Thursday, March 19, 2009

Remembering Natasha Richardson

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Remembering Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson passed away on Wednesday at the age of 45 after a skiing accident.

Ms. Richardson had a widely varied career, splitting time between stage and screen. She won a Tony for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 revival of "Cabaret."

She was also in the stage version of "Closer" and the 2005 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire," where she played opposite Jon C. Reilly.

She made her stage debut in Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" in 1993, in which she met her husband, Liam Neeson.

On film, she notably played the title character in "Patty Hearst."

She also appeared in "The Handmaid's Tale," "Nell," the remake of "The Parent Trap," and "The Comfort of Strangers."

Richardson comes from a long line of thespians. Her mother is Vanessa Redgrave and her father Tony Richardson. Her aunt is Lynn Redgrave and her sister is Joely Richardson.

Entertainment posted a list of 17 key roles for Ms. Richardson from both stage and screen.

Natasha Richardson will be greatly missed by the acting world.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

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