Michael Redgrave
English actor
Michael Redgrave
Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave, CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.
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Vanessa Redgrave puts name to drama studio - Journal Live
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The 74-year-old daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson has also paid two visits to Durham Cathedral and explored the city. She added: “I promised Mrs Roberts I would catch a train back to Durham some time in the future to meet some of the
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OS HERÓIS DE TELEMARK - RTP
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Contando com um elenco de grandes nomes do cinema, como Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave ou Eric Porter, ¿Os Heróis de Telemark¿ recria de forma emocionante e aventureira a missão quase impossível de um grupo de resistentes e patriotas
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Babasını kocasıyla yatakta bastı - Haber 3
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Redgrave'in, arkadaşı olan, Brian Desmond Hurst, ünlü oyuncunun bir gün eve erken döndüğünü ve babasıyla kocasını aynı yatakta yakaladığını açıkladı. Hurst'ün anlattıklarına göre Redgrave'in, "sör" unvanlı babası Michael Redgrave utanacağı yerde kızına
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Lynn Redgrave's SHAKESPEARE FOR MY FATHER to Premiere at TheatreWorks New ... - Broadway World
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This autobiographical one-woman tale of Ms. Redgrave's memories has been crafted into a complex, funny, and moving portrait of a child's longing for the love of Sir Michael Redgrave - the inscrutable, daunting, and charismatic Shakespearean actor who
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Orson Welles Movie Schedule: CITIZEN KANE, MR. ARKADIN, THE IMMORTAL STORY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Jack Walting. BW-106 mins. 8:00 PM THE THIRD MAN (1949) A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna. Dir: Carol Reed. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles
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Da comienzo hoy Piriápolis de Película - Diario El País
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En él se exhibirá el film en episodios británico Al morir la noche (1945), cuyo mejor capítulo, el protagonizado por Michael Redgrave en un papel de ventrílocuo progresivamente poseído por el espíritu de su muñeco, fue dirigido precisamente por
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El mensajero: la crueldad social - CanalTCM (blog)
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Julie Christie establece una relación perversa y manipuladora con un niño, Leo Colston -el pequeño mensajero al que hace referencia el título de la película y que interpreta Michael Redgrave- que despierta a la vida y al amor y siente fascinación por
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Out damned phone! SIMON CALLOW on the enemy within our theatres - Daily Mail
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The late, great Sir Michael Redgrave told me that when he was touring The Hollow Crown in the American Mid- West in the mid-Seventies, he became aware of an odd humming noise. He looked down to see a woman in the front row had plugged her hairdryer
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Googie Withers, 94, a Veteran British Actress
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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Googie Withers, a British actress best known for her performance in the Alfred Hitchcock film ''The Lady Vanishes,'' died on Friday at her home here. She was 94. Her death was confirmed by the theater producer John Frost, with whom she worked frequently. Ms. Withers appeared in dozens of films in the 1930s, '40s and '50s,
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Muere en Sidney a los 93 años la actriz Googie Withers - La Nueva España
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La actriz actuó en decenas de películas entre 1939 y 1940, pero fue quizá más conocida por su papel de Blanche en «The Lady Vanishes», junto a Margaret Lockwood y Michael Redgrave. En 1958, Withers se trasladó a Australia con su esposo,
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Se ne sono andati - Linkiesta.it
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Sir Roy c'entrava in via collaterale: nipote (di zio) di Sir Michael Redgrave, e quindi cugino (a metà) di sua figlia Vanessa. Se la storia della Gran Bretagna nel mondo è stata anche cinema, alta rappresentazione di se stessa, non è difficile dare a
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İngiliz aktris Googie Withers öldü - Akşam
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1930'lu ve 40'lı yıllarda onlarca filmde görünen Withers'in en tanınmış filmi Margaret Lockwood ve Michael Redgrave ile oynadığı "The Lady Vanishes" idi. Withers'in en son rol aldığı film, Geoffrey Rush'a Oscar kazandıran "Shine" adlı Avustralya
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Pieter Toerien's 500th production - Artslink.co.za News (press release)
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That year, he also presented the great British actor-knight, Sir Michael Redgrave, in a show entitled 'Shakespeare's People'. In 1976, Pieter leased another theatre, the Barnato, in Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, where plays such as 'The Other Side
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Information Please - Vancouver Sun
