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Oscar-Winner Vanessa Redgrave Opens Theatre Season in Zagreb Last Night

Vanessa Redgrave in Zagreb last night

Vanessa Redgrave in Zagreb last night

British Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Olivier, Cannes and Golden Globe award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave was the special guest last night at the opening of the Philosophical Theatre at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb…

The Philosophical Theatre opened its new season on Sunday night at the famous Zagreb theatre, with Redgrave present as special guest. Redgrave, whom Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams once called the “greatest living actress”, was named by Stage magazine as the 9th greatest actresses of all time.

She interpreted more than thirty roles at West End and Broadway, and acted in more than 80 movies. She was nominated six times for the Oscar Award and received it for the best supporting actress in film Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977).

 

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Besides acting, Vanessa Redgrave is famous for her activism in anti-war protests against the war in Vietnam, the fight for Palestine, her trip to Sarajevo during its occupation she was and remained a great critic of the “war against terrorism” and never ceased in her fight for human rights.

When there were riots in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently, she visited and supported the workers of Tuzla. She often lost roles and many doors have been closed for her because of her activism.

(photos/croatiannationaltheatre)

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