Vanessa Redgrave to receive career prize at Venice Film Fest

Published July 25, 2018, 2:43 AM

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ROME — British actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the prestigious Golden Lion career prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Vanessa Redgrave (Luca Bruno/AP))
Vanessa Redgrave (Luca Bruno/AP))

Each year, the Venice Biennale awards two prizes to celebrate careers in cinema, one to a movie director and one to an actor or actress. Together with Redgrave, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg will receive the Golden Lion at the festival, which runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

Redgrave, a six-time Oscar-nominated actress, won the Academy Award in 1978 for her performance in “Julia.” She won a Tony Award for best actress in a play for “Long Day’s Journey into Night” in 2003.

In a statement released Tuesday by organizers, Redgrave said she was “extraordinarily happy” to learn about the prize.

Venice festival organizers are to release the line-up for the film festival on Wednesday. (AP)