Natasha Richardson

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Natasha Richardson

Richardson at the UK premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Born Natasha Jane Richardson
11 May 1963(1963-05-11)
London, England
Died 18 March 2009(2009-03-18) (aged 45)
New York City, New York,
United States
Years active 1984–2008
Spouse Robert Fox (1990–1992)
Liam Neeson (1994-2009)

Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was a Tony Award-winning English stage and movie actress. She is a member of the Redgrave family. Richardson was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. In 1994 she married Liam Neeson, together they had two children, Micheal(born 1995) and Daniel(born 1996). Early in her career she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in movies, and she received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She won the Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical", the Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Musical", and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Some of her notable movies included Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). Richardson died in hospital in New York City on March 18, 2009 after a skiing accident with her two sons in Quebec, Canada.