Natasha Richardson Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury in Ski Accident
Actress Natasha Richardson, the wife of actor Liam Neeson, might have suffered brain damage after she was "critically injured" in a ski accident while in Canada.
Richardson was taken to a hospital in Montreal where she is currently being treated for a "traumatic brain injury".
Natasha Richardson is now listed in critical condition at a Montreal hospital. Her husband, Liam Neeson, is at her side. Neeson had been filming a movie in Toronto when he was told of his wife's accident; filming has now been suspended.
Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson were wed in 1994. Richardson is part of an acting dynasty; her sister is actress Joely Richardson. Natasha is the eldest daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and late director Tony Richardson.
Natasha Richardson, the wife of Irish superstar Liam Neeson, has been critically injured in Canada, according to an insider at the Montreal hospital to which she was taken. Richardson, who was set to co-star with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, in a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," was apparently injured in a tragic ski accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.It is not known whether Neeson is at his wife's side...Richardson made her feature film debut as Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's "Gothic" (1986). Her performance caught the attention of director Paul Schrader, who cast her in the title role in "Patty Hearst" (1988)...In 1995 she co-starred with Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson in "Nell" (1994) and, in 1998, in "The Parent Trap" (1998) with Dennis Quaid. Her recent films include "Blow Dry" (2001) released in 2001, and Ethan Hawke's "Chelsea Walls" (2001).
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