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Rachel Kempson is the female founder of the acting clan of the Redgraves. She was a famous film and theater actress.
In 1933, the future star debuted as Hero Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.
Together with her husband Sir Michael Redgrave (he was knight in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II) she appeared in such performances as Flowers of the Forest in 1935, Love's Labour's Lost in the following year 1936, Storm in a Teacup in 1936. These are just a few of them, but early ones.
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In the UK and abroad, Lady Redgrave was known as the matriarch of the acting clan of the Redgraves, who are actors in 3 generations.
There is no information about Rachel Kempson’s religious views.
Worth to Know
In films the Charge of the Light Brigade, produced in 1968, and Déjà Vu, filmed in 1997, Rachel played the role of a mother of her own daughter Vanessa Redgrave.
Even those who don’t follow the story of the Redgraves know about scandal with Michael Redgrave’s sexual orientation and infidelities. One of the loudest cases happened not long after marriage, when Michael had an affair with 20-years-older Edith Evans. Despite all the scandals, Rachel stayed by Michael’s side as she loved him. (Source: Telegraph.co.uk, 05/26/2003)