And that’s the blessing I’ve found.” Natasha’s widower, Liam Neeson, her second husband, brings up their two children Micheál and Daniel, in New York. “You think you’re going to cry and get it over with … He has said he continues to be “blindsided” by grief.
Richardson said that the subject appealed for its connection with real life.
“I’m not an authority on sex addiction, thank God, but from everything I hear, it is something of an epidemic.
“I got sent a few very nice cards, and one in particular meant a lot.
I don’t know if I can say this in a newspaper …” she said.
Since her first appearance on the big screen at age three as an extra in her father-directed war drama The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968; starring her mother), Richardson has starred in such films as The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Drowning by Numbers (1988), King Ralph (1991), Shining Through (1992), Sister My Sister (1994), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Event Horizon (1997), Maybe Baby (2000), The Patriot (2000) and The Affair of the Necklace (2001).
She will star in the upcoming films The Last Mimzy, The Last Chapter, and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
Just going back to square one – and that proved my salvation.” Playing Ellida in Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, London, the following year was part of the same “kamikaze” phase, as both her mother and sister had played the role to great acclaim.
“It was stupid because all the chips were against me, but it became easier to take bigger risks because life wasn’t safe.” It paid off.
“But it is a weird thing that I can watch many of my relatives who’ve died, alive on the television.” Richardson is to appear in a new film, Thanks for Sharing, a comedy-drama written and directed by Stuart Blumberg, about sex addicts in a New York self-help group.
It stars Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Gwyneth Paltrow, all of whose characters are in the grip of various addictions.
A lot of my friends changed, my relationship went, everything went, life as I knew it.” But it was this spring, having spent four years trying to make sense of what at first seemed senseless, that her mood lifted.