Joely Richardson filmography and biography
Date of birth: 9 January 1965, London, England, UK
Joely Richardson biography
For Joely the theater must be in her genes. Daughter of Tony Richardson (I) and Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and her sister Natasha Richardson was also an actress. Former husband Tim Bevan (I) is a producer. However the genes were slow - as a child she saw her older sister Natasha interested in acting but she was imagining a career in 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. Beginning in the 80s film became her life, from small parts in Wetherby to BBC dramas such as Lady Chatterley to today's Disney studio going to the dogs in 101 Dalmatians.
Joely Richardson trivia
- Mother of Daisy Bevan (born in March, 1992) with Tim Bevan (I).
- Daughter of Tony Richardson (I) and Vanessa Redgrave.
- Sister of Natasha Richardson who passed away on 18 March 2009 in New York, City New York, USA.
- Granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.
- Niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave.
- Cousin of Jemma Redgrave.
- (June 2000 - August 2001) Dated British TV presenter Jamie Theakston.
- Graduated from RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in 1985. Is now an Associate Member.
- Sister-in-law of actor Liam Neeson
- Her real mother, Vanessa Redgrave, plays the mother of Joely's character on the TV series NipTuck.
- Is only 12 years older than John Hensley (II), who plays her son on NipTuck.
- Half sister of Carlo Gabriel Nero.
- Stepdaughter of Franco Nero.
- Both she and her mother Vanessa Redgrave have played an historical queen who was executed by beheading. Richardson played Marie Antoinette in The Affair of the Necklace while her mother played the title character in Mary, Queen of Scots.
- Half-sister, Katherine Grimond.