Michael Redgrave

Michael Redgrave

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1970)

Lowest Rated: 54% Secret Beyond the Door (1948)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1908

Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK

The son of British actor Roy Redgrave, Michael Redgrave attended Clifton College and Cambridge University. While teaching high school, Redgrave became involved with amateur theatricals. A professional by 1934, Redgrave made his London debut in Love's Labours Lost in 1936, and that same year appeared in his first film, Hitchcock's The Secret Agent (1936). It was thanks to his leading role in another Hitchcock effort, The Lady Vanishes (1938), that Redgrave achieved stardom. He was excellent in several starring vehicles of the 1940s, and at his very best in his 20-minute turn as a paranoid ventriloquist in Dead of Night (1946). An attempt to become a Hollywood star via Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) was scuttled due to the film's poor box office take, though Redgrave did earn an Oscar nomination for his performance. After starring in The Dam Busters, Britain's most popular 1955 movie release, Redgrave settled into film character roles, continuing all the while to headline on stage. He also wrote and directed several theatrical productions throughout his career, and was the author of four books: the instructional The Actor's Ways and Means, the novel The Mountebank's Tale, and two autobiographies. In 1959, Redgrave was knighted for his achievements in his chosen field. Long married to actress Rachel Kempson, Michael Redgrave was the father of actors Vanessa, Corin and Lynn Redgrave; and the grandfather of actresses Jemma Redgrave, Natasha and Joely Richardson.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Actor 2012
No Score Yet Rime of the Ancient Mariner Narrator 1984
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Danvers 1973
67% Nicholas and Alexandra Sazonov 1971
No Score Yet Connecting Rooms James Wallraven 1971
100% The Go-Between The Older Leo 1970
No Score Yet David Copperfield Mr. Peggotty 1970
No Score Yet Twinsanity James Harrington-Smith 1970
100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips The Headmaster 1969
79% Oh! What A Lovely War Gen. Sir Henry Wilson 1969
67% Battle of Britain Air Vice Marshal Evill 1969
No Score Yet Heidi Heidi's Grandfather 1968
No Score Yet La Vingt-cinquième heure (The 25th Hour) Defense Counsel 1967
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland Caterpillar 1966
83% The Hill Medical Officer 1965
67% The Heroes of Telemark Uncle 1965
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler Actor 1963
77% Mr. Arkadin Burgomil Trebitsch 1962
73% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Ruxton Towers Reformatory governor 1962
94% The Innocents Uncle 1961
No Score Yet No My Darling Daughter Sir Matthew Carr 1961
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Mr. Nyland 1959
67% Shake Hands With the Devil The General 1959
No Score Yet The Quiet American Thomas Fowler 1958
No Score Yet The Happy Road Gen. Medworth 1957
No Score Yet Time Without Pity David Graham 1957
No Score Yet 1984 Gen. O'Connor 1956
No Score Yet Oh... Rosalinda!! Col. Eisenstein 1956
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Then Actor 1955
100% The Dam Busters Doctor B. N. Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S. 1954
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Air Commodore Waltby 1954
No Score Yet The Magic Box Ledley 1952
88% The Importance of Being Earnest Jack Worthing 1952
89% The Browning Version Andrew Crocker-Harris 1951
54% Secret Beyond the Door Mark Lamphere 1948
60% Mourning Becomes Electra Actor 1947
No Score Yet The Captive Heart Capt. Karel Hasek - aka Geoffrey Mitchell 1947
No Score Yet Fame Is the Spur Hamer Radshaw 1947
No Score Yet The Years Between Michael Wentworth 1946
No Score Yet A Diary for Timothy Narrator 1945
97% Dead of Night Maxwell Frere 1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars David Archdale 1945
No Score Yet Thunder Rock David Charleston 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Charles MacIver 1941
No Score Yet Kipps (The Remarkable Mr. Kipps) Arthur Kipps 1941
90% The Stars Look Down David Fenwick 1940
No Score Yet A Window in London (Lady in Distress) Peter 1939
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Actor 1939
No Score Yet Climbing High Actor 1938
98% The Lady Vanishes Gilbert Redman 1938
86% Secret Agent Actor 1936


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