Film| In memoriam

Lynn Rachel Redgrave, OBE 1943 – 2010.

Srđan Mitrović RSS / 03.05.2010. u 21:26











1963Tom JonesSusan 
1964Girl with Green EyesBaba Brennan 
1966Georgy GirlGeorgyNew York Film Critics AwardGolden Globe (winner)
The Deadly AffairVirgin(in "Edward II")
1967Smashing TimeYvonne 
1969The Virgin SoldiersPhillipa Raskin 
1970Last of the Mobile Hot ShotsMyrtle 
1971¡Viva la muerte... tua!Mary O'Donnell 
1972Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)The Queen 
Every Little Crook and NannyNanny 
1973The National HealthNurse Sweet/Nurse Betty Martin 
1975The Happy HookerXaviera Hollander 
1976The Big BusCamille Levy 
1978CentennialCharlotte Buckland SeccombeTelevision miniseries
1980Sunday LoversLady Davina(segment "An Englishman's Home")
1986Antony and CleopatraCleopatra 
1987Morgan Stewart's Coming HomeNancy Stewart 
Getting It RightJoan 
1998Gods and MonstersHanna 
White Lies  
Strike!Miss McVane 
The Annihilation of FishPoinsettia 
2000Lion of OzThe Wicked Witch of the East(voice)
The Simian LineKatharine 
The Next Best ThingHelen Whittaker 
How to Kill Your Neighbor's DogEdna 
2001Venus and MarsEmily Vogel 
My KingdomMandy 
2002SpiderMrs. Wilkinson 
Unconditional LoveNola Fox 
The Wild Thornberrys MovieCordelia Thornberry(voice)
Hansel & GretelWoman/Witch 
Anita and MeMrs. Ormerod 
2003Charlie's WarGrandma Lewis 
Peter PanAunt Millicent 
2004KinseyFinal Interview Subject 
2005The White CountessOlga Belinskya 
2007The Jane Austen Book ClubMama Sky 
2009Confessions of a ShopaholicDrunken Lady at Ball 
My Dog Tulip

Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as "Shakespeare for My Father" and "Nightingale," has died. She was 67.

Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Kent, Conn. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003 and underwent chemotherapy.

Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim — or notoriety — of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave, but received Oscar nominations for "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters," and Tony nominations for "Mrs. Warren's Profession," "Shakespeare for My Father" and "The Constant Wife." In recent years, she also made appearances on TV in "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order" and "Desperate Housewives."

"Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress," Lynn Redgrave told The Associated Press in 1999. "It was always, 'Corin's the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there's Lynn.'"

In theater, the ruby-haired Redgrave often displayed a sunny, sweet and open personality, much like her ebullient offstage personality. It worked well in such shows as "Black Comedy" — her Broadway debut in 1972 — and again two years later in "My Fat Friend," a comedy about an overweight young woman who sheds pounds to find romance.

Redgrave's play "Nightingale" at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2009 was the last time she appeared on stage in New York.

"She was adored by audiences, and although she embarked on a medical treatment as previews began, she never missed a show and gave magnificent performances eight times a week," said Lynne Meadow, artistic director of MTC.

"We admired her strength, her talent, her courage and her enormous good heart. There wasn't a stage hand, a press rep, a box office person who didn't worship Lynn. She was true theatre royalty."

Tall and blue-eyed like her sister, she was as open about her personal life as Vanessa has been about politics. In plays and in interviews, Lynn Redgrave confided about her family, her marriage and her health. She acknowledged that she suffered from bulimia and served as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. With daughter Annabel Clark, she released a 2004 book about her fight with cancer, "Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery From Breast Cancer."

Redgrave was born in London in 1943 and despite self-doubts pursued the family trade. She studied atLondon's Central School of Speech and Drama, and was not yet 20 when she debuted professionally on stage in a London production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Like her siblings, she appeared in plays and in films, working under Noel Coward and Laurence Olivier as a member of the National Theater and under director/brother-in-law Tony Richardson in the 1963 screen hit "Tom Jones."

"Before I was born, my father was a movie star and a stage star," the actress told the AP in 1993. "I was raised in a household where we didn't see our parents in the morning. We lived in the nursery. Our nanny made our breakfast, and I was dressed up to go downstairs to have tea with my parents, if they were there."

True fame caught her with "Georgy Girl," billed as "the wildest thing to hit the world since the miniskirt." The 1966 film starred Redgrave as the plain, childlike Londoner pursued by her father's middle-aged boss, played by James Mason.

Dismissed by critic Pauline Kael as a false testament to free thinking, the movie was branded "cool" by moviegoers on both side of the Atlantic and received several Academy Award nominations, including one for Redgrave and one for the popular title song performed by the Australian group The Seekers.

"All the films I've been in — and I haven't been in that many attention-getting films — no one expected anything of, least of all me," Redgrave said in an AP interview in 1999.

