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Lynn Redgrave: Your comments

Lynn Redgrave

Oscar-nominated actress Lynn Redgrave has died of breast cancer, aged 67.

Redgrave starred in the 1960s hit film Georgy Girl and had many other successes on stage and screen.

BBC News website readers have been sharing their memories.


In 1989 I had the pleasure of working with Lynn in the Screen Two presentation of Death of a Son (1989). I was then a supporting artiste playing a journalist in court. Lynn was an absolute pleasure to work with, a true star and a totally dedicated professional. I distinctly remember her not even talking to any of the cast at all, until filming was completely wrapped up as Lynn wanted to be in character the entire time! After the wrap Lynn was extremely friendly to us all and also very funny! A lovely lady who will be sadly missed.
Peter Green aka Spencer Green, Upper Beeding, UK

I remember seeing Lynn at the Old Vic when it was home to the National Theatre under Laurence Olivier. She played Rose, a country girl in The Recruiting Officer, a small part but I remember she stole the scene. Great memories.
Ray Pascoe, Bromley, Kent

My sympathy to Vanessa Redgrave. She has had a terrible time over the last year.
Su, Oxford

I was the electrician and generator operator when we made the movie Touched in Keremeos. She was a good actress, hard working and had time for most. While the dust and heat took a toll, she seemed immune to complaint. One more from a famous family is gone.
Gary Hogarth

Somebody once said that "dying is easy - comedy is hard". Lynn Redgrave's performance in Georgy Girl was a (tragi)comic masterpiece that will live on forever.
Alan, Liverpool

Very sad to her of Lynn's passing. Great actress. "I can sing but I'm young" from Smashing Time 1967 was just the best. One cool cat. God bless and sleep the sleep of angels.
Callan Howarth, Salisbury, England


I saw Lynn in San Francisco play the lead role in Sister Mary Ignatius and she was spellbinding: funny, poignant, powerful, and precision timing. I work in the theatre and have seen thousands of plays. That performance is embedded in my memory along with other greats. Lynn was a great comedienne and actress and though she felt her sister Vanessa was the 'shining star', Vanessa couldn't hold a candle to Lynn's comedic timing and talent. We will miss you.
Diane Benedict, Long Beach, California, US

Lynn Redgrave and I are about the same age. I was very impressed with Georgy Girl. I identified with it. It feels as if I've lost a sister.
Bettie Martindale, Toronto, Canada

I met Lynn at the theatre I work at. She was the lead in The Importance of Being Ernest. Our crew fell in love with her. She made all of us feel like an important part of the production. We will certainly miss her.
Debbie Whitehead, Piscataway New Jersey, US

I was a young film crew member of The Virgin Soldiers. We were shooting in Malaya and Singapore in 1968. Lynn Redgrave was great fun and kept us all together on a very hot, difficult shoot. A very classy lady.
Peter Honess, Fouras, France

My mum, sister and I got to see Lynn Redgrave in a one-woman show years ago in Chicago. It was a total delight, and I'm so glad we got to see her.
Valerie Smith, Old Saybrook, US

It saddens me to learn of Lynn Redgrave's passing. She always seemed kind and vibrant, someone I would have loved to have known. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Mia Child, Vershire, Vermont, US

My deepest, deepest sympathy to the Redgrave family. They've had a terrible year. I have been a fan of all of them, met Vanessa and Corin briefly in 1979, and Lynn was wonderful as Georgy Girl. Classic actors from a classic age of film. My own mum died from inflammatory breast cancer at the same age as Lynn 12 years ago, so the circumstances remind me poignantly.
Peter, Ontario, Canada

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