Joely Richardson Picks Up the Pieces After Sister's Death

Actress Joely Richardson and her late sister may have been as different as “chalk and cheese,” but they were also soulmates – and Joely accepts that there will forever be an empty space in her heart where Natasha used to be.

“We were completely enmeshed in each other,” Joely, 44, tells the January issue of Britain’s Tatler magazine. “I hadn’t lived a day in my life without her. You worry about your children and your elders, but I never imagined such a thing as this. Tash was a given to me.”

Grieving Joely Richardson Returns to Work

Joely Richardson is immersing herself in her craft after the sudden death of her older sister, Natasha.

The actress, 44, said her final goodbyes to her sister Sunday. On Thursday, she was back on the London set of her latest project, a remake of The Day of the Triffids, a rep for Richardson confirms to PEOPLE.

Filming is due to wrap up next month. Joely plays the lead female role of opposite Dougray Scott in the two-part sci-fi drama based on John Wyndham’s novel.

Joely Richardson and daughter Daisy

Actress Joely Richardson, 42, and her daughter Daisy, 15, were spotted out in LA yesterday. Joely, who left the hit show Nip/Tuck last year to focus on her daughter’s health issues (Daisy has circulation problems with her legs), said at the time,

A Powerball Win, A Backstreet Loss

WON: Delaware first-grade teacher Kathleen Kearney and her brother, Michael, a lawyer, both in their 50s, came forward Thursday to claim their share of the $298.4 million Powerball jackpot, $73.7 million. It took them so long, she said, because they couldn’t get their state lottery office on the phone. So they drove there … LOST: After failing to prove it had any rights to the Backstreet Boys trademark, the California-based Backstreet Boys Productions Inc.