But what is, perhaps, most surprising is that the lovely Miss Richardson is in Los Angeles at all.
For a mere ten months ago she announced she was quitting her lucrative job to look after her sick daughter, Daisy, back in Britain.
In 1983, she graduated from the Thacher School in Ojai, California, then returned to London to study at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Possessing an early ambition to become a professional tennis player, she spent two years at a tennis academy in Florida. In 1985, she portrayed, by flashbacks, the younger version of the leading character played by her mother in the film Wetherby.
Maybe it was that gold dress or her messy love life, but Joely Richardson was seen as the frivolous member of the Redgrave clan.
She studies the digital images of herself with a critical eye. '" With her strange, arresting beauty Richardson is a genuine one-off.
Each senior received a plaque that listed the sports / activities they were involved in, since their freshmen year.
Congratulations Macee Adams, Kevin Aguilar, Nathan Allen, Dalton Bach, Kylie Baker, Garrett Bakken, James Barnes, Megan Bauer, Matt Berry, Ryan Bolden, Brayden Bonnesen, Donna Borer, Robin Brundage, Mathew Campbell, Garrett Carlile, Jaymie Clevenger, Tymon Conway, Harrison Cortinas, Breanna Curtis, Jacob Dennis, Rachel Dustman, Parker Evans, Olivia Ferdig, Jacob Fisher, Casey Gifford, Zachary Gray, Shayla Hill, Haden Hodge, Alex Jackson, Lane Jellison, Jonathan Johnson, Paige Johnson, Kyley Keith, Noah Kenyon, Jake King, Jonathan Kosfeld, Haley Lamborn, Lauren Larkins, Daniel Lee, Aiden Link, Sky Masters, Hannah Mc Common, Kelsey Miller, Emma Moore, Austin Oden, Josey Pate, Jo Dee Powell, Billy Ring, Gracie Ring, Blake Rutherford, Trevor Scholljergerdes, Michaela Shinn, Blake Smith, Jordan Smith, Jenna Solomon, Kameron Trask, Christina Waddle, Ben Watson, Abi Welther, Courtney Wesememann, Gavin Wheeler, Austin White, Shae Williams, Shelby Williams, Brooke Wood, Luke Woodall, Ellie Yoder.
Richardson and her sister Natasha's early education began in London at the independent St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith.
At age 14 Richardson moved to boarding school at the independent Harry Hopman Tennis School in Tampa, Florida.