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Oscars, Jones to honor Vanessa Redgrave in London

 FILE - In this June 12, 2011 file photo, Vanessa Redgrave arrives at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in New York. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...
 FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, James Earl Jones, left, and Vanessa Redgrave appear at the curtain call for the opening night of "Driving Mi...
 FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, actor James Earl Jones sits for a photograph backstage at the Golden Theater in New York. Jones, who is star...

Oscars Redgrave Jones

FILE - In this June 12, 2011 file photo, Vanessa Redgrave arrives at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in New York. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...

Oscars Redgrave Jones

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, James Earl Jones, left, and Vanessa Redgrave appear at the curtain call for the opening night of "Driving Mi...

Oscars Redgrave Jones

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, actor James Earl Jones sits for a photograph backstage at the Golden Theater in New York. Jones, who is star...

Vanessa Redgrave will be honored at the film academy's first European tribute to an actor.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it will honor Redgrave Sunday in London, where she is starring with James Earl Jones in the stage production of "Driving Miss Daisy."
Jones, who is to receive an honorary Oscar Saturday at the academy's Governors Awards, will fete his co-star in person. The 80-year-old actor is skipping the Governors Awards ceremony in Los Angeles to continue "Daisy's" run without interruption.
He plans to participate by video in the Governors Awards, where veteran makeup artist Dick Smith is also receiving an honorary Academy Award for his distinguished career in film and Oprah Winfrey will be presented with the academy's humanitarian award.
Meanwhile, in the United States the academy will honor Redgrave for her five decades in film. The 74-year-old actress has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won for her supporting role in 1977's "Julia."
Redgrave and Jones played Miss Daisy and her loyal chauffeur, Hoke, on Broadway before the production moved to London.
The academy honored producer Jeremy Thomas in London last year. Previous London honorees include Terry Gilliam, Harold Pinter and Lewis Gilbert.
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Updated : 2021-03-08 05:43 GMT+08:00