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Vanessa Redgrave: Ken Russell was a genius

28 November 2011 Last updated at 22:15 GMT

Vanessa Redgrave has described director Ken Russell, who died aged 84 on Sunday, as a genius.

The actress said she exulted in his work, and related fond memories of acting for him in his film The Devils.

Ms Redgrave added that she was grateful to Ken Russell for lending his support following the death in 2009 of her daughter, Natasha Richardson - who also worked with him as an actress.