Vanessa Redgrave

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  • Birth Name: Vanessa Redgrave
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/30/1937, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Vanessa Redgrave Fast Facts:
  • On the night of her birth, Laurence Olivier, who was appearing with her father Michael in a production of Hamlet, announced from the Old Vic Theatre stage, "Tonight, a great actress has been born."
  • Made both her film debut (in the 1958 British medical drama Behind the Mask) and London stage debut (in A Touch of the Sun) playing the daughter of her father's character.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960, acting alongside Diana Rigg and Judi Dench.
  • Earned the first of several Oscar nominations for the 1966 dramedy Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment; her competition included her sister, Lynn, who was nominated for Georgy Girl.
  • Appeared with her mother, Rachel Kempson, brother Corin and daughters Natasha and Joely in her ex-husband Tony Richardson's 1968 remake of The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Ran for the British Parliament as a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party in 1974 and '79 and, with Corin, launched Britain's Peace and Progress party in 2004.
  • Won her first Emmy Award for her U.S. TV debut, the 1980 CBS Holocaust drama Playing for Time.
  • Released a career-spanning memoir, Vanessa Redgrave: An Autobiography, in 1994.
  • Vanessa Redgrave Relationships:
  • Lynn Redgrave - Sister
  • Joely Richardson - Daughter
  • Franco Nero - Ex-significant Other
  • Jemma Redgrave - Niece
  • Annabel - Niece
  • Luke Redgrave - Nephew
  • Arden Redgrave - Niece
  • Corin Redgrave - Brother
  • Michael Redgrave - Father
  • Tony Richardson - Ex-husband
  • Harvey Redgrave - Nephew
  • Carlo Gabriel Sparanero - Son
  • Margaret Scudamore - Grandmother
  • Kelly Clark - Niece
  • Natasha Richardson - Daughter
  • Roy Redgrave - Grandfather
  • Ben - Nephew
  • Rachel Kempson - Mother
  • Timothy Dalton - Ex-significant Other
  • Vanessa Redgrave Awards:
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 1994 Venice Film Festival: Best Supporting Actress - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1966 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1987 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2007 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1968 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2003 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • College:
  • Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England (1957)

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