Vanessa Redgrave

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth January 30, 1937
Place of Birth England
Age 83 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave is an English actress of stage, screen, and television, and a political activist. Called "The Greatest Actress of our Time" by Tennessee Williams, Redgrave is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship. Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in the Shakespeare comedy As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day's Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. On screen she has starred in scores of films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the film Julia.

Born: January 30, 1937, Blackheath, London, England
Occupation: Actress, political activist
Years active: 1958–present
Partner(s): Timothy Dalton (1971–1986)
Children: Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson, Carlo Gabriel Nero
Parent(s): Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson
Family: Redgrave
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About Vanessa Redgrave

British dramatic actress who won an Oscar Award for her role in the 1977 film Julia. She has been featured in over 80 films, including Mission Impossible and Atonement.

Before Fame

She studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London.


She debuted in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company in her early 20s, playing Rosalind.

Family Life

She was married to Tony Richardson from 1962 to 1967, and the couple had two daughters: Natasha in 1963 and Joely in 1965.


Her sister, Lynn Redgrave, starred in Georgy Girl.

Information related to Vanessa Redgrave

  • People educated at Queen's Gate School
  • Evening Standard Award for Best Actress winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • People educated at The Alice Ottley School
  • Workers Revolutionary Party (UK) members
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Critics' Circle Theatre Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
  • BAFTA fellows
  • Actors at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
  • Volpi Cup winners
  • English socialists
  • English voice actresses
  • Laurence Olivier Award winners
  • Royal Shakespeare Company members
  • Drama Desk Award winners
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