Vanessa Redgrave Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


2nd November 2012

Quote: "Vanessa thinks we are doing it in 2014, but as I will be 80 then I don't even know if I will be around." Dame Eileen Atkins reveals a planned play with Vanessa Redgrave may not pan out.


4th October 2012

Fact: Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Mandy Patinkin helped celebrate the re-opening of New York City's historical Public Theatre during a special bash at the venue on Monday (01Oct12). The site, which has been closed since 2008 for upgrades and restorations, has a special place in Homeland star Patinkin's heart - he met his wife Kathryn Grody there over three decades ago.


21st June 2012

Fact: Blur rocker Alex James and veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave are celebrating after a 'deli-to-the-stars' in the heart of London's West End theatreland was saved from closure. James and Redgrave campaigned successfully to persuade local officials to allow Gaby's Deli to stay open amid a regeneration of the area.


8th December 2011

Fact: Veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave has been unveiled as the guest director of next year's (12) Brighton Festival in the U.K. The event in May (12) celebrates the best of the arts, including music, theatre and film.


8th October 2011

Quote: "We didn't have to be actresses. Mum begged my sister and me not to be actors. She said, 'Please be anything but.' And my father was direct. He said, 'Act!' So we had two different role models." Joely Richardson defied her mother Vanessa Redgrave's advice not to pursue an acting career.


2nd August 2007

Fact: Actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave has teamed up with Ethan Hawke's mother LESLIE to make a new documentary about the plight of Eastern Europe's gypsies.


13th April 2007

Quote: "If I never acted again I have been part of something that I rejoice to have been part of." Vanessa Redgrave on her starring role in stirring play The Year of Magical Thinking, which is currently wowing audiences and critics on Broadway.


27th December 2005

Fact: <p>Veteran British actress Vanessa Redgrave loves US hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas and admits she still can't stop playing their breakthrough hit WHERE IS THE LOVE? </p>


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