Exclusive Portrait, Audio: Vanessa Redgrave at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – The luminous and legendary movie star Vanessa Redgrave was given a tribute at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival on October 16th, 2017. The Oscar-winning actress also directed a documentary that she brought to the festival, an overview of the world’s refugee crisis entitled “Sea Sorrow.” HollywoodChicago.com talked to Redgrave, and photographer Joe Arce took the Exclusive Portrait.

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Vanessa Redgrave at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Vanessa Redgrave was born into a famous British family of actors, daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave. She rose to prominence in 1961, portraying Rosalind in “As You Like It” for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has since performed in over 35 stage productions on London’s West End and Broadway, winning a Tony in 2003 for “A Long Day’s Journey into Night.” Her film career is equally eminent, as she has been nominated six times for Academy Awards, and won a Best Supporting Actress trophy for “Julia” (1977). Other film highlights include “Blowup” (1966, also shown at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival), “Camelot” (1967), “The Devils” (1971), “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987), “Mission: Impossible” (1996) and “The Butler” (2013). Her documentary “Sea Sorrow” is co-produced with her son Carlo Gabriel Nero, and is a stark plea for the world to absorb the myriad of refugees that has resulted from war and other disasters.

In the following audio from the Red Carpet before “A Tribute to Vanessa Redgrave,” HollywoodChicago.com spoke to the actress and son Carlo Gabriel Nero about “Sea Sorrow,” and Ms. Redgrave also related an amazing anecdote about the great 1960s classic film “Blowup” and director Michelangelo Antonioni.


The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival take place through October 26th, 2017. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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