Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Highest Rated: 100% A Quiet Place in the Country (1970)

Lowest Rated: 0% Merci Docteur Rey (2002)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1937

Birthplace: Greenwich, London, England, UK

From her start on the London stage in the 1960s, Vanessa Redgrave went on to become one of the most internationally respected actresses of stage and screen, with the Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Tony awards to prove it. Redgrave was trained in the classical tradition but made her mark essaying non-conforming free-thinkers like modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan in "Isadora" (1968) and a 19th century American feminist in "The Bostonians" (1984), while also engaging in outspoken activism through decades of international politics and human rights issues. Redgrave brought the same passion for her convictions to her acting work. Despite her ability to carry a film with a bold lead character, Redgrave spent a considerable amount of her screen career as a versatile supporting player in art house fare like the controversial "Julia" (1977); biopics like "Wilde" (1997) and "The Gathering Storm" (HBO, 2002); period dramas such as "Howard's End" (1992) and "Atonement" (2007); and American independent films like "Little Odessa" (1994) and "The Pledge" (2001). She also made a few successful forays into Hollywood blockbuster territory with supporting roles in "Mission: Impossible" (1996) and "Deep Impact" (1998) while her stage career continued unabated. As the center of a family acting dynasty that went back several generations and would produce further generations of performers, Redgrave held an esteemed position in entertainment history for her own high level of work and that which she generated in her collaborators.


Highest Rated Movies



61% 82% Mrs. Lowry & Son Elizabeth Lowry (Character) - 2019
18% 38% The Aspern Papers Juliana Bordereau (Character) $9.3K 2018
80% 67% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Jeanne McDougall (Character) $1M 2017
67% No Score Yet Sea Sorrow Unknown (Character),
- 2017
36% 69% The Secret Scripture Lady Rose (Character) - 2016
87% 66% Foxcatcher Jean du Pont (Character) $12.1M 2014
No Score Yet 63% The Thirteenth Tale Vida Winter (Character) - 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Annabeth Westfall (Character) $116.6M 2013
65% 68% Unfinished Song Marion (Character) $1.7M 2012
No Score Yet 39% The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh Rosalind Leigh (Character) - 2012
39% 49% Cars 2 Mama Topolino/The Queen (Voice) - 2011
45% 53% Anonymous Queen Elizabeth I (Character) $4.5M 2011
92% 58% Coriolanus Volumnia (Character) $756.5K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eva Unknown (Character) - 2010
17% 54% Miral Berta (Character) $371.4K 2010
42% 62% Letters to Juliet Claire (Character) $53M 2010
80% 56% Robinson in Ruins Narrator - 2010
75% 71% The Whistleblower Madeleine Rees (Character) $1.1M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animals United Winifred (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Job Hannah Silbergrau (Character) - 2008
64% 53% How About You Georgia (Character) $77.6K 2007
27% 48% Evening Ann Grant Lord (Character) $12.4M 2007
No Score Yet 20% The Riddle Unknown (Character) - 2007
83% 80% Atonement Older Briony (Character) $50.9M 2007
88% 74% Venus Valerie (Character) $3.3M 2006
40% 68% The Thief Lord Sister Antonia (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shell Seekers Unknown (Character) - 2006
41% 44% The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam The Heiress (Character) $224.5K 2005
49% 50% The White Countess Princess Vera Belinskya (Character) $1.7M 2005
No Score Yet 71% The Fever Woman (Character),
- 2004
No Score Yet 26% Byron Lady Melbourne (Character) - 2003
44% 40% Good Boy! The Greater Dane (Voice) $37.6M 2003
No Score Yet 29% Crime and Punishment Rodion's mother (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 60% The Locket Esther Huish (Character) - 2002
0% 65% Merci Docteur Rey Herself (Character) $19.6K 2002
83% 82% The Gathering Storm Clemmie Churchill (Character) - 2002
78% 59% The Pledge Annalise Hansen (Character) $19.7M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile in Buyukada Narrator - 2000
34% 76% A Rumor of Angels Maddy Bennett (Character) $38.2K 2000
No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Edith Tree (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mirka Kalsan (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uninvited Mrs. Ruttenburn (Character) - 1999
64% 71% Cradle Will Rock Countess LaGrange (Character) $2.9M 1999
54% 84% Girl, Interrupted Dr. Wick (Character) - 1999
45% 43% Deep Impact Robin Lerner (Character) $140.4M 1998
0% 54% Lulu on the Bridge Catherine Moore (Character) - 1998
52% 57% Smilla's Sense of Snow Elsa Lübing (Character) $2.3M 1997
65% 61% Deja Vu Skelly (Character) $1.1M 1997
71% 73% Wilde Lady Speranza Wilde (Character) $2.1M 1997
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway (Character) $3.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Mothers for Zachary Nancy Shaffell (Character) - 1996
64% 71% Mission: Impossible Max (Character) $180.9M 1996
71% 58% A Month by the Lake Miss Bentley (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Anna Lenke (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Grandmother (Voice) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Moments in Aviation Dr. Angela Bead (Character) - 1994
61% 70% Little Odessa Irina Shapira (Character) $989.9K 1994
43% 29% Mother's Boys Lydia (Character) $531.4K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Florence Latimer (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 94% Sparrow Sister Agata (Character) - 1993
30% 72% The House of the Spirits Nívea del Valle (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wall of Silence Kate Benson (Character) - 1993
94% 82% Howards End Ruth Wilcox (Character) $157.9K 1992
71% 63% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Miss Amelia (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 80% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Blanche Hudson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orpheus Descending Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 20% Consuming Passions Mrs.Garza (Character) $56.2K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man for All Seasons Lady Alice More (Character) - 1988
94% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Peggy Ramsay (Character) $1.6M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Serve Richard Radley/Renee Richards (Character) - 1986
67% 43% Wetherby Jean Travers (Character) $1.1M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steaming Nancy (Character) - 1985
83% 35% The Bostonians Olive Chancellor (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagner Cosima von Bulow (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Body, My Child Leenie Cabrezi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 28% Bear Island Heddi Lindquist (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 72% Playing for Time Fania Fenelon (Character) - 1980
57% 63% Yanks Helen (Character) - 1979
71% 60% Agatha Agatha Christie (Character) - 1979
76% 71% Julia Julia (Character) - 1977
79% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Lola Deveraux (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Season Ann (Character) - 1975
90% 79% Murder on the Orient Express Mary Debenham (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dropout Mary (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 52% The Trojan Women Andromache (Character) - 1972
67% 89% The Devils Sister Jeanne (Character) - 1971
80% 56% Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Narrator - 1970
100% 55% A Quiet Place in the Country Flavia (Character) - 1970
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War Sylvia Pankhurst (Character) - 1969
75% 64% Isadora Isadora Duncan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% The Charge of the Light Brigade Mrs. Clarissa Morris (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Gull Nina (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor From Gibraltar Sheila (Character) - 1967
41% 69% Camelot Guenevere (Character) - 1967
67% 76% Morgan! Leonie Delt (Character) - 1966
88% 84% Blow-Up Jane (Character) - 1966
83% 87% A Man for All Seasons Anne Boleyn (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Pamela Benson Gray (Character) - 1958


