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Vanessa Redgrave is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 30 january 1937 at Greenwich (United-kingdom)

Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 january 1937 (81 years) at Greenwich (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Vanessa Redgrave, (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship.

Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Days Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy.

On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the 1977 film Julia. Her other nominations were for Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966), Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Bostonians (1984) and Howards End (1992). Her other films include Blowup (1966), The Devils (1971), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Mission: Impossible (1996), Atonement (2007), Coriolanus (2011) and The Butler (2013). Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times", and has won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, Olivier, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.

A member of the Redgrave family of actors, she is the daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Lady Redgrave (the actress Rachel Kempson), the sister of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, the mother of actresses Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson, the aunt of British actress Jemma Redgrave, and the mother-in-law of actor Liam Neeson.

Biography

Vanessa Redgrave appartient à une longue lignée d'artistes : ses parents étaient les acteurs Michael Redgrave (1908-1985) et Rachel Kempson (1910-2003). Sa sœur Lynn (1943-2010), son frère Colin (1939-2010) et ses deux filles Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) et Joely Richardson (née en 1965) sont tous acteurs et actrices.

Vanessa Redgrave entre à la Central School of Speech and Drama en 1954. Dans les années années 1960 et 1970, elle devient l'une des « muses » du cinéma anglais, collaborant à plusieurs reprises avec Tony Richardson (son futur mari) et Karel Reisz, deux des grands représentants du free cinema. Elle est surtout connue du public international pour ses rôles dans Blow-Up (1966) de Michelangelo Antonioni et Les Diables (1971) de Ken Russell, film sur l'affaire des démons de Loudun.

Elle reçoit un Oscar en 1978 pour son interprétation du rôle-titre de Julia de Fred Zinnemann. Elle a également obtenu deux fois le Prix d'interprétation féminine au Festival de Cannes : en 1966 pour Morgan et en 1969 pour Isadora, deux films signés Karel Reisz. Dans le second, elle tient le rôle de la chorégraphe et danseuse américaine Isadora Duncan.

En mars 2017 elle est invitée à danser lors de la quatrième semaines dela 12e saison du programme phare de la Rai 1 en Italie, Ballando con le stelle, au côté de son mari Franco Nero.

Elle réalise son premier film en 2017 : Sea Sorrow.


Vie privée
Elle a été mariée de 1962 à 1967 au réalisateur Tony Richardson (1928-1991), le père de ses filles, qui la quitte pour Jeanne Moreau. La même année, elle rencontre sur le tournage du film Camelot le comédien italien Franco Nero avec lequel elle a, deux ans plus tard, un fils, l'écrivain et réalisateur Carlo Nero. Elle entretient par la suite une longue relation avec l'acteur Timothy Dalton. En 2006, elle épouse Franco Nero, près de quarante ans après leur première liaison.


Engagements politiques
Vanessa Redgrave est également connue au Royaume-Uni pour son engagement à l'extrême gauche. Elle et son frère Corin ont, dans les années 1970, contribué à financer le Workers' Revolutionary Party, un parti trotskiste dirigé par Gerry Healy. Vanessa Redgrave a été candidate de ce parti à diverses élections. Après la scission du Workers' Revolutionary Party en 1985, Vanessa et Corin Redgrave sont demeurés proches de Healy et ont participé aux activités du Marxist Party, le nouveau mouvement fondé par ce dernier.

Le militantisme de Vanessa Redgrave en faveur de la Palestine lui a par ailleurs valu certaines démêlés avec des associations juives américaines. En 1978, son discours de remerciements à la 50e cérémonie des Oscars où elle remporte l'Oscar du meilleur second rôle féminin fait sensation puisqu'elle y dénonce ouvertement le sionisme et l'attitude des associations pro-israéliennes qui avaient appelé à boycotter la soirée après l'annonce de sa présence. Elle est huée par une partie de l'assistance et vertement critiquée quelques minutes plus tard par Paddy Chayefsky, remettant de l'Oscar du meilleur scénario original. Devant le bâtiment où se déroule la soirée éclate une manifestation où se mélangent pro et anti-palestiniens, dispersée par une escouade de police. Des effigies de la comédienne sont même brûlées.

Dans les années 2000, Vanessa Redgrave s'engage fortement dans la lutte contre la guerre en Irak et pour la fermeture de la prison de Guantanamo qu'elle a comparée en novembre 2007 à un camp de concentration nazi. En 2004, Vanessa et Corin Redgrave fondent leur propre parti politique, le Peace and Progress Party, présenté comme un mouvement de défense des droits de l'homme : le Peace and Progress Party a présenté trois candidats lors des élections législatives de 2005, obtenant des résultats négligeables.

