Vanessa Redgrave to receive career Golden Lion in Venice

British actress Vanessa Redgrave (pictured) will receive this year's Golden Lion for lifetime career achievement at the Venice Film Festival, ANSA reported. The fest director Alberto Barbera, announcing the decision of the organisers, noted that “gifted with a natural elegance, innate seductive power, and extraordinary talent, Redgrave can nonchalantly pass from European art house cinema to lavish Hollywood productions, from the stage to TV sets, each time offering top-quality results”.

In her 60-year career, the British actress is nominated six times for an Oscar. She won it in 1977 for her performance in Julia, and she also won a Volpi Cup in Venice in 1994 for Little Odessa. A stage actress as well, she won a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for best actress.

Among her most recent work, in 2018 she performed in The Aspern Papers by Julian Landais, Mrs Lowry & Son by Adrian Noble, and Georgetown by Christoph Waltz. In 2017, Redgrave directed and starred in Sea Sorrow, produced by Carlo Nero, and performed at the Young Vic Theatre in The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez.

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