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Vanessa Redgrave

Actor Date of birth 30th January 1937
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1958
First feature film Behind The Mask

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated6
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated8
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Biography

Vanessa Redgrave is the daughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating, she got recognition for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably her performance in As You Like It. She moved into movies in the sixties with features including Blow Up and Camelot. She has since starred in a range of movies from Howards End to The Pledge. In 2010, she was awarded a BAFTA fellowship.

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Vanessa Redgrave's films

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
105 Mins
Released
1996

Tom Cruise plays an expert spy who is forced to go undercover when he is accused of betraying his country. Contains occasional mild language and violence.

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Packshot for the film Letters To Juliet
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2010

Amanda Seyfried helps Vanessa Redgrave find her lost love in Italy. With Gael Garcia Bernal. Infrequent mild language and one rude gesture.

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Packshot for the film Song For Marion
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
90 Mins
Released
2012

A grumpy old man (Terence Stamp) takes his terminally ill wife's (Vanessa Redgrave) place in the local choir. Mild sex references and some mild bad language.

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Packshot for the film The Whistleblower
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2011

A UN peacekeeper (Rachel Weisz) working in Bosnia uncovers a human-trafficking ring. With Benedict Cumberbatch. Scenes of sexual violence and threat and violence.

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Did you know?

  • Laurence Olivier reportedly announced Vanessa Redgrave's birth on stage at the Old Vic. Her father and Olivier were starring in a production of Hamlet at the time.
  • She made her London stage debut, A Touch Of Sun, and her screen debut, Behind The Mask, starring opposite her father.
  • Her Oscar win for Julia was marked by controversy when she made a reference to protesting "Zionist hoodlums" in her acceptance speech. Her support of the Palestinian cause coupled with her portrayal of a Jewish woman in Julia resulted in Jewish groups protesting against her.
  • She has won several awards for her performances on stage including for her role in The Aspern Papers and a Tony award for her part in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
  • She has two children from her marriage to Tony Richardson. They got married in 1962 and divorced in 1967. She met actor Franco Nero while filming Camelot. They married in 2006.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 1977 Actress in a Supporting Role - Julia
  • 6 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1996 Actress - Morgan!
    • 1992 Actress in a Supporting Role - Howards End
    • 1984 Actress in a Leading Role - The Bostonians
    • 1977 Actress in a Supporting Role - Julia
    • 1971 Actress - Mary Queen Of Scots
    • 1968 Actress - Isadora
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1987 Actress in a Supporting Role - Prick Up Your Ears
    • 1966 British Actress - A Suitable Case For Treatment
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1978 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Julia
  • 8 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - A Month By The Lake
    • 1988 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Prick Up Your Ears
    • 1985 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Bostonions
    • 1978 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Julia
    • 1972 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Mary Queen Of Scots
    • 1969 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Isadora
    • 1968 Actress in a Leading Role - Comedy or Musical - Camelot
    • 1967 Actress in a Leading Role - Comedy or Musical - Morgan!