Natasha Richardson

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: 05/10/1963 in London, England, GB


Actor (40)

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)

Top Chef 2008 (Tv Show)


Evening 2007 (Movie)

Constance Haverford (Actor)

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


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)


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


Ghosts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


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


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


The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

Elizabeth James (Actor)

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


A Fatal Caper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Nell 1994 (Movie)

Paula Olsen (Actor)

Widow's Peak 1994 (Movie)

Edwina Broom (Actor)

Hostages 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Suddenly Last Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


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)


Every Picture Tells a Story 1983 (Movie)

Kathleen Bridle (Actor)

Ellis Island (TV Show)


Haven (TV Show)


Past Midnight (TV Show)


Zelda (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)


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.


Micheal Richard Antonio Neeson

Born June 22, 1995 father, Liam Neeson

Katherine Grimond

Daughter of Tony Richardson and Grizelda Grimond

Robert Fox Producer


Rachel Kempson

Died of a stroke in 2003

Liam Neeson Actor

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

Born August 27, 1996 father, Liam Neeson

Carlo Nero

Son of Vanessa Redgrave's and Italian actor Franco Nero

Franco Nero Actor

Redgrave married Franco Nero in 2006 after almost 40 years together

Jemma Redgrave Actor

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

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

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Born Jan. 30, 1937

Corin Redgrave

Brother of Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave died in April 2010

Lynn Redgrave

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

Tony Richardson Actor

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

Joely Richardson

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


St. Paul's Girls School

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England



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


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


Starred opposite Ian McKellen in the psychological thriller "Asylum"


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


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


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


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


Had featured role in the screen comedy "Blow Dry"


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


First film in four years, "The Parent Trap"


Appeared alongside Neeson and Jodie Foster in "Nell"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Starred in the London stage production of "High Society"


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


Film acting debut in "Every Picture Tells a Story"


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


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


Natasha was named after the heroine in War and Peace.


"Who's the mom and who's the daughter in that family can get to be a perplexing business." - agent Sam Cohn on the atypical relationships in the Redgrave family, from Parade magazine, Nov. 7, 1993


"I love my family and I feel privileged to come from it. But sometimes there's an idea that it's like royalty in some way. What a load of crap! We're a family of working actors, It's like coming from a family of carpenters or plumbers who work in the family business, generation after generation, that's all. Because it's acting it makes it more public, but we're worker bees, not royalty lying back on the couch. It's a really tough profession that has big perks and big privileges, but you also have to constantly expose yourself to rejection, criticism and humiliation." - Richardson to the Daily News, March 15, 1998


"Straightaway I am confronted by the gross unfairness of what might be called Natasha's dilemma. For most of her life, she has been portrayed as Vanessa's daughter. Now she is Liam's wife. Truly the resemblance to her mother is spooky. Though smaller and slimmer, the same finely drawn features stare back, For a moment, as I listen to her speak, all caressing cadences ending in tremble drifts, it could be an impersonation. Then I realise that I am making the mistake of seeking the similarities rather than noting the differences." - Noreen Taylor writing in The London Times, March 16, 1998


"I could write you a book on why not to get involved with an actor. Because anybody who is good at what they do gets totally obsessed by it to the exclusion of other people. Because of the physical distance often involved. Because careers sometimes move at different rates. Because, oh God, there are so many reasons I never, never wanted to be involved with an actor. Ever. [Of course] that was before I met MY actor." - Natasha Richardson to Movieline magazine, December 1994


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.


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."


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.