Lynn Redgrave Dies at 67
Lynn Redgrave was born in London into a family of actors and has enjoyed a remarkable career on stage, screen and beyond spanning four decades. She has been nominated for 3 Tony Awards, 2 Oscars, 2 Emmys, a Grammy and most recently was the recipient of a 2008 New York Emmy. Film highlights include Georgy Girl (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe, New York Film Critics awards), Gods and Monsters (1999 Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Oscar nomination), Shine (BAFTA and SAG nominations) and Kinsey. She was a founding member of The Royal National Theatre and is the author of four plays, Shakespeare For My Father (which examines her relationship with Sir Michael Redgrave), The Mandrake Root (loosely based on her mother, the actress Rachel Kempson) and Nightingale (a fictional meditation on the life of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance), which enjoyed its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club this past year directed by Joseph Hardy.
She recently performed her newest work, Rachel and Juliet, at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre and appeared Off Broadway in MCC Theater's Grace, also under the direction of Joseph Hardy. She has written the text for Journal, A Mother and Daughter's Recovery From Breast Cancer, featuring photographs by her daughter, Annabel Clark, currently in its third printing from Umbrage Editions. Recent film credits include The Jane Austen Book Club and the final Merchant / Ivory production, The White Countess, acting alongside sister Vanessa and her niece, the late Natasha Richardson. Recent television credits include ABC's "Desperate Housewives," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and with America Ferrera in this fall's season premiere of "Ugly Betty." She can also be heard as the voice of Nanny in the animated film series of Me, Eloise and in the animated feature My Dog Tulip, which premiered in September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ms. Redgrave is a prolific "voice on tape" and her latest audio book release is Roald Dahl's The Witches (Grammy nomination).
At the end of January she was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
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