Redgrave Lends Support
Vanessa Redgrave, 63, was in Moscow Thursday, to show support for families of the 118 men who died when the Kursk submarine sank in August, reports Reuters. At a news conference, the British actress offered her love and sympathy to relatives of the victims and handed over a $2,900 donation. Fighting back tears, she said the cash had been collected following one of her performances in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in London. “When I heard about your men, I was in the Globe theater and all I could do was think about you and your families,” she said. “I want you to know that we made the collection because I knew you could think of something important that could be done even with this small amount of money,” the Oscar-winning actress added. Redgrave also said her own family connections with the navy made her empathize with the Kursk families.