Grieving Joely Richardson Departs TV Series to Spend More Time With Family

Joely Richardson had been scheduled to jump from a supporting role on cable’s Nip/Tuck to the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer‘s next sure-hit network TV series, The Whole Truth, but she’s pulled out of the ABC legal drama, has learned.

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Richardson has experienced a traumatic last 14 months.

Her legendary aunt Lynn Redgrave died earlier this month. Her acting uncle Corin Redgrave died in April

Joely’s beloved sister Natasha Richardson died last year in a freak skiing accident.

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Joely is especially close to her mother Vanessa Redgrave who broke down on The View Friday when talking about her family.

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Joely has an 18-year-old daughter by her former husband, producer Tim Bevan.

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She asked to be released from her TV project so she could spend more time with her mother and daughter, and the producers understandably agreed.


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