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Born: January 30, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1957:
Stage debut in "The Reluctant Debutante" at the Frinton Summer Theatre, Essex
1958:
London stage debut in "A Touch of the Sun" opposite her father Michael Redgrave
1958:
Film acting debut in "Behind the Mask" (played onscreen daughter of Michael Redgrave)
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Was a member of Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) during early 1960s
1961:
Delivered an acclaimed performance as Rosalind in "As You Like It" at the RSC; recreated for British television in 1962
1964:
Won plaudits for her stage role of Nina in "The Seagull"; recreated on film in 1968
1966:
Had title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" in London
1966:
First film lead, "Morgan!/Morgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment"; earned first Best Actress Oscar nomination; sister Lynn was among her competitors for the prize for her work in "Georgy Girl"
1966:
Cast as Anne Boleyn in the award-winning film "A Man for All Seasons"
1967:
Initial film with husband Tony Richardson, "The Sailor from Gibraltar"
1967:
Made American film debut in "Camelot," an adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical
1968:
Acted in "The Charge of the Light Brigade," directed by Tony Richardson
1968:
Garnered second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for playing famed free-spirited dancer Isadora Duncan in "Isadora"
1971:
Co-starred in Michael Cacoyannis' "The Trojan Women"; played Andromacha
1971:
Cast as a hunchback nun in Ken Russell's outlandish "The Devils"
1971:
Earned third Best Actress Oscar nomination in the title role of "Mary, Queen of Scots"; starred opposite Glenda Jackson who was cast as Elizabeth I
1973:
First played the Egyptian queen in Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" in London
1974:
Was among the all-star cast of "Murder on the Orient Express"
1974:
Acted opposite Charlton Heston in "Macbeth" in Los Angeles
1976:
Made Broadway debut in Ibsen's "The Lady from the Sea"
1976:
Offered a delightful turn as a cocaine addicted entertainer who meets Nicol Williamson's Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven Per-Cent Solution"
1977:
Delivered luminous, richly detailed performance as "Julia" in the film based on Lillian Hellman's questionable memoir; received the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award; first film with Maximillian Schell
1977:
Financed the documentary "The Palestinians"
1979:
Portrayed the mystery novelist Agatha Christie in "Agatha," which speculated about a period in the writer's life when she went missing
1980:
American TV-movie debut, "Playing for Time" (CBS); portrayed concentration camp survivor Fania Fenelon who during her internment participated in an all-female orchestra; received Emmy Award
1982:
Starred as a middle-aged woman who finds herself pregnant in "My Body, My Child" (ABC)
1982:
Engaged to narrate a performance of Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex" at the Boston Symphony Orchestra; performance canceled after BSO received bomb threats; Redgrave later sued
1983:
First film after four year absence from the big screen, "Wagner"
1984:
Played Henry James' feminist heroine in the Merchant Ivory film version of "The Bostonians"; received fourth Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1984:
Appeared opposite Christopher Reeve in the London stage production of "The Aspern Papers," a play by Michael Redgrave
1985:
Cast as one of the women accused of witchcraft in the Salem trials in the three-part PBS miniseries "Three Sovereigns for Sarah"
1985:
Starred in David Hare's intriguing "Wetherby"; daughter Joely Richardson played her character in flashback sequences
1985:
Starred with Jonathan Pryce in "The Seagull"; this time out played Arkadina
1986:
Co-starred as the Czar's scheming half-sister Sophia in the NBC miniseries "Peter the Great"; acted opposite Maximillian Schell; received Emmy nomination in the supporting category
1986:
Portrayed transsexual Renee Richards, a former U.S. Naval surgeon who competed as a woman in the U.S. Tennis Association in "Second Serve" (CBS); received Emmy nomination
1987:
Offered a scene-stealing performance as literary agent Peggy Ramsay in the Joe Orton biopic "Prick Up Your Ears"
1988:
Cast as Lady Torrance, the heroine of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" in a London production helmed by Sir Peter Hall; recreated part on Broadway in 1989; filmed for TNT in 1990
1988:
Acted opposite Charlton Heston in the TV remake of "A Man for All Seasons" (TNT)
1989:
Starred in Martin Sherman's play "A Madhouse in Goa"
1990:
With sister Lynn and niece Jemma, acted in London production of Chekhov's "Three Sisters"
