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Vanessa Redgrave (1937-), Actress; daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave

Sitter in 27 portraits
Daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and sister of Lynn and Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave's film debut was in Behind the Mask (1958). With the Royal Shakespeare Company she performed in As You Like It (1961), The Taming of the Shrew (1961) and Cymbeline (1962). In 1966 she appeared in Antonioni's film Blow Up and was Oscar-nominated for her role in Morgan: a Suitable Case for Treatment. Her Oscar-nominated successes include Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Julia (1977), The Bostonians (1984) and Howards End (1992). Married to director Tony Richardson from 1962-7, their daughters Natasha and Joely Richardson continued the Redgrave acting tradition.

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P490(67)

Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(67)

x81308

Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave; Vanessa Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81308

x81310

Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81310

x81311

Vanessa Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81311

x198164

Vanessa Redgrave

by Paul Tanqueray
colour print on card mount, late 1950s
NPG x198164

x198165

Vanessa Redgrave

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x198165

x88015

Vanessa Redgrave

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x88015

x135450

Vanessa Redgrave

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG x135450

x88164

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88164

x88165

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88165

x88172

Karel Reisz; Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88172

x6394

Tariq Ali; Vanessa Redgrave

by John Walmsley
bromide print, 27 October 1968
NPG x6394

x13743

Vanessa Redgrave

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x13743

x38958

Tariq Ali; Vanessa Redgrave

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 27 October 1968
NPG x38958

x30117

Vanessa Redgrave

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x30117

x28631

Vanessa Redgrave as Agatha Christie

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28631

x35341

Vanessa Redgrave

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 13 July 1989
NPG x35341

x135423

Vanessa Redgrave

by Jillian Edelstein
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG x135423

x45114

Vanessa Redgrave

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x45114

x194174

Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave; Corin William Redgrave; Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave; Lynn Redgrave

by George Konig
vintage print, circa 1960
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x194174

x24964

Vanessa Redgrave

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x24964

D61

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by David Levine
pen and ink, 1968
NPG D61

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