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Actress Lynn Redgrave dies at the age of 67

  • The actress Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67, her publicist said today.

  • In 2001 Redgrave was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Published: 4:41PM BST 03 May 2010

British actresss Lynn Redgrave.

British actresss Lynn Redgrave. Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features
Lynn Redgrave, left, with sister Vanessa Redgrave.

Lynn, left, with sister Vanessa Redgrave. Photo: REX FEATURES
Lynn Redgrave in 1966.

The actress in 1966. Photo: Rex Features

Redgrave starred in the 1960s hit film Georgy Girl and had many other successes on stage and screen.

Her publicist, Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said she died last night at her home in the US state of Connecticut.

In 2003, she was treated for breast cancer.

Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and only a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave.

Mr Miramontez said Redgrave died peacefully at her home. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her.

«Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,» they said in a statement.

«She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives.

«Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.»

A member of the famous acting dynasty, Redgrave was sister to Vanessa and Corin and the daughter of actor and director Michael Redgrave.

She was aunt to film and TV star Joely Richardson and to Natasha Richardson, who died last year following a ski accident.

Her brother Corin, an actor and political activist, died on April 6. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000.

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Lynn Redgrave, star of ‘Georgy Girl’, dies of breast cancer

  • By Arifa Akbar, Arts Correspondent
  • Tuesday, 4 May 2010
  • The Independent

Lynn Redgrave made her name in the 1966 film Georgy Girl with Alan  Bates and James Mason
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Lynn Redgrave made her name in the 1966 film Georgy Girl with Alan Bates and James Mason

Lynn Redgrave, part of the great British acting dynasty, who became a symbol of the 1960s for her free-thinking character in the film Georgy Girl has died of breast cancer aged 67. Her son, Ben, and daughters, Kelly and Annabel, were with her when she died in Connecticut on Sunday. Yesterday, they released a statement mourning her loss. «Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,» they said. The news comes less than a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave, also an actor, who died of cancer on 6 April, and a year after her niece, the actress Natasha Richardson, died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

Redgrave had spoken at her brother’s funeral, recalling that he had taught her how to climb trees without telling her how to get back down again. She was the third child of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Her older sister is Vanessa Redgrave. The director Michael Winner, who cast Redgrave in one of her first films, said she had been «a joy». «This is terrible news, I’ve known her for more than 50 years,» he said. «She was a phenomenal actress, she could do comedy, tragedy – anything really – with absolute ease. Even then you could see she had a bubbly quality. She was a wonderful person and a brave woman involved in many causes.»

Sir Michael Parkinson expressed his sadness at the news. «She was maybe the jolliest and most likeable of all the family,» he said. «She was a lovely, funny, open character, she was very easy to get on with. She was a good actress, but being a Redgrave I suppose she couldn’t help it – it’s in their blood, in their marrow.» Known to be introspective, independent and modest, she spoke of her talented siblings in 1999, saying: «Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress. It was always, ‘Corin’s the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there’s Lynn’.»

In 1967, Redgrave married the actor and director John Clark. They divorced in 2000. Over the years, she had discussed her health problems associated with bulimia and breast cancer, the latter of which resulted in a mastectomy. She was first treated for the illness in 2003.

While she may not have had the profile of her elder siblings, she was an actress of high acclaim in her own right. She received Oscar nominations for Georgy Girl, which earned her popular acclaim, and for Gods and Monsters, as well as Tony nominations for the stage plays Mrs Warren’s Profession, Shakespeare for My Father and The Constant Wife. In 1991, she starred with her sister in a stage performance of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, at the Queen’s Theatre. Redgrave was awarded an OBE for her services to drama in 2002.

It was Georgy Girl that made her a household name in 1966, with her starring character – a free-spirited 22-year-old working-class woman – encapsulating the spirit of the age. Based on a novel by Margaret Forster, it also starred Alan Bates, James Mason and Charlotte Rampling.

Having trained as an actress in London, at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she made her theatrical debut in 1962 at the Royal Court Theatre, where she performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

She was invited to join the National Theatre for its inaugural season at the Old Vic in the early 1960s, working with such acclaimed directors as Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli and Noel Coward. As well as her stage career, she appeared in numerous films and television shows, including one-off appearances in Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, and most recently, the romantic drama The Jane Austen Book Club, in 2007. Redgrave made a return to films in the late 1990s in movies such as Shine, in 1996, based on the life of the pianist David Helfgott, and Gods and Monsters in 1998, a film that dramatised the last days of the life of the troubled homosexual film director James Whale, which starred Ian McKellen.

