The Oscar winner was a guest speaker at the People's Assembly Against Austerity's emergency rally against cuts to the National Health Service (NHS) funding and the changes planned for junior doctors' contracts, pay, and working hours.

She was joined by director Ken Loach at the rally, called Not Without A Fight, Save Our NHS, No To Imposition, at Conway Hall in London to garner support for junior doctors from other NHS staff and oppose Government changes.

Redgrave previously joined demonstrators at a protest through central London earlier this month (Feb16). Speaking onstage at the event, she told the crowd she was grateful for the NHS when she suffered a heart attack in April, 2015.

She said, "My life was saved at the end of April last year by NHS consultants, NHS junior doctors and nurses in Hammersmith hospital. Thank you."

At the protest, she told the Press Association the proposed changes to the publicly-funded institution were a crime, saying, "I'm here today because the government is committing a crime... this is one crime that affects the health of any generation that's alive and living today in the U.K. and I'm also here because the NHS was paid for through generations, my father's generation paid their taxes, I've paid my taxes all my life in this country, as others to do too. It's ours and we've been robbed of it."