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Michael Redgrave

Michael Redgrave

Sir Michael Redgrave (March 20, 1908 - March 21, 1985) was an English actor. Born in Buckinghamshire, the son of Australian silent film star Roy Redgrave, he attended Cambridge University and briefly taught school before becoming an actor in 1934. His first major film role was in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes in 1938.

Redgrave moved to Hollywood after a successful career in British theater. His first major American role was opposite Rosalind Russell in Mourning Becomes Electra in 1947, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In the early 1950s, he starred in The Browning Version, The Importance of Being Earnest and 1984.

Redgrave was knighted in 1959. He is the father of actors Lynn Redgrave, Corin Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave, and the grandfather of Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson and Jemma Redgrave. He is the author of four books:

  • The Actor's Ways and Means
  • Mask or Face
  • The Mountebank Tale
  • In My Mind's Eye

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Michael Redgrave Facts

Birth NameSir Michael Scudamore Redgrave
OccupationActor, Writer
BirthdayMarch 20, 1908
BirthplaceBristol, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathMarch 21, 1985 (age 77)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Michael Redgrave compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Mission: Impossible
Cars 2
Deep Impact
Peter Pan
Nicholas And Alexandra
Anne of the Thousand Days / Mary, Queen of Scots
Battle Of Britain
The Lady Vanishes
Atonement / Pride & Prejudice / Jane Eyre / Elizabeth Four Feature Films
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