Vanessa Redgrave

A regal offspring of the silver screen.

Vanessa Redgrave
Full NameVanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave is a prestigious member of the Royal Family of the British Stage. Born on January 30, 1937 to the esteemed thespian couple Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Vanessa's greatness was predicted by none other than her own father's co-star, Laurence Olivier, who declared "tonight a great actress was born" during the curtain call of their production of Hamlet. To prove his prescience, Vanessa was honored with an Academy Award, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, two Cannes Best Actress awards, a Tony, a Screen Actors Guild award, a Laurence Olivier theatre award and a BAFTA fellowship over her flourishing career. As the daughter of two celebrated theatrical parents, Vanessa's achievements exceeded the lofty expectations set for her, as well as her siblings Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Vanessa Redgrave comes from the illustrious Redgrave-Richardson-Markham family. They have twenty-six celebrities in their family. With four hundred two credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Oscar1978
    JuliaBest Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Primetime Emmy2000
    If These Walls Could Talk 2Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
  • Primetime Emmy1981
    Playing for TimeOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special


  • Eyes of St John
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • A Picture of Katherine Mansfield
  • Right to Work March
  • Call the Midwife
  • Richard III
  • First Night
  • Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • The 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • The 41st Annual Academy Awards
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Oscar's Greatest Moments
  • Worzel Gummidge
  • Alida
  • Man in an Orange Shirt
  • Peter the Great
  • Atonement
  • Arena
  • Nip/Tuck
  • The Ghost of Richard Harris
  • Red and Blue
  • Political Animals
  • Wagner
  • Romeo.Juliet
  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Young Catherine
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Howards End
  • American Playhouse
  • The Gathering Storm
  • The Willows in Winter
  • Looking for Richard
  • Playing for Time
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Second Serve
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Butler
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song
  • Julia
  • Venus
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Prick Up Your Ears
  • The 50th Annual Academy Awards
  • The Locket
  • Oh! What a Lovely War
  • Foxcatcher

Family Tree

Born into the renowned Redgrave family, a dynasty of English theatre and film, the matriarch Rachel Kempson and esteemed actor Sir Michael Redgrave gave birth to a new generation of thespians, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave. Grandson of Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore, and nephew of John Clark, Carlo Gabriel Nero and Jemma Redgrave, this illustrious family of actors has achieved worldwide fame and acclaim. Revered for their talent, Vanessa, Corin and Lynn have won numerous awards and accolades, while Michael, Rachel and Roy have been awarded prestigious knighthoods. Since the 1930s, the Redgraves have left an indelible mark in the world of theatre and film, cementing their legacy as one of the most prominent acting dynasties in history.

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