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Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave was born in London, one of five generations of actors in the Redgrave family and the youngest child of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Garnering a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress as well as her second Academy Award, nomination for her performance in Gods and Monsters, opposite Ian McKellen, Redgrave is one of seven family members, along with sister Vanessa and brother Corin, still acting today.

Redgrave made her stage debut in 1962 in A Midsummer Night's Dream and later became a founding member of Britain's National Theater at the invitation of Laurence Olivier. She made her film debut a year later in Tom Jones, and just three years later was already enjoying worldwide acclaim (and her first Oscar, nomination) in 1966 when she played Georgy in Georgy Girl, a role that also won her a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

With over 75 movies in her impressive filmography, Redgrave has made many notable films, some of which include the multiple-award winning Shine, The Girl with the Green Eyes, The Virgin Soldiers, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex, Getting It Right and The Next Best Thing. Her More recent films include, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Deeply, Unconditional Love, Spider, Anita and Me and Hansel & Gretel. She has just completed the film Charlie's War, and will soon be working on the feature film Peter Pan.

Redgrave's many television credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations of My Sister's Keeper and A Season For Miracles as well as Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (co-starring her sister Vanessa), Different, Varian's War and the Showtime series, Rude Awakening.

Her numerous Broadway and West End (London) stage credits include Black Comedy, My Fat Friend, Mrs. Warren's Profession, which brought Redgrave her first Tony nomination, Aren't We All, Born Yesterday, Three Sisters (co-starring her sister, Vanessa) and Noises Off. In 1993, she performed her one-woman homage to her father, Shakespeare for My Father, which garnered her a second Tony nomination, and she received critical acclaim for The Mandrake Root, a play she wrote and starred in.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Lynn Redgrave Facts

Birth NameLynn Rachel Redgrave
BirthdayMarch 8, 1943 (79)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Lynn Redgrave compared to you?
Awards1999 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Gods and Monsters)
1967 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Georgy Girl)

Selected Filmography

Peter Pan
Centennial: The Complete Series
The Simian Line
Gods And Monsters
The Jane Austen Book Club
Rehearsal For Murder
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Long Live Your Death
The Deadly Affair
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