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ABOUT Joely Richardson
as Catherine Parr
Birth Name: Joely Kim Richardson
Date of Birth: January 9, 1965
Birth Place: London, England
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Father: Tony Richardson
Mother: Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (Order of the British Empire)
Sister: Natasha Richardson (died after a skiing accident, in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury, 18 March 2009)
Paternal Half-sister: Katherine Richardson
Maternal Half-brother: Carlo Gabriel Nero
Maternal grandfather: Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave
Maternal grandmother: Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave
Aunt: Lyn Redgrave, died of cancer 2010
Cousin: Jemma Redgrave
Brother-in-law: Liam Neeson
Ex-Husband: Tim Bevan (10 January 1992 - 12 July 2001) (a producer)
Daughter with Tim Bevan: Daisy (b. in 1992)
St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, London, UK
At 14, on a tennis scholarship, Boarding School - Harry Hopman Tennis School in Tampa, Florida.
Boarding School - Thacher in Ojai, California
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1985
Actor Bio: Joely, as a child saw her older sister Natasha who was interested in acting, but Joely had another career in mind despite her family history, tennis. Her father put his foot down, and tennis was out.
British by birth, she considers herself a sort of honorary Yank, having attended boarding school at Thacher in Ojai, California.
Joely's family, the Redgrave's, is an English acting dynasty, spanning four generations. Members of the family worked in theatre beginning in the nineteenth century, and later in film and television. Some family members have also written plays and books. Both her parents and maternal grandparents were famous actors. Vanessa Redgrave, Joely's mother, is the most prominent, being the only British actress having won Oscar, Tony, Golden Globe, Cannes, Screen Actor Guild, and Emmy Awards. Vanessa has portrayed royals such as Anne Boleyn in the film about Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons (1966), Guinevere in Camelot (1967), the lead role of Queen Mary in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Empress Elizabeth of Russia in Young Catherine (1991), and in 2011 she will appear with her daughter Joely in Anonymous portraying Queen Elizabeth I; Joely is set to appear as the younger Princess Elizabeth Tudor.
Beginning in the 80s film became her life, from small parts in Wetherby (1985) to BBC dramas such as Lady Chatterley (1993) (TV) to today's Disney studio going to the dogs in 101 Dalmatians (1996).
Joely was married to producer Tim Bevan, but later divorced after 1992. Tim Bevan was the executive producer for The Tudors during 2007-2008 (Season 1&2).
Stage: Played Shelby in the UK premiere of Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" - Lyric Theatre, London (1989).
Played Beauty in "Beauty and the Beast" - Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, UK/ Old Vic Theatre, London.
"Miss Julie" - Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, UK.
Appeared in "The Flood" - Almeida Theatre, London.
Appeared in "The Saxon Shore", new play by David Rudkin - Almeida Theatre, London (1986).
During the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1986 season, she played Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1986), a witch in "MacBeth" (1986), Brigit in Ben Johnson's "Every Man in His Humour" (1986), Alicia in "Worlds Apart" (1986).
Played in title character in a revival of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windemere's Fan" - Theatre Royal Haymarket, London (2002).
Played the title character in "Madame Melvile", a new play by Richard Nelson - Promenade Theater, New York (2001).
Played the title character in a revival of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windemere's Fan" - Old Vic Theatre, Bristol (1990).
| CAREER HIGHLIGHTS|
Anonymous (2011), as Young Queen Elizabeth Tudor
Agatha Christie's Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express (2009),
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007),
The Last Mimzy (2007),
The Fever (2004),
The Affair of the Necklace (2001),
The Patriot (2000),
Return to Me (2000),
Maybe Baby (2000),
Toy Boys (1999),
The Tribe (1998),
Under Heaven (1998),
Wrestling with Alligators (1998),
Event Horizon (1997),
101 Dalmatians (1996),
Hollow Reed (1996),
Loch Ness (1996),
Sister My Sister (1994),
I'll Do Anything (1994)
The Tudors (2010)
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006),
Wallis and Edward as Wallis Simpson (2005),
Lies My Mother Told Me (2005),
Fallen Angel (2003),
The Echo (1998),
Lady Chatterley (1993)
The Storyteller; Jim Henson's The Storyteller - 1 episode: The Three Ravens as "The Princess" (1988)
Cami Awards 2005 - Fallen Angel (2003) (TV)
Valladolid International Film Festival 1994
Best Actress For: Sister My Sister (1994)
Golden Globes USA 2005 -
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
For: "Nip/Tuck" (2003)
Golden Globes USA 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
For: "Nip/Tuck" (2003)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Agency: Models 1
| FAN SITES|
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Promo shot for "Nip Tuck"
with her mother Vanessa Redgrave at the British Academy Film awards, February 2010
with her co-stars on "Nip Tuck" at the Golden Globe awards
Joely, her mother Vanessa Redgrave, and her sister Natasha
Joely with her late sister Natasha and mother Vanessa Redgrave.
with ex-husband Tim Bevan, who was one of the
executive producers of "The Tudors" for Seasons 1&2
Joely with daughter, mother Vanessa, and late aunt Lynn Redgrave
Joely with her mother and daughter
Joely with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave and late sister, Natasha Richardson
with her boyfriend, Russian billionaire,
son of a former KGB agent Evgeny Lebedev.
One of Richardsons casting pics from the early days
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|Simhawk09||Catherine Parr actress to portray Princess Elizabeth||9||Nov 4 2011, 12:14 PM EDT by ForeverTudor|
Thread started: Jun 5 2010, 2:25 AM EDT Watch
I don't think this has been posted before. I somehow stumled upon this information and thought I should share it. I'm not sure how credible IMDb is, but here's the link all the same:
Apparently, Joley Richardson, who portrays the final wife of King Henry VIII in 'The Tudors' will be portraying Princess Elizabeth in a 2011 film called 'Anonymous'. It's supposed to be a political thriller about who really wrote Shakespeare's plays. Interesting enough, it seems Richardson will only portray Elizabeth as a princess. 'Queen' Elizabeth will be played by none other than Richardson's own mother, Vanessa Redgrave!
If this is actually true (which it appears to be) what are your thoughts? Is Richardson too old to play a princess in her twenties? Is it clever to cast a mother and daughter to portray the same character? Does this look like a movie you would be interested in seeing?
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|ElizabethRegina||Praise for Joely Richardson as Queen Katherine Parr||2||Mar 16 2010, 9:22 PM EDT by pookiesmama|
Thread started: Mar 16 2010, 12:56 PM EDT Watch
I have to express my excitement over Joely Richardson being cast as Queen Katherine Parr. She is such a consumate English actress, and I have confidence (based on her past work, and effectively playing challenging roles) that she will bring to life the final Queen. Katharine was an exemplary woman, an attentive nurse-wife to an incresingly erratic king (he has her friend Anne Askew tortured and burned alive, which I am hoping they will include that story in the plotline!) and contemplates killing her, as well. Certainly they will show her romance with T.Seymour? And I hope they show a great deal of her motherly-affection for her step-children, since she was much involved in their lives. Long live Joely Richardson as Katherine Parr!
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