"Life is a reality, you can’t always run away"

Film and stage star Lynn Redgrave died on Sunday of breast cancer at the age of 67.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," her children said on Monday.

She was first treated for breast cancer in 2003.

"She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives," her children's statement read. 

Full story at THE BBC.

COMMENT: Lynn, although often overshadowed by her sister, Vanessa, even within her own family, was by far the most attractive of the Redgrave clan in both looks and personality. Vanessa's acting could make you want to slit your wrists. Lynn's acting could make you want to live.


"Life is a reality, you can’t always run away" — 15 Comments

  1. I saw Georgy Girl when I was nine and couldn’t believe that the main character wasn’t supposed to be beautiful.

    Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Lynn!

  2. So very sad. I’ve admired all of the Redgrave women, from Lynn to Vanessa’s daughter Natasha (also dead too soon).

  3. Another Good Woman Done Gone. 🙁

    RIP/RIG, Lynne Girl.

    [FYI: in the 1986 (US) TV movie “My Two Loves”, Lynne tempted Mariette Hartley to the women-loving side o’ things. She had the same effect on (Formerly!) Confused Lil’ Me! 😉 The line I remember, after all these years: Lynne R to Mariette H, “(Some boring dude) would like to be your gentleman caller? Well, I would like to be your lady caller.” Done deal! ;-D]

  4. My comment earlier seems to have vanished …? Anyway, I said I loved her in Gods and Monsters, with Ian McKellen – she is very funny as his German housekeeper.

  5. It hasn’t vanished. It’s beneath the post you sent it to by mistake. I can’t remember which one it is. You are always doing it, and then always complaining I’ve lost it!

  6. I can’t help feeling “always” is possibly a bit harsh, Mad Priest. I did do that yesterday on the prayer list but as far as I know that’s the only time I’ve done it ever. I can’t find my earlier Lynn Redgrave comment on any of the posts. This of course does not mean you are not perfectly correct that it is around somewhere and that I am wrong.

    Maybe I’ll post comments in completely the wrong place from now on then though, just to keep everyone guessing. And then complain that you’ve lost them.

  7. Well, it’s a choice of two options. Either you are sending them to the wrong place or I am deliberately deleting them. In the light of the fact that you are a dizzy Sheila and I’m a nice person who would never do anything nasty to his friends (including dizzy Sheilas) I reckon the first option is probably the correct one.

  8. There is a third explanation, actually, Mad Priest, which also may explain all the other missing comments people complain about, which is that if you think about what you’re posting for long enough, the blogging system will ask for a completely new wv before it will send your comment. It’s not obvious though, because when you press “post”, the cursor defaults back to the top of the comments box. If it has sent your comment, it will display a message saying “your comment has been sent and is awaiting approval”, but if it hasn’t sent it, and is asking for a new wv, it just doesn’t say anything, and you have to scroll down to see that it has asked for a new wv. If you fail to notice this and just close the box thinking your comment has been sent, the comment is lost. I have had that happen a few times, always on witty stuff which has taken me ages and which I then can’t remember.

    Thank you for calling me a dizzy Sheila though, MP. I am at work and stonkingly bored and being called a dizzy Sheila has cheered me up.

  9. That would still be your fault.

    You say that as though I were implying it was yours, Mad Priest, which I really was not.

    Oh, dear oh dear.

  10. I’m implying nothing. But after what I’ve been through in the last nine months I am just making sure that, this time, everybody knows up front that IT IS NOT MY FAULT.

  11. All right, just so as to make it absolutely clear, can I announce that as far as I can see, COMMENT BOX PROBLEMS ARE OFFICIALLY NOT MAD PRIEST’S FAULT. AT ALL. EVER.

    They’re not my fault either, but that is another story.