Credit: Shuttterstock/Natasha Richardson

If you are going to do good work, you have to risk failing badly

A member of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty, Natasha Richardson made a fleeting movie debut age just four, in a film directed by her dad, Tony Richardson.

Natasha was the daughter of star Vanessa Redgrave: “I know the pressure of being the daughter of a great actress. But it’s inspiring,” she said.

After drama school, she made her own name on stage and in film and came to be dubbed “the Princess Royal of the Redgrave acting clan.”

After moving to New York she later said she could finally feel that she had the freedom to be herself– not simply identified as a scion of her family. She became a major Hollywood star in films including The Parent Trap, and the acclaimed Asylum, but still made journeys back across the Atlantic to take to the stage.

While on a skiing holiday in Canada, Natasha took an apparently minor tumble which she initially laughed off. But a little later she was rushed to hospital with a headache and died soon afterwards, aged just 45.

Looking back, her devastated husband Liam Neeson said: “Her death was never real. It still kind of isn't…Anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her.”