Vanessa Redgrave

1937 - Today

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Vanessa Redgrave (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress and activist. Proclaimed as the "greatest actress of our time" by Tennessee Williams, Redgrave is the recipient of the Triple Crown of Acting, and was inducted to the American Theatre Hall of Fame, and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2010.Redgrave made her acting debut on stage with the production of A Touch of Sun in 1958. She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in the Shakespearean comedy As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since starred in more than 35 productions in London's West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day's Journey into Night. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vanessa Redgrave has received more than 8,282,940 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Vanessa Redgrave is the 177th most popular actor (down from 143rd in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 241st in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Actor.

Vanessa Redgrave is an English actress, singer, and political activist. She is a Tony Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee.

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  • 57

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  • 5.18

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  • 4.56

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Among actors, Vanessa Redgrave ranks 177 out of 10,030Before her are Martin Sheen, David Suchet, Anita Ekberg, David Carradine, Russell Crowe, and Gary Oldman. After her are Jerry Lewis, Jane Birkin, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Dalton, John Hurt, and Anthony Perkins.

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Among people born in 1937, Vanessa Redgrave ranks 12Before her are Dustin Hoffman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ridley Scott, Jane Fonda, Queen Sonja of Norway, and Boris Spassky. After her are Queen Paola of Belgium, Renzo Piano, Martti Ahtisaari, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Jared Diamond, and Ahmed Yassin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Vanessa Redgrave ranks 284 out of 6,924Before her are Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), John Galsworthy (1867), Clement Attlee (1883), Gary Oldman (1958), and Roger Taylor (1949). After her are John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), John Hurt (1940), and Brian Jones (1942).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Vanessa Redgrave ranks 27Before her are Julie Andrews (1935), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Peter Ustinov (1921), Ian Holm (1931), David Suchet (1946), and Gary Oldman (1958). After her are Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), John Hurt (1940), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Patrick Stewart (1940), and Jeremy Irons (1948).

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