Georgy Girl

Lynn Redgrave burst to stardom with this fine study of romance vs. reality in swinging London circa 1966. Georgy thinks of herself as a plain Jane next to her popular roommate, played by Charlotte Rampling. Alan Bates is the flighty boyfriend and James Mason the old millionaire making indecent proposals. How can a good girl get somewhere in life? As sometimes happens, the song by The Seekers has retained more fame than the movie.

Georgy Girl

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1966 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date November 26, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £14.99

Starring: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen.

Cinematography: Ken Higgins

Film Editor: John Bloom

Art Direction: Tony Woollard

Original Music: Alexander Faris

Written by Peter Nichols, Margaret Forster from her novel

Produced by Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes

Directed by Silvio Narizzano

Georgy Girl likely first existed in our minds as a hit song, with
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Cummings Pt.4: Career Peak with Tony Award Win, Acclaimed Mary Tyrone

Constance Cummings: Stage and film actress ca. early 1940s. Constance Cummings on stage: From Sacha Guitry to Clifford Odets (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: Flawless 'Blithe Spirit,' Supporter of Political Refugees.”) In the post-World War II years, Constance Cummings' stage reputation continued to grow on the English stage, in plays as diverse as: Stephen Powys (pseudonym for P.G. Wodehouse) and Guy Bolton's English-language adaptation of Sacha Guitry's Don't Listen, Ladies! (1948), with Cummings as one of shop clerk Denholm Elliott's mistresses (the other one was Betty Marsden). “Miss Cummings and Miss Marsden act as fetchingly as they look,” commented The Spectator. Rodney Ackland's Before the Party (1949), delivering “a superb performance of controlled hysteria” according to theater director and Michael Redgrave biographer Alan Strachan, writing for The Independent at the time of Cummings' death. Clifford Odets' Winter Journey / The Country Girl (1952), as
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The Saturday interview: Vanessa Redgrave

Legendary actor and life-long activist Vanessa Redgrave on bad habits, brother Corin and why the battle for the beleaguered Travellers of Dale Farm matters so much to her

When Corin Redgrave suffered a heart attack while pleading with councillors not to evict Travellers from Dale Farm in Essex in summer 2005, his sister, Vanessa, was thousands of miles away in the Us. "If it wasn't for a Traveller giving him mouth to mouth, he would have died," she says. "As it was he had such loss of oxygen to his brain that he had extreme short-term memory loss. Forty Travellers came to the Basildon hospital to pray for him."

So is her current support for the Travellers due to be evicted from Dale Farm later this month to honour her dead brother? "Oh very, very, very much so. The Dale Farm Travellers are inseparable from him for me. It's totally personal.
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Lynn Redgrave Laid to Rest Witnessed by Family and Friends

Friends and family of Lynn Redgrave, including her sister Vanessa Redgrave and Liam Neeson, turned out to pay their last respects to the actress at her funeral on Saturday, May 8. The Oscar-nominated "Georgy Girl" star died at her home in New York last week following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Mourners paid their respects to the actress during a private ceremony on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Kent in Connecticut. Redgrave was later laid to rest in a wicker coffin covered in spring flowers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York - the same place her mother Rachel Kempson Redgrave was buried in 2003, as well as her niece Natasha Richardson following her death in a ski accident last year.

Richardson's husband Neeson joined Lynn Redgrave's mother, Vanessa, and her niece, Joely Richardson, at the ceremonies. Also at the service was Redgrave's "Gods and Monsters" co-star Brendan Fraser,
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Redgrave Laid To Rest

Redgrave Laid To Rest
Friends and family of Lynn Redgrave, including her sister Vanessa Redgrave and Liam Neeson, turned out to pay their last respects to the actress at her funeral on Saturday.

The Oscar-nominated Georgy Girl star died at her home in New York last week following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Mourners paid their respects to the actress during a private ceremony on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Kent in Connecticut.

Redgrave was later laid to rest in a wicker coffin covered in spring flowers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York - the same place her mother Rachel Kempson Redgrave was buried in 2003, as well as her niece Natasha Richardson following her death in a ski accident last year.

Richardson's husband Neeson joined Lynn Redgrave's mother, Vanessa, and her niece, Joely Richardson, at the ceremonies.

