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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Natasha Richardson

Name: Natasha Jane Richardson
Born: May 11, 1963
Where: London, England
Died: March 18, 2009
Where: New York City
Occupation:  Actress
Cause of death: epidural hematoma(head injury)
Spouse: Robert Fox(1990-1992), Liam Neeson(1994-2009, her death)
Children: Micheal and Daniel Neeson
Parents: Tony Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave

Early Life
She is the niece of actress Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave. She is the granddaughter of actress Rachel Kempton and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Joely Richardson and half sister of Katharine Grimond Hess and Carlo Gabriel Nero. She attended 2 schools, the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington, and the St. Paul's Girl's School in Hammersmith, London.

She got her beginning in plays at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. In 2005, she starred as Blanche DuBois in the stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
She got her film debut in the 1986 movie Gothic, where she played Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. In 1994, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in the movie Nell. That is where she met the man who would become her future husband, Liam Neeson. In 1998, she starred alongside Dennis Quaid in a remake of the movie The Parent Trap, where she played wedding dress designer Elizabeth James, The White Countess in 2005, where she played a Russian taxi dancer

The Parent Trap

The White Countess

Personal Life
At the home that Irish actor Liam Neeson owned in Millbrook, New York, him and Natasha married, she then got American citizenship. She is a large advocate in fighting AIDS, because her father, Tony Richardson, died of AIDS related causes. And since she was once a smoker but had quit, she is an outspoken opponent on the smoking ban in New York City bars

Injury and Death
While taking a beginner class for skiing at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, she fell, sustaining a head injury. She refused medical attention after going through a lucid interval where she was just fine. The next day she was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York where she died on March 18.


1968- Charge of the Light Brigade: Flower Girl at Wedding
1986-Gothic: Mary Shelley
1987-A Month in the Country: Alice Keach
1988-Patty Hearst: Patty Hearst
1989-Fat Man and Little Boy: Jean Tatlock
1990-The Handmaid's Tale: Kate/Offred
        -The Comfort of Strangers: Mary
1991-The Favour, Thw Watch and the Very Big Fish: Sybil
1992-Past Midnight: Laura Matthews
1994- Nell: Dr. Paula Olsen
        -Widow's Peak: Mrs. Ediwina Broome
1998-The Parent Trap: Elizabeth James
2001-Blow Dry:Shelley Allen
        -Chelsea Walls: Mary
2002-Waking Up in Reno: Darlene Dodd
        -Maid in Manhattan: Caroline Lane
2005- The White Countess: Countess Sofia Belinskya
        -Asylum: Stella Raphael
2007-Evening: Constance Lord
2008-Wild Child:Mrs. Kingsley
2010-The Wildest Dream: Ruth Mallory

1984-Oxbridge Blues: Gabriella
1985- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:Violet Hunter
1987-Ghosts: Regina
1993-Zelda: Zelda Fitzgerald
        -Hostages: Jill Morell
        -Suddenly Last Summer: Catharine Holly
1996-Tales from the Crypt: Fiona Havisham
2001- Haven: Ruth Gruber
2007- Mastersons of Manhattan: Victoria Masterson
2008- Top Chef: Guest judge

1983- On the Razzle
        -Top Girls
        -Charley's Aunt
1985-The Seagull: Nina
        -A Midsummer Night's Dream: Helena
        -Hamlet: Ophelia
1987- High Society: Tracy
1993- Anna Christie: Anna
1998-Cabaret: Sally Bowles
1999- Closer: Anna
2003-The Lady from the Sea
2005-A Streetcar Named Desire: Blanche DuBois

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