An Academy Salute to Vanessa Redgrave (London)

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Hosted by David Hare.

Introduced by Academy Past President Sid Ganis.

With Meryl Streep, Ralph Fiennes, Eileen Atkins and other special guests.

The Academy celebrated the career of six-time Oscar nominee Vanessa Redgrave with our first-ever European tribute to an actor.

This special evening hosted by David Hare explored Redgrave’s range and exquisite skill. Hare created three separate extended film sequences, each with its own narrative, showing the depth and array of characters that Redgrave has inhabited. A small group of friends, family and colleagues also gave personal tributes.

A member of the distinguished Redgrave acting family, Vanessa rose to prominence in 1961, playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since then, she has made dozens of stage appearances and has appeared in more than 70 films. In addition to the Oscar she received for her supporting performance in "Julia" (1977), and her nominations for "Morgan!" (1966), "Isadora" (1968), "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971), "The Bostonians" (1984) and "Howards End" (1992), Redgrave’s honors include Olivier, Tony┬«, Emmy┬«, Screen Actors Guild and Cannes Film Festival awards. She stars in two upcoming films, "Anonymous" and "Coriolanus," and is currently appearing in the West End stage production of Driving Miss Daisy.

Event Information

November 13, 2011
The Curzon Soho Cinema
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