Also at the service was Redgrave's Gods And Monsters co-star Brendan Fraser, who said of the actress, "Lynn had a real quiet bliss about her, and enthusiasm. I think if I ever saw her sad, it was in a performance."

Vanessa Redgrave, Liam Neeson Say Goodbye to Lynn Redgrave at Funeral

Vanessa Redgrave's late sister, the Oscar-nominated actress Lynn Redgrave, was laid to rest in upstate New York today. Lynn's funeral was held in Connecticut, and she was buried in the same New York cemetery as her mother, Rachel Kempson, and her niece, the late actress Natasha Richardson. Vanessa, her daughter Joely Richardson and son-in-law Liam Neeson (Natasha Richardson's widower) were among those who said goodbye to their loved one at the funeral, says the Associated Press. Lynn passed away last Sunday at the age of 67 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She received two Oscar nods during her acting career, earning a Best Actress nomination for 'Georgy Girl' in 1967 and a Best Supporting Actress nom for 'Gods and Monsters' in 1999.

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Tribute: Lynn Redgrave, 1943–2010

"I like the whole thing of transforming into other people," Lynn Redgrave told Back Stage's Dany Margolies in 2006, when Redgrave was starring in "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. "I like the search for it. And I like the hours of the day that are spent in some of their company—some more than others. Some characters, I like their company so much that I literally grieve for their loss when I'm done; others not."We will certainly grieve for the loss of this magnificent actor, who died May 2 at the age of 67. She first came to prominence as the daughter of classical stage actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and as the younger sister of the better-known Vanessa and Corin. Her stage debut was as a member of the ensemble in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at London's Royal Court Theatre. Her first film was "Tom Jones,
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Actress Lynn Redgrave has died at age 67

Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as "Shakespeare  for My Father" and "Nightingale," has died. She was 67.Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Kent, Conn. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends."Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.
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Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl of the 60s – dies of cancer

Actor nominated for Oscar in 60s and 90s dies at 67, weeks after brother Corin's death

Actor Lynn Redgrave, the sister of Vanessa Redgrave, has died aged 67 after a lengthy battle with cancer, just one month after the death of her brother Corin.

Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel were at her bedside when she died at her home in Connecticut yesterday, her publicist Rick Miramontez announcedtoday.

In a statement, her children said: "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer. She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives."

She is the third member of the Redgrave acting dynasty to die in just over a year. Her niece Natasha Richardson, 45, daughter of Vanessa and wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson,
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Lynn Redgrave dies aged 67

Death of actor nominated twice for an Oscar comes a month after that of her older brother, Corin Redgrave

The actor Lynn Redgrave has died, her family said. She was 67.

Her publicist Rick Miramontez said she died on Sunday night at her apartment in Manhattan.

Often viewed as an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty, Redgrave became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of Georgy Girl, which won her nominations for an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe award.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," said her children in a joint statement.

"She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

Her death
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Lynn Redgrave Dies

Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates in Silvio Narizzano’s Georgy Girl Lynn Redgrave died Sunday, May 2, at her home in Connecticut. She had been fighting breast cancer for seven years. The two-time Oscar nominee, four-time BAFTA Award nominee, two-time SAG Award nominee, New York Film Critics award winner, two-time Golden Globe winner, daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, was 67. Lynn’s death is the third in the Redgrave acting dynasty in a little over a year: Corin Redgrave died only a month ago, while Natasha Richardson, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and the late Oscar-winning director Tony Richardson, died in March 2009 following a skiing accident. Lynn Redgrave’s two Oscar nods were [...]
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Lynn Redgrave obituary

Lynn Redgrave obituary
Even by the colourful standards of her own family's public profile and professional achievements, Lynn Redgrave, who has died of breast cancer aged 67, was an exceptional personality. Her death seems particularly cruel after the loss of both her niece, Natasha Richardson, after a skiing accident last year, and her brother, Corin Redgrave, last month. The third child of the actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn was a gifted comedian who received her first Oscar nomination for a delightful, clownish performance in the title role of Georgy Girl (1966), one of the defining movies of the so-called swinging 60s. She went on to spend many years living and working in America. Less politically engaged than her older siblings, Vanessa and Corin, she was no less a remarkable talent.

