Played by Vanessa Redgrave
Vida Winter is a reclusive yet imperious bestselling novelist. She has a reputation for withholding and distorting facts about her life in her interviews with journalists. Especially when they ask her, as they all do, why there are only twelve stories in her collection ‘Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation’… But with her health fading rapidly, she decides that she must at last reveal the secrets of her dark and disturbing childhood, when she went by the name of Adeline March and lived on the family estate, Angelfied House, with her twin sister Emmeline.
Vanessa Redgrave's many screen credits include Morgan, Blow-Up, Howard’s End, A Month by the Lake, Mrs Dalloway, and Atonement. She is the only British actress to have won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Glove and the Screen Actors Guild awards.