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"You can't do what you've been asked to do unless you do the best you can. And roughly speaking, the best you can do is to be very available as a character and actor to the people you're acting with. That's equally important, whether the camera's on the other person or on you."

Dame Vanessa Redgrave DBE (born 30 January 1937 in Blackheath, London) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist.

She's well-known over her membership in the far-left Workers' Revolutionary Party and her advocacy of a purist Trotskyism. This was often mercilessly parodied by satirists, but it was noted this did not make her difficult to work with and she was always professional in her acting, having enough of a sense of humour to, for instance, appear as a guest with Morecambe and Wise. Vanessa stood for Parliament several times, unsuccessfully, on a WRP ticket. note  She has been vocal in advocating for the Palestinians (including the PLO, which stirred great controversy), along with refugees generally, criticizing the War on Terror and human rights violations committed by her native UK along with the US.

Part of a distinguished English acting family, she is the daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson; the sister of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave; the aunt of Jemma Redgrave;note  the mother of Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson, and Carlo Nero; and the grandmother of Micheál Richardson.

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