Vanessa Redgrave CBE

Goodwill Ambassador

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Vanessa Redgrave is one of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, still working and appearing in film, TV and theatre every year.

She has received numerous awards including an Oscar, BAFTA and in 2018 the highly prized Lion D’Or at the Venice Film festival.

Vanessa was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1995. She has travelled extensively with UNICEF to Albania, Macedonia, Palestine, Israel, Brazil and most recently in September 2018 she travelled to Lebanon with UNICEF to meet with vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children and their families.

In September 2012, the German Committee gave Ms. Redgrave the UNICEF Germany Honorary Award for Child Rights for her outstanding work for human rights and the rights of children.

In 2017, Ms. Redgrave made her directorial debut with a documentary, ‘Sea Sorrow’, an impassioned humanitarian film about the refugee crisis in Syria and Europe.

In December 2017, Vanessa showed her film on refugees, ‘Sea Sorrow’ and gave a speech at the UNICEF/IOM event for Migration at UNICEF House.

Vanessa met with Syrian refugee families in Housh al Refka informal settlement in Bekaa Valley in 2018
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In 2016, Vanessa and fellow UNICEF supporters highlighted the impact of #FIVEyears of Syrian conflict on children