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Natasha Richardson Hurt in Skiing Accident

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The British actress and mom of two is in critical condition.

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British actress Natasha Richardson is in critical condition in a Montreal hospital after being severely injured in a skiing accident in Quebec, according to Associated Press.

People.com and IrishCentral.com reported that the Tony award-winning actress and wife of Liam Neeson suffered a head injury Monday and is in a Montreal hospital.

She fell in a beginners trail while taking a ski lesson at Station Mont Tremblant.

She was accompanied by an experienced ski instructor who immediately called the ski patrol. She did not show any visible sign of injury but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor.

As an additional precautionary measure, the ski instructor as well as the ski patrol accompanied Mrs Richardson to her hotel. They again recommended she should be seen by a doctor. The ski instructor stayed with her at her hotel. Approximately an hour after the incident Mrs. Richardson was not feeling good. An ambulance was called and Mrs. Richardson was brought to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Ste-Agathe and was later transferred to Hôpital du Sacre-Coeur.

Richardson, 45, is the elder daughter of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and the late director Tony Richardson, and belongs to a British acting dynasty.

Her maternal grandparents were the actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and her uncle Corin and aunt Lynne Redgrave are also both actors. Sister Joely Richardson is also an actress, best known for starring in TV series "Nip/Tuck."

Richardson's films include "Gothic," "A Month in the Country," "Nell" -- in which she appeared with future husband Liam Neeson -- "The Parent Trap" and "Maid in Manhattan."

Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Richardson has had extensive stage experience in the West End and Broadway. She won a Tony Award in 1998 for playing Sally Bowles in "Cabaret."

In January, Richardson and her mother played the roles of mother and daughter in a one-night benefit concert version of "A Little Night Music," the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical, at the Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York.

She married Neeson in 1994, and the couple has two sons.

Our thoughts are with Natasha Richardson and her family in this time.



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bonnie-lynn roy March 17, 2009, 4:05 PM

I feel for the family and friends of Natasha, I hope and pray that she has a speedy recovery, you are in our thoughts.
I just finished watching you once again in Maid in Manhattan, you were great funny and as always convincing in your role. Now your only role in life is to get better and recover, to get back to your two beautiful sons they need you and your strength. Best of luck and love Bonnie-Lynn Montreal Quebec, Canada

Gail Cooke March 17, 2009, 4:33 PM

It is sad and I do hope she’s ok. Still, this happens to people often and they don’t get this amount of press.

amal  March 17, 2009, 6:05 PM

my prayer with you and your love one my god give you health and fast recovery you are in my tough and in my prayers, god said ask and you shall receive i ask for your full recovery and happyness his angels will protect you be ,my god give the doctors wisdom ,and will all pass away we love you
amal kuglar

Lisa Ann B March 18, 2009, 1:38 PM

My prayers go out to Natasha’s family at this time. May God be watching over his child in her time of need. Oh my gosh, it is so tragic to happen to such a warm vibrant woman. May you receive a full recovery and live a long life.

God bless you and keep you!

Lisa Ann

ashley March 19, 2009, 12:23 AM

did she have kids because i saw this really HOT kid in a picture with her

nicki minaj booty January 28, 2011, 4:31 PM

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