Jemma Redgrave

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Jemma Redgrave
BornJemima Rebecca Redgrave
(1965-01-14) 14 January 1965 (age 49)
London, England
Spouse(s)Tim Owen (m. 1992, separated 1997–98)
ChildrenGabriel Owen (b. 1994)
Alfie Owen (b. 2000)
ParentsCorin Redgrave
Deirdre Hamilton-Hill
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Jemma Redgrave
BornJemima Rebecca Redgrave
(1965-01-14) 14 January 1965 (age 49)
London, England
Spouse(s)Tim Owen (m. 1992, separated 1997–98)
ChildrenGabriel Owen (b. 1994)
Alfie Owen (b. 2000)
ParentsCorin Redgrave
Deirdre Hamilton-Hill

Jemima Rebecca Redgrave (born 14 January 1965) is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family.

Early life and family[edit]

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,[1] and two half-brothers, Arden and Harvey Redgrave. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1997[1] and her father died of cancer in 2010.[2]

She is the niece of actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave and cousin of Joely Richardson, Carlo Nero and Natasha Richardson.



Jemma Redgrave was admitted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art[3] at the age of 18.


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.[4] Redgrave appeared in four of the twelve plays.[5]


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 Daemos 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.[6] She returned to the role of Kate Stewart in the Doctor Who (Series 8) finale Death in Heaven.


Her film roles include Evie Wilcox in Howards End, Diana Markham in Dream Demon and Daisie in Lassie in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

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.[7] She lives with her family in London.

Redgrave is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross where she is particularly interested in working with refugees and diplomatic asylum seekers.[8] She was an active member of the Don't Attack Iraq movement[9] in 2002 and 2003.[10]



1988Dream DemonDiana
1992Howards EndEvie Wilcox
1993One Night StandKateShort film
1994Power and LoversEmily
1998Acid House, TheThe Acid HouseJenny
2003I'll Be ThereRebecca Edmonds
????Final Haunting, TheThe Final HauntingSamanthaPre-production


1988Tales of the UnexpectedViolette CharbonneauEpisode: "A Time to Die"
1990Real Charlotte, TheThe Real CharlottePamela DysartTV miniseries
1991PerformanceCaroline CoonEpisode: "The Trials of Oz"
1993Diana: Her True StoryCarolyn BartholomewTV film
1993Buddha of Suburbia, TheThe Buddha of SuburbiaEleanorEpisode: "1.4"
1995-1998BramwellDr. Eleanor BramwellMain role (27 episodes)
1998MosleyCimmie CurzonRecurring role (4 episodes)
2000Blue MurderGaleTV film
2000Cry WolfDr. Jocelyn WolfEpisode: "1.5"
2000FishJoanna MorganMain role (6 episodes)
2000Bramwell VDr. Eleanor BramwellTV series
2001High StakesAnna FosterEpisode: "The Do-Gooders"
2001Judge John DeedFrancesca RochesterEpisodes: "Rough Justice", "Appropriate Response"
2002Judge John DeedFrancesca RochesterEpisode: "Nobody's Fool"
2002Swap, TheThe SwapJen ForresterTV film
2002My FamilyDr. ConnorEpisode: "Shrink Rap"
2004AmnesiaJenna DeanTV film
2004Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TheThe Inspector Lynley MysteriesGrace FinneganEpisode: "If Wishes Were Horses"
2004Grid, TheThe GridMI6 Agent Emily TuthillTV miniseries
2005Tom Brown's SchooldaysMary ArnoldTV film
2005Like Father Like SonDee StantonTV film
2005Cold BloodEve GrangerTV film
2006LewisTrudi GriffonTV film
2007Waking the DeadSophie WallEpiosdes: "Mask of Sanity: Parts 1 & 2"
2007Cold Blood 2Eve GrangerTV film
2007Mansfield ParkLady BertramTV film
2007Relief of Belsen, TheThe Relief of BelsenJean McFarlaneTV film
2007Cold BloodEve GrangerEpisodes: "Interference", "Dead and Buried"
2008Cold BloodEve GrangerEpisode: "The Last Hurrah"
2008Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder Is EasyJessie HumblebyTV film
2009UnforgivenRachel BelcombeEpisodes: "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"
2010Law & Order: UKHelena MarsdenEpisode: "Shaken"
2012–presentDoctor WhoKate StewartEpisodes: "The Power of Three", "The Day of the Doctor", "Death in Heaven"
2013FrankieDr. Zoe EvansMain role (6 episodes)
2013DraculaMinerva WestenraEpisode: "A Whiff of Sulphur" "Four Roses"
2014Inspector George GentlyJennifer BingEpisode: "Gently With Honour."


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