Richardson was born and raised in London, a member of the Redgrave family, known as a theatrical and film acting dynasty. She was the daughter of director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave.


Full Name: Natasha Jane Richardson
Description: Actress, UK
Known For: Notable films included Patty Hearst (1988), The Handmaids Tale (1990),
Location: United Kingdom

Date Born: 1st May 1963
Location Born: London, United Kingdom

Date Died: 18th March 2009
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Memorial: On 22 March, a private funeral was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church near Millbrook, New York,close to the family’s upstate home, and Richardson was buried near her grandmother Rachel in the church cemetery.


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Natasha Richardson

An English-American stage and screen actress.

A member of the famed Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.
Early in her career she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in feature films, and 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.
Some of her notable films included Patty Hearst (1988), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002).
Richardson was brought up in London. Her first marriage to filmmaker Robert Fox ended in divorce in 1992. In 1994 she married Irish actor Liam Neeson, whom she had met when the two appeared in Anna Christie.
The couple had two sons, Micheál and Daniel. Richardson’s father died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.
She helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against AIDS through the charity amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Richardson died in 2009 following a head injury sustained when she fell during a skiing lesson in Quebec.
On 16 March 2009, Richardson sustained a head injury when she fell while taking a skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, about 130 km from Montreal.
The injury was followed by a lucid interval, when Richardson seemed to be fine and was able to talk and act normally. Paramedics and an ambulance which initially responded to the accident were told they were not needed and left.
Refusing medical attention, she returned to her hotel room and about three hours later was taken to a local hospital in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts after complaining of a headache.
She was transferred from there by ambulance to Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, Montreal, in critical condition and was admitted about seven hours after the fall.
The following day she was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she died on 18 March. Aged 45.