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Jemma Redgrave

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Jemma Redgrave
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Jemima Rebecca Redgrave

Born: Thu 14th January 1965 (age: 49)

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Jemma Redgrave is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family.

She will appear in the 33rd series of Doctor Who.

Born in London', she is the daughter of the late actor Corin Redgrave and his first wife, the late Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, a former fashion model. They divorced when Jemma was nine. She has a brother Luke Redgrave, who is an assistant cameraman and two half-brothers, Arden and Harvey Redgrave.

Jemma Redgrave was admitted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art at the age of 18. After graduation she landed acting roles in the 1988 stage production of Strindberg's Easter; in "Lady Windermere's Fan" in BelfastNorthern Ireland; as Emily in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"; Irina in a 1990 revival of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" in London's West End with her aunts Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave; in 1993 with Colin Firth in Alexander Griboyedov's Chatsky at the Almeida Theatre, London; and in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2001 at the Albery Theatre, London. In 2010 she appeared in New York's Public Theater in The Great Game: Afghanistan which featured seven hours of on-stage acting.[4] Redgrave appeared in four of the twelve plays.[5] In April, 2011, she pulled out of Liverpool Everyman's production of MacBeth. Redgrave was to have played Lady Macbeth opposite David Morrissey's Macbeth.

She has appeared in many roles on British television and is best known for her portrayals as Eve Granger in Cold Blood, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in Bramwell, Eleanor in The Buddha of Suburbia, Francesca Rochester in Judge John Deed, and Dee Stanton in Like Father, Like Son. In 2007, she portrayed the indolent Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park, and Sophie Wall in Waking the Dead

Her film roles include Evie Wilcox in Howards End and Daisie in Lassie in 2005.






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