Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave (* to 30. January 1937 in London) is British theatre - and film actress.


Vanessa Redgrave is the child of an actor dynasty, which is enough into the times of its great-grandfather back. Also its parents, Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson belong to this guild , likewise its sister Lynn Redgrave and its brother Corin Redgrave.

After its ballet training it visits the play school and terminates this 1958. In the same year it debutiert both with the theatre and with the film at the sidetheir father. Until 1966 play it only theatre and as a most talented actress both of public and critics are then celebrated. 1961 become it member of the renowned group of theatres of Royal Shakespeare company. It received numerous honours as a theatre actress.

With their first main role in Morgan.A Suitable Case For Treatment (dt. Protest), 1966, succeeds to her the break-through with the film. Beside a OSCAR nominating it wins the golden palm of Cannes. Also Michelangelo Antonionis film Blow UP becomes a success and announces Vanessa. Numerous films follow, for themsome further nominating and honours receives, thus 1978 the OSCAR than best Nebendarstellerin for Julia or the Emmy for the TV - film Playing For Time 1980.

Vanessa Redgrave was married from 1962 to 1967 with the director Tony Richardson. From this marriage those originateDaughters Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson, which stepped into the Fussstapfen of the nut/mother. After the divorce of its man it had various affairs with colleagues. Thus son Carlo Gabriel originates from a connection with Franco Nero. The boulevard press sealed further affairs in addition,among other things with Fidel Castro.

Vanessa Redgrave politically engaged Trotzkistin is private. Thus it demonstrated against nuclear weapons, against the Viet Nam war, for the Irish Republican Army or Arafat and its PLO. For quite some time their special attention of the human right movement applies. Vanessa Redgrave used theirOSCAR honor 1978 for a political speech. It insulted the mostly Jewish demonstrators before the door of the award, who protested against Redgraves participation in the documentary film The Palestinians.

At present Redgrave prepares a project in the context of the play time 2006 the RuhrTriennale .

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