Vanessa Redgrave Signs On for FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Deadline reports that Vanessa Redgrave has joined the cast of the big screen adaptation of Peter Turner novel FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL.
The actress joins previously announced cast members Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber, Leanne Best and Julie Walters. According to the report, production is already underway in Liverpool for the project directed by Paul McGuigan from a script by Matt Greenhalgh.Based on the memoir by British actor Turner, the story will follow "the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control."
Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day's Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy.
On screen, she has starred in more than 80 films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the film Julia (1977). Her other nominations were for Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966), Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Bostonians (1984) and Howards End (1992). Among her other films are A Man for All Seasons (1966), Blowup (1966), Camelot (1967), The Devils (1971), Murder on the Orient Express(1974), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Mission: Impossible (1996), Atonement (2007), Coriolanus (2011) and The Butler (2013).
Redgrave was proclaimed by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as "the greatest living actress of our times", and has won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, Olivier, Cannes,Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.
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