Lynn Redgrave Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Born from a family of actors Lynn Redgrave was an all-round actress who showed her talent in film, television, and theatre. She was born on March 8th, 1943.
She is known to represent five generations of Redgrave thespians dynasties.
Lynn Rachel Redgrave grew up in the shadow of her famous siblings, Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave. Her childhood was a relatively lonely one, her father being distance and facing exclusion from her siblings.
She trained in Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Lynn Redgrave's career path led her to John Clark who was also an actor. They got married on 2nd April 1967 and sired three children with him, Benjamin Clark, Annabel, and Pema Clark.
After 33 years of their marriage heat turmoil, Clark had impregnated her assistant.
The family faced a terrible scandal when her son Benjamin got married to a single mother who had sired a child with Redgrave's husband.
Lynn Redgrave made her professional debut as an actor in 1962 in Midsummer Night's Dream. She later appeared in Tom Jones, Girl with Green Eyes, The Deadly Affair in 1963, 1964 and 1966 respectively.
After featuring in many films, she returned to Landon in 1991 where she and her sister Vanessa appeared in Three Sisters.
Redgrave also had a stunt in the film production of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Lynn Redgrave faced a challenge at her acting career when she was denied to breastfeed on her line of duty. This angered her, and she went ahead to file a lawsuit which depleted her finances.
Death of her son film earned her a nomination in of Emma and Golden Globe nomination Award. She went on to be nominated for various awards, winning a multiple of them.
Awards and Honor
Lynn Redgrave's first nomination for an award came in 1967 for her exceptional performance in George Girl, a role that made her known by the world.
She was nominated 19 times for various awards and winning eight times. Her most notable award includes NYFCC Award for Best Actress in 1966.
Later in 1967, she received Golden Globe Award, in the category Musical comedy Award. George Girl went on to win her KCFCC Award as the Best Actress.
She took home Academy Award in 1999 and one years later ALFS Award. Her solo performance in Nightingale won her Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.
Lynn Redgrave was honored with a Living Legend Award in 2001.
Lynn Redgrave was able to narrate many audiobooks including, The Chronicles of Narnia and Inkheart.
A theatre was opened in her name in 2013, Lynn Redgrave Theater, to recognize her contribution to the acting industry.
Health and Death
Lynn Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer and bulimia in 2002. Her battle with disease saw her undergo chemotherapy and mastectomy from 2003 through to 2010.
She succumbed to her death on 2nd May 2010; breast cancer was the biggest contributing factor to her death.