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Natasha Richardson

Highest Rated:   100% Widows' Peak (1994)
Lowest Rated:   13% Waking Up in Reno (2002)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
76% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
  • Voice of Ruth Mallory
$0.9M 2010
42% 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
50% The White Countess
  • Countess Sofia Belinsky
$1.7M 2005
36% Asylum
  • Stella Raphael
  • Executive Producer
$0.3M 2005
40% 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
53% Nell
  • Paula Olsen
1994
100% 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
29% The Handmaid's Tale
  • Kate /Offred
1990
50% Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Jean Tatlock
1989
38% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
  • Judge
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2006

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