UK actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September, 2018).
She was chosen by the Biennale board of directors chaired by Paolo Baratta on the recommendation of festival director Alberto Barbera.
It has already been announced that David Cronenberg will receive the festivals other lifetime achievement Golden Lion.
“Unanimously considered one of today’s best actresses, Redgrave’s sensitive, infinitely faceted performances ideally render complex and often controversial characters,” said Barbera. ”Gifted with a natural elegance, innate seductive power, and extraordinary talent, she can nonchalantly pass from European art house cinema to lavish Hollywood productions, from the stage to TV sets, each time offering top-quality results.”
Redgrave has been nominated for six Oscars, winning in 1977 for her performance in Julia. She received the Volpi Cup in Venice in 1994 for Little Odessa, and has also won a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for best actress. Her further film roles include Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, Blow-up, The Devils, Howard’s End and Atonement.