Natasha Richardson (born Natasha Jane Richardson) is an actress in theatre
, and cinema
. She was born May 11, 1963
, to actress Vanessa Redgrave
and director Tony Richardson
(who died of AIDS in 1991).
Much of her family has been involved in the acting profession, including her younger sister, Joely Richardson, her aunt Lynn Redgrave, and five matrilineal generations.
When she was young, she performed in London's Leeds Playhouse, and went on to pursue training at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 1980.
She married Robert Fox in 1990 and divorced in 1992.
She married actor Liam Neeson on July 3, 1994, after having worked with him in Anna Christie, and they now have two sons, Michael Antonio Neeson born in 1995, and Daniel Jack Neeson, born in 1997.
In 1986, she won the London Theatre Critics' Most Promising Newcomer award, and in 1998, she received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the musical "Cabaret".
[Editor's Note] Natasha Richardson passed away on March 18, 2009 after suffering a brain injury from a skiing accident on March 16, 2009.
Cabaret, 1998; played Sally Bowles
Anna Christie, 1993; played Anna Christie
The Three Sisters
The Seagull; played Nina
Hamlet; played Ophelia
Tales from the Crypt, 1996
Suddenly, Last Summer, 1993
Past Midnight, 1992
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II, 1985
Ellis Island, 1984
The Parent Trap, 1998; with Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan
Nell, 1994; with Jodie Foster and husband, Liam Neeson
Widows' Peak, 1994; with Mia Farrow and Adrian Dunbar
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish, 1991; with Bob Hoskins and Jeff Goldblum
The Handmaid's Tale, 1990; with Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth McGovern and Robert Duvull
The Comfort of Strangers, 1990; with Christopher Walken and Rupert Everett
Fat Man and Little Boy, 1989; with Paul Newman and John Cusack
Patty Hearst, 1988; with Frances Fisher and Dana Delany
A Month in the Country, 1987; with John Atkinsons and Kenneth Branagh
Gothic, 1986; with Gabriel Bryne and Julian Sands