Best films

Deep Impact (1998)
(Actress)
Atonement (2007)
(Actress)
Girl, Interrupted (2000)
(Actress)
Howards End (1992)
(Actress)
Julia (1977)
(Actress)
Anonymous (2011)
(Actress)

Usually with

Franco Nero
Franco Nero
(11 films)
Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(5 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vanessa Redgrave (112 films)

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Actress

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, 1h46
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Leanne Best
Roles Jeanne McDougall
Rating66% 3.348673.348673.348673.348673.34867
Dans les années 1970, on diagnostique un cancer du sein à l'actrice américaine Gloria Grahame (notamment oscarisée en 1953 pour Les Ensorcelés). Elle part alors vivre à Liverpool avec le jeune Peter Turner.
Sea Sorrow
Sea Sorrow (2017)

Directed by Vanessa Redgrave
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave
Rating69% 3.4823553.4823553.4823553.4823553.482355
La vie de réfugiés fuyant les conflits.
The Secret Scripture, 1h48
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Actors Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner
Roles Old Roseanne McNulty
Rating67% 3.356013.356013.356013.356013.35601
Un psychiatre s'intéresse au journal intime d'une patiente, Rosemary McNulty, accusée d'avoir tué son enfant issu d'une relation illégitime avec un sympathisant anglais. Enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, sur le point d'être démoli, depuis une cinquantaine d'années, elle est suivie psychologiquement par le psychiatre qui est engagé pour réévaluer son état. Il découvre son attachement pour la Bible et elle lui raconte tout ce qu'elle a vécu et pourquoi elle a passé sa vie dans cet hôpital...
The Go-Between
Directed by Pete Travis
Genres Drama
Actors Ben Batt, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Joslin, Lesley Manville, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Older Marian
Rating68% 3.446223.446223.446223.446223.44622
Leo, an elderly man, is travelling back to the place where he spent the summer of 1900 as the guest of a much wealthier school friend, Marcus Maudsley. On his journey he recalls the events surrounding his original visit, during which he had celebrated his thirteenth birthday and also become besotted with his friend’s older sister Marian, whose family strongly hoped that she would marry local aristocrat Viscount Trimingham.
Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher (2014)
, 2h10
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about families, Sports films
Actors Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Jean du Pont
Rating69% 3.4978753.4978753.4978753.4978753.497875
Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) speaks at an elementary school in place of his older brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Both are Olympic gold medal winners, but Mark feels overshadowed by Dave. Mark is contacted by philanthropist and wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont (Steve Carell), an heir to the E.I. du Pont family fortune, who arranges to fly Mark to his estate in Pennsylvania where du Pont has built a private wrestling training facility. Du Pont invites Mark to join his wrestling team, Team Foxcatcher, to train for the World Championship and be paid. Mark accepts the offer, with du Pont urging him to enlist Dave as well. Dave declines for the sake of his wife and two children who are settled where they live, so Mark moves to Pennsylvania alone.
The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Roles Annabeth Westfall
Rating72% 3.6006753.6006753.6006753.6006753.600675
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
The Thirteenth Tale, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, Sophie Turner, Steven Mackintosh, Alexandra Roach, Emily Beecham
Roles Vida Winter, a writer

