Vanessa Redgrave


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February 30, 1937
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Vanessa Redgrave Movies

  • The Butler
  • Letters to Juliet
  • Atonement
  • Cradle Will Rock
  • Deep Impact
  • Wilde
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The House of the Spirits
  • Howards End
  • The Bostonians
  • Yanks
  • The Seven-Per-Cent…
  • The Devils

Vanessa Redgrave movie quotes, phrases and lines

“A film can open hearts and minds that have been closed, for whatever reasons.”
Vanessa Redgrave

“Just being alive, staying human, I think that’s infinitely precious.”
Vanessa Redgrave

In: Actors and Politics

“Politics is about divisions. Wherever you come in on the subject, there are divisions.”
Vanessa Redgrave

“Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.”
Vanessa Redgrave

“Ask the right questions if you’re to find the right answers.”
Vanessa Redgrave

From the movie: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

“- Lola Deveraux: Journeys alone are always so tedious, don’t you find? ‘Specially when they are long.
– Sherlock Holmes: Will this be a long journey?
– Lola Deveraux: That all depends. But I do think it will seem shorter if there are two of us… don’t you?
– Sherlock Holmes: I hope it will not seem too short.”

Vanessa Redgrave – Lola Deveraux
Nicol Williamson – Sherlock Holmes

From the movie: The Devils

“Satan is ever ready to seduce us with sensual delights.”
Vanessa Redgrave – Sister Jeanne

From the movie: The Devils

“- Sister Jeanne: They always spoke of your beauty, and now I see it with my own eyes and it is true.
– Urbain Grandier: Look at this thing that I am and learn the meaning of love.”

Vanessa Redgrave – Sister Jeanne
Oliver Reed – Urbain Grandier

From the movie: Letters to Juliet

“One of the great joys in life is having one’s hair brushed.”
Vanessa Redgrave – Claire

From the movie: Deep Impact

Jason says “Lie lie lie lie, til death do us part” blah blah blah. And she says yes, and he says yes and it’s kissie kissie kissie and congratulations.

Vanessa Redgrave – Robin Lerner

From the movie: Howards End

“My idea has always been that if we could bring the mothers of the various nations together, then there would be no more war.”
Vanessa Redgrave – Ruth Wilcox

From the movie: Letters to Juliet

“What” and “if” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if?
Vanessa Redgrave – Claire

From the movie: Atonement

“In the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or… evasion… but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.”
Vanessa Redgrave – Older Briony

From the movie: The Bostonians

“- Olive Chancellor: Don’t you believe in the coming of a better day that it’s possible to do something for the human race?
– Basil Ransome: Hmm, well… what strikes me most, Ms. Olive, it’s that human race’s got to bear its troubles.”

Vanessa Redgrave – Olive Chancellor
Christopher Reeve – Basil Ransome

From the movie: The Bostonians

“- Basil Ransome: The position of women is nothing but to make fools of men.
– Olive Chancellor: Don’t you believe in our emancipation?
– Basil Ransome: I’ll tell you after the meeting.”

Christopher Reeve – Basil Ransome
Vanessa Redgrave – Olive Chancellor

From the movie: The Bostonians

“- Miss Birdseye: Your cousin looks like a genius, my dear.
– Olive Chancellor: It’s only a distantcousin. He’s a lawyer from Mississippi, he left his mother and his sisters behind and he’s come to try to make his living in New York. He’s not in sympathy, I’m afraid.”

Jessica Tandy – Miss Birdseye
Vanessa Redgrave – Olive Chancellor

From the movie: Mission: Impossible

“Anonymity… is like a warm blanket.”
Vanessa Redgrave – Max