Jemima Rebecca "Jemma" Redgrave
Daughter of Corin Redgrave and <private> Redgrave (Hamilton-Hill)
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About Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrave (born 14 January 1965) is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family.
Born in London as Jemima Rebecca Redgrave, she is the daughter of the late actor Corin Redgrave and his first wife, the late Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, a former fashion model. They divorced when Jemma was nine. She has a brother Luke Redgrave, who is an assistant cameraman and two half-brothers Arden and Harvey Redgrave. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1997 and her father died of cancer in 2010.
She is the niece of actresses Vanessa Redgrave and the late Lynn Redgrave and cousin of Joely Richardson, Carlo Nero and the late Natasha Richardson.
Jemma Redgrave was admitted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art at the age of 18.
After graduation she landed acting roles in the 1988 stage production of Strindberg's Easter, "Lady Windermere's Fan" in Belfast, Northern Ireland; as Emily in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"; Irina in a 1990 revival of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" in London's West End with her aunts Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave; in 1993 with Colin Firth in Alexander Griboyedov's Chatsky at the Almeida Theatre, London; and in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2001 at the Albery Theatre, London. In 2010 she appeared in New York's The Public Theater in The Great Game: Afghanistan, which featured 7 hours of on-stage acting. Redgrave appeared in four of the twelve plays. In April, 2011, she pulled out of Liverpool Everyman's production of MacBeth. Redgrave was to have played Lady Macbeth opposite David Morrissey's Macbeth.
She has taken on roles on British television, and is best known for her portrayals as Eve Granger in Cold Blood, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in Bramwell, Eleanor in The Buddha of Suburbia, Francesca Rochester in Judge John Deed, and Dee Stanton in Like Father Like Son. In 2007, she portrayed the indolent Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park.
Her film roles include Evie Wilcox in Howards End and Daisie in Lassie in 2005.
Jemma Redgrave lives in London and was married to Tim Owen, a barrister, in 1992. The couple separated in 1997 and reunited in 1998. They have two children, Gabriella and Alfie.
Redgrave is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross where she is particularly interested in working with refugees and asylum seekers. She was an active member of the Don’t Attack Iraq movement in 2002 and 2003, and in her spare time enjoys kick boxing.