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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 1958.

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 Award 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 Café (1991); Bille August's The 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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