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Natasha Richardson is a Actor and Executive producer British born on 11 may 1963 at London (United-kingdom)

Natasha Richardson

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Birth name Natasha Jane Richardson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 may 1963 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 18 march 2009 (at 45 years) at New York City (USA)

Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English stage and screen actress.

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 in Ken Russell's Gothic (1986), and Patty Hearst in the eponymous 1988 film directed by Paul Schrader, and later 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 fellow 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 on 18 March 2009 from an epidural hematoma after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.

Biography

Richardson's first marriage was to filmmaker Robert Fox whom she had met in 1985, during the making of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull; they were married from 1990 to 1992. She married actor Liam Neeson in the summer of 1994 at the home they shared near Millbrook, New York; and had taken American citizenship. Richardson and Neeson had two sons: Micheál (born 1995) and Daniel (born 1996). Richardson helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS; her father, director Tony Richardson, died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.

Richardson was actively involved in amfAR, becoming a board of trustees member in 2006, and participated in many other AIDS charities including Bailey House, God's Love We Deliver, Mothers' Voices, AIDS Crisis Trust and National AIDS Trust, for which she was an ambassador. Richardson received amfAR's Award of Courage in November 2000.

A long-time smoker, although she had reportedly quit smoking, Richardson was an outspoken opponent of the ban on smoking in New York City restaurants.

Best films

Maid in Manhattan (2002)
(Actress)
Nell (1994)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Natasha Richardson (26 films)

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Actress

The Wildest Dream, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Documentary films about historical events
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Hugh Dancy, Alan Rickman
Roles Ruth Mallory (voice)
Rating72% 3.6457253.6457253.6457253.6457253.645725
In 1924 mountaineer George Mallory was torn between love for his wife Ruth, and his obsession with the last great adventure left to man: becoming the first person to reach the summit of the untouched Mount Everest.
Constantine's Sword, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Liev Schreiber, Natasha Richardson, Philip Bosco, Eli Wallach
Rating70% 3.5410153.5410153.5410153.5410153.541015
The title page of this film shows the shadow of a cross, with "No war is holy" written across the transept. Constantine’s Sword is the story of James P. Carroll's journey to uncover the roots of war. Carroll, a former Catholic priest whose father (Joseph Carroll) was a famous Air Force general, implies that there has been a relationship between religiously inspired violence and war, beginning with the adoption of Christianity by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 312 AD. Constantine was convinced that he had won a battle because he had followed the instructions of a vision, to inscribe a sign of the cross (the Labarum) on the shields of his soldiers. In Carroll's view, this event marked the beginning of an unholy alliance between the military and the Church.
Wild Child
Wild Child (2008)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Lexi Ainsworth, Natasha Richardson, Linzey Cocker, Aidan Quinn
Roles Mrs. Kingsley
Rating61% 3.0572153.0572153.0572153.0572153.057215
In a wild prank with her friends, Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts), an affluent Californian teenager, ruins all her father's girlfriend's belongings. When her father angrily arrives, he tells her that he is sending her to boarding school in England. Arriving at the school, called Abbey Mount, Poppy meets the headmistress Mrs. Kingsley (Natasha Richardson), head girl Harriet Bentley (Georgia King), and her 'big sister' Kate (Kimberley Nixon). She is miserable in her new life as she does not fit in and has no friends.
Evening
Evening (2007)

