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Also Known As: Died: May 2, 2010
Born: March 8, 1943 Cause of Death: breast cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve honors 2001.

In 1995, Redgrave received the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre by The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, DC. She also won a 1993 Elliot Award for "Shakespeare for My Father".

About her father: "Perhaps it was because I was the youngest, or because of whatever was going on in his life at the time, but in my presence he wore this blank mask and as a child that was of course quite terrifying because you couldn't tell. Was he cross, was he sad, was he pleased, was he thinking, was he listening? Then I would go and see him on stage. He was the most brilliant, chameleon actor in that physically he changed according to the role. So out would walk, say, Richard II and I would think, if I could just get down on the stage and get close enough and touch him, I'll find Dad. It was only when I matured and he was declining with Parkinson's that I could talk to him, although still not with him." --Lynn Redgrave to the London Times, November 12, 1996.

About her relationship with sister Vanessa: "Oh, I have a good relationship with my sister. There've been times in the past where, in her more radical days, where the biggest problem for me really was not that she had the views she had, but that I was confused with that ... But we've had a very nice relationship over the last few years, and doing 'Shakespeare for My Father' has actually brought us closer together. Once she saw it, it made her understand me better. And it's been very lovely times together, indeed." --Redgrave quoted in A&E Monthly, December 1996.

Commenting on Ian McKellen's eight hours spent floating in the pool as James Whale's corpse for "Gods and Monsters": "He was the most remarkable dead body I've ever seen. And I've worked with one or two in my time." --Lynn Redgrave, quoted in Time, November 2, 1998.

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