Thursday, March 19, 2009


( May 11, 1963 - March 15, 2009)
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Picture of Natasha Richardson(1963-2009) as Lindsay Lohan's mom in "ParentTrap" the movie (Thank you and credits to - I have watched this movie several times on DVD and I just loved the show.


HALLIE: So if your mom is my mom and my dad is your dad ... and we're both born on October 11th, then you and I are ... like ... sisters.

ANNIE: Sisters?!? Hallie, we're like ... twins!!!

Walt Disney Pictures' new feature "The Parent Trap" tells the tale of identical twin sisters, separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their parents. "His and hers" kids, the twins are raised on different continents by their two successful parents. Hallie (LINDSAY LOHAN) is growing up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker (DENNIS QUAID). Annie (also LINDSAY LOHAN) is raised in fashionable London by her mother, Elizabeth James (NATASHA RICHARDSON), a renowned wedding gown designer. Unaware of each other's existence, fate intervenes when the girls coincidentally meet at summer camp in Maine. Eager to meet their respective parents, the girls devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately, reunite their mom and dad. Their plan takes on urgent proportions when they learn their father has fallen for the young, beautiful and opportunistic Meredith Blake (ELAINE HENDRIX), in Walt Disney Pictures' romantic comedy, "The Parent Trap."

Hallie Parker lives an idyllic life spending her days swimming and riding horses with her loving and attentive father and sharing secrets and jokes with her warmhearted nanny, Chessy (LISA ANN WALTER). Everything is perfect ... except as Hallie says, "I'm almost a teenager and I'll be the only girl I know without a Mom to fight with."

Annie James has an exciting and sophisticated life, growing up in a London townhouse with a beautiful and loving mother, a benevolent grandfather (RONNIE STEVENS), and a classically-trained yet slightly off-kilter butler named Martin (SIMON KUNZ). Everything is perfect ... except as Annie says, "A dad is an irreplaceable person in a girl's life."

Destiny comes into play when both girls arrive in Maine at Camp Walden for Girls. Instantly distrustful of each other, the girls are punished by camp owners Marva Sr. (POLLY HOLLIDAY) and Marva Jr. (MAGGIE WHEELER) for their hijinks and sentenced to spend the rest of the summer as the sole inhabitants of the dreaded "isolation cabin." It is there that the girls realize they are indeed twins. Intrigued by what caused their parents to split up a decade earlier and each determined to meet their "other" parent, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands and switch places.

With Annie's accent and mannerisms down pat, Hallie is off on a London adventure, that includes a tour of the city and a chance meeting with supermodel Vendela. At the same time, Annie is off to Napa Valley where she is enamored with the California lifestyle, but is shocked to discover a wrinkle in the plan to get their parents back together. Upon arriving home, Annie meets Meredith Blake, a slinky 26-year-old beauty who calls her dad 'Nicky.' Trouble is afoot and Annie 911's Hallie in London asking for help.

In London, Hallie admits her true identity and joins her mother and Martin on a trip to San Francisco under the guise of switching the sisters back. Nervous at the prospect of seeing her gorgeous and charming ex after eleven years, Elizabeth discovers the complimentary in-flight cocktail bottles and after a nine-hour flight, arrives in San Francisco ready for anything.

Meanwhile, Nick, Chessy and Annie simultaneously arrive at the hotel in San Francisco to rendezvous with impending in-laws for a pre-nuptial get-together. Mother (JOANNA BARNES) and daughter Meredith are thrilled at the millions ($) of possibilities this marriage presents. Unaware that both his daughters and his ex-wife are in the hotel, Nick is in for a comic jolt.

After a futile attempt to rekindle their parents' romance with a candle-lit dinner on a yacht, the time comes for Elizabeth and Annie to return to England. However, the twins refuse to reveal their true identities and strike a deal that takes the entire family on Nick's annual camping trip.

Elizabeth convinces Meredith to join the outing and then conveniently bows out of the trip. The opportunity to torture Meredith in the great outdoors is not lost on Hallie and Annie. After an array of traumatic encounters orchestrated by the girls, Meredith is driven to give Nick an ultimatum ... it's me or them ... (Synopsis from:


Natasha Richardson Profile/Biography:

Name: Natasha Jane Richardson
Date of Birth: May 11, 1963
Place of Birth:London, England, United Kingdom
Passed Away on March 18, 2009 (aged 45)in New York City, New York
Years active - 1984 - 2009

Natasha Richardson Early Life:

Natasha Richardson was born in London, England, the daughter of the late director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of the late actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.

Her sister is Joely Richardson. She is also the niece of actress Lynn Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave, and cousin of Jemma Redgrave. Richardson made her film debut at the age of four in a film directed by her father, The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). She attended St. Paul's Girls' School for several years, and then trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Natasha Richardson Career

Natasha Richardson began her career in regional theatre, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, England. Her screen debut in Every Picture Tells a Story in 1984, was followed by a CBS miniseries, Ellis Island. A year later, Richardson appeared in a revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull; her first professional work in London's West End. That same year she made her UK television debut alongside Jeremy Brett and David Burke in The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes appearing as Violet Hunter in the episode "The Copper Beeches".

Soon after, she starred in a London stage production of High Society, adapted from the acclaimed Cole Porter film, and successively portrayed Mary Shelley in the 1987 Ken Russell film, Gothic. The same year she starred opposite Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth in A Month in the Country, directed by Pat O'Connor. A major moment in advancement was her starring role in The Handmaid's Tale (1990), playing opposite Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway. She starred in Nell (1994) alongside Jodie Foster and her future husband Liam Neeson. In 1998 she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of the Sam Mendes–Rob Marshall helmed revival of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.

In 2005, she appeared again with the Roundabout, this time as Blanche DuBois in their revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite John C. Reilly's Stanley Kowalski.


- This morning shinystar read a very sad news that Natasha Richardson one of my favourite actress has passed away from a skiing accident:

On 16 March 2009, Natasha Richardson was injured in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort in the Canadian province of Quebec. She was taken to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal after suffering a traumatic brain injury. She was listed as being in critical condition, and her husband, Liam Neeson, was reported to have joined her after flying from Toronto, where he was filming a movie. Richardson was flown on March 17 by private jet to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and visited by her sons, mother Vanessa Redgrave, and sister Joely Richardson. She died on 18 March 2009 at age 45.
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NEW YORK – Natasha Richardson, a gifted and precocious heiress to acting royalty whose career highlights included the film "Patty Hearst" and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of "Cabaret," died Wednesday at age 45 after suffering a head injury from a skiing accident.

Alan Nierob, the Los Angeles-based publicist for Richardson's husband Liam Neeson, confirmed her death Tuesday night in a written statement.

"Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," the statement said. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

The statement did not give details on the cause of death for Richardson, who suffered a head injury when she fell on a beginner's trail during a private ski lesson at the luxury Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec. She was hospitalized Tuesday in Montreal and later flown to a hospital in New York City.

Family members had been seen coming and going from the New York hospital where Richardson was reportedly taken.

Vanessa Redgrave, Richardson's mother, arrived in a car with darkened windows and was taken through a garage when she arrived at the Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side at around 5 p.m. Wednesday. An hour earlier, Richardson's sister, Joely, arrived alone and was swarmed by the media as she entered through the back of the hospital. (By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer)

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