I think of Natasha every day, says Joely Richardson - victoryawards.us
JOELY RICHARDSON went through a series of traumatic life of her sister Natasha - her grief prompted the breakdown of her relationship and. Is that why Joely Richardson is marking her return to the stage by playing Ibsen's difficult . Questions over medical response to Natasha Richardson accident. Joely Richardson, the actress, has spoken of how she has finally begun to emerge from the grief caused by the death of her sister, Natasha. “The comfort is those relationships stay with you, they are still an influence on your.
It was a really, really good experience, and I got to see one of the things that mom does best, which is work on the stage. To actually be on the same floor as her, in that arena, it was really fascinating, because it's almost the time when she's most alive, and most present: The next day I got a call from my real mother, saying that the job she'd signed on for had fallen through!
So that gave me the idea: I've felt very protective of her, maybe because it's been taking place in my environment, or that she joined us after we'd already sort of formed a cohesive company. It was quite a strange dynamic.
The third season has just been brilliant, and we're really having fun. There's one scene where we get to smoke a bong together. She claims she never smoked one before, even though she was around in the 60s, and I never had before, so the props guy had to give us lessons!
She was much better at it than I was. It was nice to do something light with her for a chance, since last season we were always shouting at each other.
What I really find inspirational about my mom, is that she constantly remains a student, always open, always learning. That's what really stuck out in my mind. She's also a good company person, being part of the troupe, as it were.
That's not surprising since she was raised in a theatrical family, as you were. She was certainly brought up in that environment, but in those days, parents weren't as hands-on as her generation or my generation. I think the children stayed at home with the nanny when mom and dad were off doing plays, or films.
It was a little bit on an upstairs-downstairs existence. But if you are from that background, there is the sense of it being a team effort and everyone being happy is in everyone's best interest. Let's talk about your character, Julia. Julia's a funny one. I have such problems talking about her.
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I really enjoyed playing her, but sometimes I think that we only see one side of her, which has been primarily the unhappy housewife. When I was originally cast, Ryan told me that she was the heart of the piece, and I think what he meant by that was that Julia is the one who internalizes the emotions that the rest of the characters on the show feel: So, I've loved the lighter moments, also.
The big, dramatic scenes have definitely been the heaviest I've ever played. That's one of the great things about television: The portrait of the divorce between you and your husband on the show, played by Dylan Walsh, is probably the most realistic I've ever seen portrayed, either in film or television.
It's funny because for some reason a few of the men who work on the show had a similar reaction to that and there are just a gamut of emotions that you go through. It's such a nightmare. I'm glad in a way, laughs that you felt that way, though. What else has episodic television been like for you?
I think in many ways, maybe not in America, but for Europeans, it's the best kept secret in terms of an actor's job, in regards to going into work every day and having some semblance of structure to your life.
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If there's such a thing as training, going back to the student thing we were talking about, it's really brilliant, because you spend so many hours in front of the camera, and you get so relaxed, but at the same time, you have to force yourself to stay sharp, and fresh, and excited and always come up with new approaches to the material. It sounds so ridiculous when you're an actor to say that it takes a lot of guts or nerve to hold it together, because a lot of people think that an actor's job must be so completely easy, but when the whole crew is waiting and you've got four pages of dialogue to remember, and if you blow it, everyone's just groaning, the pressure is just enormous!
I don't know how public speakers do it. I would be an absolute disaster as a public speaker. You have no say what happens in the beginning when you sign up, and you're really in someone else's hands. That said, I think it really is the second golden age of television. I know that in every country right now there's this incredible boom of reality shows, but the drama and comedy shows that are on right now, especially on the cable channels, are really fantastic.
Joely and Natasha Richardson flank their father, Tony, circa early '70s. Let's talk about your background. First off, your father Tony Richardson is one of my heroes. He brought such realism and honesty to the entire canon of his work that he directed, that when you watch them today, they still feel contemporary in many ways. It was nice because at the photo shoot for Venice a couple days ago at Greg Gorman's studio, Greg had shot some photos of my dad, and he gave me a couple of black and white prints.
It's really lovely when people come up and pay you compliments all these years after he died. It's so lopsided in a way that my mom was so famous obviously, that people kind of forget about my dad, and as an artist, he was completely up there with her, if not more so.
At the time, he was very much part of inventing of whole new era in film. He really took a page from the Italian neo-realists and put it through his own filter.
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If you look at Tom Jones, there had never been a period piece shot like that: Even 42 years later, it still has a rawness and an immediacy to it, like it could be a new film. Yeah, I remember him telling stories about that, when he said "I really don't want anyone to wear makeup. I really don't want makeup, and I don't want hairspray, either! And that's when you want to ask all the questions, and of course, it's too late.
Joely and Natasha with mom Vanessa Redgrave, circa mids. When you were growing up did you and your sister have a sense that you were perceived differently because your parents were both celebrities?
Vanessa Redgrave might be accustomed to coping with loss by now. Redgrave Family Tragedies, Triumphs Lynn Redgrave died earlier this month after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.
Only a year ago, Natasha Richardsondied at age 45 from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Last month, Corin Richardson, also an actor, died at age 70 after a short illness.
He too had battled cancer. As celebrated as they were for their acting talent, the Redgrave siblings suffered through divorces, scandals and addiction.
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And the supposed curse, coined by the British media, seemed to carry over to the next generation, including Natasha. Play null Lynn Redgrave often spoke candidly about her troubled family and personal struggles in interviews and her one-woman stage performances. She used her icy relationship with her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, a celebrated stage actor who later came out as bisexual, as fodder for her successful one-woman show "Shakespeare for My Father.
After 32 years of marriage and three children, Clark confessed to Redgrave that years earlier he had an affair with his daughter-in-law, Nicolette Hannah, before Hannah married their son Benjamin.
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Clark was also the father of Hannah's son Zachary. The child Lynn Redgrave always believed was her "surrogate grandson" was instead her husband's illegitimate son. Redgrave quickly filed for divorce, but not before Clark gave a tell-all interview to a tabloid. Redgrave countered with her own interview in the Times of London. Before that she battled bulimia, telling People Magazine in that bingeing and purging "felt like a great discovery, as I suppose it is to most people.
She wrote about her battle in a book written with her daughter Annabel Clark, "Journal: She'll be remembered for her gutsy performances in "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters," but her family's troubled history will also be part of her legacy. The family patriarch, Sir Michael Redgrave, was an acclaimed British stage and screen actor. He married fellow actress Rachel Kempson and they remained together for 50 years until his death. Over the years he had multiple affairs with men.
According to his son Corin's book, "Michael Redgrave: My father," Sir Michael told Kempson about his bisexuality before they married. He said there were "difficulties to do with his nature, and that he felt he ought not to marry. One of his lovers, Bob Michell, even set up house close to the Redgraves and became a surrogate uncle to the three Redgrave children.