Natasha Richardson

Actress
A scion of the Redgrave acting dynasty, Natasha Richardson offered impressive performances in a handful of film and television appearances, often employing a flawless American accent despite her proper British ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1963 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (39)

The Wildest Dream 2010 (Movie)

Ruth Mallory (Voice)

Wild Child 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Kingsley (Actor)

Constantine's Sword 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Edith Stein (Actor)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

Constance Haverford (Actor)

Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

Stella Raphael (Actor)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

Countess Sofia Belinskya (Actor)

Chelsea Walls 2002 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

Caroline Lane (Actor)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

Darlene Dodd (Actor)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

Shelley Allen (Actor)

The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Came to Dinner 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Lauren Bacall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

Elizabeth James (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fatal Caper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nell 1994 (Movie)

Paula Olsen (Actor)

Widow's Peak 1994 (Movie)

Edwina Broom (Actor)

Hostages 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly Last Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comfort of Strangers 1991 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Handmaid's Tale 1990 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

Jean Tatlock (Actor)

A Month in the Country 1988 (Movie)

Alice Keach (Actor)

Patty Hearst 1988 (Movie)

Patricia Hearst (Actor)

Gothic 1987 (Movie)

Mary Godwin (Actor)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Picture Tells a Story 1983 (Movie)

Kathleen Bridle (Actor)

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Haven (TV Show)

Actor

Past Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Zelda (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A scion of the Redgrave acting dynasty, Natasha Richardson offered impressive performances in a handful of film and television appearances, often employing a flawless American accent despite her proper British upbringing. Though she made her acting debut when she was just four years old, Richardson officially began her career doing regional theater in London and Leeds, where she delivered a sterling performance in "The Seagull" (1985). Much like her famous mother, Vanessa Redgrave, Richardson managed to avoid working alongside her own sibling, actress Joely Richardson, for the better part of her career. She also eschewed wanting to be identified with the family name, choosing instead to carve out an identity of her own. Richardson ultimately succeeded, becoming an acclaimed actress in her own right by delivering strong and memorable performances in both critically acclaimed fare like "Cabaret" (1998) and "Haven" (CBS, 2001), as well as in high-profile studio projects like "The Parent Trap" (1998) and "Maid in Manhattan" (2002). Not long after appearing with her mother in the films "The White Countess" (2005) and "Evening" (2007), the 45-year-old Richardson died tragically after being injured in a skiing accident in March 2009, leaving behind her husband, actor Liam Neeson, and their two young sons. Taken far too young, Richardson nevertheless left an indelible mark on the worlds of stage and screen, touching all who knew her personally and the fans who had enjoyed her elegant work as an actress.

Relationships

Micheal Richard Antonio Neeson

Son
Born June 22, 1995 father, Liam Neeson

Katherine Grimond

Half-Sister
Daughter of Tony Richardson and Grizelda Grimond

Robert Fox

Husband

Rachel Kempson

Grandmother
Died of a stroke in 2003

Liam Neeson Actor

Husband
Met while co-starring together in the Broadway revival of "Anna Christie" (1993) Co-starred in the film "Nell" (1994) Married July 3, 1994

Daniel Neeson

Son
Born August 27, 1996 father, Liam Neeson

Carlo Nero

Half-Brother
Son of Vanessa Redgrave's and Italian actor Franco Nero

Franco Nero Actor

Step-Father
Redgrave married Franco Nero in 2006 after almost 40 years together

Jemma Redgrave Actor

Cousin
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

Grandfather
Born in 1908 died in 1985 of complications from Parkinson's disease well-known English stage and film actor

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Mother
Born Jan. 30, 1937

Corin Redgrave

Uncle
Brother of Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave died in April 2010

Lynn Redgrave

Aunt
Award winning stage and film actress died May 2, 2010 after a long battle with breast cancer

Tony Richardson Director

Father
Academy Award-winning director of "Tom Jones" (1963) was bisexual and died of complications from AIDS at 63 in 1991

Joely Richardson

Sister
Born in 1965 best known for her role as Julia McNamara in the FX drama "Nip/Tuck"

EDUCATION

St. Paul's Girls School

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2009

Played the roles of mother and daughter, opposite Vanessa Redgrave, in a one-night benefit concert version of "A Little Night Music" at Studio 54 in New York

2007

Appeared alongside her mother, Vanessa Redgrave in the ensemble film, "Evening"

2005

Starred opposite Ian McKellen in the psychological thriller "Asylum"

2005

Cast as Blanche DuBois in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite John C. Reilly

2002

Had featured role in the ensemble comedy "Waking Up in Reno"

2002

Cast as a New York socialite in "Maid In Manhattan"

2001

Starred in the based-on-fact CBS miniseries "Haven"

2001

Had featured role in the screen comedy "Blow Dry"

1998

Returned to the NY stage to play Sally Bowles in the Sam Mendes-Rob Marshall helmed revival of "Cabaret"

1998

First film in four years, "The Parent Trap"

1994

Appeared alongside Neeson and Jodie Foster in "Nell"

1993

Made Broadway debut starring opposite Liam Neeson in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie"; received Tony Award nomination

1993

Re-teamed with director Pat O'Connor to play the title role in "Zelda," a TNT biopic about the Southern wife of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald

1993

Had role of Catharine Holly in the PBS presentation of "Suddenly, Last Summer"

1990

Starred with Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway in "The Handmaid's Tale"

1988

Played the title role in the biographical film directed by Paul Schrader, "Patty Hearst"

1987

Co-starred with Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth in "A Month in the Country"; directed by Pat O'Connor

1987

Portrayed Mary Godwin in the Ken Russell film, "Gothic"

1986

Starred in the London stage production of "High Society"

1985

West End debut opposite mother, Vanessa Redgrave, in a revival of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull"

1984

Film acting debut in "Every Picture Tells a Story"

1984

American TV acting debut, the CBS miniseries "Ellis Island"

1968

Made film debut at the age of four in a film directed by her father, "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; also starred her mother Vanessa Redgrave

Began career in regional theater with Leeds Playhouse

Joined the New Shakespeare Company

Bonus Trivia

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Natasha was named after the heroine in War and Peace.

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After her the death of her father, director Tony Richardson, she discovered the manuscript of his autobiography which was published under the title Long Distance Runner.

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About her father, Richardson told American Film in March 1990: "He likes to give advice and is one of my strongest critics, ruthless in telling me what's not good enough, By the same token, he tells me when something is great. I really know he means that, and he also thinks in terms of career and things like that."

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On March 16, 2009, Richardson was injured in a skiing accident while in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada. She was taken to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal after reportedly suffering a serious head injury. The following day she was transferred to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she died on March 18 as a result of an epidural hematoma (bleeding in the brain) due to blunt impact to the head.

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