Oscar nominated actress Lynn Redgrave dies, aged 67

From The Times
May 4, 2010
Lynn Redgrave after receiving her OBE from Queen Elizabeth II

(Michael Stephens/PA Wire)

Lynn Redgrave after receiving her OBE in March 2002

In family photographs of her illustrious acting dynasty, Lynn Redgrave could be recognised, she once said, as “the glum one”.

Redgrave, who has died aged 67, spent most of her personal and professional life in the shadow of her father, Michael, and her siblings, Vanessa and Corin.

Yet in moving to the US and developing a talent for comic self-effacement unusual in her family, she was able to emerge on her own terms as a respected and versatile actress.

She died at her home in Connecticut on Sunday night after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, a month after her brother, Corin, died at the age of 70 .

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“She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives,” her three children said in a statement.

Redgrave was nominated for two Oscars, two decades apart, during a 50-year-career that ranged from the National Theatre to Desperate Housewives.

“She was a phenomenal actress, she could do comedy, tragedy — anything really — with absolute ease,” said the director Michael Winner, who cast Redgrave in one of her first films in 1960. “She was a wonderful person and a brave woman involved in many causes. She wasn’t facile — she didn’t only care about fame.”

The retired chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson expressed his sadness. “She was maybe the jolliest and most likeable of all the family,” he said. “She was a lovely, funny, open character, she was very easy to get on with. She was a good actress, but being a Redgrave I suppose she couldn’t help it — it’s in their blood, in their marrow. She had a great comedic talent.”

After training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Redgrave made her professional debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Court in 1962 and the next year became a founder member of the National Theatre.

On screen, she had a small part in Tom Jones (1963) before achieving fame and an Oscar nomination in the title role of Georgy Girl (1966).

She made her debut on Broadway in 1967 and settled in the US soon afterwards, eventually taking up American citizenship. While her brother and sister became almost as well known for their left-wing activism as for their acting, Lynn Redgrave was resolutely, if quietly, pro-American.

The differences became public only once, when Lynn and Vanessa were appearing in Three Sisters in the West End in 1991. Vanessa condemned the first Gulf War and American “imperialist pigs”, prompting Lynn to repudiate her in print, even flirting with the idea of changing her name.

Redgrave explored her family background in her one-woman show Shakespeare for my Father (1993). She said: “I knew my Shakespeare but I didn’t know my father, only the characters he played.”

Redgrave clearly felt herself an afterthought in the family — while Vanessa’s birth was announced from the Old Vic stage by Olivier with the words “tonight a great actress has been born”, Sir Michael did not even mention Lynn’s birth in his diary for March 8, 1943.

She struggled for many years with bulimia and in 2000 divorced John Clark, her husband of three decades, after discovering that he had fathered a child with the woman who was to marry the couple’s son.

Redgrave’s film career revived in the 1990s with roles in Shine (1996) and Gods & Monsters (1998), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for the second time and won a Golden Globe. In 2005 she starred in the Merchant-Ivory film The White Countess, alongside Vanessa and niece Natasha Richardson, who died in a skiing accident last year .

Redgrave was appointed OBE in 2002.

Lynn Redgrave

(Times Newspapers Ltd)

This Sunday Times portrait of the actress was taken on May 5, 1970

Πέθανε η βρετανίδα ηθοποιός Λιν Ρεντγκρέιβ

Περίπου έναν χρόνο μετά τον τραγικό θάνατο σε ατύχημα της ανιψιάς της, Νατάσα Ρίτσαρντσον, η διακεκριμένη βρετανίδα ηθοποιός Λιν Ρεντγκρέιβ άφησε το βράδυ της Κυριακής που μας πέρασε την τελευταία πνοή της στο Κονέκτικατ των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Ηταν 67 ετών και έπασχε από καρκίνο του μαστού.

