Natasha Richardson is part of acting royalty in several ways, as the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and the wife of Liam Neeson. Though she primarily works in theater, Natasha Richardson has appeared in many films. But now, Natasha Richardson’s primary role is in fighting for her life, after a reported ski accident in Montreal. The ski accident has brought about reports that Natasha Richardson is in very serious condition.
There is no word on how the accident happened, but it is alleged that Richardson suffered head trauma as a result. The accident happened in Quebec, and Richardson was taken to a hospital in Montreal late yesterday afternoon.
Sites like People.com, AccessHollywood.com, and even Irishnews.com were the first to break with the story. Their various reports had Richardson’s husband, Liam Neeson, leaving the shoot of his latest movie in Toronto to be by Richardson’s side. The couple have two 13-year-old and 12-year old sons.
The rest of the 45-year-old Richardson’s family does not know any more details about the accident, according to Kika Markham, wife of Richardson’s uncle Corin Redgrave. No other representatives for the family members had any comment, including those for Neeson and Redgrave.
Natasha Richardson came from the famed Redgrave family, where the likes of acting icons Vanessa Redgrave came from. Her father is director Tony Richardson, and her sister is Nip/Tuck co-star Joely Richardson.
Richardson has played Mary Shelly in Gothic, and Patty Hearst in Patty Hearst. She acted with her future husband Neeson in 1994’s Neil, and her credits also include The Parent Trap, Maid in Manhattan and Widow’s Peak.
Primarily, Richardson has focused on the theater, where she won a Tony Award for Cabaret in 1998. The theater is where Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave were due to co-star together, in an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. The two performed a one-night charity performance of the show in Canada in January, and were set to perform it full time in 2010.
No official reports of Richardson’s condition, or whether she will recover, have been released yet by official sources.
ABC News- “Reports: Natasha Richardson Suffers Serious Skiing Accident” abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Movies/story
Irish News- “Natasha Richardson critical after Canada ski accident” www.irishcentral.com/news/Natasha-Richardson-near-death-after-ski-accident-41340947.html
Yahoo News Canada- “Actress Natasha Richardson at Montreal hospital after serious ski injury, reports” ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090317/national/natasha_richardson_hospital