Skip to comments.Actress in Guantanamo protest
Posted on 06/18/2004 9:41:48 PM PDT by bd476
"BRITISH actress Vanessa Redgrave, who campaigns for prisoners at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today denounced alleged torture at the jail and demanded the repatriation of the inmates.
Ms. Redgrave was speaking in the town of Venissieux, France, home to two of the prisoners held at the centre.
"The health and detention conditions at the Guantanamo base are a genuine reason for urgency," she said in French after meeting relatives of the detainees, Mourad Benchelalli and Nizar Sassi..."
(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.news.com.au ...
The murder of Paul M Johnson isn't an issue Vanessa Redgrave is concerned with.
Vanessa Redgrave lost her "marbles" a very, very long time ago. She's very anti-semitic and pro Palestinian for a very long time.
I remember when she was a ardent spokesperson for the PLO and Palestinians. She has been an old Lefite for a long time, but she hasn't let get in the way of a nice lifestyle.
Very good actress with unpalatable politics. I remember her Zionist protest speech when she won an Oscar--was it the 70's. This is not the week to complain to Americans about our treatment of terrorists.
She'd be a likely first target of those monsters if she dared step foot in Jeddah or Riyadh.
That's right. It's easy to forget her off-camera activity since she gets so little work these days.
Ironic, isn't it... something akin to being a leech.
Exactly. This sounds like she's flipped completely. Maybe she's got some serious mental illness problem.
That might be it. Maybe this was intentionally bad timing and was the only means for her return into the headlines.
She, like Madonna, are very much over the hill. It is a shame that she is now so unimportant.
Has Vanessa Redgrave done anything besides protesting for every gutter cause, in the last 20 years?
Alzheimers? She seems to be stuck in 60's!
IMO, if Redgrave feels so much for these vermin, she should give each one a blow job and a check for $25,000.
Ms. Redgrave is an incredibly talented actress (I refuse to do the PC thing and call males and females "actors"!) Unfortunately, like most celebrities, her politics STINK.
Vanessa is one of the acting world's bizarro's.
Too bad she has so much company.
I don't think she's been in any movies lately, so she had to get her face on camera somewhere!
I think we should give her a one way ticket to Saudi and put those monsters to the test! Throw Madonna and the rest of the Hollywierd lefties in as well.
May Day (2004) (announced) .... Magus's Wife
White Countess, The (2004) (pre-production)
Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, The (2004) (post-production) .... The Heiress
"Byron" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Lady Melbourne
Good Boy! (2003) (voice) .... The Greater Dane
Locket, The (2002) (TV) .... Esther Huish
Stars für UNICEF (2002) (TV) .... Guest
Crime and Punishment (2002) .... Mrs. Raskolnikov
Gathering Storm, The (2002) (TV) .... Clemmie Churchill
"Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" (2001) (mini) TV Series .... Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch/Narrator
Pledge, The (2001) .... Annalise Hansen
3 Kings, The (2000) .... Priestess
Erika und Klaus Mann Story, Die (2000) .... Narrator ... aka Escape to Life (2000)
Rumor of Angels, A (2000) .... Maddy Bennett
Children's Story, Chechnia (2000) (voice)
Mirka (2000) .... Kalsan
... aka Mirka (2000) (Spain)
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV) .... Edith Tree (segment "1961")
Girl, Interrupted (1999) .... Dr. Sonia Wick
... aka Durchgeknallt (2000) (Germany)
... aka Durchgeknallt - Girl, interrupted (2000) (Germany: TV title)
Uninvited (1999/I) .... Mrs. Ruttenburn
... aka Escluso, L' (2000) (Italy)
Cradle Will Rock (1999) .... Countess LaGrange
Lulu on the Bridge (1998) .... Catherine Moore
Deep Impact (1998) .... Robin Lerner
Bella Mafia (1997) (TV) .... Graziella Luciano
Déjà Vu (1997) .... Skelly
Mrs. Dalloway (1997) .... Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway
... aka Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1997)
Wilde (1997) .... Lady Speranza Wilde
... aka Oscar Wilde (1998) (Japan: English title)
Sad that movie producers can't find someone else.
She's a lost one, that's for sure.
It appears French has become the universal language for backstabbers, liars, Leftists, surrender monkeys and Democrats....
She is a great actress whose destiny placed her center stage in front of the footlights from birth. Such a gift combined with so poor an ability to reason is very sad.
Sadly, that is true. Maybe it's the wine.
Fame must strip away for some the ability to think, or rob them of their conscience, that's for sure.
Is that ALL she's done? I thought she was an "actress"?
Vanessa Redgrave can KISS MY ROYAL IRISH ASH.
Sickening isn't it?
Another socialist pipes up. What was the title to that book? "SHUT UP AND SING!"
"Vanessa Redgrave has incredibly bad timing or has completely lost her marbles."
Actually she is being consistent. In the 70's she did this:
In addition to starring in Julia, Redgrave also funded a documentary entitled The Palestinian in which she backed a Palestinian homeland and, more controversially, danced with an Kalashnikov rifle.
And for an encore:
Redgrave was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, an IRA sympathizer and a very vocal supporter of the PLO under Yasser Arafat and was reprimanded for making a political statement during the 1978 Academy Awards ceremony.
What a babe
Thanks for the reminder of her sordid history. What's remarkable is that she has not been subject to a well deserved blacklisting. She keeps getting hired.
LOL, yep, well not sing, please don't let her sing, maybe she could just act and rest her vocal cords between jobs.
I agree with you, at least when she was in her prime. The sensitivity with which she played her roles were/are belied by her hateful and strange politics. But I liked her well enough to see a number of her films anyway. Something I did not do with Hanoi Jane. Anti-semite or not, in recent years she played a Jewish concentration camp victim with her usual competence.
Don't low whether this has been mentioned, but her younger sister, actress Lyn Redgrave, appears to be "normal" and has long been an American citizen.
She's been like this since before Blow Up.
Great! Thanks for bringing up a more pleasant, more positive Redgrave name - didn't know that Lynn Redgrave was an American citizen. She is a great actress.
"Blowup" was released in 1966, and according to the boards at IMDb, the Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, have a cameo appearance in this.
Other than the discussion of Jimmy Page singing and playing a Telecaster in the movie, a few comments are worthwhile reading: "God Awful Movie," "Austin Powers without the laughs" and one comment claims that this movie greatly influenced Francis and Sofia Coppola.
Blow Up was a bit of a sensational flick at the time with some nudity (Vanessa) and the rock angle....had a tiny cult following.
All about a murder in Hyde Park picked up by accident on film...more or less.
This makes me wonder if Lynn Redgrave's selection of roles accelerated her descent into madness. Imagine her in Bergman's "Fanny & Alexander," or for that matter, any Bergman movie.
Wasn't Eva Braun also an actress?
Of course I simply heard about the 60s from my Great Grandparents, and of course read about the 60s in old copies of Look and Life Magazines. ;-)
Wondering about Hemmings, now, wasn't he in a lot of movies and TV shows during that time? Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, etc.?
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