March 29, 2014 |
Neeson, single dad Liam Neeson opens up to GQ about his wife Natasha Richardson , who died in a skiing accident five years ago this month. He says he misses her support and sagacity when it comes to raising their two sons, Micheál and Daniel . "My boys are teenagers. They're experimenting. They're flexing muscles and sometimes dangerous avenues, and you think, ' . . . If Tasha was here, someone could share this,' " Neeson, 61, says. "But . . . we're doing all right, you know?"
May 14, 2010 |
IN THE NEW British indie "Harry Brown," Michael Caine summons his inner "Gran Torino" to portray a senior vigilante. Ironically, the film was shot in the poor area where Caine grew up - there's a plaque there commemorating his getting out and making good. The veteran actor spoke to Tattle about "Harry Brown" (review on Page 39) at last September's Toronto International Film Festival and said the primary differences from his childhood and now are that drugs have replaced alcohol and weapons have replaced fists.
May 8, 2010
Dynasty: Barrymores, Bridgeses or Redgraves? From Carrie Rickey's "Flickgrrl" Lynn Redgrave's passing this week has me thinking of acting dynasties and of the privileged moments when multiple members of the same acting clan appeared together on screen. Who's your choice for most accomplished acting dynasty? The Barrymores, the Bridgeses, the Fondas, the Hustons, the Redgraves? Perhaps Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow? Kirk and Michael Douglas? Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli? Will, Jada Pinkett, and Jaden Smith?
March 24, 2009 |
A week ago, Natasha Richardson was flirting around the edges of fame. For most, her name elicited a vague "Yeah, seems familiar," but then they couldn't quite place her. Her photograph might have recalled any beautiful, if icy, blond actress of a certain pedigree. Today, she is everywoman - wife, mother, sister, daughter. Dead at 45 in the most capricious of ways. She was not hot-dogging down a triple-black-diamond slope when death tapped her on the shoulder. No, she was on the bunny hill, on a spring-break trip with one of her two sons.
March 21, 2009 |
Broadway salutes Richardson Broadway theaters dimmed their lights Thursday night in tribute to actor Natasha Richardson, 45, who died Wednesday. The tribute featured Richardson's husband, Liam Neeson; her mother, Vanessa Redgrave; her sister, Joely; and actors Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ron Rifkin. Sam Mendes, who directed Richardson in the '98 revival of Cabaret, said "it defies belief that this gifted, brave, tenacious, wonderful woman is gone. " No details on the funeral.
March 20, 2009 |
How can someone fall and hit her head on a beginner's ski slope, seem to be OK at first, and then die two days later? Such dire consequences are unusual. But given the wrong set of circumstances, the sort of traumatic head injury suffered by actress Natasha Richardson can be fatal, experts said. Her condition - an epidural hematoma, according to an autopsy released yesterday - can also be successfully treated with prompt surgery. And it can be prevented entirely by using a helmet.
March 19, 2009 |
Natasha Richardson, 45, the Tony Award-winning actress and member of the fourth generation of England's Redgrave theater dynasty, was declared dead last night at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital. The radiant beauty, who electrified Broadway in Cabaret and charmed moviegoers in The Parent Trap, suffered a fatal head trauma during a skiing lesson Monday in Quebec. Alan Nierob, the Los Angeles-based publicist for her husband, actor Liam Neeson, confirmed her death in a written statement.
May 1, 2005 |
A defining moment in A Streetcar Named Desire finds Stanley Kowalski eavesdropping as Blanche DuBois heaps disdainful anger on his loutish ways. "He's like an animal," Blanche (Natasha Richardson) tells her sister Stella (Amy Ryan), Stanley's wife and a target of his brutality. On the other side of the curtain that affords such scant privacy in the cramped two-room apartment in New Orleans stands John C. Reilly in the heart of a disappointing production. When director Edward Hall - who did an acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last season - chose Reilly for the revival of Tennessee Williams' masterwork, eyebrows shot skyward.
June 14, 2002 |
A funky shamble down the bleak, too-bright corridors of New York's storied Chelsea Hotel, Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls is a hipster paean to the rundown palace on West 23d Street where the likes of Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas once hung their hats. Set in a romantically bohemian here and now, the film - shot on digital and featuring a fine, folky collection of songs mostly from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco - follows a ragtag assortment of dreamers, drunks, poets and poseurs as they dream, drink, poeticize and pose.
March 7, 2001 |
Blow Dry is one more reminder that when it comes to movies, the English love an underdog. Admittedly, Blow Dry - written by Simon Beaufoy, who penned The Full Monty - is formulaic. But it's a formula that has yielded some diverting films, and Beaufoy has the good sense to return to the North of England, an ideal setting for us-vs.-them comedy. This time the arena is the National British Hairdressing Championships, a competition whose preposterous styles are matched only by the seething animosity of the rival snippers.