"Georgy Girl" didn't lead to lasting commercial success, but did anticipate a long-running theme: Redgrave's weight. She weighed 180 pounds while making the film, leading New York Times critic Michael Stern to complain that Redgrave "cannot be quite as homely as she makes herself in this film.

"Slimmed down, cosseted in a couture salon, and given more of the brittle, sophisticated lines she tosses off with such abandon here, she could become a comedienne every bit as good as the late Kay Kendall," he wrote.

Films such as "The Happy Hooker" and "Every Little Crook and Nanny" were remembered less than Redgrave's decision to advocate for Weight Watchers. She even referenced "Georgy Girl" in one commercial, showing a clip and saying, "This was me when I made the movie, because this is the way I used to eat."

At age 50, Redgrave was ready to tell her story in full. As she wrote in the foreword to "Shakespeare for My Father," she was out of work and set off on a "journey that began almost as an act of desperation," writing a play out of her "passionately emotional desire" to better understand her father, who had died in 1985.

In the 1993 AP interview, Redgrave remembered her father as a fearless stage performer yet a shy, tormented man who had great difficulty talking to his youngest daughter.

"I didn't really know him," Redgrave said. "I lived in his house. I was in awe of him and I adored him, and I was terrified of him and I hated him and I loved him, all in one go."

Redgrave credited the play, which interspersed readings from Shakespeare with family memories, with bringing her closer to her relatives and reviving her film career. She played the supportive wife of pianist David Helfgott in "Shine" and received an Oscar nomination as the loyal housekeeper for filmmakerJames Whale in "Gods and Monsters." She also appeared in "Peter Pan," "Kinsey" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic."

On stage, she looked at her mother's side of the family in "The Mandrake Root" and "Rachel and Juliet."

"Nightingale" touched upon her health, the life of her grandmother (Beatrice Kempson) and the end of her 32-year marriage to actor-director John Clark, who had disclosed that he had fathered a child with the future wife of their son Benjamin. She sat at a desk and worked from a script, but it didn't affect what the AP called "her touching, beautifully realized performance," the AP wrote last year.

Lynn Redgrave is survived by six grandchildren, her sister Vanessa, and four nieces and nephews.

A private funeral with be held later this week.


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Bili Piton Bili Piton 21:32 03.05.2010

I komedija

joj je isla od ruke....bas mi je zao

Bili Piton Bili Piton 22:04 03.05.2010

Re: ...

A ovo joj je bio "signature tune"....

Jelena Pavlović Jelena Pavlović 23:18 03.05.2010

Lynn Redgrave

Jelena Pavlović Jelena Pavlović 23:20 03.05.2010

Lynn i Rita Tushingham

Jedno vreme su bile vrlo popularne u kombinaciji.

BebaOdLonchara BebaOdLonchara 23:24 03.05.2010


Rejlem Rejlem 10:31 04.05.2010


Tuzna vest. Drago mi je da na blogu postoji neko da to zabelezi (nisam cuo da je neko u nasim medijima smrt Lynn Redgrave uopste pomenuo).
Srđan Mitrović Srđan Mitrović 11:35 04.05.2010

Re: Lynn

Tuzna vest. Drago mi je da na blogu postoji neko da to zabelezi (nisam cuo da je neko u nasim medijima smrt Lynn Redgrave uopste pomenuo).

tužna za ljubitelje filma. mislim da je na blogu politika ipak dominantna. nažalost.
Jelica Greganović Jelica Greganović 12:51 04.05.2010

Re: Lynn

Zato imamo tebe, hvala ti! Makar bili i žalosni povodi. Ja ovu vest vidim prvi put na tvom blogu, nisam je videla ni u jednom mediju, ni srpskom, ali ni slovenačkom.
Btw., uvek mi sam je više volela i bila mi je daleko simpatičnija od njene sestre.

Srđan Mitrović Srđan Mitrović 13:05 04.05.2010

Re: Lynn

e moja jelice.
šta da ti kažem.
inače bila je zanimljiva tv drama "đta se dogodilo sa bejbi džejn" gde je glumila sa vanesom.
bilo je malo bizarno, jer za one koji ne znaju, to je priča o dve sestre i njihovom patološkom odnosu. u filmskoj verziji brilijantne Bet dejvis i džoan kraford.
Bili Piton Bili Piton 18:08 05.05.2010

Re: Lynn

Srđan Mitrović
e moja jelice.
šta da ti kažem.
inače bila je zanimljiva tv drama "đta se dogodilo sa bejbi džejn" gde je glumila sa vanesom.
bilo je malo bizarno, jer za one koji ne znaju, to je priča o dve sestre i njihovom patološkom odnosu. u filmskoj verziji brilijantne Bet dejvis i džoan kraford.

Da, to je bio odlican pokusaj. Davno sam to gledao, secam se da sam pomislio da je dobro ali da je original ipak original.



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