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Michael Redgrave

Highest Rated:   100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Lowest Rated:   54% Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
71% Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Sazonov
1971
No Score Yet Connecting Rooms
  • James Wallraven
1971
No Score Yet 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
75% Oh! What A Lovely War
  • Gen. Sir Henry Wilson
1969
63% 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
100% The Hill
  • Medical Officer
1965
No Score Yet The Heroes of Telemark
  • Uncle
1965
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler
  • Actor
1963
83% Mr. Arkadin
  • Burgomil Trebitsch
1962
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Ruxton Towers Reformatory governor
1962
96% 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
60% 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 Sea Shall Not Have Them
  • Air Commodore Waltby
1954
No Score Yet The Magic Box
  • Ledley
1952
94% The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Jack Worthing
1952
88% The Browning Version
  • Andrew Crocker-Harris
1951
54% Secret Beyond the Door
  • Mark Lamphere
1948
No Score Yet 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
88% 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
90% Secret Agent
  • Actor
1936

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