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Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Birthday: 30 January 1937, Greenwich, London, England, UK
Height: 181 cm

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audie ...Show More

Vanessa Redgrave
I'm happy to tell you about it, though I'm irritated to be shown to be so stupid. But there you are, Show more I'm happy to tell you about it, though I'm irritated to be shown to be so stupid. But there you are, it's the smoking that did it. My lungs are shattered, about 30 per cent capacity if I don't smoke. Which of course I don't anymore, though I was horrified to learn from my doctor that there are people with this diagnosis who still do. Hide
I have a tremendous use for passionate statement. I have a tremendous use for passionate statement.
I don't think I ever felt beautiful until I was pregnant and when I gave birth to my children. I had Show more I don't think I ever felt beautiful until I was pregnant and when I gave birth to my children. I had terrible acne when I was a teenager and I was very tall, so tall I couldn't see myself in my mother's long mirror. Hide
I choose all my roles very carefully so that when my career is finished I will have covered all our Show more I choose all my roles very carefully so that when my career is finished I will have covered all our recent history of oppression. Hide
Of course, I am misrepresented very often, but so is everybody who has got something to say. Of course, I am misrepresented very often, but so is everybody who has got something to say.
It's a kinky part of my nature -- to meddle. It's a kinky part of my nature -- to meddle.
I don't consider myself beautiful at all, I'm usually running around like a scruff. I don't consider myself beautiful at all, I'm usually running around like a scruff.
Anybody can lose their job and have nothing. And people mind having nothing. Anybody can lose their job and have nothing. And people mind having nothing.
I discovered a long time ago that the camera does lie, and thank God it does. I discovered a long time ago that the camera does lie, and thank God it does.
A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be a Show more A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived. Hide
[Speaking of her parents (Michael & Rachel), sister Lynn, and brother Corin] We are the sprigs of a Show more [Speaking of her parents (Michael & Rachel), sister Lynn, and brother Corin] We are the sprigs of a great and beautiful tree. Hide
I always loved singing because we used to sing around the piano. My father [Michael Redgrave] was a Show more I always loved singing because we used to sing around the piano. My father [Michael Redgrave] was a brilliant pianist. He loved American musicals. He would bring back loads of song sheets when he went to America to work. And we'd group round the piano on Sunday and sing our hearts out. Hide
How can we help the people in the audience--and ourselves--remove the cobwebs that prevents us all f Show more How can we help the people in the audience--and ourselves--remove the cobwebs that prevents us all from being able to reach and touch things? Hide
Analyzing the problem is vital. It's the only way you're going to arrive at the right thing to do. Analyzing the problem is vital. It's the only way you're going to arrive at the right thing to do.
[accepting her Oscar for Julia (1977)] My dear colleagues, I thank you very, very much for this trib Show more [accepting her Oscar for Julia (1977)] My dear colleagues, I thank you very, very much for this tribute to my work. I think that Jane Fonda and I have done the best work of our lives, and I salute you and I pay tribute to you, and I think you should be very proud that in the last few weeks you have stood firm and you have refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums [interrupted by boos] whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews all over the world and to their great and heroic record of struggle against fascism and oppression. And I pledge to you that I will continue to fight against anti-Semitism and fascism. Thank you. Hide
Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers. Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers.
I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the pow Show more I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the power to do what I like. It's not true. Hide
America is gangsterism for the private profit of the few. America is gangsterism for the private profit of the few.
I give myself to my parts as to a lover. I give myself to my parts as to a lover.
We all come to the theatre with baggage. The baggage of our daily lives, the baggage of our problems Show more We all come to the theatre with baggage. The baggage of our daily lives, the baggage of our problems, the baggage of our tragedies, the baggage of being tired. It doesn't matter what age you are. But if our hearts get opened and released - well that is what theatre can do, and does sometimes, and everyone is thankful when that happens. Hide
One must never comment as an actor, never show that a character is shallow or vindictive, but let th Show more One must never comment as an actor, never show that a character is shallow or vindictive, but let that be conveyed. I mean, none of us thinks of ourselves as being vindictive or shallow - perhaps we should. Hide
I would have liked to have more children. I had always wanted five children when I was younger. That Show more I would have liked to have more children. I had always wanted five children when I was younger. That was my dream, I wanted five and I don't think I would have been bothered if it had turned out to be six. In the end, I had four, but I lost one of them, the fourth one. I had a miscarriage. Hide
Vanessa Redgrave's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (53)
Vanessa Redgrave Vanessa Redgrave'S roles
Winifred
Winifred

Jean Travers
Jean Travers

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Marion
Marion

Dr. Wick
Dr. Wick

Max
Max

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