Lynn Redgrave

Actor, Playwright, Author
Throughout her long and vibrant career, actress Lynn Redgrave was a dogged professional who seemingly worked non-stop, as she went from stage to screen and back again with frequency and ease. Redgrave hailed from one of ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1943 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (118)

My Dog Tulip 2010 (Movie)

Nancy/grocer's wife (Voice)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

Drunken Lady at Ball (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

Mama Sky (Actor)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

Olga Belinskya (Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

cameo (Actor)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

Aunt Millicent (Actor)

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Venus & Mars 2003 (Movie)

Emily Vogel (Actor)

Anita & Me 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 2002 (Movie)

Witch (Actor)

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

Edna (Actor)

My Kingdom 2002 (Movie)

Mandy (Actor)

My Sister's Keeper 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider 2002 (Movie)

Mrs Wilkinson (Actor)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Cordelia Thornberry (Actor)

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rude Awakening 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Annihilation of Fish 2001 (Movie)

Poinsettia (Actor)

The Simian Line 2001 (Movie)

Katharine (Actor)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Helen Whittaker (Actor)

Deeply 1999 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1981 - 1985, 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Crossed Lovers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Nanny 1981 - 1983, 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Noel Coward Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

Miss McVane (Actor)

Gods and Monsters 1998 (Movie)

Hanna (Actor)

The Kennedy Center Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Touched 1998 (Movie)

Carrie (Actor)

White Lies 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

Gillian (Actor)

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Nova 1981 - 1983, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Second Before Sunrise II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vertical Environment 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tailor of Gloucester 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

To Tell the Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Dinah 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Comedy Sneak Peek 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

One Second Before Sunrise 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The House I Live In 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Center 25th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Getting It Right 1989 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Midnight 1989 (Movie)

Midnight--Vera (Actor)

The Old Reliable 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Joan Collins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera Christmas Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Death of a Son 1987 (Movie)

Pauline Williams (Actor)

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home 1987 (Movie)

Nancy Stewart (Actor)

The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Walking on Air 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Video Games 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Teachers Only 1981 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shooting 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda in Wonderland 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Musical Comedy Tonight 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Lovers 1981 (Movie)

Lady Davina (Actor)

Celebrity Cooks 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Sooner or Later 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Camille Levy (Actor)

Vienna 1900: Games With Love and Death 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Hooker 1974 (Movie)

Xaviera Hollander (Actor)

The Shape of Things 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn of the Screw 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Not For Women Only 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The National Health 1973 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Don't Turn the Other Cheek 1972 (Movie)

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Every Little Crook and Nanny 1971 (Movie)

Nanny (Actor)

Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots 1970 (Movie)

Myrtle (Actor)

The Virgin Soldiers 1970 (Movie)

Phillipa Rashkin (Actor)

Smashing Time 1967 (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

The Deadly Affair 1967 (Movie)

Virgin (Actor)

Georgy Girl 1966 (Movie)

Georgy (Actor)

Girl With Green Eyes 1963 (Movie)

Baba Brennan (Actor)

Tom Jones 1963 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

A Season For Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

Beggarman, Thief (TV Show)

Actor

Calling the Shots (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup (TV Show)

Actor

Different (TV Show)

Actor

Gauguin the Savage (TV Show)

Actor

Hellzapoppin (TV Show)

Actor

House Calls (TV Show)

Actor

Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV Show)

Actor

My Two Loves (TV Show)

Actor

Rehearsal For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Mouse (TV Show)

Actor

The Bad Seed (TV Show)

Actor

The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Show)

Actor

Timmy's Special Delivery (TV Show)

Voice

Toothless (TV Show)

Actor

Varian's War (TV Show)

Actor

Walking on Air (Movie)

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William (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Throughout her long and vibrant career, actress Lynn Redgrave was a dogged professional who seemingly worked non-stop, as she went from stage to screen and back again with frequency and ease. Redgrave hailed from one of the most famous performing families, whose roots in theatre stretched far back into her family tree and continued on past her own generation into the acting careers of her nieces Joely and Natasha Richardson. Four short years after making her professional debut in a stage production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1962), she was in direct competition with her sister, Vanessa, for an Academy Award for her seriocomic performance in "Georgy Girl" (1966). Ever since, Redgrave delighted audiences across the globe, touring in many theatre productions in major cities while constantly working in film and on television. Despite outward appearances, Redgrave fought an ongoing battle with bulimia, which led to perhaps her greatest television exposure as the spokesperson for Weight Watchers from 1984 to 1992. After a long absence from notable feature roles, Redgrave returned to the silver screen with "Shine" (1996), then earned her second Oscar nod for her role in "Gods and Monsters" (1998), which reminded a new generation of the actress' exemplary talents.

Relationships

John Clark

Husband
Married April 2, 1967 the marriage ended in divorce in 2000 after it was revealed that Clark fathered an illegitimate child with his personal assistant (Nicolette Henry, who was married to, but later divorced their son Benjamin)

Annabelle Clark

Daughter
Born in 1981 father, John Clark

Kelly Clark

Daughter
Born in 1970 father, John Clark co-starred together in Masterpiece Theatre's "Calling the Shots" (1993)

Benjamin Clark

Son
Born in 1968 father, John Clarke married c. 1994 to father's former personal assistant it was later revealed her child Zachary was actually fathered by John Clark

Rachel Kempson

Mother
Appeared together in "Tom Jones" (1963), "Georgy Girl" (1966) and "The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

Jemma Redgrave Actor

Niece
Born in 1965 daughter of Corin Redgrave appeared with Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave in a 1990 production of "Three Sisters" in London

