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Richardson at the UK premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Natasha Jane Richardson
11 May 1963
|Died||18 March 2009 (aged 45)|
|Cause of death||Brain damage from injuries in skiing accident|
|Citizenship||British and American|
|Education||St Paul's Girls' School|
(1994–2009; her death)
|Relatives||Joely Richardson (sister)|
Carlo Gabriel Nero (half-brother)
Life and careerEdit
Richardson was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and movie director and producer Tony Richardson. She was the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. In 1994, she married Liam Neeson. Together, they had two children, Micheal (born 1995) and Daniel (born 1996).
Early in her career she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in movies. She received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She won the Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical", the Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Musical", and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret.
- "Quick treatment could have saved Richardson". msnbc.msn.com. 19 March 2009.