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You can't ever be the same person again and you wouldn't want to be," she says. As an actress, she believes she has changed too. Her stint in the television series Bramwell — which she dubs "TV-rep" — was a "gift" because "I learned to be fast and intuitive. I learned to go for simplicity". There are actors who, when you meet them, are busily performing as themselves. Jemma doesn't do this. She goes for simplicity as a person too. I find one word scribbled in my notebook to define her: Today, like Masha in Chekhov's The Seagull, she is all in black, relieved by touches of gold — her pumps are half gold, half black; her bracelets are golden.
Yet, unlike Masha, she is not, whatever her sorrows, in mourning for her life.
She is passionate about the work she is doing at the Tricycle. These plays are Shakespearean in their scope and depth. This is an epic journey — you can see all 12 plays on one day and we are all in at least three or four plays. At the end, you feel you have become friends with the audience. Now I am agnostic. But we have a history of years of western interference in Afghanistan. What we have done is go in, make a mess of it and get out fast. If we are going to be there, it cannot be done on the cheap.
We forget what is happening. But we have to think because it is being done in our name". Her voice rises passionately — as if she were on a soapbox — and she needlessly apologises. She is playing four parts, including a Victorian general's wife, Lady Florentina Sale.
If all else failed, you could go back to that. I am surprised by Natasha's appearance so early in the conversation.
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But it has not escaped me that she and Jemma were almost exact contemporaries, actresses and mothers, each with two sons. Natasha was with her sons at a Canadian ski resort when she fell on the nursery slope. A worsening headache was the first sign of what turned out to be a head injury and she died in a New York hospital, with her sister, Joely Richardsonher husband, Liam Neeson, the Irish actor, and her mother, Vanessa, beside her.
Did she often talk to Natasha about acting? I ask whether she feels persecuted by fate? It is like an earthquake. You come out and find you have survived because you have to…" Her voice drops so that I can barely hear. It gave her that overwhelming sense of the fragility of being alive. If only there were some kind of symbol — grief's equivalent to an L-plate — that we could wear so that people would know to be kind. What I find difficult is abrasiveness and unkindness.
People were stopping and swearing. The windows went down. I don't engage with it but…" The Victorians were on to something good, she says. The waves come from nowhere and shake you to the core. You never know when they are coming and usually it is at the worst, most inconvenient and embarrassing moments. He was 70 when he died and she makes it clear she is glad to talk about him. But a couple of days after we meet, she unexpectedly rings to say she has been tormenting herself with the sense that she has not managed to convey how much he meant to her.
Listening brings tears to my eyes: He was a man of fixed principle and astonishing breadth of artistry and intellect. He was, in every way, the most influential and inspirational person in my life. I feel rudderless without him. She turned up but found it was "too soon… I couldn't separate my own grief from what was happening on stage.
If the feeling is too raw, you produce work that feels wrong, risky, faintly pornographic".
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Authentic emotion becomes inauthentic. And yet she also admits that everything you experience goes into what you try to create on stage. She tells me that the most moving performance in her father's career embodied personal misfortune. After the heart attack in that robbed him of his short-term memory, he performed Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.
He had lost none of his brilliance. His genius was untouched. And he was more in the moment than any other actor I have ever seen. He did not edit himself in front of the children the swearing did not altogether cease but he "made them laugh so much" and "his advice was better than anyone's".
I notice how much "advice" features in our conversation — Natasha's, Corin's, her mother's. What was Corin's best advice? She says he was keen for her to join the RSC at one point. When she told him she had turned the opportunity down because she thought she would be unhappy, he said" "Oh well, always stand by your rotten decisions. He once wrote her a letter, she says, in which he revealed an unexpected knowledge of ice skating and drew her attention to the East German champion, Katarina Witt.
He told her that when she did her phenomenal triple jumps, what the audience was applauding was not her achievement so much as her daring. Mother Vanessa Redgrave is an internationally celebrated actress and Academy Award winner. Born Joely Kim Richardson in London January 9,she made her screen debut in dad's epic Charge of the Light Brigade innext to her big sister.
A self-described tomboy as a child, Joely excelled in sports such as gymnastics and tennis, but soon found the acting bug in her DNA dictating where her true calling lay. After studying with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Joely made her feature film debut in David Hare's Wetherbyplaying the younger version of her mother's character, Jean Travers.
