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Vanessa Redgrave

Knowledge Identifier: +Vanessa_Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave

English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1937.

Countries: United Kingdom (46%), United States (35%), France (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Laurence Olivier, James Earl Jones, Jay Presson Allen

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, Alice Ottley School, Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen's Gate School




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Vanessa Redgrave was born in 1937 add something


Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954 add something


She first appeared in the West End, playing opposite her brother, in 1958 add something


In 1959 she appeared at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre under the direction of Peter Hall as Helena in "A Midsummer's Night Dream" opposite Charles Laughton as Bottom and "Coriolanus" opposite Laurence Olivier , Albert Finney and Edith Evans add something


Michael Blakemore - Blakemore and Hall had been rivals during the 1959 season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, when Hall had directed Blakemore as an actor and both had had romantic ideas about Vanessa Redgrave


Albert Finney - Then in 1959 he appeared at Stratford in "Coriolanus" opposite Laurence Olivier , Edith Evans and Vanessa Redgrave


In 1960, Redgrave had her first starring role in Robert Bolt's "The Tiger and the Horse", in which she co-starred with her father add something


She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in "As You Like It" with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since made more than 35 appearances on London 's West End and Broadway, winning both the Tony and Olivier awards add something


In 1962 she played Imogen in William Gaskill's production of "Cymbeline" for the Royal Shakespeare Company add something


Tony Richardson - Richardson was married to actress Vanessa Redgrave from 1962 until they divorced in 1967


In 1966 Redgrave created the role of Jean Brodie in the Donald Albery production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen from the novel by Muriel Spark add something


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (film) - The novel was turned into a play by Jay Presson Allen that opened in London in 1966 with Vanessa Redgrave and on Broadway in 1968, with Zoe Caldwell in the title role, a performance for which she won a Tony Award


Jay Presson Allen - Produced by Donald Albery, it premiered at the Wyndham's Theatre in May 1966 with Vanessa Redgrave and ran hundreds of performances


In 1967, Redgrave was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


She met Franco while filming "Camelot" in 1967, the year she divorced her husband Tony Richardson, who left her for the French actress Jeanne Moreau add something


Franco Nero - His romantic involvement with British actress Vanessa Redgrave began in 1967 when they met on the set of "Camelot"


Franco Nero - In 1967, he appeared in "Camelot" as Lancelot, where he met his long time romantic partner, and later on in life his wife, Vanessa Redgrave


Jane Fonda - The couple had a daughter, Vanessa, born in 1968 and named for actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave


Marcia Lewis - Additional theater credits include "The Time of Your Life" , "Annie", taking over the role of Miss Hannigan in April 1981, "Rags" , "Roza" , "Orpheus Descending" with Vanessa Redgrave , and the 1990 revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" as Golde


Maggie Smith - In 1969, she won the Academy *award for Best Actress for her performance as an unorthodox Scottish schoolteacher in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", a role originally created on stage by Vanessa Redgrave in 1966 in London


Redgrave and her brother Corin founded the Workers Revolutionary Party in the 1970s add something


From 1971 to 1986, she had a long-term relationship with actor Timothy Dalton, with whom she had starred in the film "Mary, Queen of Scots" add something


Timothy Dalton - He was in a relationship with English actress Vanessa Redgrave between 1971 and 1986


Michael Gothard - One of his most notable film appearances in the wake of his growing visibility as an actor was Ken Russell's 1971 horror film, "The Devils", in which Gothard had a stand-out role as a fanatic witch-hunter and exorcist who defiles Vanessa Redgrave and tortures Oliver Reed


Barbara Windsor - In 1972 she appeared in the West End in Tony Richardson's "The Threepenny Opera" with his wife, Vanessa Redgrave


Katherine Mansfield - She was the subject of the 1973 BBC miniseries "A Picture of Katherine Mansfield" starring Vanessa Redgrave


Sean Connery - Apart from The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion, both released in 1975, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express with Vanessa Redgrave and John Gielgud and A Bridge Too Far co-starring Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Olivier.


Robert Duvall - In 1976 Duvall played supporting roles in The Eagle Has Landed and as Dr. Watson in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution opposite Nicol Williamson, Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Laurence Olivier.


In 1977, Redgrave funded and narrated a documentary film "The Palestinian" about Palestinians and the activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation add something


In 1978, Rabbi Meir Kahane published a book entitled "Listen Vanessa, I am a Zionist", which was later renamed "Listen World, Listen Jew", in direct response to Redgrave's comments at the Academy awards add something


When Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar in 1978, for her role in "Julia," members of the Jewish Defense League , led by Rabbi Meir Kahane, burned effigies of Redgrave and picketed the Academy awards ceremony to protest against both Redgrave and her support of the Palestinian cause add something


Phoebe Nicholls - Debuting in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original staging of "Whose Life Is It Anyway-" in 1978, she went on to perform in Robert Strura's revival of "Three Sisters" with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Daldry's acclaimed National Theatre version of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" and in the Olivier Award-winning productions of "Pravda", with "The Elephant Man" co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins and Terry Johnson's "Hysteria"


Michael Apted - In 1979 he directed the Hollywood-financed "Agatha", featuring Vanessa Redgrave


Agatha Christie - The 1979 Michael Apted film "Agatha" starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin_Hoffman and Timothy Dalton depicts Christie planning suicide, to frame her husband's mistress for her "murder"


Colin Welland - Welland's writing credits include the 1979 film "Yanks", starring Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Gere, and directed by John Schlesinger


In 1980 Redgrave made her American TV debut as concentration camp survivor Fania Fénelon in the Arthur Miller-scripted TV movie "Playing for Time", a part for which she won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1981 add something


Richard Eyre - Other than "Guys and Dolls", his most noted theatre productions include "Hamlet" , with Jonathan Pryce at the Royal Court in 1980 and Daniel Day-Lewis in 1989; "Richard III" with Ian_McKellen; "King Lear" with Ian_Holm; Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana" and "Sweet Bird of Youth"; Eduardo De Filippo's "Napoli Milionaria" and "Le Grande Magia"; Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" with Paul Scofield, Vanessa Redgrave and Eileen_Atkins; Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" with Eve Best;


In 1984 Redgrave sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra, claiming that the orchestra had fired her from a performance due to her support of the PLO. Lillian Hellman testified in court on Redgrave's behalf add something


She was awarded the Laurence Olivier award for Actress of the Year in a Revival in 1984 for "The Aspern Papers" add something


Christopher Reeve - In 1984, Reeve appeared in "The Aspern Papers" with Vanessa Redgrave


Robert K. Massie - This book inspired a 1986 NBC miniseries that won three Emmy Awards and starred Maximilian Schell, Laurence Olivier and Vanessa Redgrave


Peter Hall (director) - He later presented the production, starring Vanessa Redgrave on Broadway in 1989


In the 1990s, her theatre work included Prospero in "The Tempest" at Shakespeare's Globe in London add something


Redgrave was perplexed by such hostility, stating in her 1991 autobiography her long-held belief that "the struggle against anti-Semitism and for the self-determination of the Palestinians form a single whole add something


Isadora Duncan - A 1991 stage play "When She Danced" about Duncan's later years by Martin Sherman, won the Evening Standard Award for Vanessa Redgrave


Elizabeth of Russia - The 1991 TV miniseries "Young Catherine" features Vanessa Redgrave in the role


Marisa Tomei - For her performance, Tomei was named Best Supporting Actress at the 1993 Academy *awards, prevailing over Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave and Judy Davis


In 1995 Redgrave was elected to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador add something


Little Odessa (film) - "'Little Odessa"' is an American crime film released in 1995 by James Gray, in his directorial debut, featuring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly and Vanessa Redgrave


Richard Paul Evans - His 1996 book "Timepiece" was made into a television movie featuring James Earl Jones and Ellen Burstyn, as were 1998's "The Locket", which starred Vanessa Redgrave, and 2003's "A Perfect Day", which starred Rob Lowe and Christopher Lloyd


Lena Headey - After a string of film roles, she appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the 1997 romantic drama "Mrs Dalloway"


Eileen Atkins - In 1997, she wrote the screenplay for "Mrs Dalloway", starring Vanessa Redgrave


