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.
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.
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.
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.
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.