Lynn Redgrave

Highest Rated: 100% Smashing Time (1967)
Lowest Rated: 0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
Birthday: Mar 8, 1943
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Specializing in comedic roles, Lynn Redgrave made significant contributions to her illustrious family's five-generation-long reputation for producing fine British actors. The daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and the sister of actors Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, the London-born Redgrave studied acting at the Central School of Music and Drama. She first appeared on-stage in a 1962 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court Theatre. She was next invited by Sir Laurence Olivier to become one of the first members in Britain's National Theatre. There she appeared in Hamlet opposite her father and Peter O'Toole for three years as well as in many other prestigious productions. Redgrave made her feature-film debut in Tony Richardson's ribald Tom Jones (1963). She then had a starring role in The Girl With Green Eyes (1964), but did not become an international star until she played the plump and pathetic protagonist in Georgy Girl (1966). Her work earned her an Oscar nomination and a Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics and led to her playing leading roles in a number of films on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1974, Redgrave immigrated to the U.S. She eventually lost a lot of weight and became a fine comic actress, noted for her unabashed naughty sense of humor. For a while, she was a popular guest on the television talk show/game show circuit as well as a popular spokesperson for the Weight Watchers diet organization. Her '70s film appearances ran the gamut from Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) to playing the title role in The Happy Hooker (1975). Redgrave also appeared in television movies and in the series House Calls (1979-1981), Teachers Only (1982-1983), and Chicken Soup (1989). In the late '90s, Redgrave staged a successful one-woman show, Shakespeare for My Father. In 1996, Redgrave won acclaim for her portrayal of the loving astrologer who married troubled pianist David Helfgott in Scott Hicks' Shine. Redgrave died of breast cancer at age 67 in May 2010.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% My Dog Tulip Nancy/The Greengrocer's Wife $0.3M 2010
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic Actor $44.3M 2009
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Mama Sky $3.4M 2007
No Score Yet Winter Dreams Actor 2006
49% The White Countess Olda $1.7M 2005
90% Kinsey Final Interview Subject $10.3M 2004
76% Peter Pan Aunt Millicent $48.5M 2003
No Score Yet Venus & Mars Actor 2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie Cordelia Thornberry $39.8M 2002
38% My Kingdom (Mi Reino) Mandy 2002
67% Anita & Me Shopkeeper 2002
0% Hansel & Gretel Witch $0.2M 2002
84% Spider Mrs. Wilkinson $1.3M 2002
58% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Edna 2002
No Score Yet My Sister's Keeper Helen Chapman 2002
14% Unconditional Love Nola 2002
No Score Yet Petula Clark: This Is My Song Actor 2001
20% Deeply Celia 2001
0% Venus and Mars Emily Vogel 2001
No Score Yet Varian's War Alam Werfel-Mahler 2000
67% The Annihilation of Fish Poinsetta 2000
19% The Next Best Thing Helen Whittaker 2000
22% The Simian Line Katharine 2000
No Score Yet Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage The Wicked Witch of the East 2000
No Score Yet A Season for Miracles Judge Nancy Jakes 1999
95% Gods and Monsters Hanna 1998
67% Strike! Miss McVane 1998
No Score Yet Precious Moments: Timmy's Special Delivery Actor 1998
No Score Yet Toothless Mrs. Rogers 1997
91% Shine Gillian 1996
No Score Yet Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller & Countrywoman Actor 1993
No Score Yet Whatever Happened To...? Jane Hudson 1991
No Score Yet The Turn of the Screw Actor 1990
No Score Yet Jury Duty: The Comedy Abby Greyhouwsky 1990
No Score Yet Silent Mouse Actor 1990
67% Getting It Right Joan 1989
No Score Yet Midnight Midnight 1989
No Score Yet Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Nancy Stewart 1987
No Score Yet Here We Go Again! Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder Monica Welles 1982
No Score Yet The Shooting Actor 1982
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra 1981
No Score Yet Gauguin the Savage Actor 1980
No Score Yet To Love Again Actor 1980
No Score Yet The National Health Actor 1979
No Score Yet Sooner or Later The teacher 1979
No Score Yet Centennial Charlotte Buckland Seccombe Lloyd 1978
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Xaviera Hollander 1977
78% The Big Bus Camille Levy 1976
No Score Yet Don't Turn the Other Cheek Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Turn of the Screw Miss Jane Cubberly 1974
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Actor 1973
No Score Yet Pygmalion Actor 1973
No Score Yet The National Health, or Nurse Norton's Affair Nurse Sweet/Betty 1973
90% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask Queen 1972
No Score Yet Viva la muerte... tua! (Don't Turn the Other Cheek) (Long Live Your Death) Actor 1971
No Score Yet Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (Blood Kin)(The Seven Descents of Myrtle) Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Virgin Soldiers Phillipa Raskin 1969
100% Smashing Time Yvonne 1967
90% Georgy Girl Georgy 1966
No Score Yet The Deadly Affair Virgin 1966
No Score Yet Girl with Green Eyes Baba Brenan 1964
85% Tom Jones Susan 1963
No Score Yet Sunday Lovers Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Emily Huntford
  • 2009
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Olivia
  • 2009
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Dahlia Hainsworth
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys
1998-2004
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Abby Freestone
  • 1984
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
Ann Anderson
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • 1976

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