Vanessa Redgrave

30 Jan 1937

Actor

Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since made more than 35 appearances on London's West End and Broadway, winning both the Tony and Olivier Awards. On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films; including Mary, Queen of Scots, Isadora, Julia, The Bostonians, Mission: Impossible and Atonement. Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times," and she remains the only British actress ever to win the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards. She was also the recipient of the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship "in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film." A member of the Redgrave family of actors, she is the daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of the late Lynn Redgrave and the late Corin Redgrave, and the mother of Hollywood actresses Joely Richardson and the late Natasha Richardson, and the aunt of British actress Jemma Redgrave.

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Filmography (87 titles)

Genre: Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jeanne McDougall)
(movie, 2016)
···The Secret Scripture
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Old Roseanne McNulty)
(movie, 2015)
···The Go-Between
Genre: TV Movie, Drama
Role: Actor (as Older Marian)
(movie, 2014)
···Foxcatcher
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jean du Pont)
(movie, 2013)
···The Butler
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Annabeth Westfall)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2012)
···Song for Marion
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marion)
(movie, 2012)
···Coriolanus
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Volumnia)
(movie, 2011)
···Anonymous
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Queen Elizabeth I)
(movie, 2011)
···Cars 2
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Queen · Mama Topolino (voice))
(movie, 2010)
7.6Miral
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Bertha Spafford)
(movie, 2010)
···Konferenz der Tiere
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Winifred)
(movie, 2010)
···The Whistleblower
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Madeleine Rees)
(movie, 2010)
···Letters to Juliet
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Claire)
(movie, 2009)
···The Day of the Triffids
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Durrant)
(movie, 2008)
···Ein Job
Role: Actor (as Hannah Silbergrau)
(movie, 2007)
···How About You...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Georgia Platts)
(movie, 2007)
···Atonement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as older Briony)
(movie, 2007)
···Evening
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ann Lord)
(movie, 2007)
···The Riddle
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Roberta Elliot)
(movie, 2006)
···Venus
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Valerie)
(movie, 2006)
···The Shell Seekers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Penelope Keeling)
(movie, 2005)
···The White Countess
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Princess Vera Belinskya)
(movie, 2004)
···The Fever
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Woman)
(movie, 2003)
···Good Boy!
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as The Greater Dane (voice))
(movie, 2002)
···Crime and Punishment
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rodion's mother)
(movie, 2002)
···The Gathering Storm
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Clemmie Churchill)
(movie, 2002)
···The Locket
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Esther Huish)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch · Narrator)
(movie, 2001)
···The Pledge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Annalise Hansen)
(movie, 2000)
···A Rumor of Angels
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maddy Bennett)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2000)
···If These Walls Could Talk 2
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Edith Tree (segment "1961"))
(movie, 2000)
···The 3 Kings
Role: Actor (as Priestess)
(movie, 1999)
···Girl, Interrupted
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Wick)
Role: Actor (as Herself - Honoree)
(movie, 1998)
···Lulu on the Bridge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Catherine Moore)
(movie, 1998)
···Deep Impact
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robin Lerner)
(movie, 1998)
···Déjà Vu
Genre: Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Skelly)
(movie, 1997)
···Bella Mafia
Genre: Crime, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Graziella Luciano)
(movie, 1997)
···Mrs. Dalloway
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway)
(movie, 1997)
···Wilde
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Lady Speranza Wilde)
(movie, 1997)
···Smilla's Sense of Snow
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elsa Lübing)
(movie, 1997)
···Mrs Dalloway
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway)
(movie, 1996)
···Mission: Impossible
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 1996)
···Two Mothers for Zachary
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nancy Shaffell)
(movie, 1995)
···The Wind in the Willows
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Grandmother · Narrator)
(movie, 1995)
···A Month by the Lake
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Miss Bentley)
(movie, 1995)
···Down Came a Blackbird
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Anna Lenke)
(movie, 1994)
···Mother's Boys
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lydia)
(movie, 1994)
···Little Odessa
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Irina Shapira)
(movie, 1993)
···The House of the Spirits
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nivea del Valle)
(movie, 1993)
···Great Moments in Aviation
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Angela Bead)
(movie, 1993)
···They
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Florence Latimer)
(movie, 1992)
···Howards End
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ruth Wilcox)
(movie, 1991)
···The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Miss Amelia)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Blanche Hudson)
(movie, 1991)
···Young Catherine
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Empress Elizabeth)
(movie, 1990)
···Diceria dell'untore
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sister Crucifix)
(movie, 1990)
···Orpheus Descending
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Torrance)
(movie, 1990)
···Romeo.Juliet
Role: Actor (as Mother Capulet)
(movie, 1988)
···A Man for All Seasons
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lady Alice More)
(movie, 1988)
···Consuming Passions
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mrs.Garza)
(movie, 1987)
···Prick Up Your Ears
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Peggy Ramsay)
(mini-series, 1986)
···Peter the Great
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Sophia)
(movie, 1986)
···Second Serve
Genre: Drama, Sport, Biography
Role: Actor (as Richard Radley · Renee Richards)
(movie, 1985)
···Wetherby
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jean Travers)
(movie, 1985)
···Steaming
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nancy)
(movie, 1984)
···The Bostonians
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Olive Chancellor)
(movie, 1982)
···My Body, My Child
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Leenie Cabrezi)
(movie, 1980)
···Playing for Time
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Fania Fenelon)
(movie, 1979)
···Bear Island
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Heddi Lindquist)
(movie, 1979)
···Yanks
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Helen)
(movie, 1977)
···Julia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Julia)
(movie, 1976)
···The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lola Deveraux)
(movie, 1975)
···Out of Season
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ann)
(movie, 1974)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mary Debenham)
(movie, 1971)
···The Devils
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Sister Jeanne)
(movie, 1971)
···La vacanza
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Immacolata Meneghelli)
(movie, 1971)
···Mary, Queen of Scots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Mary Queen of Scots)
(movie, 1971)
···The Trojan Women
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andromache)
(movie, 1968)
···The Sea Gull
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nina, a landowner's daughter)
(movie, 1967)
···Camelot
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Guenevere)
(movie, 1967)
···The Sailor from Gibraltar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sheila)
(movie, 1966)
···Blowup
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jane)
(movie, 1966)
···A Man for All Seasons
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Anne Boleyn)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Leonie Delt)