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Also Known As: Jemima Rebecca Redgrave Died:
Born: January 14, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Heir to the Redgrave name, one of the most distinguished theatrical legacies in the world, Jemma Redgrave is the granddaughter of Sir Michael and Lady Rachel, the daughter of Corin, and the niece of Vanessa and Lynn. Although her profile in the US has not yet reached the level of her first cousin, Natasha Richardson, Redgrave nevertheless has begun to make a name for herself in leading and supporting roles in films and TV in the 1990s. Redgrave studied at LAMDA, and then took to the stage, first performing in a production of "Lady Windemere's Fan" in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She then performed on London's West End in a variety of new and classic roles, including Emily in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Alan Alda and Irina in a revival of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters", co-starring her aunts Vanessa and Lynn.

Heir to the Redgrave name, one of the most distinguished theatrical legacies in the world, Jemma Redgrave is the granddaughter of Sir Michael and Lady Rachel, the daughter of Corin, and the niece of Vanessa and Lynn. Although her profile in the US has not yet reached the level of her first cousin, Natasha Richardson, Redgrave nevertheless has begun to make a name for herself in leading and supporting roles in films and TV in the 1990s. Redgrave studied at LAMDA, and then took to the stage, first performing in a production of "Lady Windemere's Fan" in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She then performed on London's West End in a variety of new and classic roles, including Emily in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Alan Alda and Irina in a revival of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters", co-starring her aunts Vanessa and Lynn.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Moonlight (2006)
2.
 Lassie (2006)
3.
 I'll Be There (2003) Rebecca
4.
 Acid House, The (1998) Jenny ("The Acid House")
5.
 Buddha of Suburbia, The (1993) Eleanor
6.
 Howard's End (1992) Evie Wilcox
7.
 Dream Demon (1988) Diana Markham
8.
 Bramwell VI (2001) Dr Eleanor Bramwell
9.
 Bramwell V (2000) Eleanor Bramwell
10.
 Bramwell IV (1999) Eleanor Bramwell
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Milestones close milestones

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Performed in numerous stage productions in Belfast and on London's West End
1988:
Acted in "Easter"; Redgraves claims that working on this production provided a breakthrough because the director David Leveaux told her "I don't believe a word you're saying"
1988:
Film debut, "Dream Demons"
1990:
Early TV work, "The Real Charlotte" seen in USA as a "Masterpiece Theatre" presentation
1990:
Acted aliongside aunts Vanessa and Lynn in a London production of "Three Sisters"
1992:
Had featured role as Evie Wilcox in "Howards End"
1993:
Offered a strong supporting turn as a neurotic actress in "The Buddha of Suburbia"
1993:
Co-starred in NBC miniseries,"Diana: Her True Story"
1994:
Played lead in "Bramwell", a British TV series shown in USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" (1995-2000)
1998:
Portrayed Cimmie Mosley in the British TV biopic "Mosley"
1998:
Starred in the TV adaptation of Irvine Welsh's "The Acid House"
2000:
Portrayed a lawyer in the BBC series "Fish"
2003:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "I'll Be There"
2004:
Cast as Agent Emily Tuthill in the mini series, "The Grid," (aired on BBC, Fox and TNT)
2006:
Cast in "Lassie," Charles Sturridge's film based on Eric Knight's classic 1938 novel
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Education

Godolphin and Latymer School: -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -

Notes

"The only reservations I had about acting is that I didn't know whether I had an aptitude for it." --Redgrave quoted in Daily NewsS, April 24, 1996.

"Growing up in a family that's had such a hard time with the press makes you mistrustful early on. I suppose because the papers were interested in what my politics were, and what my relationship with my father was like, I thought they would try and get at him through it. The other day there was something about me in The Daily Mail, and instead of saying daughter of Corin 'Trotskyite' Redgrave, they wrote Corin Redgrave, left-wing campaigner. So there may have been a shift. Perhaps I don't need to be so careful now." --Jemma Redgrave to the Times of London, December 26, 1998

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Tim Owen. Barrister. Met in 1990; married in 1992; separated in 1997; reconciled in October 1998.
companion:
Jonathan Cake. Actor. Involved briefly in 1998 during her separation.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Michael Redgrave. Actor. Born in 1908; died in 1985.
grandmother:
Rachel Kempson. Actor. Born in 1910.
father:
Corin Redgrave. Actor. Born on July 16, 1939.
mother:
Dierdre Hamilton-Hill. Writer, former model. Divorced from Corin Redgrave; diagnosed with cancer in 1992; died in 1997 from pneumonia.
step-mother:
Kika Markham. Actor.
aunt:
Vanessa Redgrave. Actor. Born on January 30, 1937; acted together in London stage production of "Three Sisters" (1990).
aunt:
Lynn Redgrave. Actor. Born on March 8, 1943; acted together in London stage production of "Three Sisters" (1990).
brother:
Luke Redgrave. Cameraman. Born in 1967.
cousin:
Natasha Richardson. Actor. Born in 1963.
cousin:
Joely Richardson. Actor. Born in 1965.
cousin:
Carlo Gabriel Nero. Director. Born in 1969.
son:
Gabriel Owen. Born c. 1995.
son:
Alfie Owen. Born in summer 2000.
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