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Vanessa Redgrave

Birth Name:
Vanessa Redgrave
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor

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

Awards

  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2011San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 1994Venice Film Festival-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1992Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1988BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1987New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1986Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries: nominated
  • 1986Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1984Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1981Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: winner
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1977Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1977Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1972Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1971Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1969Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1969Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 1968Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1968Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1967BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actress: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1966Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner