Natasha Richardson played Laura Mathews in the film Past Midnight


Date of birth 11th May 1963

Place of Birth London, England, UK

Birth name Natasha Jane Richardson

Nickname Tasha

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)


Natasha was born in London.  She is the daughter of British actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, Natasha Richardson was named for the heroine in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

At the age of 4, Natasha started her acting career in the film Charge of the Light Brigade, which was directed by her Father.

Natasha trained to become an actor at the Central School for Speech and Drama, and did her first professional stage work at the Leeds Playhouse in 1983 then went on to specialize in Shakespeare (like virtually everyone else of Redgrave lineage) at the Old Vic.  In 1986, Natasha she won the London Theatre Critics Award for Most Promising Newcomer.


Natasha married the actor Liam Neeson in July 1994.