Jemma Redgrave reading Poems from Guantánamo at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2007
|Born||Jemima Rebecca Redgrave
14 January 1965
London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Tim Owen (m. 1992, separated 1997–98)|
Jemima Rebecca Redgrave (born 14 January 1965) is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family.
Early life and family
Born in London, she is the daughter of the actor Corin Redgrave and his first wife Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, a former fashion model. They divorced when Jemma was nine. She has a brother Luke Redgrave, who is an assistant cameraman, and two half-brothers, Arden and Harvey Redgrave. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1997 and her father died of cancer in 2010.
After graduation she landed acting roles in the 1988 stage production of Strindberg's Easter, in Lady Windermere's Fan in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as Emily in Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Irina in a 1990 revival of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters in London's West End with her aunts Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, in 1993 with Colin Firth in Alexander Griboyedov's Chatsky at the Almeida Theatre, London and in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2001 at the Albery Theatre, London. In 2010 she appeared in New York's Public Theater in The Great Game: Afghanistan which featured seven hours of on-stage acting. Redgrave appeared in four of the twelve plays.
She has appeared in many roles on British television and is best known for her portrayals as Eve Granger in Cold Blood, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in Bramwell, Eleanor in The Buddha of Suburbia, Francesca Rochester in Judge John Deed, and Dee Stanton in Like Father, Like Son. In 2007, she portrayed the indolent Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park, and Sophie Wall in Waking the Dead. She appeared as Kate Stewart (formerly played by Beverley Cressman in the two videos Downtime and Dæmos Rising), the daughter of The Brigadier (Lethbridge-Stewart), in "The Power of Three" episode of Doctor Who in 2012 and reprised the role a year later in the 50th anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor"; and as an aloof psychiatrist, complicit in torture, in Episode 3 of Season 6 of George Gently. Also in 2013 she appeared as Doctor Zoe Evans in the BBC One drama series Frankie. She returned to the role of Kate Stewart in the Doctor Who (series 8) finale "Death in Heaven", and in the 2015 episodes "The Magician's Apprentice", "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion". As of 2015, she has been filming in Holby City as Bernie Wolfe. She made her first appearance in February 2016. Despite initially only being contracted for 6 months, she signed an extension in 2016. Redgrave has received rave reviews about her performance in Holby, particularly from the on-screen relationship between Wolfe and Serena Campbell (Catherine Russell.) Fans name them 'Berena'.
Jemma Redgrave married Tim Owen, a London barrister, in 1992. Redgrave gave birth to their first son, Gabriel, in 1994. They were separated from 1997 to October 1998. However, the couple reconciled and in 2000 Redgrave gave birth to a second son, Alfie.
Redgrave is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross where she is particularly interested in working with refugees and diplomatic asylum seekers. She was an active member of the Don't Attack Iraq movement in 2002 and 2003.
|1992||Howards End||Evie Wilcox|
|1993||One Night Stand||Kate||Short film|
|1994||Power and Lovers||Emily|
|1998||Acid House, TheThe Acid House||Jenny|
|2003||I'll Be There||Rebecca Edmonds|
|2016||Love and Friendship||Lady DeCourcy|
|1988||Tales of the Unexpected||Violette Charbonneau||Episode: "A Time to Die"|
|1990||Real Charlotte, TheThe Real Charlotte||Pamela Dysart||TV miniseries|
|1991||All Good Things||Elaine Wilson||TV miniseries|
|1991||Performance||Caroline Coon||Episode: "The Trials of Oz"|
|1993||Diana: Her True Story||Carolyn Bartholomew||TV film|
|1993||Buddha of Suburbia, TheThe Buddha of Suburbia||Eleanor||Episode: "1.4"|
|1995–98||Bramwell||Dr. Eleanor Bramwell||Main role (27 episodes)|
|1998||Mosley||Cimmie Curzon||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2000||Blue Murder||Gale||TV film|
|2000||Cry Wolf||Dr. Jocelyn Wolf||Episode: "1.5"|
|2000||Fish||Joanna Morgan||Main role (6 episodes)|
|2000||Bramwell V||Dr. Eleanor Bramwell||TV series|
|2001||High Stakes||Anna Foster||Episode: "The Do-Gooders"|
|2001||Judge John Deed||Francesca Rochester||Episodes: "Rough Justice", "Appropriate Response"|
|2002||Judge John Deed||Francesca Rochester||Episode: "Nobody's Fool"|
|2002||The Swap||Jen Forrester||2 episodes|
|2002||My Family||Dr. Connor||Episode: "Shrink Rap"|
|2004||Amnesia||Jenna Dean||2 episodes|
|2004||Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TheThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Grace Finnegan||Episode: "If Wishes Were Horses"|
|2004||Grid, TheThe Grid||MI6 Agent Emily Tuthill||TV miniseries|
|2005||Tom Brown's Schooldays||Mary Arnold||TV film|
|2005||Like Father Like Son||Dee Stanton||2 episodes|
|2005||Cold Blood||Eve Granger||TV film|
|2006||Lewis||Trudi Griffon||TV film|
|2007||Waking the Dead||Sophie Wall||Episodes: "Mask of Sanity: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2007||Cold Blood 2||Eve Granger||TV film|
|2007||Mansfield Park||Lady Bertram||TV film|
|2007||Relief of Belsen, TheThe Relief of Belsen||Jean McFarlane||TV film|
|2007||Cold Blood||Eve Granger||Episodes: "Interference", "Dead and Buried"|
|2008||Cold Blood||Eve Granger||Episode: "The Last Hurrah"|
|2008||Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder Is Easy||Jessie Humbleby||TV film|
|2009||Unforgiven||Rachel Belcombe||Main role|
|2010||Law & Order: UK||Helena Marsden||Episode: "Shaken"|
|2012-15||Doctor Who||Kate Stewart||6 episodes|
|2013||Frankie||Dr. Zoe Evans||Main role (6 episodes)|
|2014||Dracula||Minerva Westenra||Episode: "A Whiff of Sulphur" "Four Roses"|
|2014||Inspector George Gently||Jennifer Bing||Episode: "Gently With Honour"|
|2015||Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain||Clementine Churchill|
|2016-||Holby City||Bernie Wolfe||Main role|
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