VANESSA REDGRAVE (Marion) was Guest Director of the Brighton Festival 2012. During the
Festival she directed and narrated a play with Nadim Sawalha and Najla Said, based
on the memoir Wadad Makdisi Cortas. This was presented at the Theatre Royal,
Brighton in May 2012.
In June 2012 in Dublin, Vanessa recited the Seamus Heaney poem The Republic of
Conscience for the Amnesty International Concert for Aung San Suu Kyi, who
received the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Bono.
Vanessa was last on Broadway in the 2010/2011 season with James Earl Jones & Boyd
Gaines in the play DRIVING MISS DAISY, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by David
In the 2007 season she was seen in Joan Didion's play THE YEAR OF MAGICAL
THINKING directed by Sir David Hare.
Vanessa recently appeared in CORIOLANUS ,the film starring and directed by Ralph
Fiennes. Some of her favorite roles are in LETTERS TO JULIET, directed by Gary Winnick,
and in THE WHISTLEBLOWER with Rachel Weisz.
In September 2012, Vanessa received UNICEF Germany's Award for Children's Rights
in Frankfurt. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1995 and a UNICEF-UK Special Representative from 1993-1995.
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