Her 1991 television remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with
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British Actress Lynn Redgrave, Dead At 67

English actress Lynn Redgrave has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.

Lynn was most recently on television's 'Ugly Betty' but enjoyed a career spanning decades that moved her from an Academy Award nomination on the big screen to Broadway and London's West End.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," the Redgrave family said in a statement. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

Lynn also came from a family of actors; her father Michael Redgrave was an accomplished actor who married actress Rachel Kempson. Lynn's older sister Vanessa Redgrave won an Academy Award and her older brother Corin
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Veteran actress Lynn Redgrave dies.

Lynn Redgrave, veteran actress with more than 95 acting credits to her name, has died. She was 67. Rick Miramontez spoke on behalf of her children, saying that Redgrave died on Sunday night at her Manhattan apartment. Redgrave had been treated for breast cancer in 2003. This comes a year after Natasha Richardson, her niece and wife of Liam Neeson, died from head injuries which were sustained during a skiing accident. Her older brother Corin died a month ago. Lynn Redgrave, sister to Vanessa Redgrave, was the youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, receiving an Oscar nomination for both "Gods and Monsters" as well as "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters.." The actress was also nominated for Tony awards for "The Constant Wife," "Mrs. Warren's Profession" and "Shakespeare for My Father."
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Tribute to Corin Redgrave 1939–2010 | David Thacker

David Thacker, artistic director of the Octagon theatre and the man who masterminded Corin Redgrave's return to the stage, remembers the actor, who died this week at the age of 70

I first saw Corin's work at a special event at the Liverpool Playhouse. Corin, Vanessa, their father Michael and their mother Rachel Kempson were performing a variety of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and some of their favourite sonnets. It made a huge impression on me for a number of reasons. Michael was seriously ill with Parkinson's disease, and had by this time very limited short-term memory. I shall never forget Vanessa and Corin standing next to him, feeding him lines which he then delivered with astonishing sensitivity. The "seven ages of man" speech from As You Like It was performed with a depth of understanding that was completely new to me. Corin's contribution to the evening was equally memorable.
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Tribute to Corin Redgrave 1939–2010 | David Thacker

David Thacker, artistic director of the Octagon theatre and the man who masterminded Corin Redgrave's return to the stage, remembers the actor, who died this week at the age of 70

I first saw Corin's work at a special event at the Liverpool Playhouse. Corin, Vanessa, their father Michael and their mother Rachel Kempson were performing a variety of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and some of their favourite sonnets. It made a huge impression on me for a number of reasons. Michael was seriously afflicted by Parkinson's disease, and had by this time very limited short-term memory. I shall never forget Vanessa and Corin standing next to him, feeding him lines which he then delivered with astonishing sensitivity. The "seven ages of man" speech from As You Like It was performed with a depth of understanding that was completely new to me. Corin's contribution to the evening was equally memorable.
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Corin Redgrave Dies: Actor, Left-Wing Social Activist

Corin Redgrave, member of the British acting dynasty, fell ill on Easter Sunday and died Tuesday, April 6, at St. George’s Hospital in London. He was 70. Redgrave had been in poor health for several years, having survived both prostate cancer and a massive heart attack in 2005. Though less famous than sisters Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, or their father, Michael Redgrave, Corin did star in numerous stage productions and appeared in a few films as well. His mother was actress Rachel Kempson, who was featured in a handful of British films. His daughter is actress Jemma Redgrave. One niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died last year following a skiing accident. Another niece, Joely Richardson, has starred in numerous movies and [...]
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Corin Redgrave obituary

A political radical, as an actor he excelled at playing tortured establishment figures

Corin Redgrave, who has died aged 70, was both a formidable actor and a strenuous political activist. But, while it is fashionably easy to suggest that his career was blighted by his political activities, I suspect his talent was intimately related to his radical political convictions. And, if he enjoyed a golden theatrical rebirth from the late 1980s onwards, it may have had less to do with politics than with his determination to inherit the mantle of his revered father. Before he suffered a severe heart attack in 2005, Redgrave's later years yielded some of his finest work.

Redgrave was born, in London, into the theatrical purple. His father, Sir Michael, was both a great classical actor and a popular film star; his mother, Rachel Kempson, was also a distinguished actor. Educated at Westminster school, Redgrave won a scholarship to King's College,
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