Ralph Fiennes on Natasha Richardson

Nine months after Natasha Richardson died unexpectedly from a skiing accident, Ralph Fiennes has penned a column for The Guardian as a tribute to his friend and colleague, who he describes as having “a high-wire vitality that took you in its arms, shook you, seduced you and cajoled you into living life without regrets.” The actor describes Richardson’s “superb” acting ability, along with a wide range of other talents: “She mixed lethal cocktails (she loved lychee martinis), cooked extraordinary food, was a spontaneously good nurse, laughed and delighted in stories and anecdotes, and had a mischievous ear for a good scandal,” writes Fiennes.