Lynn Redgrave Dies

Actress Lynn Redgrave has died, aged 67.

Part of one of the UK’s great acting dynasties, she died on Sunday night, 2 May 2010, at her home in Connecticut. She had been treated for breast cancer in 2003.

Her death comes a few weeks after that of her actor brother Corin Redgrave and just over a year after her actress niece, Natasha Richardson. She is survived by her sister Vanessa Redgrave, and her children and grandchildren.

Lynn Redgrave appeared in numerous stage and film roles. After training at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, she made her professional debut in 1962 in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Court. She made her West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in N.C. Hunter’s The Tulip Tree with Celia Johnson and John Clements. Redgrave also worked at the National Theatre for its inaugural season at the Old Vic, playing numerous parts including Jackie in Hay Fever directed by Noel Coward.

Other theatre work includes acclaimed Broadway appearances in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shakespeare for My Father and The Constant Wife. Film roles included Georgy Girl and Gods and Monsters, both of which earned her Academy Award nominations and Golden Globe wins. Her recent TV appearances included American shows Ugly Betty, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives.

Redgrave was awarded an OBE for her services to drama in 2002.

👤 📅3 May 2010

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