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Redgrave in 1978

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (March 20, 1908 – March 21, 1985) was an English stage, voice, radio, television and movie actor, movie director, manager and writer who is 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.

Redgrave was born on March 20, 1908 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.[1] Redgrave was educated at the Magdalene College, at Cambridge, Clifton College, and at the University of Cambridge.[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 March 21, 1985 in Denham, Buckinghamshire from Parkinson's disease, aged 77.


  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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