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Lynn Redgrave

Performer, Writer
( b. Mar 08, 1943 London, ENGLAND - d. May 02, 2010 Kent, Connecticut, USA ) Female
Also known as: Lynn Rachel Redgrave [Birthname]
Relations: Aunt of Natasha Richardson
Daughter of Rachel Kempson
Daughter of Michael Redgrave
Sister of Corin Redgrave
Sister of Vanessa Redgrave
Wife of John Clark (April 2, 1967 - December 22, 2000) divorced
Redgrave made her professional debut in 1962, as part of the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court Theatre. In 1966, she became a film star as the star of "Georgy Girl."

Ms. Redgrave trained in London's Central School of Speech and Drama. She made her West End debut at the Haymarket, in N.C. Hunter's The Tulip Tree. During this time, she began appearing in films such as "Tom Jones" in 1963. As such, she become a movie personality before her sister Vanessa. She did not, however, find the experience entirely pleasurable. "Looking at my horrible ugly bulk on a huge screen was the turning point in my life," she said later.

She was perhaps the most visible of the Redgraves to American audiences, owing to her starring role in the television sitcom "House Calls" (1979-81) and her role as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers weight loss foods. The line she spoke in those commercials, "This is living!" later became the title of her autobiography.

Beginning in the 1990s, she began to refocus her attentions on the stage. She became a member of Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre, which presented classics such as Feydeau and Ibsen on Broadway. With her sister Vanessa, she returned to the London stage playing Masha in Three Sisters in 1991 at the Queen's Theatre, London.

In the fall of 2008, she performed Off-Broadway in her own Nightingale, her solo show inspired by the life of her maternal grandmother, at Manhattan Theatre Club. Nightingale was the most recent in a series of self penned, one-person shows that saw Ms. Redgrave examine the members of her celebrated family members. Shakspeare for My Father was about Michael Redgrave, the head of the family, and Rachel and Juliet was about her mother, Rachel Kempson. Her mother was also the inspiration of Ms. Redgrave's play The Mandrake Root.


Productions Date of Productions
The Constant Wife
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Mrs. Culver]
Jun 16, 2005 - Aug 21, 2005
Moon Over Buffalo
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave
    • Charlotte Hay - Replacement
Oct 01, 1995 - Jun 30, 1996
Shakespeare for My Father
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Performer]
  • Written by Lynn Redgrave
  • Conceived by Lynn Redgrave
Apr 26, 1993 - Jan 02, 1994
The Master Builder
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave [Mrs. Aline Solness]
Mar 19, 1992 - Apr 26, 1992
A Little Hotel on the Side
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave [Angelique Pinglet]
Jan 26, 1992 - Mar 01, 1992
Love Letters
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave
    • Melissa Gardner - Replacement (Dec 26, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989)
Oct 31, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
Sweet Sue
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Susan Too]
Jan 08, 1987 - May 31, 1987
Aren't We All?
[Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Hon. Mrs. W. Tatham]
Apr 29, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985
Saint Joan
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Joan]
Dec 15, 1977 - Feb 19, 1978
Knock Knock
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave
    • Joan - Replacement (May 26, 1976 - ?)
Feb 24, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976
Mrs. Warren's Profession
[Play, Tragedy, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave [Vivie Warren]
Feb 18, 1976 - Apr 04, 1976
My Fat Friend
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Lynn Redgrave [Vicky]
Mar 31, 1974 - Dec 07, 1974
Black Comedy / White Lies
[Play, Farce, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Lynn Redgrave
    • Carol Melkett (Jan 31, 1967 - Apr 09, 1967)
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
2006 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
 The Constant Wife [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
 The Constant Wife [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
winner Lynn Redgrave (for "Talking Heads") [winner]
1993 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
 Shakespeare for My Father [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding One-Person Show
 Shakespeare for My Father [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
1985 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play
 Aren't We All? [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
1976 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
 Mrs. Warren's Profession [nominee]
Starring: Lynn Redgrave
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