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

May 15 2010, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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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, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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

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

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

VIDEO: Vanessa Redgrave Gives Emotional Interview On The View

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

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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