15 Facts About Joely Richardson


Joely Kim Richardson was born on 9 January 1965 and is an English actress.


Joely Richardson has appeared in films such as 101 Dalmatians, Event Horizon, The Patriot, Return to Me, Anonymous, the Hollywood film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the remake of Endless Love, the thriller Red Sparrow, and The Turning.


Joely Kim Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, to the theatrical Redgrave family, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, and the granddaughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave.


Actress Natasha Richardson was her sister and actor Liam Neeson is her brother-in-law.


Joely Richardson is the aunt of Micheal and Daniel Neeson and the niece of actors Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave and cousin of actress Jemma Redgrave, who is five days younger than Richardson.


Joely Richardson appeared as an extra at the age of three in the 1968 version of The Charge of the Light Brigade, directed by her father.


At age 14 Joely Richardson moved to boarding school at the independent Harry Hopman Tennis School in Tampa, Florida.


In 1993, Joely Richardson appeared in the BBC's Lady Chatterley opposite Sean Bean.


One year later, Joely Richardson appeared opposite Mel Gibson in the film The Patriot, an American film set in the American Revolution.


Joely Richardson was cast in the 2001 film The Affair of the Necklace after director Charles Shyer noticed her resemblance to doomed 18th century French Queen Marie Antoinette.


In 2005, Joely Richardson starred in Lies My Mother Told Me, based on a true story about a murderous con artist.


Joely Richardson joined the cast of TV series Titanic: Blood and Steel in which she played the role of Countess Markievicz.


Joely Richardson is an Ambassador for The Children's Trust, the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability, as well as Save the Children.


Joely Richardson had an affair with theatre producer Archie Stirling, who was then married to actress Diana Rigg.


Joely Richardson married film producer Tim Bevan in 1992; they divorced in 2001.