Richardson, a member of the third generation of the acting family, called claims her mother Vanessa Redgrave had caught her husband, Tony Richardson, and father Sir Michael in bed together “make believe”.Fore three generations members have been highly prominent in theatre, cinema and television – but have been objects of public fascination for their private lives and in some cases political activism.A lot of my friends changed, my relationship went, everything went, life as I knew it.” But it was this spring, having spent four years trying to make sense of what at first seemed senseless, that her mood lifted.“I suddenly realised that enough time had gone by for me to accept that this was the new way of life and to really start embracing joy.
She studies the digital images of herself with a critical eye. '" With her strange, arresting beauty Richardson is a genuine one-off.
In 2009 Richardson’s sister Natasha died aged 45 after hitting her head while learning to ski, leaving her husband Liam Neeson to bring up their two young children alone.
The sisters’ father Tony was a bisexual film director who died in 1991 from an Aids-related illness.
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.
She is the sister of the late actress Natasha Richardson (1963–2009), and through her, she is the sister-in-law of actor Liam Neeson, and the aunt of Micheál and Daniel Neeson.