1991:
Again played Isadora Duncan in Martin Sherman's stage play "When She Danced"
1991:
Co-starred as the victimized Blanche opposite sister Lynn Redgrave in the TV-movie remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (ABC)
1991:
Portrayed the Empress Elizabeth in the TNT biopic "Young Catherine," about the Russian ruler Catherine the Great; Maximillian Schell played Frederick the Great
1991:
Offered a fine performance as the mannish Amelia in "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"
1992:
Had pivotal role as Ruth Wilcox in the Merchant Ivory version of E M Forster's "Howards End"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
1993:
Co-founded Moving Theater with brother Corin
1993:
Tracked down a previously unproduced play by Tennessee Williams, "Not About Nightingales"; presented by the Moving Theater Company starring Corin Redgrave in London and NYC in 1998 and 1999 respectively
1994:
Was moving as the dying mother of a hit man in "Little Odessa"; Schell was cast as her husband
1994:
Played Vita Sackville-West opposite Eileen Atkins' Virginia Woolf in the off-Broadway play "Vita and Virginia"
1996:
Delivered an astringent cameo in "Mission: Impossible"
1996:
Conceived the costume design, directed and starred in a staging of "Antony and Cleopatra"; first performed at the Alley Theater in Houston and in 1997 off-Broadway at the Public Theatre
1996:
Starred alongside Paul Scofield and Eileen Atkins in a revival of Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" in London
1997:
Offered a marvelous turn as the title character's mother in the biopic "Wilde"
1997:
Offered a luminous turn as the title character in "Mrs. Dalloway," the screen adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel adapted by Eileen Atkins
1997:
Teamed onscreen with her real-life mother Rachel Kempson in Henry Jaglom's "Deja Vu"
1998:
Adapted, designed, directed and co-starred with Rachel Kempson in "Sarah Bernhardt Comes to Town"
1998:
Reteamed with Maximillian Schell as his wife in "Deep Impact"
1999:
Starred in the Italian opera "Eleanora" as the heroine and martyr of a 1799 Neapolitan uprising
1999:
Had pivotal role as a psychiatrist in "Girl, Interrupted"
1999:
Directed by son Carlo Nero in "Uninvited"
1999:
Acted opposite her brother Corin and his wife Kika Markham in a London stage revival of Noel Coward's "Song at Twilight"
2000:
Delivered a dignified, heartbreaking turn as an elderly lesbian coping with her deceased lover's clueless family in the moving "1961" segment of "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (HBO); received Emmy Award
2000:
Portrayed Prospero in staging of "The Tempest" at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
2001:
Had featured role in Sean Penn's "The Pledge," co-starring Jack Nicholson and Robin Wright Penn
2001:
Appeared with brother Corin in a London stage prodction of "The Cherry Orchard"
2002:
Made first stage appearance with daughter Joely Richardson in a British staging of "Lady Windermere's Fan"; portrayed mother and daughter
2002:
Co-starred with Albert Finney in the award winning BBC/HBO co-produced "The Gathering Storm"; earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress
2003:
Appeared on Broadway in her award winning performance in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
2004:
Guest starred opposite daughter Joely Richardson on several episodes of "Nip/Tuck" (FX); played the mother of Richardson's character
2005:
Appeared alongside her daughter Natasha Richardson and sister Lynn Redgrave in James Ivory's "White Countess"
2006:
Starred opposite Peter O'Toole in "Venus," a film directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi
2007:
Starred in a one-woman stage adaptation of Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
2007:
Portrayed a dying woman reflecting on her youth in the ensemble film "Evening"
2007:
Cast in the HBO Films adaptation of writer/actor Wallace Shawn's stage play "The Fever"; earned a SAG nomination for Outstanding Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
2009:
Starred in the BBC remake of "The Day of the Triffids" with her daughter Joely
2010:
Starred in "Letters to Juliet" opposite her husband Franco Nero
2010:
Played the title role in the Broadway premiere of "Driving Miss Daisy" opposite James Earl Jones; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
2011:
Had a supporting role in the Bosnia-set political drama "The Whistleblower"
2011:
Voiced The Queen and Mama Topolino in the animated feature "Cars 2"
2011:
Played Queen Elizabeth I opposite Rhys Ifans and David Thewlis in the drama "Anonymous"
2012:
Cast as Volumnia in the feature adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," directed by Ralph Fiennes

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