Directed by Lajos Koltai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Natasha Richardson, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy
Roles Constance Haverford
Rating64% 3.2473453.2473453.2473453.2473453.247345
The film alternates between two time periods, the 1950s and the present, in which a dying Ann Grant Lord (Vanessa Redgrave) reflects on her past. Her confusing comments about people she never mentioned before leave her daughters, reserved Constance (Natasha Richardson) and restless Nina (Toni Collette), wondering if their mother is delusional.
Asylum
Asylum (2005)
, 1h39
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Natasha Richardson, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen, Sean Harris, Dai Bradley, Hugh Bonneville
Roles Stella Raphael
Rating60% 3.049823.049823.049823.049823.04982
Asylum is set in Britain in the early 1950s. It tells the story of Stella Raphael (Natasha Richardson), the bored and unfulfilled wife of Max (Hugh Bonneville), a psychiatrist working at a remote mental asylum. Stella starts a passionate affair with Edgar (Marton Csokas), one of the patients. Edgar is particularly dangerous, having gruesomely murdered his wife in a jealous rage.
The White Countess, 2h10
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Political films, La cécité
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lynn Redgrave, Allan Corduner
Roles Countess Sofia Belinskya
Rating65% 3.2994453.2994453.2994453.2994453.299445
Having escaped the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Countess Sofia Belinskaya is working as a taxi dancer in a seedy Shanghai bar to support her family of White émigrés, including her daughter Katya, her mother-in-law Olga, her sister-in-law Grushenka, and an aunt and uncle by marriage, Princess Vera and Prince Peter. Despite the fact employment is scarce and her meagre income is the family's only source of revenue, Sofia's once-aristocratic relatives scorn her for her choice of profession and insist she keep it a secret from her child.
Chelsea Walls, 1h49
Directed by Ethan Hawke
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Guillermo Díaz, Robert Sean Leonard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Natasha Richardson
Roles Mary
Rating51% 2.554012.554012.554012.554012.55401
The film tells five stories of a number of artists as they spend a single day in New York's famed bohemian home Chelsea Hotel, struggling with their arts and personal lives.
Maid in Manhattan, 1h45
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Posey, Frances Conroy
Roles Caroline Lane
Rating52% 2.604942.604942.604942.604942.60494
Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother trying to get by with her young son Ty (Tyler Posey) by working as a maid for The Beresford Hotel in the heart of Manhattan. When not in school, Ty spends time among Marisa’s fellow hotel workers, who think she is capable of being promoted to management.
Waking Up in Reno, 1h31
Directed by Jordan Brady
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Natasha Richardson, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Swayze, Charlize Theron, David Koechner, Brent Briscoe
Roles Darlene Dodd
Rating54% 2.7004652.7004652.7004652.7004652.700465
Lonnie Earl Dodd is a Little Rock car dealer who stars in his own cheesy television commercials. He and his wife Darlene are best friends with Roy and Candy Kirkendall, who are trying to start a family. When the two couples decide to drive cross-country to see a monster truck rally, Lonnie Earl pulls a new SUV off his lot and the four set off. En route, they stop at an Amarillo, Texas restaurant where Lonnie Earl is determined to win a free dinner by consuming a 72-ounce steak and all the trimmings within an hour. Darlene longs to see the Grand Canyon, but Lonnie Earl insists they stick to their schedule and refuses to fulfill her dream. It becomes increasingly clear Darlene is living timidly in her husband's shadow, kowtowing to his demands and accepting his verbal and emotional abuse without complaint.
Blow Dry
Blow Dry (2001)
, 1h34
Directed by Paddy Breathnach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Rachael Leigh Cook, Josh Hartnett, Bill Nighy
Roles Shelley Allen
Rating61% 3.0997053.0997053.0997053.0997053.099705
Shelley Allen (Natasha Richardson) operates a hairdressing shop in Keighley with her domestic partner Sandra (Rachel Griffiths). Shelley has been battling cancer, a secret known only to Sandra and a few confidants. She receives a terminal prognosis from her oncologist and decides to hide the truth from Sandra. When Keighley is chosen to host the British hairdressing championship, Shelley wants to participate one last time. She asks her ex-husband Phil (Alan Rickman) and her son Brian (Josh Hartnett), who operate a barber shop, to join her and Sandra as a team to enter the competition. Phil rejects the proposition: ten years previously Shelley had been his partner in the competition, and she ran off with Sandra (their model) the night before the third event; Phil has never forgiven them. Meanwhile, defending champion Raymond Robertson (Bill Nighy) visits Phil to ensure that Phil is not competing. Brian is offput when Raymond belittles Phil's confidence and ability. When he is attracted to Raymond's beautiful daughter Christina (Rachael Leigh Cook), Brian offers to join Shelley's team.
The Parent Trap, 2h8
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles, Films about marriage
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Polly Holliday
Roles Elizabeth James
Rating65% 3.254573.254573.254573.254573.25457
In 1986, Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson) meet and get married during an ocean cruise on the RMS Queen Elizabeth II. After the birth of their twin daughters, Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan), Nick and Elizabeth divorce and lose contact, each parent raising one of the twins without telling her about her sister. Nick raises Hallie in Napa Valley and becomes a wealthy wine grower, while Elizabeth raises Annie in London and becomes a famous and wealthy wedding gown designer.
Nell
Nell (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Medical-themed films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Films about autism, Children's films, Films about language and translation
Actors Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy, Jeremy Davies
Roles Dr. Paula Olsen
Rating64% 3.24993.24993.24993.24993.2499
When stroke victim Violet Kellty dies in her isolated cabin in the North Carolina mountains, Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell (Liam Neeson), the town doctor, finds a terrified young woman (Jodie Foster) hiding in the rafters of the house. She speaks angrily and rapidly but seems to have a language of her own. Looking at Violet's Bible, Jerry finds a note asking whoever finds it to look after the woman, who is Violet's daughter Nell. Sheriff Todd Peterson (Nick Searcy) shows Jerry a news clipping from which Jerry surmises that Nell is indeed the dead woman’s daughter, conceived through rape.
Widows' Peak, 1h41
Directed by John Irvin
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Jim Broadbent, John Kavanagh
Roles Edwina Broome
Rating66% 3.347633.347633.347633.347633.34763
Le village irlandais de Kilshannon, au début des années 1920, est régenté par un comité de veuves que dirige Madame Doyle-Counihan ; leur "royaume" est le cimetière installé sur une colline dominant la localité. Bientôt, arrive une nouvelle venue, Madame Edwina Broome, une jeune anglaise, riche et veuve de guerre. Elle s'attire rapidement les faveurs d'un célibataire en vue, le fils Doyle-Counihan, Godfrey (lequel vit sous la coupe de sa mère) ; en revanche, Mademoiselle Katherine O'Hare — une vieille fille pauvre, courtisée par le dentiste Con Clancy, et bénéficiant de la "protection" de la veuve Doyle-Counihan — devient une ennemie déclarée, pour des raisons obscures...