Natasha Richardson

11 May 1963 - 18 Mar 2009


Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English actress of stage and screen. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Early in her career, she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in feature films, and she received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Some of her notable films included Patty Hearst (1988), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002).

Her first marriage to filmmaker Robert Fox ended in divorce in 1992. In 1994, she married Irish actor Liam Neeson, whom she had met when the two appeared in Anna Christie. The couple had two sons, Micheál and Daniel. Richardson's father died of AIDS-related causes in 1991. She helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS through the charity amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Richardson died in 2009 following a head injury sustained when she fell during a skiing lesson in Quebec.


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Filmography (20 titles)

(movie, 2008)
···Wild Child
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs Kingsley)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Constance Haverford)
(movie, 2005)
···The White Countess
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Countess Sofia Belinskya)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Stella Raphael)
(movie, 2002)
···Maid in Manhattan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Caroline Lane)
(movie, 2002)
···Waking Up in Reno
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Darlene Dodd)
(movie, 2001)
···Blow Dry
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Shelley Allen)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Ruth Gruber)
(movie, 1998)
···The Parent Trap
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth James)
(movie, 1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Paula Olsen)
(movie, 1994)
···Widows' Peak
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Edwina Broome)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Biography
Role: Actor (as Zelda Fitzgerald)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jill Morrell)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Sybil)
(movie, 1991)
···Past Midnight
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Laura Mathews)
(movie, 1990)
···The Handmaid's Tale
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Kate · Offred)
(movie, 1990)
···The Comfort of Strangers
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mary)
(movie, 1989)
···Fat Man and Little Boy
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Jean Tatlock)
(movie, 1988)
···Patty Hearst
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Patricia Hearst)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Mary Shelley)