Redgrave puts performance on hold after Natashas death
British acting legend Vanessa Redgrave has put her career on hold to allow time to grieve the death of her daughter, Natasha Richardson.
The queen of the acting clan has postponed a performance of her one-woman show, The Year of Magical Thinking, a day after she laid her daughter to rest, to allow time to mourn Natasha.
A spokesman at the New York’s Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, where Redgrave was set to perform, revealed the 72-year-old mother is expected to reschedule the one-night-only appearance by the end of next week.
The performance was made more painful for Redgrave, as one source close to the family explained: ‘It’s particularly tragic for Vanessa because she just finished playing a woman who loses her daughter in The Year of Magical Thinking, and now she had to endure it all over again.’
Redgrave flew to New York immediately after Natasha was transferred to a Manhattan hospital, following a brain injury accident during a ski lesson in Canada.
The actress stayed at her daughter’s bedside until Natasha was removed from a life support machine and passed away.
The acting dynasty and close family friends including Ralph Fiennes, Sarah Jessica Parker and Uma Thurman, all joined together at the weekend to lay Natasha to rest at an emotional funeral in upstate New York.