Michael Redgrave

Michael Redgrave

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1971)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Quiet American (1958)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1908

Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK

A British legend of stage and screen, Michael Redgrave made his name with a seemingly endless string of theatrical triumphs that included an amazing mastery of the great Shakespearean roles. A global ambassador for the British theatrical tradition and its potential to be among the highest of the art forms, Redgrave was eventually knighted for his services, along with his contemporaries Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. He also achieved a sterling reputation as a first-rate film actor, debuting in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) before earning an Oscar nomination for "Mourning Becomes Electra" (1947). He won Best Actor from the Cannes Film Festival for his star turn as a bitter teacher in "The Browning Version" (1951), which many felt ranked among the greatest screen performances of all time, and was BAFTA-nominated for "The Night My Number Came Up" (1955) and "Time Without Pity" (1957). He would go on to star in such classics as "The Innocents" (1961) and "Uncle Vanya" (1963) before retiring from acting when symptoms of Parkinson's disease became too great. When he passed away in 1985, the thespian left behind an unparalleled family acting dynasty that included his children Vanessa, Corin and Lynn, and grandchildren Natasha and Joely Richardson. His name synonymous with theatrical excellence and artistic integrity, Michael Redgrave reigned as one of its most respected actors of stage and screen.

Highest rated movies

The Go-Between
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Dam Busters
The Lady Vanishes
The Innocents
Dead of Night
The Stars Look Down
The Browning Version




100% 78% The Go-Between Leo Colston (Character) - 1971
67% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Sazonov (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 42% Goodbye Gemini James Harrington-Smith (Character) - 1970
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War Gen. Sir Henry Wilson (Character) - 1969
100% 71% Goodbye, Mr. Chips The Headmaster (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 30% David Copperfield Dan Peggotty (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Connecting Rooms James Wallraven (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment K Harris (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 86% Heidi Grandfather (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 94% The 25th Hour Defense lawyer (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dickens of London Charles Dickens (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 46% Young Cassidy W.B. Yeats (Character) - 1965
71% 92% The Hill The Medical Officer (Character) - 1965
67% 56% The Heroes of Telemark Uncle (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Uncle Vanya (Character) - 1965
70% 86% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Reformatory Governor (Character) - 1962
95% 86% The Innocents The Uncle (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 43% No, My Darling Daughter Sir Matthew Carr (Character) - 1961
75% 56% Shake Hands With the Devil The General (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 58% The Wreck of the Mary Deare Mr. Nyland (Character) - 1959
50% 51% The Quiet American Thomas Fowler (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law and Disorder Percy Brand (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Sir Arthur Benson Gray (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 75% Time Without Pity David Graham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 17% The Happy Road Gen. Medworth (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Air Marshal Hardie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 72% 1984 O'Connor of the Inner Party (Character) - 1956
75% 80% Mr. Arkadin Burgomil Trebitsch (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% Oh... Rosalinda!! Col. Eisenstein (Character) - 1955
100% 84% The Dam Busters Doctor B.N. Wallis, C.B.E, F.R.S. (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Scarf Maitre Deliot (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Air Commodore Waltby (Character) - 1954
88% 83% The Importance of Being Earnest Jack Worthing (Character) - 1952
89% 95% The Browning Version Andrew Crocker-Harris (Character) - 1951
57% 55% Secret Beyond the Door Mark Lamphere (Character) - 1948
67% 45% Mourning Becomes Electra Orin Mannon (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Is the Spur Hamer Radshaw (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 72% The Captive Heart Capt. Karel Hasek (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Years Between Michael Wentworth (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% The Way to the Stars David Archdale (Character) - 1945
93% 86% Dead of Night Maxwell Frere (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 56% A Diary for Timothy Narrator - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Blockade Russian (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 65% Thunder Rock David Charleston (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeannie Stanley Smith (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 64% Kipps Kipps (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Charles MacIver (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantic Ferry Charles MacIver (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in Distress Peter (Character) - 1940
90% 58% The Stars Look Down Davey Fenwick (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stolen Life Alan MacKenzie (Character) - 1939
98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Gilbert Redman (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climbing High Nicky Brooke (Character) - 1938
86% 47% Secret Agent Army captain (uncredited) (Character) - 1936


No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1957