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Lynn Redgrave

Highest Rated:   100% Smashing Time (1967)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% My Dog Tulip
  • Nancy/The Greengrocer's Wife
$0.3M 2010
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Actor
$44.3M 2009
65% The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Mama Sky
$3.4M 2007
No Score Yet Winter Dreams
  • Actor
2006
50% The White Countess
  • Olda
$1.7M 2005
90% Kinsey
  • Final Interview Subject
$10.3M 2004
77% Peter Pan
  • Aunt Millicent
$48.5M 2003
No Score Yet Venus & Mars
  • Actor
2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie
  • Cordelia Thornberry
$39.8M 2002
35% Mi Reino
  • Mandy
2002
67% Anita & Me
  • Shopkeeper
2002
0% Hansel & Gretel
  • Witch
$0.2M 2002
85% 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 Hansel & Gretel
  • Actor
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
70% The Annihilation of Fish
  • Poinsetta
2000
20% 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
83% Tom Jones
  • Susan
1963
No Score Yet Sunday Lovers
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Emily Huntford
  • 2009
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Olivia
  • 2009
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Dahlia Hainsworth
  • 2007

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