Judy Parfitt - Parfitt played Lady Mount-Temple in the biopic film "Wilde", alongside Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Jones in 1997


Glynis Barber - She later appeared alongside Vanessa Redgrave in the 1997 film, "Déjà Vu"


Deep Impact (film) - "'Deep Impact"' is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian_Schell, Leelee Sobieski, and Morgan Freeman


It was reported that she declined a damehood in 1999 add something


Noel Coward - A symposium published in 1999 to mark the centenary of Coward's birth listed some of his major productions scheduled for the year in Britain and North America, including "Ace of Clubs, After the Ball, Blithe Spirit, Cavalcade, Easy Virtue, Hay Fever, Present Laughter, Private Lives, Sail Away, A Song at Twilight, The Young Idea" and "Waiting in the Wings", with stars including Lauren Bacall, Rosemary Harris, Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave and Elaine Stritch


Sheridan Morley - Morley's last work as theatre director was in 1999 with a revival of Noël Coward's "A Song at Twilight", first at The King's Head Theatre in Islington, and at the Gielgud Theatre in a West End run from October 1999 to March 2000, starring Corin Redgrave, Kika Markham, Mathew Bose, and Vanessa Redgrave


Her performance as a lesbian mourning the loss of her longtime partner in the HBO series "If These Walls Could Talk 2" earned her a Golden Globe for Best TV Series Supporting Actress in 2000, as well as earning an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a TV Film or Miniseries add something


Jon Voight - Also in 2001, he appeared in the television mini-series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story along with Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew_Modine, Richard Attenborough, and Mia Sara.


In December 2002 Redgrave paid £50,000 bail for Chechen separatist Deputy Premier and special envoy Akhmed Zakayev, who had sought political asylum in the United Kingdom and was accused by the Russian government of aiding and abetting hostage-takings in the Moscow Hostage Crisis of 2002 and guerrilla warfare against Russia add something


Googie Withers - In 2002, aged 85, Withers appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan" in London's West End.


John Neville (actor) - In the same year he appeared alongside Vanessa Redgrave in the 2002 film adaptation of "Crime and Punishment"


In 2003 she won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" add something


On 13 November 2003, a London court rejected the Russian government's request for Zakayev's extradition add something


In December 2003 it was revealed that Redgrave had declined the offer of being made a Dame from Tony Blair's New Labour government add something


In 2004 Vanessa Redgrave and her brother Corin Redgrave launched the Peace and Progress Party, which campaigned against the Iraq War and for human rights add something


Michael Moore - In 2004, he did a cameo, as a news journalist, in "The Fever", starring Vanessa Redgrave in the lead


During a June 2005 interview on "Larry King Live", Redgrave was challenged on this criticism and on her political views add something


However, in June 2005 Redgrave left the party add something


In 2006, Redgrave starred opposite Peter O'Toole in the acclaimed film "Venus" add something


In January 2006, Redgrave was presented the Ibsen Centennial award for her "outstanding work in interpreting many of Henrik Ibsen's works over the last decades add something


In June 2006 she was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Transilvania International Film Festival, one of whose sponsors is a mining company named Gabriel Resources add something


Redgrave and Nero married on 31 December 2006 add something


In 2007, Redgrave played Joan Didion in her Broadway stage adaptation of her 2005 book, "The Year of Magical Thinking", which played 144 regular performances in a 24-week limited engagement at the Booth Theatre add something


In December 2007 Redgrave was named as one of the possible suretors who paid the £50,000 bail for Jamil al-Banna, one of three British residents arrested after landing back in the UK following four years' captivity at Guantanamo Bay add something


Meryl Streep - Also in 2007, Streep had a short role alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Glenn_Close and her eldest daughter Mamie Gummer in Lajos Koltai's drama film "Evening", based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Susan Minot


Julie Cox - In 2007, Cox was the female lead in "The Riddle" alongside Vinnie Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Vanessa Redgrave


She spent a week performing the work at the Theatre Royal in Bath, Somerset in September 2008 add something


!Cannes Film Festival - She had small roles in "Eva", a Romanian drama film that premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival as well as in Julian Schnabel's Palestinian drama, "Miral" that was screened at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and played the role of Winnie the Giant Tortoise in the 2010 environmental animated film "Animals United" add something


