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Also Known As: Corin William Redgrave Died: April 6, 2010
Born: July 16, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, director

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A scion of the famous acting family, Corin Redgrave maintained the lowest profile as well as the longest periods of inactivity, compared to his more famous sisters, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. Nevertheless, he amassed a respectable list of stage credits as well as numerous key supporting roles in British features. Redgrave's first professional stage work was as director of "The Scarecrow" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and by the next year, he portrayed Lysander in the Royal Court's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." By 1963, he had crossed the Atlantic to appear on Broadway in a supporting part in "Chips with Everything." Redgrave's feature film work began with a turn as Roper in Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" in 1966. Many of his other film roles were in decidedly British works, such as the remake of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968), directed by then brother-in-law Tony Richardson, and Sir Richard Attenborough's heralded "Oh, What a Lovely War" (1969).After many years spent concentrating on politics in his native land, Redgrave turned his attentions back to acting. He was the nemesis Robert Dixon in "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and Hamish, whom Andie MacDowell...

A scion of the famous acting family, Corin Redgrave maintained the lowest profile as well as the longest periods of inactivity, compared to his more famous sisters, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. Nevertheless, he amassed a respectable list of stage credits as well as numerous key supporting roles in British features. Redgrave's first professional stage work was as director of "The Scarecrow" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and by the next year, he portrayed Lysander in the Royal Court's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." By 1963, he had crossed the Atlantic to appear on Broadway in a supporting part in "Chips with Everything." Redgrave's feature film work began with a turn as Roper in Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" in 1966. Many of his other film roles were in decidedly British works, such as the remake of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968), directed by then brother-in-law Tony Richardson, and Sir Richard Attenborough's heralded "Oh, What a Lovely War" (1969).

After many years spent concentrating on politics in his native land, Redgrave turned his attentions back to acting. He was the nemesis Robert Dixon in "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and Hamish, whom Andie MacDowell marries, in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994). Redgrave's television appearances were mostly sporadic, most notably as Steerforth in the telefilm "David Copperfield" (NBC, 1970) and Octavius in "Antony and Cleopatra" (BBC, 1975). In 1994, Redgrave joined his sister Vanessa in founding the Moving Theatre Company, a passion in his life. Redgrave died in London at the age of 70, followed in quick succession by his youngest sibling, Lynn, who passed away from breast cancer less than a month after her brother, leaving Vanessa the sole surviving child of famed English actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Eva (2009)
2.
 Calling, The (2009)
3.
 Close Your Eyes (2004) Chief Inspector Clements
4.
 Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story (2001) Voice Of Klaus Mann (English Language Version)
5.
 Enigma (2001) Admiral Trowbridge
6.
 Honest (2000) Duggie Ord
7.
 Man Who Drove With Mandela, The (1998) Cecil Williams ('One Man Show' Sequence)
8.
 Opium War, The (1997)
9.
 England, My England (1995) William
10.
 Persuasion (1995) Sir Walter Elliot
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Milestones close milestones

1961:
Stage directing debut, "The Scarecrow" at Royal Court Theatre in London
1962:
Made stage acting debut in "Lysander"
1963:
Made NY stage debut in "Chips With Everything"
1966:
Film acting debut as Roper in "A Man For All Seasons"
1970:
TV-movie debut, "David Copperfield" (NBC)
1994:
Co-starred in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
1994:
Founded Moving Theater with sister Vanessa
1994:
Co-directed and starred in "The Flag"
1998:
Headlined the production of a lost Tennessee Williams' play "Not About Nightingales" which premiered in London
1998:
Had featured role in the British miniseries "Ultraviolet" (aired in the US on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2000)
1999:
Returned to the NY stage in "Not About Nightingales"; earned a Tony Award nomination
1999:
Co-starred with wife Kira Markham and sister Vanessa in the London stage production of "Song at Twilight"
2000:
Had featured role in "Honest"; film proved a disappointment in England and was pulled after less than a week's run in theaters
2000:
With Vanessa, co-starred in "The Cherry Orchard" at London's National Theatre
2001:
Co-starred with John Wood in the London stage revival of Pinter's "No Man's Land"
2004:
Cast in the thriller "Close Your Eyes"
2005:
Appeared in the British TV drama, "The Girl in the Café"; directed by Richard Curtis and starred Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald
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Education

University of Cambridge: Cambridge , England -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Deirdre Redgrave. Divorced in 1980; died of cancer in 1997; mother of Redgrave's two oldest children.
wife:
Kika Markham. Actor. Together since c. 1977; married c. 1985; mother of Redgrave's two youngest children.

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grandfather:
Roy Redgrave. Actor. Born in 1873; had been previously married; abandoned Daisy and their son and moved to Australia; died in 1922.
grandmother:
Daisy Scudamore. Actor. Died in 1958.
father:
Michael Redgrave. Actor. Born in 1908; died in 1985 of Parkinson's disease.
mother:
Rachel Kempson. Actor. Born in 1910.
sister:
Vanessa Redgrave. Actor. Born on January 30, 1937; co-founded Moving Theater with Corin.
sister:
Lynn Redgrave. Actor. Born on March 8, 1943.
daughter:
Jemima Redgrave. Actor. Born in 1965; mother, Diedre Hamilton-Hill; appeared as Irina on London stage in "The Three Sisters" with aunts Lynn and Vanessa in 1990; married a barrister.
son:
Luke Redgrave. Cameraman. Born in 1967; mother, Diedre Hamilton-Hill.
son:
Harvey Redgrave. Born in 1979; mother, Kika Markham; as of 1999 enrolled at Manchester University.
son:
Arden Redgrave. Born in 1983; mother, Kika Markham.
niece:
Natasha Richardson. Actor. Born in 1963; daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson.
niece:
Joely Richardson. Actor. Born in 1965; daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson.
nephew:
Carlo Speranero. Director. Born in 1969; son of Vanessa Redgrave and actor Carlo Nero.
niece:
Kelly Clark. Actor. Born in 1970.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"To Be A Redgrave" Linden Press/Simon & Schuster
"Michael Redgrave: My Father" Richard Cohen Books

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