Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson

Highest Rated: 94% Widows' Peak (1994)

Lowest Rated: 13% Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Birthday: May 11, 1963

Birthplace: London, England, UK

The daughter of British actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, Natasha Richardson was named for the heroine in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Richardson made her film bow at age four, playing one of her own mother's bridesmaids in Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), which was directed by her father. Trained at the Central School for Speech and Drama, Richardson did her first professional stage work at the Leeds Playhouse in 1983 then went on to specialize in Shakespeare (like virtually everyone else of Redgrave lineage) at the Old Vic. In the company of her mother Vanessa and her Aunt Lynn, Richardson made an excellent impression in a 1985 staging of Chekhov's The Three Sisters; the following year, she won the London Theatre Critics Award for Most Promising Newcomer. The honor was a trifle belated, as Richardson had been acting on stage for three years and costarring in films since 1984's Every Picture Tells a Story. Her film roles have ranged from passive to aggressive but have always been distinctive. Among Richardson's most memorable film assignments have been A Month in the Country (1987), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Widows Peak (1994), and the successful 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. She has done her most celebrated work on the stage, appearing in a 1993 performance in a PBS restaging of Suddenly Last Summer; an acclaimed Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie that same year (in which she starred opposite then-lover and eventual husband Liam Neeson); an incredibly popular 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret, in which she gave a Tony-winning portrayal of Sally Bowles; and the 1999 Broadway production of Patrick Marber's Closer, in which she starred alongside Rupert Graves, Anna Friel, and Ciaran Hinds. Richardson died in a skiing accident in 2009.


Highest Rated Movies



77% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Voice of Ruth Mallory $0.9M 2010
41% Wild Child Mrs. Kingsley 2008
27% Evening Constance Haverford $12.5M 2007
87% Constantine's Sword Edith Stein 2007
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship Actor 2006
49% The White Countess Countess Sofia Belinsky $1.7M 2005
36% Asylum Stella Raphael Executive Producer $0.3M 2005
39% Maid in Manhattan Caroline Lane $93.9M 2002
13% Waking Up in Reno Darlene Dodd 2002
50% Gothic Mary Shelley 2002
26% Chelsea Walls Mary 2001
19% Blow Dry Shelley Allen 2001
No Score Yet Haven Ruth Gruber 2001
86% The Parent Trap Elizabeth James 1998
50% Comfort of Strangers Mary 1997
55% Nell Paula Olsen 1994
94% Widows' Peak Edwina Broome 1994
No Score Yet Hostages Jill 1993
No Score Yet Suddenly, Last Summer Catharine Holly 1993
No Score Yet The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Sybil 1992
No Score Yet Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Actor 1992
No Score Yet Past Midnight Laura Mathews 1991
20% King Ralph Princess Anna 1991
28% The Handmaid's Tale Kate /Offred 1990
47% Fat Man and Little Boy Jean Tatlock 1989
50% Patty Hearst Patricia Hearst 1988
No Score Yet A Month in the Country Alice Keach 1987
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
No Score Yet Ghosts Actor 1987
No Score Yet Psychotic Connections Actor 1980
No Score Yet Charge of the Light Brigade Flower 1968


No Score Yet The View
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Top Chef
Judge 2008
No Score Yet American Experience
Appearing 2006
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet Mystery!


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