Rachel Kempson

Rachel Kempson

Highest Rated: 91% Georgy Girl (1966)

Lowest Rated: 62% Out of Africa (1985)

Birthday: May 28, 1910

Birthplace: Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK

A prolific stage actor in her native England, Kempson worked very occasionally in films over nearly half a century and, especially in her later years, did much TV work as well. She is perhaps best known, though, as Lady Redgrave, matriarch of the prominent acting dynasty. Married to the gifted stage and screen star Michael Redgrave from 1935 until his death in 1985, Kempson mothered the similarly talented Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave and is also the grandmother of actors Natasha and Joely Richardson and Jemma Redgrave. Lynn and particularly Vanessa look strongly like her but, to give credit where it is due, Kempson has been more than a figurehead. Particularly in her rich stage credits, she has enjoyed a very distinguished career.

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet 12% Lorna Doone Lady Dugal (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Been Away Matilda (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 77% Stealing Heaven Prioress (Character) - 1988
62% 83% Out of Africa Lady Belfield (Character) $83.1M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blunt Instrument Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate, the Good Neighbour Kate Dawson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 79% Little Lord Fauntleroy Lady Lorradaile (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 54% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspect Phyllis Segal (Character) - 1969
80% No Score Yet Two Gentlemen Sharing Mrs. Ashby-Kydd (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You All Very Much Sister Henry (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 60% The Charge of the Light Brigade Mrs. Codrington (Character) - 1968
91% 70% Georgy Girl Ellen (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 14% The Curse of the Fly Madame Fournier (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Mrs. Waltby (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman's Vengeance Emily Maurier (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 71% The Captive Heart Celia Mitchell (Character) - 1946


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jewel in the Crown Unknown (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Mrs. Mason (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colonel March of Scotland Yard Helen Rune (Guest Star) 1956


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