Legendary screen and stage actress Vanessa Redgave is getting her just desserts from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. It’s recently been announced that she will be honored by the organization for her career that spans over 50 years. She’ll be following in the footsteps of a long line of recipients that include Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.
The London born Redgrave, has been nominated for an Academy Award six times and won once back in 1977 for Julia. She’s part of a theatrical family that included her father Michael Redgrave who appeared in Hitchcock’s 1938 film, The Lady Vanishes. She’s the mother of the late Natasha Richardson as well as Joely Richardson, who’s father is director Tony Richardson.
When news spread that the actress would be awarded from BAFTA she was ecstatic.
“I’m truly delighted, it’s such an honor to be recognized in this way. Looking through the list of past recipients shows what a wonderful accolade this is, and the fact that Alfred Hitchcock was the very first recipient makes it even more special, as my father made his first film with him.”
Redgrave has had a tough year with the passing of her daughter, but her and her son-in-law Liam Neeson have both worked hard to bounce back. The BAFTA awards will be handed out later this month on February 21st.
Are you excited that Redgrave is being honored by BAFTA? What’s you favorite film from the actress?