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Michael Redgrave Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography

Michael Redgrave Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2½ in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth March 20, 1908
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death March 21, 1985

Michael Redgrave was an English actor, director, producer, theatre actor, screenwriter, manager, voice artist, and author. His film credits include The Lady Vanishes, Stolen Life, The Browning VersionSecret Beyond the Door…The Night My Number Came Up, The Dam BustersShake Hands with the Devil, Uncle VanyaNicholas and Alexandra, and others.

Born Name

Michael Scudamore Redgrave

Other Name

Red Redgrave

Michael Redgrave as seen while posing for a picture in 1978
Michael Redgrave as seen while posing for a picture in 1978 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on March 20, 1908.


On March 21, 1985, he died from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 77 in a nursing home in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Bristol, England, United Kingdom





Michael Redgrave attended Clifton College located in the city of Bristol in South West England. He also studied at Magdalene College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.


Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Theatre Actor, Manager, Voice Artist, Author


  • Father – George Ellsworthy “Roy” Redgrave (April 26, 1873 – May 25, 1922) (Silent Film Actor, Stage Artist)
  • Mother – Margaret Scudamore (November 13, 1881 – October 5, 1958) (Film Actor, Theatre Artist)
  • Siblings – Peg (Younger Maternal Half-Sister), John Kyrle (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Robin Roy (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Nellie Maud (Older Paternal Half-Sister), Victor Redgrave Parrett (Older Paternal Half-Brother)
  • Others – George Augustus Redgrave (1851-1881) (Paternal Grandfather) (A maker of the board game Bagatelle), Zoe Beatrice Elsworthy (née Pym, later Howard) (1856-1936) (Paternal Grandmother), William George (Maternal Grandfather) (A shipwright at HM Portsmouth), Clara (née Linington) (Maternal Grandmother), Dolly Elsworthy (Paternal Aunt) (Stage Artist), Captain James P. “Andy” Anderson (Stepfather) (Tea Planter), Natasha Richardson (May 11, 1963 – March 18, 2009) (Granddaughter) (Actor), Joely Richardson (Granddaughter) (Actor), Carlo Gabriel Nero (Grandson) (Screenwriter, Film Director), Jemma Redgrave (Granddaughter) (Actor), Luke Redgrave (Grandson) (Camera Operator, Production Assistant), Harvey (Grandson), Arden (Grandson), Kelly Clark (Granddaughter) (Actor), Annabel Clark (Granddaughter)



Michael Redgrave in costume for the lead role in 'Uncle Vanya', backstage at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1962
Michael Redgrave in costume for the lead role in ‘Uncle Vanya’, backstage at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1962 (Tony in Devon / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Michael Redgrave had dated –

  1. Pascoal Carlos Magno
  2. Norris Houghton
  3. Glen Byam Shaw
  4. Rachel Kempson (1935-1985) – On July 18, 1935, he got married to actor Rachel Kempson and they remained together until his death in 1985. They had 3 children – 2 daughters named Vanessa Redgrave (b. January 30, 1937) and Lynn Rachel Redgrave (March 8, 1943 – May 2, 2010) and a son named Corin William Redgrave (July 16, 1939 – April 6, 2010).
  5. Bob Michell – He met Bob Michell during the filming of Fritz Lang’s Secret Beyond the Door (1948) and they soon became romantically involved. Bob eventually became a surrogate “uncle” to Redgrave’s children who adored him and later had children of his own, including a son he named Michael.
  6. Fred Sadoff – He also dated actor, stage artist, and director Fred Sadoff and the duo shared lodgings in New York and London.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation

He once told his son, “I am, to say the least of it, bisexual”.

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Michael Redgrave as seen while posing for the camera in 1973
Michael Redgrave as seen while posing for the camera in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Michael Redgrave Favorite Things

  • Film Roles – Playing Andrew Crocker-Harris in The Browning Version (1951), Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), and Barnes Wallis in The Dam Busters (1955)


Michael Redgrave Facts

  1. His father left the family when Michael was 6 months old and died when Michael was 14.
  2. His mother later remarried and Michael disliked his stepfather to a great extent.
  3. Before he became an actor, he was employed as a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey in 1934.
  4. Michael Redgrave was diagnosed with rapidly advancing Parkinson’s disease in 1976 and in an interview on his 70th birthday, he said: “For a long time, nobody understood the Parkinson’s condition, and directors thought I was just forgetful or drunk–and even now the work isn’t easy. The difficulty is not just remembering lines but getting from place to place.”
  5. He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium and his ashes were scattered in the garden of St Paul’s, Covent Garden (The Actors’ Church), London.

Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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