Michael Redgrave Actor

Father
Born in 1908 died in 1985 of complications from Parkinson's disease well-known English stage and film actor Lynn created a one-woman show in his honor called "Shakespeare for My Father"

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Sister
Born Jan. 30, 1937 Both nominated for the 1967 Best Actress Academy Award Acted with sister on the London stage in "Three Sisters" (1990) and in the TV movie remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (ABC, 1991)

Corin Redgrave

Brother
Born July 16, 1939 co-founded the Moving Theater with older sister Vanessa in 1994 died in April 2010

Roy Redgrave

Grandfather
Born in 1873 had been previously married and sired four children before his wedding to Daisy Scudamore died in Australia in 1922

Luke Redgrave

Nephew
Born in 1967 son of Corin Redgrave

Joely Richardson

Niece
Born in 1965 daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson

Nathasha Richardson

Niece
Born in 1963 daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson married to Liam Neeson died March 18, 2009 of head injury from a skiing accident at age 45

Daisy Scudamore

Grandmother

Carlo Speranero

Nephew
Born in 1969 son of Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2009

Featured in the film adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

2006

Appeared in the one-woman play, "Nightingale," based upon her maternal grandmother Beatrice, at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum

2005

Starred in the revival of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Constant Wife"; earned a Tony nomination for her performance

2004

Had a cameo in "Kinsey," starring Liam Neeson as Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research

2003

Played Aunt Millicent in the live action adaptation of "Peter Pan"

2002

Cast as Joanne in the Kennedy Center staging of the musical "Company"

2002

Featured in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller, "Spider"

2001

Wrote and starred in the stage play "The Mandrake Root"

2000

Acted in the festival-screened "The Simian Line"

1998

Was part of the fine ensemble of Sarah Kernochan's feature directing debut, "Strike!/The Hairy Bird"

1998

Received acclaim for her performance as filmmaker James Whale's (Ian McKellen) loyal housemaid in "Gods and Monsters"; received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1996

Portrayed Gillian, the woman who weds pianist David Helfgott, played by Geoffrey Rush, in the Scott Hicks directed, "Shine"

1996

Replaced Carol Burnett in the Broadway production of "Moon Over Buffalo"

1993

Portrayed Maggie Donnelly in the PBS "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries, "Calling the Shots"

1993

Appeared on Broadway in the one-woman play, "Shakespeare For My Father," a living memorial to her father Michael Redgrave; husband John Clark produced and directed; earned a Tony Award nomination

1991

Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave in an ABC TV-movie remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

1990

Appeared with sister Vanessa and niece Jemma in London stage production of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters"

1989

Co-starred with Jackie Mason in the short-lived ABC series, "Chicken Soup"

1989

Appeared on Broadway in "Love Letters" with her husband John Clark; also performed the play for the jury in the OJ Simpson case

1985

Appeared in the acclaimed TV remake of "The Bad Seed" (ABC)

1982

Played high-principled, dedicated English teacher Diana Swanson in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Teachers Only"

1982

Earned an Emmy nomination as Best Performer in Children's Programming for "The Shooting" (CBS)

1979

Co-starred with Wayne Rogers on the CBS sitcom, "House Calls"; fired from the series, following the birth of her third child

1978

Had a featured role in the NBC miniseries, "Centennial"

1978

Album recording debut, Make Mine Manhattan

1976

Starred in the Broadway production, "Mrs Warren's Profession"; earned a Tony Award nomination

1975

Played title role in the feature "The Happy Hooker"

1972

Hosted own syndicated TV talk-show, "Not For Women Only"

1968

Had featured role alongside mother in "The Virgin Soldiers"

1967

Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy"

1966

Breakthrough screen role in "Georgy Girl"; earned Best Actress Oscar nomination; mother had featured role

1963

Made film debut in "Tom Jones"; directed by her then brother-in-law Tony Richardson and co-starred her mother Rachel Kempson

1963

British TV debut, "The Power and the Glory"

1963

Was company member at London's National Theatre

1962

Made professional debut in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Royal Court Theatre

Was TV spokesperson for Weight Watchers

Co-starred as Sherilyn Fenn's wealthy mother in the Showtime comedy series "Rude Awakening"

Bonus Trivia

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Appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve honors 2001.

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About her father: "Perhaps it was because I was the youngest, or because of whatever was going on in his life at the time, but in my presence he wore this blank mask and as a child that was of course quite terrifying because you couldn't tell. Was he cross, was he sad, was he pleased, was he thinking, was he listening? Then I would go and see him on stage. He was the most brilliant, chameleon actor in that physically he changed according to the role. So out would walk, say, Richard II and I would think, if I could just get down on the stage and get close enough and touch him, I'll find Dad. It was only when I matured and he was declining with Parkinson's that I could talk to him, although still not with him." - Redgrave to The London Times, Nov. 12, 1996

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About her relationship with sister Vanessa: "Oh, I have a good relationship with my sister. There have been times in the past where, in her more radical days, where the biggest problem for me really was not that she had the views she had, but that I was confused with that. But we've had a very nice relationship over the last few years, and doing 'Shakespeare for My Father' has actually brought us closer together. Once she saw it, it made her understand me better. And it's been very lovely times together, indeed." - Redgrave quoted in A&E Monthly, December 1996

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Commenting on Ian McKellen's eight hours spent floating in the pool as James Whale's corpse for "Gods and Monsters": "He was the most remarkable dead body I've ever seen. And I've worked with one or two in my time." - Redgrave, quoted in Time magazine, Nov. 2, 1998

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Redgrave was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and underwent a 2002 mastectomy.

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