After several European leftist philosophers, scientists and writers (Julia Kristeva, Niccolo Ammanti, Slavoj Zizek, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, Thomas Piketty) Philosophy Theatre moderator Srecko Horvat organised an interview with the famous English Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. The old, sometimes lucid, good looking aristocratic and arrogant actress is still involved in human rights activism.
Vanessa Redgrave (1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist.
She is also known by the activist work as she has started protests against the Vietnam War, and continued with the struggle for Palestine and visiting Sarajevo during the occupation. The Stage magazine listed her in 2010 to ninth place on the list of the greatest actresses of all time. She played more than thirty roles in the West End and Broadway, most notably those in the plays The Year of magical thinking, Long journey into the night and Driving Miss Daisy.
Beside the theater career, she appeared in more than eighty films, six times was nominated for the Oscar, which was awarded to her for Best Supporting Actor in the film Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977). The films in which she acted like Isadore (Karel Reisz, 1968) and Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) have become classics of film history.