Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy at the 36th European Film Awards, scheduled for December 9 in Berlin. With an illustrious career spanning over 60 years, Redgrave initially rose to fame as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She catapulted to international stardom after winning Best Actress at Cannes for her 1966 role in “Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment.”
A versatile talent, Redgrave has graced the stage, screen, and small screen alike. Over the years, she’s racked up an impressive array of accolades including a Tony, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a pair of BAFTAs. Her Oscar win came in 1977 for her supporting role in “Julia,” where she acted opposite Jane Fonda. She’s been in the running for the prestigious Academy Award on six separate occasions.
Not just confined to film, Redgrave has delivered some unforgettable TV performances, earning herself six Emmy nominations and taking home the trophy twice. Memorable roles include Anne Boleyn in “A Man For All Seasons,” Agatha Christie in “Agatha,” and the enigmatic arms dealer Max in “Mission: Impossible.”
A fearless political advocate, Redgrave has never shied away from speaking out on pressing global issues, from opposing the Vietnam War in the ’60s to criticizing the U.S. War on Terrorism in the 2000s. More recently, she’s been a vocal advocate for refugees in Europe. Redgrave has also served the community as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
As arguably the most renowned member of the Redgrave acting family, which includes her parents Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, her siblings Lynn and Corin Redgrave, and her daughters Joely and Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave continues to be a powerhouse in both her professional and activist endeavours. Source