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LYNN REDGRAVE 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 3 Tony Awards, 2 Oscars, 2 Emmys, a Grammy, and most recently was the recipient of a 2008 New York Emmy. Her 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.
Redgrave 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), and Nightingale (a fictional meditation on the life of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson), which will have its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 2009. She recently performed her newest work, Rachel and Juliet, at Washington, D.C.’s Folger Theatre. 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 – and as Dahlia Hainsworth on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. She can also be heard as the voice of Nanny in the animated film series Me, Eloise and in the upcoming animated feature, My Dog Tulip. Redgrave is a prolific “voice on tape,” and her latest audio book release is Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Grammy nomination).