Redgrave family

Redgrave family
   Michael Redgrave (1908–85) forged a distinguished career in films, which included The Lady Vanishes (1938), The Browning Version (1951) and The Dam Busters (1955), despite a preference for the stage. Married to actress Rachel Kempson, their children, daughters Vanessa (1937–) and Lynn (1943–) and son Corin (1939–) also became actors. Vanessa achieved particular popularity in the 1960s in Blow Up, A Man For All Seasons and Camelot, and sustained her career through the 1970s despite political notoriety with diverse leading roles such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Julia. Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Howard’s End (1992) and Mission Impossible (1996) offered her strong supporting roles. Lynn is best known for her ‘Swinging London’ performances, especially as Georgy Girl (1966). Vanessa’s daughters Natasha and Joely Richardson are also actresses, as is Corin’s daughter Jemma.
   ALICE E. SANGER

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