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Redgrave, Vanessa

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
3 (60%) 26 votes

1947 – She was born on the 30th day of January this year London, England.


1954 – Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in this year.


1958 – She first appeared in the West End theatre, playing opposite her father.


1966 – Her first starring role in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (for which she earned an Oscar nomination, a Cannes award, a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Film Award); her portrayal of the cool London swinger, Jane, in Blowup.


1969 – Her spirited portrayal of dancer Isadora Duncan in Isadora for which she won a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, along with a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination in this year.


1977 – She funded and narrated a documentary film "The Palestinian", which focused on the plight of the Palestinian people. That same year she starred in the film Julia, about a woman murdered by the Nazi regime in the years prior to World War II for her anti-Fascist activism.


1980 – She made her first American TV debut as concentration-camp survivor Fania Fénelon in the Arthur Miller-scripted TV movie “Playing for Time” a part for which she won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1981.


1997 – She played Oscar Wilde’s mother in Wilde and Clarissa Dalloway in Mrs. Dalloway both in 1997; and Dr. Wick in Girl, Interrupted in 1999.


2003 – In December of this year, she paid £50,000 bail for Chechen separatist Deputy Premier and special envoy Akhmed Zakayev, who had sought political asylum in the United Kingdom and was accused by the Russian government of aiding and abetting hostage-takings in the Moscow Hostage Crisis of 2002


2003 – She won a Tony Award for "Best Actress in a Play" for her performance in the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.


2004 – She and her brother Corin Redgrave announced the launch of the Peace and Progress Party which would campaign against the Iraq War and for human rights.

2006 – She was presented the Ibsen Centennial Award for her "outstanding work in interpreting many of Henrik Ibsen’s works over the last decades. She was also awarded a ‘lifetime achievement’ award from the International Transylvanian Film Festival, one of whose sponsors is a mining company named Gabriel Resources.


3 (60%) 26 votes