An ethereal beauty who seems equally comfortable in comedy and drama, Joely went on to grace the screen in such diverse productions as Peter Greenaway's Drowning by NumbersKen Russell's adaptation of D.
Lawrence's Lady ChatterleyJames L. As Julia, the estranged wife of plastic surgeon extraordinaire Sean McNamara Dylan WalshJoely shines once again, playing a strong, yet vulnerable woman, herself a gifted physicianwhose self doubts start with the fact that she gave up a potentially brilliant career in medicine to be a full-time housewife.
Joely Richardson sat down over breakfast at The Chateau Marmont to discuss her latest acting turn, as well as her legacy as part of one of the world's great theatrical families. It's been terrific, especially getting to work with my mom. We worked together once before, in a play inin London, and it was very interesting because I had no idea what it would be like.
You know those times in life when you wait for the right moment for something to come along, and you wind up waiting for eternity? Well, we did this play, that I wasn't wild about frankly, and I was so nervous. I think the mother-daughter bond is too close a connection to be completely divorced from when you're working together.
But I swear to God, we both were! It was just like she was another actress. It was a really, really good experience, and I got to see one of the things that mom does best, which is work on the stage.
To actually be on the same floor as her, in that arena, it was really fascinating, because it's almost the time when she's most alive, and most present: The next day I got a call from my real mother, saying that the job she'd signed on for had fallen through!
So that gave me the idea: I've felt very protective of her, maybe because it's been taking place in my environment, or that she joined us after we'd already sort of formed a cohesive company.
It was quite a strange dynamic. The third season has just been brilliant, and we're really having fun. There's one scene where we get to smoke a bong together. She claims she never smoked one before, even though she was around in the 60s, and I never had before, so the props guy had to give us lessons! She was much better at it than I was. It was nice to do something light with her for a chance, since last season we were always shouting at each other.
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What I really find inspirational about my mom, is that she constantly remains a student, always open, always learning. That's what really stuck out in my mind. She's also a good company person, being part of the troupe, as it were. That's not surprising since she was raised in a theatrical family, as you were.
She was certainly brought up in that environment, but in those days, parents weren't as hands-on as her generation or my generation. I think the children stayed at home with the nanny when mom and dad were off doing plays, or films. It was a little bit on an upstairs-downstairs existence.
But if you are from that background, there is the sense of it being a team effort and everyone being happy is in everyone's best interest. Let's talk about your character, Julia. Julia's a funny one. I have such problems talking about her. I really enjoyed playing her, but sometimes I think that we only see one side of her, which has been primarily the unhappy housewife. When I was originally cast, Ryan told me that she was the heart of the piece, and I think what he meant by that was that Julia is the one who internalizes the emotions that the rest of the characters on the show feel: So, I've loved the lighter moments, also.
The big, dramatic scenes have definitely been the heaviest I've ever played.
That's one of the great things about television: The portrait of the divorce between you and your husband on the show, played by Dylan Walsh, is probably the most realistic I've ever seen portrayed, either in film or television. It's funny because for some reason a few of the men who work on the show had a similar reaction to that and there are just a gamut of emotions that you go through.
It's such a nightmare. I'm glad in a way, laughs that you felt that way, though. What else has episodic television been like for you? I think in many ways, maybe not in America, but for Europeans, it's the best kept secret in terms of an actor's job, in regards to going into work every day and having some semblance of structure to your life.
If there's such a thing as training, going back to the student thing we were talking about, it's really brilliant, because you spend so many hours in front of the camera, and you get so relaxed, but at the same time, you have to force yourself to stay sharp, and fresh, and excited and always come up with new approaches to the material.
It sounds so ridiculous when you're an actor to say that it takes a lot of guts or nerve to hold it together, because a lot of people think that an actor's job must be so completely easy, but when the whole crew is waiting and you've got four pages of dialogue to remember, and if you blow it, everyone's just groaning, the pressure is just enormous!
I don't know how public speakers do it. I would be an absolute disaster as a public speaker. You have no say what happens in the beginning when you sign up, and you're really in someone else's hands. That said, I think it really is the second golden age of television. I know that in every country right now there's this incredible boom of reality shows, but the drama and comedy shows that are on right now, especially on the cable channels, are really fantastic.
Joely and Natasha Richardson flank their father, Tony, circa early '70s.