Η μικρότερη κόρη του σερ Μάικλ Ρεντγκρέιβ, η Λιν Ρεντγκρέιβ, υπήρξε το πιο ανεξάρτητο μέλος μιας τεράστιας δυναστείας θεατρανθρώπων. Τα μεγαλύτερα αδέλφια της είναι οι ηθοποιοί Βανέσα Ρεντγκρέιβ και Κόριν Ρεντγκρέιβ. Το κινηματογραφικό ντεμπούτο της Λ. Ρεντγκρέιβ έγινε το 1963 στη βραβευμένη με Οσκαρ ταινία «Επιχείρησις Κρεβατοκάμαρα» που σκηνοθέτησε ο τότε σύζυγος της Β. Ρεντγκρέιβ Τόνι Ρίτσαρντσον (ο οποίος το 1991 πέθανε από ΑΙDS). Μερικά χρόνια αργότερα, το 1967, η Λιν απέσπασε την πρώτη υποψηφιότητά της για Οσκαρ παίζοντας το κορίτσι του τίτλου στην ταινία «Τζόρτζι η πολυαγαπημένη» του Σίλβιο Ναριζάνο. Ωστόσο η πορεία της δεν υπήρξε ισάξια με εκείνην της αδελφής της, κάτι που παραδέχθηκε και η ίδια σε συνέντευξή της το 1999: «Το καθεστώς ήταν πάντα:“Ο Κόριν το μυαλό, η Βανέσα η λαμπερή σταρ, α, να και η Λιν”…».

Η καριέρα της πάντως υπήρξε γεμάτη επιτυχίες, κυρίως στον χώρο του θεάτρου, όπου απέσπασε τρεις υποψηφιότητες για το βραβείο Τony («Το επάγγελμα της κυρίας Γουόρεν», «Η σταθερή σύζυγος» και «Shakespeare from my father»). Τα πιο πρόσφατα χρόνια είχε αρκετές συμμετοχές σε σειρές της τηλεόρασης (όπως οι «Νοικοκυρές σε απόγνωση», «Νόμος και τάξη» και «Ugly Βetty»), ενώ το 1998 έπαιξε στη δραματική ταινία «Θεοί και δαίμονες» και απέσπασε μία ακόμη υποψηφιότητα στα Οσκαρ αυτή τη φορά Β΄ γυναικείου ρόλου. Μία από τις διασημότερες ηρωίδες της στον κινηματογράφο ήταν η Ολλανδέζα Ξαβιέρα Χολάντερ, περιβόητη διευθύντρια οίκου ανοχής και μετέπειτα συγγραφέας στην ταινία «Η μαντάμ» (1976).

  • Lynn Redgrave dies aged 67

  • Death of actor nominated twice for an Oscar comes a month after that of her older brother, Corin Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave, who has died in New York, aged 67. Photograph: Evan Agostini/AP

The actor Lynn Redgrave has died, her family said. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez said she died on Sunday night at her apartment in Manhattan. Often viewed as an introspective and independent player in her family’s acting dynasty, Redgrave became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of Georgy Girl, which won her nominations for an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe award.

«Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,» said her children in a joint statement.

«She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.»

Her death comes a month after the death her older brother, Corin Redgrave, and a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim or notoriety of elder sister Vanessa, but received further Oscar nominations for Gods and Monsters, and Tony nominations for Mrs Warren’s Profession, Shakespeare for My Father and The Constant Wife.

In recent years, she also made appearances in the television shows Ugly Betty, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives.

«Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress,» Lynn Redgrave told Associated Press in 1999. «It was always, ‘Corin’s the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there’s Lynn.'»

The film director Michael Winner, who cast Lynn Redgrave in one of her first movies, said she had been «a joy».

He said: «She was a phenomenal actress, she could do comedy, tragedy – anything really – with absolute ease. I cast her in her first film as an extra in Shoot To Kill in 1960. Even then you could see she had a bubbly quality. I couldn’t at the time have predicted she would go on to have the huge success she did though.»

Others expressed sadness at the news of her death. Sir Michael Parkinson said: «She was maybe the jolliest and most likeable of all the family. She was a lovely, funny, open character, she was very easy to get on with. She was a good actress, but being a Redgrave I suppose she couldn’t help it – it’s in their blood, in their marrow. She had a great comedic talent.»