Vanessa Redgrave is an English actress and politician, best known for her title role in the 1977 film ‘Julia’ for which she earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination. She is a six-time nominee of the prestigious Academy Award.
Vanessa started her career as ‘Helena’ in the stage production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ She had her first starring role in the1960 play called ‘The Tiger and the Horse,’ followed by another big play named ‘As You Like It’ (1961).
She had her first credited film role in 1958, in the film ‘Behind the Mask. ‘She had her first starring role in the film ‘Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’ (1966) for which she earned an ‘Oscar,’ ‘BAFTA,’ and a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination.
She has appeared in more than 50 films throughout her career. She has also appeared in TV shows such as ‘Call the Midwife’ (2016-present) and ‘Black Box’ (2014).
Based on Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name, the movie tells the tragic story of young lovers Cecelia Tallis and Robbie Turner. A lie from Cecelia’s jealous younger sister Briony sends Robbie to prison and then to World War II. Robbie and Cecelia both lose their lives in the war.
The Devils is a historical horror drama film which tells the story of Father Grandier, a priest who wants to protect his city from Cardinal Richelieu, and his corrupt establishment. When Grandier becomes an obstacle to the latter’s plans, he is accused of being a Satanist who practices witchcraft.
This biographical history drama film tells the story of Sir Thomas More, who supported King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church.
An English cabaret singer attends a nightclub in Paris. However, people are unaware of the fact that her romantic image portrayed in her songs is quite different from her actual solitary life.
During the 1960s, London-based successful fashion photographer, Thomas, feels that he has everything in life, which sometimes gets boring for him. One day he spots something suspicious in the photographs of a mysterious beauty that he had captured in a park. He detects a man with a gun which points to a possibility of a crime. So he must investigate it further.
Based on a novel of the same name by EM Forster, this Oscar-winning romantic drama film tells the story of Helen Schlegel, belonging to an intellectual Anglo-German family, who gets engaged to Paul Wilcox, who belongs to a conservative and wealthy family.
This psychological drama, based on author Susanna Kaysen's memoir, is an account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown when she was 18 years old. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, she struggles to cope with her stay at the institution with fellow patients, especially the controlling sociopath Lisa.
Detective Hercule Poirot is journeying home aboard the Orient Express, when a billionaire is murdered en route. Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board becomes a suspect, as he realizes that many of them have revenge as a motive.
Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, the movie tells the story of African-American Cecil Gaines who went from being an enslaved plantation worker to a butler at the White House in 1957. He becomes a witness to some of America’s most iconic political moments, including the birth of the Civil Rights Act.
The first installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, the movie follows Ethan Hunt and his mission to expose the mole who has framed him for the murders of many of his Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team. A commercial success, it became one of the highest-grossing films of 1996.
The Whistleblower is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a police officer Kathy, who gets a job with the UN. She is assigned to post-war Bosnia, where, soon, she uncovers a human-trafficking ring, and gets fired. However, she is determined to expose the scandal.
Venus is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around Maurice Russell, who is an elderly actor. He finds himself attracted to Jessie, the grand-niece of his friend Ian. Meanwhile, his health is also deteriorating due to his prostate cancer. He soon takes Jessie to the National Gallery in London to view his favorite painting and decides to nickname her ‘Venus’.
Julia is a drama film which revolves around two friends Julia and Lillian, living during the time of the Second World War. After they meet in Russia after a long time, they plan to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany, to aid the anti-Nazi movement.
This biographical film revolves around the story of Joe Orton, British playwright. The film shows how he befriended the older Kenneth, and begins a relationship with him. Although both aspire to become writers, it is only Orton who is able to receive fame and success. Over time, his success begins to take him further away from his friend and lover.
When an affluent but eccentric John E. du Pont invites Mark Schultz to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at the former’s wrestling facility, the latter sees it as an opportunity to escape from the shadow of his more successful elder brother—Dave —and lead a better life. However, John’s capricious and self-destructive behaviour paves the way for the ultimate disaster.
Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film is set during the military dictatorship in Chile. It revolves around the life of a young woman named Clara, and her husband Esteban Trueba and his political career.
This biographical drama film revolves around the life of Oscar Wilde, famous poet and playwright, whose life goes into a turmoil after he discovers that he might be homosexual.
In order to honor his wife who has recently passed away, Arthur decides to take part in her passion by joining a local choir, of which she was a part of. During the process, he reconnects with James, his estranged son.
After the defeat of Troy in Trojan War, Hecuba, Queen of Trojans, who has lost her son Hector, is left with ruins of her city and family. Hector’s widow, Andromache, dreads for her son Astyanax’s life, because the Greeks have ordered extermination of royal linage. Hecuba’s daughter, Cassandra suspects that she would be enslaved; whereas Helen of Troy fears possibility of execution.
Adapted from Anton Chekhov's play, the film examines the artistic and emotional conflict among a group of characters. Fading leading lady Irina Arkadina has come to visit her brother with her lover Trigorin, a successful hack writer. Her son, Konstantin, is also an aspiring writer; but neither Irina nor Trigorin thinks much of him. Then there is Nina, with whom Konstantin is in love.
Retiring detective, Jerry Black, promises a mother to find the murderer of her young daughter. Unconvinced that it’s an open-and-shut case, Jerry buys petrol-pump, moves in that area where he discovers more cases and clues. As he grows closer to bartender Lori, her young daughter reports befriending a person nearer to suspect’s description. So now Jerry has to quickly nab the killer.
