Rachel Lynn Redgrave OBE (London, United Kingdom, 8 March 1943 – New York, United States, 2 may 2010) was an actress American English in known family of interpreters. Daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave; sister Corin Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave; and Auntie Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson and Jemma Redgrave actresses.
Lynn Redgrave first film role was a small appearance in “Tom Jones” (1963). In 1966 he was nominated for the Oscar for best actress for “the playful maiden”. It has worked in television, the theatres in London and on Broadway. It has been nominated twice for the Tony awards and has twice won Sarah Siddons (1977-1995) award for his work in Chicago theatres.
Other films that has participated include “the happy prostitute”, “Every Little Crook and Nanny”, “everything you always wanted to know about sex but was afraid to ask”, “the Atomic bus”, “Sunday Lovers” and “Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home”. Between 1979 and 1981, he participated in the television series American “House Calls”. In 1998 she appeared in “Strike!” and was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in “gods and monsters”. In his latest film, “Kinsey”, which stars Liam Neeson, plays a short but poignant and widely praised.
In 2000, Redgrave divorced from her husband who was 33 years producer John Clark, when it was discovered that he had a son with his assistant. Some years ago, Redgrave announced that suffered from breast cancer. He has written a play, “The Mandrake Root”, awhich place. It has also written a book that narrates his battle with cancer who suffers, entitled “Journal: A Mother and daughter’s Recovery from Breast Cancer” with photos made by their daughter Annabel Clark.
Redgrave was named Officer of the order of the British Empire, but later became American citizens.
Actress died on 2 may 2010 after 7 years of struggle against cancer