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Natasha Richardson

Constance Haverford

Natasha Richardson won the 1998 Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's revival of Cabaret. In 1993, she was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her performance in the title role of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (directed by David Leveaux), which earned her a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut of an Actress.

Trained at the U.K.'s Central School of Speech and Drama, Ms. Richardson has worked extensively on stage, including in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet. In 1986, she was voted Most Promising Newcomer by the London Drama Critics Circle for her performance in The Seagull, in which she first starred with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave (of Evening).

More recently, she starred in Lady from the Sea (directed by Trevor Nunn); and as Blanche Du Bois in the Roundabout Theatre revival of A Streetcar Named Desire (directed by Edward Hall), for which she was an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee.

Ms. Richardson's television work includes John Gray's miniseries Haven; Richard Eyre's telefilm remake of Suddenly, Last Summer; and Pat O'Connor's telefilm Zelda, in which she played the title role and for which she won a CableACE Award.

Her early films include Ken Russell's Gothic; Pat O'Connor's A Month in the Country; Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst (in the title role) and The Comfort of Strangers; and Volker Schlöndorff's The Handmaid's Tale. The latter two movies earned her the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress.

Ms. Richardson's other feature credits include John Irvin's Widows' Peak (for which she was named Best Actress at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival); Michael Apted's Nell; Nancy Meyers' The Parent Trap (1998); Wayne Wang's Maid in Manhattan; and David Mackenzie's Asylum (which she executive-produced and for which she received an Evening Standard Award, and a 2005 British Independent Film Award nomination, for Best Actress).

She was last seen on-screen in the title role of Merchant Ivory's The White Countess, starring opposite Ralph Fiennes and costarring with her mother Vanessa and aunt Lynn Redgrave.