Biographer Margaret Lea (Olivia Colman) arrives at the country house of famous novelist Vida Winter (Vanessa Redgrave). She's been invited to stay there and help Vida write her biography before she dies of terminal cancer.
Song for Marion, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about cancer
Actors Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave, Anne Reid, Elizabeth Counsell
Roles Marion
Rating69% 3.497283.497283.497283.497283.49728
Arthur Harris is the grumpy husband of Marion, who is terminally ill yet continues to participate with enthusiasm at her local seniors' choir. Arthur is unimpressed when the choir, led by mistress Elizabeth, serenades the couple at their home.
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, 1h22
Directed by Rodrigo Gudiño
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Richings, Charlotte Sullivan
Roles Rosalind Leigh
Rating53% 2.6510152.6510152.6510152.6510152.651015
Leon, a young man, returns home after he learns of his estranged mother's death. As Leon explores the house and takes inventory, his mother, Rosalind Leigh, delivers a narration about her life in the form of a monologue to her son. It describes the crushing loneliness that she feels after he rejects both her and her faith due to negative religious experiences in his childhood. Concerned that Leon will never return to her life or regain his faith, she relies on an imagined life that eventually supplants her deeply held faith. With her faith shattered, she eventually succumbs to her loneliness and kills herself. At the same time that Rosalind delivers this narration, Leon deals with his feelings of guilt and grief, and he discovers that his mother was the anonymous benefactor that bought all of his artwork. When Leon faces his own demons in the house, he turns to his skepticism, meditation, and Anna, an unidentified person that he contacts through his cell phone. Anna, who identifies herself as a doctor, talks Leon through two stressful situations which Leon interprets as severe hallucinations. Ultimately, Leon is able to work through his issues, and he tells his broker that he wants to put all of the art back on the market. As he leaves the house, Leon seems to hear his mother call out to him, and she watches sadly from the window as he leaves.
Anonymous
Anonymous (2011)
, 2h10
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Political films, Alternate history films, Films about royalty
Actors Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto
Roles Queen Elizabeth I
Rating68% 3.447193.447193.447193.447193.44719
After a monologue delivered by Derek Jacobi, the film opens in 1603, with Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, ordering a desperate search for a trove of manuscripts. Ben Jonson, who has the manuscripts, flees down the streets of London and into the theatre known as The Rose. Hot on his heels, the soldiers who have been sent to arrest Jonson, break down the doors and intentionally set the theatre alight. Successive flashbacks cast us back five and then forty years, as the film evokes the reputed life of Edward de Vere from childhood through to his entanglement in an insurrection, and later on to his deathbed.
Cars 2
Cars 2 (2011)
, 1h46
Directed by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro
Roles The Queen / Mama Topolino (voice)
Rating61% 3.0961053.0961053.0961053.0961053.096105
Finn McMissile, a British spy infiltrates the world's largest untapped oil reserves owned by a group of lemon cars. After being discovered, he flees and fakes his death.
Coriolanus
Coriolanus (2011)
, 2h2
Directed by Ralph Fiennes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Paul Jesson
Roles Volumnia
Rating61% 3.0500453.0500453.0500453.0500453.050045
In a contemporary day alternate version of Rome, riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are reduced due to a war between Rome and neighbouring Volsci. The rioters are particularly angry at Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes), a brilliant Roman general whom they blame for the city's problems. During a march, the rioters encounter Martius, who is openly contemptuous and does not hide his low opinion of the regular citizens. The commander of the Volscian army, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), who has fought Martius on several occasions and considers him a mortal enemy, swears that the next time they meet in battle will be the last. Martius leads a raid against the Volscian city of Corioles and during the siege, with much of Martius's unit being killed, Martius gathers reinforcements and the Romans take the city. After the battle, Martius and Aufidius meet in single combat, which results in both men being wounded but ends when Aufidius' soldiers drag him away from the fight.
The Whistleblower, 1h52
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci
Roles Madeleine Rees
Rating71% 3.598093.598093.598093.598093.59809
Kathryn Bolkovac is a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska, who accepts an offer to work with the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina for a UK company, Democra Security (a pseudonym for DynCorp International). After successfully advocating for a Muslim woman who experienced domestic abuse, Kathryn is appointed head of the department of gender affairs.
Animals United, 1h33
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about lions, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Reptile
Actors Stephen Fry, Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Thomas Fritsch, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Donovan
Roles Winifred
Rating49% 2.4594952.4594952.4594952.4594952.459495
The film is set in Africa's Okavango Delta, and the main characters are a meerkat named Billy and a lion named Socrates. The annual flood has failed to arrive in the Delta, water has become scarce and the native animals fiercely fight over it. Billy and Socrates set out to find more water, and during their quest they meet a rag-tag group of animals from across the world: a polar bear named Sushi, a kangaroo named Toby, a Tasmanian devil named Smiley, two Galápagos tortoises named Winifred and Winston, a rooster named Charles, and a chimpanzee named Toto, all of whom have had their lives ruined by humans in some way and have travelled to Africa. The animals soon discover the reason for the lack of water in the Delta: a dam has been constructed to supply energy for a luxury resort owned by a man named Mr. Smith. Hunter, a poacher, kidnaps Socrates, while the other animals escape. The animals hold a conference where Winifred and Winston explain the deadly future that could be possible for animals. After the conference, however, Winifred and Winston pass away. That day, Billy and the other animals travel through the "Valley of Death" towards the dam. Hunter spots the animals and tries to stop them with a bi-plane, but is stopped by Toto. Maya, Mr. Smith's daughter, frees Socrates from his cage, and sends Hunter down a chute. Down at the bottom of the dam, the buffaloes and rhinos, including Chino and Biggie, charge into the dam. Billy hits a rock into a chute in the dam, which ignites a missile from Hunter's bi-plane, which destroys the dam, and frees the water. To celebrate the water coming back, they have a party. After the party, the animals travel to New York City, where the movie ends with the animals walking through the city with whales calling in the background.
Eva
Eva (2010)
, 1h30
Origin Roumanie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Amy Beth Hayes, Patrick Bergin, Dustin Milligan, Maia Morgenstern, Claudiu Bleonț, Vlad Rădescu
Roles Eva
Rating54% 2.7142.7142.7142.7142.714
As Europe reels amidst the Second World War, Eva faces immense tragedy as she struggles for love and her own survival.