In 2009, Redgrave starred in the BBC remake of "The Day of the Triffids", with her daughter Joely add something


Within 14 months in 2009-10, she lost both a daughter and her two younger siblings add something


Her daughter Natasha Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from a traumatic brain injury caused by a skiing accident add something


She once again performed the role of Joan Didion for a special benefit at New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on 26 October 2009 add something


Shane Taylor - In 2009 he appeared in the BBC adaptation of John Wyndham's "The Day of the Triffids" with Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as in the 2009 film "Bomber"


Chris Egan (actor) - In the summer of 2009, he shot the movie "Letters to Juliet" in Italy, with Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Gael García Bernal


Pristina film festival - The first festival was held in 2009, and featured actress Vanessa Redgrave as the host


Natasha Richardson - In January 2009, two months before her death, Richardson played the role of Desirée in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music", opposite her mother, Vanessa Redgrave who played Mme. Armfeldt


Pristina film festival - The organizers submitted a proposal for the festival for June 2009, with actress Vanessa Redgrave serving as the Chairman of the Board


She was the recipient of the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship "in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film add something


On 6 April 2010, her brother Corin Redgrave died, and on 2 May 2010, her sister Lynn Redgrave died add something


In October 2010 she starred in the Broadway premiere of "Driving Miss Daisy" starring in the title role opposite James Earl Jones add something


The show premiered on 25 October 2010 at the John Golden Theatre in New York City to rave reviews add something


Eileen Atkins - Atkins replaced Vanessa Redgrave as Eleanor of Aquitaine in the blockbuster movie "Robin Hood" starring Russell Crowe, which was released in the UK in May 2010


James Earl Jones - In October 2010, Jones returned to the Broadway stage in Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" along with Vanessa Redgrave at the Golden Theatre


Marzieh (singer) - Accessed 26 October 2010 On the other hand, the European press have compared her to Vanessa Redgrave and Melina Mercouri for her willingness to put political and human-rights beliefs ahead of her career, even her own safety


Both "Miral" and "The Whistleblower" are scheduled for U.S. theatrical release in 2011 add something


She has filmed leading lady roles for two upcoming 2011 historical films add something


In May 2011, she was nominated for a Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for the role of Daisy in "Driving Miss Daisy" add something


The play transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in London from 26 September to 17 December 2011 add something


Coriolanus - In 2011, Ralph Fiennes directed and starred as Coriolanus with Gerard Butler as Aufidius and Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia in a modern-day film adaptation "Coriolanus"


Derek Jacobi - In 2011, Jacobi accepted a role in the film "Anonymous", about the Oxfordian theory, starring Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave


Since 2012, Redgrave has narrated the BBC series "Call The Midwife" add something


Song for Marion - "'Song for Marion"' is a 2012 British-German comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams and starring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, and Vanessa Redgrave


Anne Reid - Toronto International Film Festival - Reid co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp in the film "Song for Marion" which featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 and will be released in UK cinemas in 2013


In 2013, Redgrave stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg in Kip Fagan's "The Revisionist" add something


In September 2013 Redgrave once again starred opposite James Earl Jones in a production of "Much Ado About Nothing" at The Old Vic, London, directed by Mark Rylance add something


James Earl Jones - In 2013 Jones starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in a production or "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Mark Rylance at The Old Vic, London


Anne Reid - Reid co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp in the film "Song for Marion" which was released in UK cinemas in 2013


Terry Kinney - Kinney was cast as series regular on ABC drama series "The Black Box" opposite Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave, set to air on ABC in 2014


Redgrave had a near-fatal heart attack in April 2015 add something


In 2016 Redgrave played Queen Margaret in "Richard III" with Ralph Fiennes in the title role, at the Almeida Theatre, London add something


In 2017 Redgrave made her directorial debut with the movie Sea Sorrow, a documentary about the European migrant crisis and the plight of migrants encamped outside Calais, France trying to reach Britain add something


In 2017, at the age of 80, Redgrave made her directorial debut with the feature documentary Sea Sorrow, which covers the plight of child migrants in the Calais refugee camps and the broader European migrant crisis add something