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Vanessa Redgrave honoured for 'brilliant 50-year career'

London, Mon, 14 Nov 2011 ANI

London, Nov 14 (ANI): Vanessa Redgrave was honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for her 'brilliant 50-year career'.


The actress had Guests Meryl Streep, Ralph Fiennes, Joely Richardson, James Earl Jones and Dame Eileen Atkins as company at the event at London's Curzon Soho cinema.


The 74-year-old was very touched by the tribute, as it was the first time such an event had been held to honour an actor in Europe.


"I am simply amazed by this wonderful tribute," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.


Redgrave, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, rose to prominence in 1961, playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Her supporting role as an anti-Nazi activist in 1977's 'Julia' won her an Oscar.


"Wherever you go in the world, people know and admire Vanessa Redgrave," the host of the tribute playwright Sir David Hare said.


"There are not many consistently brilliant 50-year careers in the history of cinema, but hers is one of them," he added.


Redgrave is currently starring in 'Driving Miss Daisy' at London's Wyndham Theatre alongside James Earl Jones - who received an honorary Oscar on Saturday night. (ANI)


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