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Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave (born March 8, 1943) is a British actress. Born Lynn Rachel Redgrave in London, she is a member of the famous acting Redgrave family. Her parents are Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, her brother is Corin Redgrave and her sister is Vanessa Redgrave. She is the aunt of Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson and Jemma Redgrave.

Lynn Redgrave's first film role was in a small part in Tom Jones in 1963. In 1966 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Georgy Girl. She has worked on television, the London stage, and Broadway. She has twice been nominated for Tony Awards.

Other films include The Happy Hooker, Every Little Crook and Nanny, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), The Big Bus, Sunday Lovers and Morgan Stewart's Coming Home. From 1979 to 1981, she starred in the American television series House Calls. In 1998 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Gods and Monsters.

In 2000, Redgrave divorced her husband of 33 years, producer John Clark, when it was revealed that he had fathered a child with his assistant. The assistant eventually married, then divorced, Redgrave and Clark's son Benjamin. Recently, Redgrave announced that she has breast cancer. She has written a play, The Mandrake Root, in which she will star if her cancer treatments allow.

Redgrave was awarded an OBE, although she later became an American citizen.