Anonymous is a historical drama film, which is set during the Elizabethan era. A playwright Ben Jonson, is tortured and forced to reveal, if it was Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, who was the original author of the works credited to William Shakespeare.
Orson Welles tries to stage a musical titled ‘The Cradle Will Rock’, which is about a labor strike, but he receives pressure from an establishment who feels that it will cause unrest.
Joshua is a hitman working for the Russian-Jewish mafia in Brooklyn, who has been away from his family for a long time. Due to an assignment, he is forced to revisit his hometown. As she stands outside his family’s apartment, he is spotted by Sasha, an old friend, who informs his brother Rueben about his visit.
Tormented by his sadomasochistic nightmares, famous Italian painter, Leonardo Ferri, rents a dilapidated abandoned villa in the Italian countryside with his British girlfriend and gallery curator Flavia. However, he soon becomes obsessed with the previous owner of the villa, a young nymphomaniac countess who died in an airstrike during WWII and is rumored to haunt the property.
Sophie Hall goes to Verona and discovers the innumerable letters left on Juliet’s courtyard. She answers one of them by Claire Smith after joining the ‘secretaries of Juliet’. When Claire shows up to Verona looking for her long-lost love Lorenzo, along with her disapproving grandson Charlie, sparks fly between Charlie and Sophie.
Todd, a blind former diplomat living in 1930s Shanghai, develops a relationship with a young Russian refugee named Sofia, who works several odd jobs to provide for the members of her dead husband’s aristocratic family. Things get complicated for them with the Japanese forces trying to attack.
Although he doesn’t wish to do so, King Arthur is preparing for a battle against his former friend Sir Lancelot, since the latter had been having an affair with Guinevere, Queen of King Arthur. The film shows us the events that lead to this situation, in flashbacks.
Based on a novel of the same name, Evening is a romantic drama film which takes us to the life of Ann Lord, who is on her deathbed. She narrates her story of her past around 50 years ago, to her daughters.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow is a mystery thriller film which revolves around Smilla Jaspersen, whose young Inuit neighbor dies after running off a snowy roof. Smilla claims that the boy was chased by an adult, before he fell to his death, but the police doesn’t take her claim seriously. In order to solve the mystery, she is forced to go to Greenland.
The sci-fi disaster movie follows a group of astronauts on-board the Orion spacecraft, led by Commander Oren Monash and veteran astronaut Captain Spurgeon ‘Fish’ Tanner. The team races against time to stop the comet Wolf-Biederman from crashing into Earth and causing an extinction-level event.
Anna, a wealthy French widow, sets out in her yacht in search of an old sailor friend she had known years earlier. Alan, a holidaying Englishman who has recently broken-up with girlfriend Sheila, joins Anna in her search. Some other enigmatic characters are also intrigued by her strange quest. Gradually, Alan gets attracted towards Anna, but will she forget her old love?
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, this film tells the story of a Roman General Coriolanus who fails to win the support of his people. After he is banished, he swears revenge and allies with the enemies instead.
Ann and her teen daughter, Joanna, manage a failing hotel on an island off the British coast. One day, they receive an unexpected guest, a man named Joe, who had an affair with Ann years ago. They soon renew their relationship, but problem arises when Joanna starts taking a liking for Joe as well, despite the fact that he is much older.
Restraint is a suspense drama film which tells the story of Ron, a small-time criminal, who kills the boss of his girlfriend, and is forced to go on the run, to evade the police. They eventually find themselves in an old manor where an agoraphobic man named Andrew resides. Upon realizing that he is quite rich, Ron decides to get some money from him to escape to Thailand.
After their mother passes away, two boys run away from their cruel aunt and they journey towards Venice, Italy. They are befriended by a group of young urchins, and they also meet the mysterious ‘Thief Lord’, their leader. Together, they rob rich people to support themselves, but soon they attract the interest of a detective.
Immacolata is a peasant girl who is also the mistress of the count. However, one day the count decides to turn his attention back to his wife, and gets his mistress committed to a mental asylum. However, when she leaves the asylum, she is rejected by her family. She soon forms a friendship with some gypsies and an Englishman.
Sing Sing is a comedy film which tells the story of a guy named Eduardo who discovers that he was adopted. He manages to meet his real father on his death bed, who tells him that Eduardo’s mother was the ‘Queen of England’. Things get hilarious, because it was actually the nickname of an Italian prostitute, but Eduardo is convinced that he is the son of the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Owen Baker is a twelve year old boy who wants to have a dog of his own. Soon, his life takes a turn when his parents let him adopt a scruffy Border Terrier, whom Owen names Hubble. However, Owen is unaware of the fact that Hubble is from a different planet and is part of a mission to take over the Earth.
In a sequel to Cars, Cars 2 is an animated-comedy that sees famous race car, Lightning McQueen, and his buddy, Mater, travel abroad for the very first World Grand Prix. But when Mater gets involved in espionage with a British spy, adventure and drama ensues. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy, this is a fun family film.
Vanessa Redgrave Awards
|Julia||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1978|
|If These Walls Could Talk 2||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2001|
|Julia||Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture||1978|
|If These Walls Could Talk 2||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||2000|
|Playing for Time||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special||1981|