Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Should we be happy or sad about Natasha Richardson the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave?


Just heard the news about Natasha Richardson, the daughter of vanessa redgrave and her skiing traumatic brain injury. She was rushed to Mont Tremblant and was taken to Centre Hospitalier Laurentien.



The first thought going through my mind was not about liam, her husband, but her mother and her support of palestinans and hatred for zionism. Much after vanessa started her plight in support of palestinians, I later went into public relations, and learned the art of spinning the truth and the knowledge that whomever has the ear of the media, owns the public opinion. Knowing this about PR and spinning a story in favor to whomever has the ear of the media, I decided to do a little research into what exactly did vanessa redgrave do and say to upset jewish people, and what did she not do? I figured that this would help me to decide how I felt about her daughter in fighting for her life in the hospital. (I don't wish harm on anyone, and I wish Natasha Richardson a speedily recovery)




What I first surmized after studying the words of vanessa redgrave was that because of public opinion, vanessa might have softened her stance. As I was digging deeper, I learned that vanessa redgrave was stubborn and would do things only in her way, and beyond reproach, regardless of public opinion.

While she may support palestinians she also fought against anti-semitism, or at least she said that after winning her oscar, and repeated it in the media for over 40 years? Can she really have it both ways, when the truth to the palestinan cause is to wipe out all jews in israel and to take over the entire country? my answer is, vanessa redgrave cannot have it both ways, and that by her supporting terrorism against jews and the only democracy in the middle east, she is stating that she is an anti-semite. As an actress, vanessa played holocaust victims, so I thought she may have learned some tolerance for jewish people and their homeland. It appears now, that the controversy she caused by playing a jew, but in reality a jew hater was that it was very good for obtaining press. It kept her name in the press for almost 40 years, didn't it?

Vanessa redgrave and Franco have three children: their son, Carlo, a director, and her two daughters from a previous marriage, Joely and Natasha Richardson, both actresses.

Natasha Richardson played Lindsay Lohan's mother in Disney's The Parent Trap (1998) .... Elizabeth James


from IMDB:
video of natash richardson here

Biography for
Natasha Richardson (I) More at IMDbPro »
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11 May 1963, London, England, UK


Birth Name
Natasha Jane Richardson


Nickname
Tasha


Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)


Mini Biography
Natasha Richardson made her feature film debut as Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's Gothic (1986). Her performance caught the attention of director Paul Schrader, who cast her in the title role in Patty Hearst (1988). Since then, Ms. Richardson has achieved notable success in such films as Pat O'Connor's A Month in the Country (1987), Roland Joffé's Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) and The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991), featuring Bob Hoskins and Jeff Goldblum. For her performance in Volker Schlöndorff's The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers (1990), Richardson earned The London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress of 1990; and for Widows' Peak (1994), also starring Mia Farrow and Joan Plowright, she received the Best Actress Award at the 1994 Karlovy Vary Festival.

In 1995 she co-starred with Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson in Nell (1994) and, in 1998, in The Parent Trap (1998) with Dennis Quaid. Her recent films include Blow Dry (2001) released in 2001, and Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls (2001).

Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Richardson has performed extensively on stage in roles including Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Ophelia in "Hamlet" at the Young Vic. In 1986 she garnered the London Drama Critics' Most Promising Newcomer Award for her performance as Nina in "The Seagull", with Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce. In 1987 she played Tracey Lord in Richard Eyre's musical "High Society". She performed the title role of "Anna Christie", first in London, where she was voted London Drama Critics' Best Actress Award in 1992, then on Broadway at the Roundabout in 1993, where she was nominated for a Tony for Best Actress in a Play, a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut of an Actress, and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress. For her performance as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' production of "Cabaret", she won the 1998 Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. She then appeared on Broadway in Patrick Marber's Tony-nominated play "Closer". This December she will play "Miss Julie" on Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by David Leveaux for Roundabout Theatre.

Richardson's television credits include Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" for the BBC, also starring Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Kenneth Branagh; the HBO cable feature Hostages (1993) (TV); the BBC film Suddenly, Last Summer (1993) (TV), based on the play by Tennessee Williams, and also starring Maggie Smith and Rob Lowe. In 1993 she starred as Zelda Fitzgerald in the TNT movie Zelda (1993) (TV), co-starring Timothy Hutton and directed by Pat O'Connor (cable Ace nomination for Best Actress). She played Ruth Gruber in the 2001 CBS mini-series Haven (2001) (TV) based on Ms. Gruber's autobiography.

IMDb Mini Biography By: jack splat


Spouse
Liam Neeson (3 July 1994 - present) 2 children
Robert Fox (15 December 1990 - 30 June 1993) (divorced)
Children, with Liam Neeson: Micheal Richard Antonio Neeson (born on June 22, 1995) and Daniel Jack Neeson (born on August 27, 1996).

Is a naturalized United States citizen.

Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of "Cabaret." She was also nominated as Best Actress (Play) in 1993 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie."

1 comment:

geronimo said...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? You take a tragedy and use it to vent your spleen about the woman's mother's politics? I am stunned at your insensitivity, and - as a Jew - embarrassed for you.

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