89% 90% Call the Midwife Mature Jenny (voice) (Character),
Voice of Jennifer Worth (Guest Star),
Unknown (Voice),
2018-2020 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man in an Orange Shirt Flora Berryman (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered Guest 2015
23% 59% Black Box Dr. Hartramph (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010
75% 80% Nip/Tuck Dr. Erica Noughton (Guest Star) 2009 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bella Mafia Unknown (Character) 1997
77% 81% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great Sophia (Character) 1986


Clarissa Dalloway says: You want to say to each moment, "Stay! Stay! Stay!"

Clarissa Dalloway says: Why do I do these things? Why seek pinnacles and stand drenched in fire? I feel burned to a cinder.

Claire says: Don't wait fifty years like I did. Go, go, go!

Claire says: I think you understand why I'm telling you you're a total idiot.

Charlie says: Okay, okay, then don't sugarcoat it gran.

Claire says: I won't. How many Sophie's do you think there are on this planet?

Claire says: How many Sophies do you think there are on this planet? Don't wait fifty years like I did to find out.

Valerie says: When you die everyone's your friend.

Valerie says: What were you playing?

Maurice says: A corpse, more or less.

Valerie says: Typecasting.

Narrator says: A dangerous trade, being kept from the public eye...

Tribune Brutus says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding

Tribune Brutus says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.

Volumnia says: Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.

Susanna Kaysen says: I'm ambivalent. In fact, that's my new favorite word.

Dr. Wick says: Do you know what that means, ambivalence?

Susanna Kaysen says: I don't care.

Older Briony says: So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for... and deserved. Which ever since I've... ever since I've always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I'd like to think this isn't weakness or... evasion... but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.

The Greater Dane says: All of you, come with me.

Queen Elizabeth I says: Are you the gift, my gracious little man?

Kittridge says: Hello, Max.

Max says: My lawyers are going to have a field day with this. Entrapment, jurisdictional conflict...

Kittridge says: Well, maybe we'll just leave the courts out of this one.

Max says: I'm sure we can find something I have that you need.

Robin Lerner says: Daddy! (a primal scream)

Peggy Ramsay says: Ken was the first wife. He did all the work and the waiting and then...

John Lahr says: Well, first wives don't usually beat their husbands' heads in.

Peggy Ramsay says: No. Though why I can't think.

John Lahr says: So what does that make you? The second wife?

Peggy Ramsay says: Better than that, dear. The widow.