Lynn Redgrave

Personal Information
LYNN REDGRAVE (Playwright, Performer) was born in London into a family of actors and has enjoyed a remarkable career on stage, screen and beyond spanning four decades. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Oscars, two Emmys, a Grammy and most recently was the recipient of a 2008 New York Emmy. Film highlights include Georgy Girl(Oscar nomination, Golden Globe, New York Film Critics awards), Gods and Monsters (1999 Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Oscar nomination), Shine (BAFTA and SAG nominations) and Kinsey. She was a founding member of The Royal National Theatre and is the author of four plays: Shakespeare for My Father (which examines her relationship with Sir Michael Redgrave), The Mandrake Root (loosely based on her mother, the actress Rachel Kempson), Nightingale (a fictional meditation on the life of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance) and Rachel and Juliet. She recently performed her newest work, Rachel and Juliet, at Washington, D.C.’s Folger Theatre and appeared Off-Broadway in MCC Theater’s Grace under the direction of Joseph Hardy. She has also written the text for Journal, A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery From Breast Cancer, featuring photographs by her daughter Annabel Clark, currently in its third printing from Umbrage Editions. Recent film credits include The Jane Austen Book Club and the final Merchant/Ivory production, The White Countess, acting alongside sister Vanessa and her niece, the late Natasha Richardson. Recent television credits include ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and this fall appearing with America Ferrera in the season premiere of “Ugly Betty.” She can also be heard as the voice of Nanny in the animated film series of Me, Eloise and in the animated feature My Dog Tulip with Christopher Plummer, which premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ms. Redgrave is a prolific “voice on tape” and her latest audio book release is Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Grammy nomination). She is the second Vice President of The Actors Fund, serves on the board of the Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C. and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Nightingale New York City Center/ Stage I 11/03/2009 N/A
2 Grace Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/11/2008 Grace
3 Talking Heads Minetta Lane Theatre 04/06/2003 Miss Fozzard (Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet)
4 The Exonerated Theatres at 45 Bleecker/ Bleecker Street Theatre 10/10/2002 N/A REPLACEMENT
5 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You / The Actor's Nightmare Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 02/24/1982 Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons REPLACEMENT

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Nightingale New York City Center/ Stage I 11/03/2009 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2010 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show Nightingale Actor
      Nightingale Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2010 Audience Award, Favorite Solo Performance Nightingale Actor
3 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress Grace Actor
4 WON 2003 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Talking Heads Actor
5 WON 2003 Obie Award, Best Performance Talking Heads Actor