I just watched tonight’s show, and thanks to my new TIVO, I can report on this exactly.
Category: Actor Playwrights.
Question: This Englishwoman called her “Shakespeare For My Father” a play about her father (Sir Michael) and her search for him.
Male contestant: Who is Vanessa Redgrave?
No. Anybody?
(Blank stares from the other two contestants, who were women.)
It was Vanessa’s sister Lynn Redgrave.

How soon they forget! “Shakespeare For My Father” we put together for Broadway, and she was nominated for a Tony. You can read about it elsewhere.
Having spent my 32 year partnership with Lynn encouraging her to stand up and be recognized as the OTHER sister with considerably different talents, it now seems to have been a waste of my time, and perhaps, even, a waste of my precious productive life.
I see she has returned to the family fold, and the sisters appear together in a new movie “The White Countess”. Yesterday the L.A. critic somewhat unkindly referred to them as follows:
“The Chekovian sight of so many Richardson-Redgraves lamenting their circumstances in heavily Russian-accented English and pining for Hong Kong, where their former social glory will be restored, makes you wonder if they’d have been better off in a stage production of “Three and a Half Sisters: The Twilight Years.”
This critic isn’t aware that they did indeed appear together in Three Sisters on the West End stage, just prior to Vanessa’s ill-timed speech in Barcelona, denouncing the U.S. offensive in Iraq (the first one, that is), which impacted badly on the Redgrave brand name.
So there were even bigger reasons for Lynn to claim her independence, if only from her sister’s views.
I don’t think any of this matters any more. Corin, the Marxist brother, is silenced through ill-health, Vanessa appears now to be the holder of the franchise, has shut up, and just keeps busy working, and Lynn has returned to her roots, where she must be experiencing deja vu in her supporting niche. I hope she has found true happiness.