VANESSA REDGRAVE (Dr. Wick), a
living legend of the craft of acting, trained for eight years at the Ballet
Rambert School and graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in
Her first appearance on stage was at England's Frinton Summer Theatre in July
1957 when she played Clarissa in "The Reluctant Debutante." Since
then, she has been creating memorable, award-winning performances on stage,
screen and television.
Her film acting awards and nominations include: six Academy
nominations (Morgan!, Isadora, Mary, Queen of Scots, Julia, The Bostonians,
Howards End) and a Best Supporting Actress win for Julia (1977); two BAFTA
nominations (Morgan!, Prick Up Your Ears); 11 Golden Globe nominations (Morgan!,
Camelot, Isadora, Mary, Queen of Scots, Julia, The Bostonians, "Second
Serve," Prick Up Your Ears, television's "A Man for All Seasons,"
A Month by the Lake, "Bella Mafia"); a Best Supporting Actress Golden
Globe for Julia; four Emmy nominations ("Playing for Time,"
"Peter the Great," "Second Serve," "Young
Catherine") and one Emmy win for "Playing for Time" (1980); two
Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards (Morgan!, Isadora); a Best Supporting
Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Julia; three
Best Actress awards from the National Society of Film Critics Association (Isadora,
The Bostonians, Wetherby); a New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting
Actress award for Prick Up Your Ears; the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for
her Best Supporting Actress performance in Little Odessa; and an Independent
Spirit Award nomination as Best Supporting Female for Little Odessa.
Her many other outstanding feature film credits include Behind the Mask
(1958); director Fred Zinnemann's A Man For All Seasons (1966); Blow Up (1966);
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), directed by her late husband Tony
Richardson; Sidney Lumet's The Seagull (1968); The Trojan Women (1971); Sidney
Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent
Solution (1976); Agatha (1979), with Timothy Dalton and Dustin Hoffman, directed
by Michael Apted; John Schlesinger's Yanks (1979), with Richard Gere and William
Devane; Simon Callow's The Ballad of the Sad CafĂ© (1991); Bille August's
House of the Spirits (1993) with Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Winona Ryder;
Mission: Impossible (1996) with Tom Cruise; Bille August's Smilla's Sense of
Snow (1997); Mrs. Dalloway (1997); Wilde (1997); Deep Impact (1998); and Tim
Robbins' Cradle Will Rock (1999).
In addition to her Emmy Award-winning performance in "Playing for
Time," Redgrave's other notable television credits include the miniseries
"Bella Mafia," "Two Mothers for Zachary," the remake of
"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?," which co-starred her sister Lynn
Redgrave; "Young Catherine," Orpheus Descending," the television
remake of "A Man for All Seasons," which was directed by Charlton
Heston; "Second Serve," the miniseries "Peter the Great,"
"Three Sovereigns for Sarah," the miniseries "Wagner," with
Richard Burton, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson; and the 1963 television
production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It."
Considered one of the world's greatest actors, Redgrave has performed on the
most prestigious legitimate stages in the world in
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