Roy Redgrave
English actor
Roy Redgrave
Roy Redgrave was an English stage and silent film actor. Redgrave was the founder of the Redgrave acting family.
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Google News - over 5 years
Sir Roy Redgrave, il cugino di Vanessa, che, in divisa, ha realmente recitato una parte a Cipro, Berlino, e Hong Kong. Tom Gehrels, astronomo olandese in Arizona che ha reso familiari gli asteroidi e l'eventualità di un loro impatto contro la terra
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FOOTLIGHTS
NYTimes - almost 17 years
NEWS Family Gathering Spanning five generations of one of Britain's foremost acting dynasties, the papers of Sir Michael Redgrave (1908-1985) have been acquired by the Theater Museum, the National Museum of the Performing Arts in London. Consisting of diaries, photographs, recordings, theatrical and business papers, manuscripts, scripts and
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SIGNOFF; A Family Practice: Yet Another Redgrave
NYTimes - over 19 years
AS Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in the ''Masterpiece Theater'' series ''Bramwell,'' Jemma Redgrave is proud, determined and willful as she helps the poor and downtrodden in Victorian London. In character, Ms. Redgrave has a sense of resolve: she knows what she wants to do and she will use any means to achieve her goal. The actress's approach to her role
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Review/Theater; Lynn Redgrave Portrays Emotional Emptiness In Royal Theater Family
NYTimes - almost 24 years
When it comes to theatrical dynasties, the Redgraves share a stage with the Kembles and the Barrymores. The center of the family was Sir Michael Redgrave, son of an actor and an actress and the progenitor of an ensemble of talented actors and actresses. His younger daughter, Lynn Redgrave, tells the Redgrave story in "Shakespeare for My Father" at
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The Next in The Long Line Of Redgraves
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: At Cannes this year, the British film ''Drowning by Numbers'' took a special prize for artistic merit. For its director, Peter Greenaway, the film was the second consecutive entry in the competition, following his ''Belly of an Architect'' in 1987. At Cannes this year, the British film ''Drowning by Numbers'' took a special prize for artistic
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SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE DEAD; HEAD OF ACTING CLAN WAS 77
NYTimes - almost 32 years
Sir Michael Redgrave, one of Britain's preeminent stage actors and a leading film star since his hero's role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 classic ''The Lady Vanishes,'' died yesterday, a day after his 77th birthday. Sir Michael, the patriarch of the Redgrave acting dynasty that includes his daughters Vanessa and Lynn, his son Corin, a grandson and
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roy Redgrave
    FORTIES
  • 1922
    Age 48
    Died on May 25, 1922.
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  • 1916
    Age 42
    It was later discovered that Redgrave married Irish widow Mary Leresche in 1916.
    More Details Hide Details http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch?form=IndexingSearch&cgiurl=%2Fcgi-bin%2FIndex%2FIndexingMarriage.cgi&event=marriages&sname=redgrave&gname=&fname=&mname=&frange=1916&trange=1916&place=&x=97&y=14&SessionID=29673448 His marriage certificate makes reference to his previous marriage to Ellen (Judith) but not to any subsequent marriage to Daisy (Margaret Scudamore). Mary died in 1948. http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch?form=IndexingSearch&cgiurl=%2Fcgi-bin%2FIndex%2FIndexingBirth.cgi&sname=redgrave&gname=&fname=&mname=&event=deaths&frange=1948&trange=1948&place=&x=0&y=0&SessionID=29673547
  • THIRTIES
  • 1911
    Age 37
    Although he claimed he did not like motion picture acting he appeared in several silent films, beginning in 1911 with The Christian.
    More Details Hide Details Later he played the villain in Moondyne (1913) as well as six shorts, played the lead in The Hayseeds (1917), and co-starred in Robbery Under Arms (1920). Back in the UK, the forsaken Daisy had changed her name to Margaret and married Captain James Anderson, a wealthy tea planter. Redgrave remained in Australia until his death sometime in the 1920s, but exactly where he lived and when he died remained a mystery to his family in Britain until his granddaughter Lynn Redgrave visited Sydney with her then husband John Clark, and vowed to find him. Their search ended at the Sydney Opera House library, where, as she recounts in her play Shakespeare For My Father (page 48), they came up with Redgrave's obituary, learning that he had died on 25 May 1922, and was buried at South Head Cemetery. There they learned that he had been put in an unmarked grave by somebody called Minnie, who paid 15 shillings. (The idea that it may have been the religious Minnie Tittell Brune feeling sorry for him is enticing. More probably it was Minnie Hider, Esther's friend and confidante, who brought Victor up). They found the spot, and arranged for a headstone, asked his son Michael what it should say, and he said to put, simply, "Roy Redgrave, Actor".
  • 1909
    Age 35
    His name appears in June 1909, when he performed in the play The Bank of England.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Anderson, known for his fondness of the lurid and sensational, had Roy collaborate with him on a play about the just ended Dr. Crippen case. Crippen was hanged in November 1910. The play was called By Wireless Telegraphy, which was staged by Anderson at the King's Theatre, Melbourne, from 22 October 1910. Anderson was ruined financially by an expensive flop, and had to lease away his King's Theatre, and Redgrave turned his attention to the new and burgeoning film industry, under contract to Lincoln-Cass Films.
  • 1907
    Age 33
    However Redgrave did return to Britain, appearing in repertory at the Grand Theatre, Brighton, where he met Daisy Bertha Mary Scudamore. She eventually adopted the stage name Margaret Scudamore. They married at Glasgow Register Office in 1907 while touring in the north and had one child, the actor Sir Michael Redgrave born on 20 March 1908, later to become the father of actors Vanessa, Corin and Lynn.
    More Details Hide Details Six months after Michael's birth, Redgrave left Daisy (Margaret) and returned to Australia again, this time permanently. William Anderson, a Melbourne producer, had just built the King's Theatre, and needed actors.
    Ellen remarried Frederick John Nettlefold, a respectable landed gentleman, in Brighton, England in 1907.
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  • 1906
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At some point after initial Australian theatre work, Redgrave left for England alone. According to the "History of Australian Theatre" archives, American actress Minnie Tittell Brune made her first appearance in Australia on 21 September 1904 at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney in the play Sunday, supported by Roy Redgrave. Roy toured with her on the J.C. Williamson circuit. According to Corin Redgrave, Ellen (Judith) pursued Roy to Australia, arriving in time to pay his unsettled hotel bills, but she was unable to persuade him to return home with her to his family.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1903
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Redgrave arrived two days later on the Tuesday.
  • 1895
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details About this time Redgrave fell in love with a young actress named Esther Mary Cooke (known on the stage as Ettie Carlisle), daughter of Victor Cooke, huntsman and riding master. Ellen discovered the affair and Ettie fled Britain for South Africa. Redgrave followed her to South Africa.
  • 1894
    Age 20
    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".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1873
    Born
    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).
    More Details Hide Details By 1897, he was professionally known as Roy Redgrave apparently in the belief that he was descended from Rob Roy. The Redgrave family originated in the Northamptonshire village of Crick. Redgrave also assumed the middle name "Elsworthy" from his mother, and his sister took the stage name Dolly Elsworthy. Redgrave was the eldest of five siblings including, Zoe Adelina "Dolly" Elsworthy (b. 1876), Cornelius (b. 1878), Christopher (b. 1879) and Harriet (b. 1880).
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