Natasha Richardson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English actress of stage and screen. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Early in her career, she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in feature films, and she received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Some of her notable films included Patty Hearst (1988), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). Her first marriage to filmmaker Robert Fox ended in divorce in 1992. In 1994, she married Irish actor Liam Neeson, whom she had met when the two appeared in Anna Christie. The couple had two sons, Micheál and Daniel. Richardson's father died of AIDS-related causes in 1991. She helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS through the charity amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Richardson died in 2009 following a head injury sustained when she fell during a skiing lesson in Quebec. Description above from the Wikipedia article Natasha ...

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Asylum (2005)

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ian McKellen  •  Joss Ackland

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ian McKellen  •  Joss Ackland

Gothic (1986)

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julian Sands  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Myriam Cyr

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julian Sands  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Myriam Cyr

Nell (1994)

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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Duvall  •  Aidan Quinn

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Duvall  •  Aidan Quinn

The Parent Trap (1998)

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Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Elaine Hendrix

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Elaine Hendrix

The White Countess (2005)

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Lynn Redgrave

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Lynn Redgrave

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

Patty Hearst (1988)

The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  William Forsythe  •  Ving Rhames  •  Frances Fisher

The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  William Forsythe  •  Ving Rhames  •  Frances Fisher

The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Rupert Everett  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Helen Mirren

An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Rupert Everett  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Helen Mirren

Suddenly, Last Summer (1993)

Catharine Holly, a poor relation of a prominent New Orleans family, seems to be insane after her cousin Sebastian dies under mysterious circumstances on a trip to Europe. Sebastian's mother, Violet Venable, trying to cloud the truth about her son's homosexuality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Rob Lowe  •  Richard E. Grant

Catharine Holly, a poor relation of a prominent New Orleans family, seems to be insane after her cousin Sebastian dies under mysterious circumstances on a trip to Europe. Sebastian's mother, Violet Venable, trying to cloud the truth about her son's homosexuality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Rob Lowe  •  Richard E. Grant

Every Picture Tells a Story (1984)

James Scott's biopic of his father William Scott, his childhood and his origins as a painter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Scott
CAST:  Phyllis Logan  •  Alex Norton  •  Leonard O'Malley  •  John Docherty

James Scott's biopic of his father William Scott, his childhood and his origins as a painter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Scott
CAST:  Phyllis Logan  •  Alex Norton  •  Leonard O'Malley  •  John Docherty

Zelda (1993)

Biopic about Zelda Fitzgerald, as played by Natasha Richardson  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Spalding Gray  •  Daniel Gerroll

Biopic about Zelda Fitzgerald, as played by Natasha Richardson  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Spalding Gray  •  Daniel Gerroll

Chelsea Walls (2002)

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ethan Hawke
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Guillermo Díaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Kris Kristofferson

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ethan Hawke
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Guillermo Díaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Kris Kristofferson

The Wildest Dream (2010)

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Geffen
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Conrad Anker  •  Ralph Fiennes

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Geffen
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Conrad Anker  •  Ralph Fiennes

Haven (2001)

Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Colm Feore  •  Henry Czerny  •  Sheila McCarthy

Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Colm Feore  •  Henry Czerny  •  Sheila McCarthy

A Month in the Country (1987)

Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is cathartic for Birkin, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Jim Carter  •  Patrick Malahide

Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is cathartic for Birkin, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Jim Carter  •  Patrick Malahide

Past Midnight (1991)

A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her friends warn her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Eliasberg
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Clancy Brown  •  Kibibi Monie

A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her friends warn her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Eliasberg
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Clancy Brown  •  Kibibi Monie

Widows' Peak (1994)

Scandal and mystery reign following the arrival of Edwina in a small Irish town populated entirely by widows. Edwina quickly falls out with the locals while also falling in with the son of the community's leader  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Adrian Dunbar

Scandal and mystery reign following the arrival of Edwina in a small Irish town populated entirely by widows. Edwina quickly falls out with the locals while also falling in with the son of the community's leader  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Adrian Dunbar

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  John Gielgud  •  Harry Andrews

A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  John Gielgud  •  Harry Andrews
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