Vanessa Redgrave stars in Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous," opposite Rhys Ifans, as Queen Elizabeth I, and in Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut "Coriolanus," as the title character's mother, Volumnia. 

Redgrave most recently provided the voice of The Queen and Mama Topolino in Disney • Pixar's animated movie "Cars 2" and was seen in "The Whistleblower," opposite Rachel Weisz, and "Miral," directed by Julian Schnabel. In May 2010, Redgrave appeared in the film "Letters to Juliet," directed by Gary Winick, opposite her husband, Franco Nero.  

On the small screeen, Redgrave recently starred in "Nip/Tuck" on FX Network as Erica Noughton, a best-selling author, a well-known child psychiatrist and the distant, often cold mother of Julia McNamara. Redgrave is the mother of series star Joely Richardson

An Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-award-winning actress, Vanessa Redgrave was born into a theatrical family — her father was actor Sir Michael Redgrave, and her sister is actress Lynn Redgrave. Vanessa Redgrave trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and made her film debut in "Behind the Mask" in 1958.

In 1978 ?Vanessa Redgrave won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award, as well as awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, for her performance in the title role of "Julia" (directed in 1977 by Fred Zinnemann and adapted by Alvin Sargent from Lillian Hellman's novel of the same name).
She has received five additional Academy Award nominations and eleven additional Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as been honored with a second Golden Globe Award win for her performance in the telefilm "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (for the segment written and directed by Jane Anderson). The latter performance also earned her an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She had previously won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Holocaust survivor Fania Fénelon in CBS's "Playing for Time" (directed by Daniel Mann and adapted from Ms. Fénelon's autobiography), and has been nominated for an Emmy three additional times. "Playing for Time" was recently released on DVD.
Redgrave previously starred for David Hare in his film "Wetherby," for which she was honored by the National Society of Film Critics with their Best Actress award. Her other films include director Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons"; Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blowup"; Karel Reisz' "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment" (for which she won Best Actress at the Cannes International Film Festival) and "Isadora" (earning her another Best Actress win at Cannes and honors from the National Society of Film Critics); Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express"; Michael Apted's "Agatha"; Merchant Ivory's "The Bostonians" (for which she was cited as Best Actress from the National Society of Film Critics); Stephen Frears' "Prick Up Your Ears" (for which she was named Best Supporting Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle); Simon Callow's "The Ballad of the Sad Café"; Marleen Gorris' "Mrs. Dalloway" (adapted from the Virginia Woolf novel by Eileen Atkins); her son Carlo Nero's ""The Fever&rdquo"; "for HBO Films"; Roger Michell's "Venus"; Lajos Koltai's "Evening"; and, in 2008, "Atonement," an Oscar nominee for Best Picture. Her television work includes the telefilm "The Day of the Triffids" for BBC1.
In addition to her other honors, Redgrave received a BAFTA Fellowship in 2010.
Redgrave's numerous theater credits include "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Golden Theatre on Broadway in New York from October 2010 to April 2011. Redgrave was nominated for a Tony Award for this role in June 2011. Redgrave also appeared in "The Year of Magical Thinking" in the Broadway season of 2007 at the Booth Theatre. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance, adapted from Joan Didion's award-winning book. Redgrave appeared on Broadway in the landmark 2003 production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," for which she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Her other Broadway appearances include the acclaimed revivals of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" and Ibsen's "The Lady From the Sea." Off-Broadway, Redgrave performed in the Public Theater production of "Antony and Cleopatra," which she also directed, and "Vita and Virginia." 

In her native England, her scores of major roles on the stage most recently include recreating "The Year of Magical Thinking" at the National Theatre; "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket starring alongside her daughter Joely Richardson; "The Tempest" for the RSC at Shakespeare's Globe and "The Cherry Orchard" at the Royal National Theatre. In 1998, she and her brother Corin co-produced an early Tennessee Williams play, "Not About Nightingales," which Ms. Redgrave discovered at the Royal National Theatre; directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, it then played at Circle in the Square. In 2005, Ms. Redgrave played Euripides' "Hecuba" for the RSC, directed by Tony Harrison, at the Albery Theatre followed by the Kennedy Center and then at BAM. She has been honored with three Evening Standard Awards and the Olivier Award.
Redgrave has worked with UNICEF-UK as a Special Representative from 1993-1995, and has been a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador since 1995. Her continued work with UNICEF led to her involvement with UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) in many countries, and with UNRWA (United Nations Relief Works Agency) in Gaza and the Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, and Lebanon. She is a member and supporter of Memorial and Za Prava Cheloveka, the two principal Russian human rights foundations, and also of Amnesty International and "Liberty," which together comprise the leading human rights organizations in Britain.

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Age: 80 years old
Birthday: January 30, 1937
Height: 5' 11"
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Husband: Franco Nero (12/31/2006, 1 child)
Tony Richardson (4/29/1962 - 4/28/1967, divorced, 2 children)

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