Michael Redgrave

English actor (1908-1985)

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE (20 March 1908 – 21 March 1985) was an English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, manager and author known for his roles in The Lady Vanishes, Dead of Night, The Browning Version, The Dam Busters, Secret Beyond the Door..., and in Mourning Becomes Electra.

Michael Redgrave

Portrait taken by Allan Warren in 1978
Michael Scudamore Redgrave

(1908-03-20)20 March 1908
Bristol, England
Died21 March 1985(1985-03-21) (aged 77)
EducationClifton College, Bristol
(independent boarding school)
Alma materMagdalene College, Cambridge
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • manager
  • author
Years active1933–1982
Rachel Kempson (m. 1935)

Redgrave was born on 20 March 1908 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.[1] Redgrave was educated at the Magdalene College, at Cambridge, Clifton College, and at the University of Cambridge. Throughout his life, Redgrave was bisexual.[2] He was married to Rachel Kempson from 1935 until his death in 1985. They had three children, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave. Redgrave died on 21 March 1985 in Denham, Buckinghamshire from Parkinson's disease, aged 77.

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  1. Michael Redgrave: My Father, 1996 BBC documentary film narrated by Corin Redgrave, based on his book of the same name; produced and directed by Roger Michell
  2. His necessary degradations

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