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It co-starred Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Michael Redgrave, Cyril Cusack and Sybil Thorndike. It has yet to come to DVD or Blu-ray, but it was released on VHS in 2004. The tapes, unfortunately, have become highly collectible. Prices on Amazon.ca range
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图片:铁路电影中的惊险与浪漫 - 华尔街日报中文网
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在阿尔弗雷德·希区柯克(Alfred Hitchcock)1938年的电影《贵妇失踪记》(The Lady Vanishes)中,迈克尔·雷德格雷夫(Michael Redgrave)和玛格丽特·洛克伍德(Margaret Lockwood)在询问旅客。 在大卫·里恩(David Lean
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Jean Kent, Suffolk's golden age film star - East Anglian Daily Times
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Jean Kent, who starred in such British classics as The Wicked Lady and Fanny By Gaslight, both opposite James Mason, and The Browning Version co-starring Michael Redgrave, was one of Britain's most glamorous film icons during the 1940s and 50s and
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The List: Father-and-daughter movie stars - Washington Times
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Michael Redgrave and daughters Vanessa and Lynn — Redgrave was a noted British stage and film actor best known for 1951's “The Browning Version” and 1955's “Dam Busters.” His daughter Vanessa eclipsed him in fame, earning six Academy Award nominations
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Five Unsung Prison Movies It's Worth Enduring Solitary To See - Sabotage Times
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Set in a North African British Army prison, Lumet's movie sees Connery, Roy Kinnear and the great African-American actor Ossie Davis play the convicts while the screws include such luminaries as Michael Redgrave and Harry Andrews, owner of the finest
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Redgrave
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1985
    Age 76
    Redgrave died in a nursing home in Denham, Buckinghamshire, in 1985, from Parkinson's disease, one day after his 77th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details In 1951 Redgrave received the Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival) for The Browning Version. Redgrave 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. He was also appointed Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark in 1955.
  • 1976
    Age 67
    In 1976, after suffering symptoms for many years, Redgrave was diagnosed with rapidly advancing Parkinson's disease; and he began a regimen of therapies and medications that caused disorientation and other side effects.
    More Details Hide Details Costs for his healthcare expenses and his diminished earning power caused the family to apply for public assistance from the King George's Pension Fund. In an interview on his seventieth birthday, he said: "For a long time, nobody understood the Parkinson's condition, and directors thought I was just forgetful or drunk--and even now the work isn't easy. The difficulty is not just remembering lines but getting from place to place."
  • 1975
    Age 66
    His final work, in 1975, a narrative of the epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a poem that Redgrave taught as a young schoolmaster and visualised by producer-director Raul da Silva, received six international film festival prizes of which five were first place in category.
    More Details Hide Details This work was to be his last before the onslaught of Parkinson's disease. Redgrave first appeared on BBC television at the Alexandra Palace in 1937, in scenes from Romeo and Juliet. His first major film role was in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). Redgrave also starred in The Stars Look Down (1940), with James Mason in the film of Robert Ardrey's play Thunder Rock (1942), and in the ventriloquist's dummy episode of the Ealing compendium film Dead of Night (1945). His first American film role was opposite Rosalind Russell in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 1951 he starred in The Browning Version, from Sir Terrence Rattigan's play of the same name. The Daily Mirror described Redgrave's performance as Crocker-Harris as "one of the greatest performances ever seen in films". The 1950s also saw Redgrave in The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), The Dambusters (1954), 1984 (1956), Time Without Pity (1957), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award, and The Quiet American (1958).
  • 1972
    Age 63
    Nevertheless, he successfully took over the part of Father in John Mortimer's A Voyage Round My Father at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, also touring Canada and Australia in the role in 1972–73.
    More Details Hide Details International touring continued in 1974–75 with a Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Hollow Crown, visiting major venues in the USA, New Zealand and Australia, while in 1976–77 he toured South America, Canada and the UK in the anthology, Shakespeare's People. Redgrave's final theatre appearance came in May 1979 when he portrayed Jasper in Simon Gray's Close of Play, directed on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre by Harold Pinter. It was a silent, seated role, based on Gray's own father, who had died a year before he wrote the play. As Gray has said: "Jasper is in fact dead but is forced to endure, as if alive, a traditional English Sunday, helpless in his favourite armchair as his three sons and their wives fall to pieces in the usual English middle class style, sometimes blaming him, sometimes appealing to him for help and sobbing at his feet for forgiveness, but basically ignoring him. In other words I had stuck him in Hell, which turns out to be 'life, old life itself'."
  • 1971
    Age 62
    At the Mermaid Theatre in July 1971 he played Mr Jaraby in The Old Boys (William Trevor) and had an unfortunate experience: "My memory went, and on the first night they made me wear a deaf aid to hear some lines from the prompter and it literally fell to pieces – there were little bits of machinery all over the floor, so I then knew I really couldn't go on, at least not learning new plays."
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 57
    For the Glyndebourne Festival Opera he directed Werther in 1966 and La bohème in 1967.
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  • 1965
    Age 56
    He again played Rakitin in September 1965, when his production transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in London.
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    In May and June 1965 Redgrave directed the opening festival of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, including directing and playing Rakitin in A Month in the Country (co-starring with Ingrid Bergman as Natalya Petrovna), and Samson in Samson Agonistes (co-starring with Rachel Kempson as Chorus).
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  • 1964
    Age 55
    While still at the National in June 1964 he also played Halvard Solness in The Master Builder, which he said 'went wrong'.
    More Details Hide Details At this time he had incipient Parkinson's disease, although he did not know it.
    In January 1964 at the National he played the title role in Hobson's Choice, which he admitted was well outside his range: "I couldn't do the Lancashire accent and that shook my nerve terribly – all the other performances suffered."
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  • 1962
    Age 53
    Redgrave played (and co-presented) Lancelot Dodd MA in Arthur Watkyn's Out of Bounds at Wyndham's Theatre in November 1962, following it at the Old Vic with his portrayal of Claudius opposite the Hamlet of Peter O'Toole on 22 October 1963.
    More Details Hide Details This Hamlet was in fact the National Theatre's official opening production, directed by Olivier, but Simon Callow has dubbed it "slow, solemn, long", while Ken Campbell vividly described it as "brochure theatre."
    Returning to Britain, in July 1962 he took part in the Chichester Festival Theatre's opening season, playing the title role in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya to the Astrov of Laurence Olivier who also directed.
    More Details Hide Details Alongside John Dexter's Chichester staging of Saint Joan, Olivier's Uncle Vanya was first revived in Chichester in 1963 before transferring to the Old Vic as part of the nascent Royal National Theatre's inaugural season, winning rave reviews and Redgrave's second win as Best Actor in the 1963 Evening Standard Awards. Critic Michael Billington recalled: "In Redgrave's Vanya you saw both a tremulous victim of a lifetime's emotional repression and the wasted potential of a Chekhovian might-have-been: as Redgrave and Olivier took their joint curtain call, linked hands held triumphantly aloft, we were not to know that this was to symbolise the end of their artistic amity."
    His play was later to be successfully revived on Broadway in 1962, with Dame Wendy Hiller and Maurice Evans, while the 1984 London revival featured his daughter, Vanessa Redgrave, along with Christopher Reeve and Hiller, this time in the role of Miss Bordereau.
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  • 1959
    Age 50
    At the Queen's Theatre in London in August 1959 he played H.J. in his own adaptation of the Henry James novella The Aspern Papers.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 49
    Returning to London in January 1958 he appeared as Philip Lester in A Touch of the Sun (N. C. Hunter) at the Saville Theatre — Best Actor in the Evening Standard Awards 1958 – before rejoining the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company in June 1958, to play Hamlet and Benedick, also playing Hamlet with the company in Leningrad and Moscow in December 1958 (while his wife Rachel Kempson played Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet).
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  • 1956
    Age 47
    While in New York he directed A Month in the Country at the Phoenix Theatre in April 1956, and directed and played the Prince Regent in The Sleeping Prince at the Coronet Theatre in November 1956.
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  • 1955
    Age 46
    At the Apollo in June 1955 he played Hector in Tiger at the Gates, appearing in the same role at the Plymouth Theatre, New York City in October 1955 for which he received the New York Critics' Award.
