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Michael Redgrave (1908–1985)


Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today. A superb actor, Redgrave himself was a charter member of the post-Great War... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Lady Vanishes
(1938)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor
(1962)
The Importance of Being Earnest
(1952)
The Innocents
The Innocents The Uncle
(1961)

Filmography

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 1975 Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Ancient Mariner
 1973 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series)
Narrator
- A Child's Christmas in Wales (1973) ... Narrator
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Danvers (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
 1972 The Last Target
Erik Fritsch
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Erik Fritsch
- The Last Target (1972) ... Erik Fritsch
 1971 A Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Sazonov
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Polonius
- Hamlet (1970) ... Polonius
 1970 Goodbye Gemini
James Harrington-Smith
 1970 Connecting Rooms
James Wallraven
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Dan Peggotty
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Headmaster
 1969 Battle of Britain
Air Vice Marshal Evill
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie)
Grandfather
 1968 Assignment K
Harris
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Monsieur Barnett
- Monsieur Barnett (1968) ... Monsieur Barnett
 1968 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
Various (1968)
 1967 Uncle Vanya (TV Movie)
Uncle Vanya
 1967 The 25th Hour
Defense lawyer
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Uncle Vanya
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Uncle Vanya
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Caterpillar (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
Uncle
 1965 The Hill
The Medical Officer (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1962 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
George Tesman
 1961 No, My Darling Daughter
Sir Matthew Carr
 1958-1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jack Dean / Philip Lester
- The Tiger and the Horse (1961) ... Jack Dean
- A Touch of the Sun (1958) ... Philip Lester
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Mr. Nyland
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
The General
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Philip Lester
- A Touch of the Sun (1959) ... Philip Lester
 1958 Behind the Mask
Sir Arthur Benson Gray
 1958 Law and Disorder
Percy Brand
 1957 Time Without Pity
David Graham
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Ruggles
 1957 The Happy Road
Gen. Medworth
 1956 1984
O'Connor of the Inner Party
 1955 Mr. Arkadin
Burgomil Trebitsch
 1955 The Dam Busters
Doctor B. N. Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S.
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Air Marshal Hardie
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Air Commodore Waltby
 1954 The Green Scarf
Maitre Deliot
 1951 The Magic Box
Mr. Lege
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Mark Lamphere
 1946 The Years Between
Michael Wentworth
 1942 The Big Blockade
Russian
 1941 Jeannie
Stanley Smith
 1940 Lady in Distress
Peter
 1939 Stolen Life
Alan MacKenzie
 1938 Climbing High
Nicky Brooke
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Spoken-word album: Appeared (as "Prospero") in a Caedmon Audio presentation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" with Vanessa Redgrave, Hugh Griffith, John Hurt, Anna Massey, Edward Atienza, Cyril Luckham, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Hardy, Alec McCowen and Ronnie Baker in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Michael Redgrave

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I didn't think I'd be any good in films... I couldn't imagine myself on the screen. Besides, there were such exciting things to do in the theatre, so much to learn. See more »

Trivia:

Was once considered for the dual role of Cervantes and Don Quixote, when the stage production of "Man of La Mancha" was undergoing preliminary rough drafts and its ultimate composer and lyricist had not yet joined the project. See more »

Nickname:

Red Redgrave

Star Sign:

Pisces

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