Sir Michael Regrave CBE

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Michael Scudamore Redgrave, CBE

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Death: Died in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death: Parkinsons disease
Immediate Family:

Son of George Ellsworthy Redgrave and Daisy Bertha Mary Redgrave
Husband of Rachel Kempson and Rachel Kempson
Father of <private> Redgrave; Vanessa Redgrave; Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave

Occupation: stage and film actor, director, manager and author.
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About Sir Michael Regrave CBE

He was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.

He twice (1958 and 1963) won Best Actor trophies in the Evening Standard Awards and twice received the Variety Club of Great Britain 'Actor of the Year' Award (in the same years). He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1952 and was knighted in 1959.

Redgrave married actress Rachel Kempson, and their children — Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave — and grandchildren have also had notable theatre and film acting careers.

Redgrave was born in Bristol, England, the son of the silent film actor Roy Redgrave and the actress Margaret Scudamore. He never knew his father, who left when Michael was only six months old, to pursue a career in Australia. His mother subsequently married Captain James Anderson, a tea planter, but Redgrave greatly disliked his stepfather.

He studied at Clifton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934. There he directed the boys in Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest, but managed to play all the leading roles himself. The 'Redgrave Room' at the school was later named after him.

Selected filmography

   * Secret Agent (1936)
   * The Lady Vanishes (1938)
   * Climbing High (1938)
   * Stolen Life (1939)
   * The Stars Look Down (1939)
   * The Big Blockade (1940)
   * A Window in London (1940)
   * Atlantic Ferry (1941)
   * Kipps (1941)
   * Jeannie (1941)
   * Thunder Rock (1942)
   * The Way to the Stars (1945)
   * Dead of Night (1945)
   * The Captive Heart (1946)
   * The Years Between (1946)
   * The Man Within (1947)
   * Fame is the Spur (1947)
   * Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
   * Secret Beyond the Door... (1948)
   * The Browning Version (1951)
   * The Magic Box (1951)
   * The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
   * The Green Scarf (1954)
   * The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)
   * The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
   * Mr. Arkadin (1955)
   * The Dam Busters (1955)
   * Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

   * 1984 (1956)
   * Time Without Pity (1957)
   * The Happy Road (1957)
   * Behind the Mask (1958)
   * The Quiet American (1958)
   * Law and Disorder (1958)
   * Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
   * The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
   * The Innocents (1961)
   * No My Darling Daughter (1961)
   * The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
   * Uncle Vanya (1963)
   * The Hill (1965)
   * The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
   * Alice in Wonderland (1966)
   * Heidi (1968) (TV)
   * Assignment K (1968)
   * Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
   * Battle of Britain (1969)
   * Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
   * David Copperfield (1969)
   * Goodbye Gemini (1970)
   * Connecting Rooms (1970)
   * The Go-Between (1970)
   * A Christmas Carol (1971), narration
   * Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
   * The Last Target (1972)
   * Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1975), narration

Redgrave wrote four books:

   * The Actor's Ways and Means Heinemann (1953)
   * Mask or Face: Reflections in an Actor's Mirror Heinemann (1958)
   * The Mountebank's Tale Heinemann (1959)
   * In My Mind's I: An Actor's Autobiography Viking (1983) ISBN 0670142336

His plays include The Seventh Man and Circus Boy, both performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1935, and his adaptations of A Woman in Love (Amourese) at the Embassy Theatre in 1949 and the Henry James novella The Aspern Papers at the Queen's Theatre in 1959.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Redgrave

Redgrave Family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redgrave_family

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Sir Michael Regrave CBE's Timeline

1908
March 20, 1908
1935
1935
Age 26
1937
January 30, 1937
Age 28
1939
July 16, 1939
Age 31
1943
March 8, 1943
Age 34
London, Greater London, UK
1985
March 21, 1985
Age 77
Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom