Roy Redgrave

Born Apr 26, 1873

Roy Redgrave was an English stage and silent film actor. Redgrave was the founder of the Redgrave acting family.

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1873 Birth Born George Ellsworthy Redgrave in 122 Kennington Road, Kennington, a district of Lambeth in South London in 1873, he was the eldest son of George Augustus Redgrave (1851–81), a maker of the board game Bagatelle, and Zoe Beatrice Elsworthy (née Pym, later Howard; 1856–1936). … Read More


1894 21 Years Old His first wife was actress Ellen Maud Pratt, the daughter of prosperous Devon farmer, John Dew Pratt of Buckland Monachorum. Her stage name was Judith Kyrle. They were married in Littleham-cum-Exmouth, Devon on 1 September 1894. Their careers reached a high point at their joint debut at the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton in April 1900 with Roy billed as "The Dramatic Cock o' the North".
1895 22 Years Old They had three children, John Kyrle born in 1895, Robin Roy (father of Major-General Sir Roy Redgrave) born in 1897 and Nellie Maud born in 1898. … Read More


1903 30 Years Old Ettie married Clayton Parrett by special license between 28 October and 10 November 1903, on a Sunday at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town. … Read More
1906 33 Years Old Ettie then left Clayton Parrett and went with Redgrave to Australia where she then bore him a son, Victor Redgrave Parrett, born 25 July 1906 in Australia. … Read More
1907 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Ellen remarried Frederick John Nettlefold, a respectable landed gentleman, in Brighton, England in 1907.
1909 36 Years Old His name appears in June 1909, when he performed in the play The Bank of England. … Read More
1911 38 Years Old Although he claimed he did not like motion picture acting he appeared in several silent films, beginning in 1911 with The Christian. … Read More


1916 43 Years Old It was later discovered that Redgrave married Irish widow Mary Leresche in 1916. … Read More
1922 49 Years Old Died on May 25, 1922.
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