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  • 1953
    Age 44
    Redgrave became the First President of the English Speaking Board in 1953, and President of the Questors Theatre, Ealing in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details In 1966, he received an honorary DLitt degree from the University of Bristol. In 1986, he was inducted posthumously into the American Theater Hall of Fame. The Redgrave Theatre in Farnham, Surrey, 1974–1998, was named in his honour. For a number of years, British film exhibitors voted him among the top ten British stars at the box office via an annual poll in the Motion Picture Herald. Redgrave wrote five books: 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.
  • 1952
    Age 43
    After appearing as Frank Elgin in Winter Journey at the St James's April 1952, he rejoined the Stratford company in 1953 (together with his actress wife Rachel Kempson) appearing as Shylock, King Lear and Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, also playing Antony when the company transferred to the Prince's Theatre in November 1953 before touring in the Netherlands, Belgium and Paris.
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  • 1951
    Age 42
    Redgrave joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre company at Stratford-upon-Avon and for the 1951 season appeared as Prospero in The Tempest as well as playing Richard II, Hotspur and Chorus in the Cycle of Histories, for which he also directed Henry IV Part Two.
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  • 1949
    Age 40
    Joining the Old Vic Company at the New Theatre for its 1949–50 season, he played:
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 33
    Having spent most of 1942 in the Reserve he managed to direct Lifeline (Norman Armstrong) starring Frank Pettingell at the Duchess Theatre in July; and The Duke in Darkness (Patrick Hamilton) starring Leslie Banks at the St James's Theatre in October, also taking the role of Gribaud.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 28
    Other roles that year included Christopher Drew in Daisy Fisher's comedy A Ship Comes Home at the St Martin's Theatre in May and Larry Starr in Philip Leaver's comedy Three Set Out at the Embassy in June, before joining John Gielgud's Company at the Queen's Theatre, September 1937 to April 1938, where he played Bolingbroke in Richard II, Charles Surface in The School for Scandal and Baron Tusenbach in Three Sisters.
    More Details Hide Details Other roles included: Once the London theatres were re-opened, after the outbreak of war, he played: Redgrave joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman in July 1941, but was discharged on medical grounds in November 1942.
    At the Embassy Theatre in March 1937 he played Anderson in a mystery play, The Bat, before returning to the Old Vic in April, succeeding Marius Goring as Chorus in Henry V.
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    As You Like It transferred to the New Theatre in February 1937 when he again played Orlando.
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  • 1936
    Age 27
    During 1936–37 he also played Mr Horner in The Country Wife, Orlando in As You Like It, Warbeck in The Witch of Edmonton and Laertes to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet.
    More Details Hide Details His hit of the season was Orlando. Edith Evans was his Rosalind and the two fell very much in love. As he later explained: "Edith always had a habit of falling in love with her leading men; with us it just went rather further."
    Offered a job by Tyrone Guthrie, he made his first professional appearance in London at the Old Vic on 14 September 1936, playing Ferdinand in Love's Labours Lost.
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  • 1935
    Age 26
    Redgrave was married to the actress Rachel Kempson for 50 years from 1935 until his death.
    More Details Hide Details Their children Vanessa (b. 1937), Corin (1939–2010) and Lynn Redgrave (1943–2010) and their grandchildren – Natasha (1963–2009), Joely Richardson (b. 1965) and Jemma (b. 1965) are also involved in theatre or film as actors. His grandson Carlo Gabriel Nero is a screenwriter and film director whilst Luke Redgrave is not connected to acting. His daughter Lynn created a one-woman play for herself called Shakespeare for My Father, in which she was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award, in which she traced her love for Shakespeare as a way of following and finding her often absent father. Redgrave owned White Roding Windmill from 1937 to 1946. He and his family lived in "Bedford House" on Chiswick Mall from 1945 to 1954. His entry for Who's Who in the Theatre (1981) gives his address as Wilks Water, Odiham, Hampshire.
  • 1934
    Age 25
    Redgrave made his first professional appearance at the Playhouse in Liverpool on 30 August 1934 as Roy Darwin in Counsellor-at-Law (by Elmer Rice), then spent two years with its Liverpool Repertory Company where he met his future wife Rachel Kempson. They married on 18 July 1935.
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    He was a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details 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. In the new Guildford School of Acting building which opened in January 2010, there is the "Sir Michael Redgrave Studio".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on March 20, 1908.
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