toft / Caroline / Polly Barlow
- I Am Osango (1967) ... Ivy Toft
- What's Wrong with Humpty Dumpty? (1967) ... Caroline
- Pretty Polly (1966) ... Polly Barlow
- Power and Glory (1963)
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Virgin Bumpus
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
- The End of the Tunnel (1966) ... Sheila
 1965 Sunday Out of Season (TV Movie)
 1964 Girl with Green Eyes
Baba Brennan
 1963 Tom Jones
Susan, Upton Inn
 1960 Shoot to Kill
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (110 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Master Builder," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, Max Adrian, and Celia Johnson in the cast. Peter Wood was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John & Lynn


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

Looking at my horrible ugly bulk on a huge screen was the turning point in my life.


In 1981, Redgrave was fired from a show called 'House Calls' and Universal Studios released a statement saying that Redgrave had left the CBS series because the studio wouldn't meet her salary demands. However, Redgrave told a very different story via People Magazine and asserted she was forced off the TV show because she wanted to breast-feed her 5-week-old daughter on set. Universal denied this... See more »

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