Michael Redgrave (1908–1985)

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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 »

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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)
- 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
 1971 The Go-Between
Leo Colston
 1968-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
The Commander's Statue / Prospero
- Don Juan in Hell (1971) ... The Commander's Statue
- The Tempest (1968) ... Prospero
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Hamlet (1970) ... Polonius
 1970 Goodbye Gemini
James Harrington-Smith
 1970 Connecting Rooms
James Wallraven
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Headmaster
 1969 Battle of Britain
Air Vice Marshal Evill
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
General Sir Henry Wilson
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie)
 1968 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Reader: The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen
 1968 Assignment K
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Monsieur Barnett
- Monsieur Barnett (1968) ... Monsieur Barnett
 1967 Mr. Dickens of London (TV Movie)
Charles Dickens
 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)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Sir Simon Canterville / The Ghost
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... Sir Simon Canterville / The Ghost
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
 1965 The Hill
The Medical Officer (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
 1965 Young Cassidy
W.B. Yeats
 1963 Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1962 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
George Tesman
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor
 1961 The Innocents
The Uncle
 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
 1958 The Quiet American
Thomas Fowler
 1957 Time Without Pity
David Graham
 1957 The Happy Road
Gen. Medworth
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) ... Ruggles
 1956 1984
O'Connor of the Inner Party
 1952-1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Charles Marlow (segment) / Captain Dimitri Smimov (segment "The Bear") / (segment "My Brother Henry")
- She Stoops to Conquer (1955) ... Charles Marlow (segment)
- The Man in the Cool Cool Moon (1953) ... Captain Dimitri Smimov (segment "The Bear")
- My Brother Henry (1952) ... (segment "My Brother Henry")
 1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Col. Eisenstein
 1955 Confidential Report
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
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest
Ernest Worthing
 1951 The Magic Box
Mr. Lege
 1951 The Browning Version
Andrew Crocker-Harris
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Mark Lamphere
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
Orin Mannon
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Hamer Radshaw
 1947 The Smugglers
Richard Carlyon
 1946 The Years Between
Michael Wentworth
 1946 The Captive Heart
Capt. Karel Hasek
 1945 Dead of Night
Maxwell Frere (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
David Archdale
 1942 Thunder Rock
David Charleston
 1942 The Big Blockade
 1941 Atlantic Ferry
Charles MacIver
 1941 Jeannie
Stanley Smith
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps
Kipps - as a man (as Michael Redgraves)
 1940 Lady in Distress
 1940 The Stars Look Down
Davey Fenwick
 1939 Stolen Life
Alan MacKenzie
 1939 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in an adaptation of Henry James' novel, "The Aspern Papers," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England, with Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve and Wendy Hiller in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Sir Michael Redgrave | Michael Redgraves


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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 »


He, his daughter Lynn Redgrave and his son Corin Redgrave all appeared in adaptations of the 1898 novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James: Michael played the Uncle in The Innocents (1961), Lynn played Miss Jane Cubberly in The Turn of the Screw (1974) and Corin played the Professor in The Turn of the Screw (2009). See more »


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