7 Apr 2010

Death of actor Corin Redgrave

6:10 am on 7 April 2010

b] A member of the Redgrave acting dynasty in Britain, Corin Redgrave, has died.

A statement from his wife, Kika Markham, said he was taken ill at home on Sunday morning and died surrounded by his family.

Redgrave, 70, was the son of Sir Michael Redgrave, brother of Vanessa and Lynn and uncle of the late Natasha Richardson.

The BBC reports he is perhaps best known for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

Redgrave made his stage debut at the Royal Court in 1961, playing Lysander in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

His first major screen role came in 1966 when he appeared in the historical drama A Man for All Seasons.

In 1998 he won a Laurence Olivier award for his work in Tennessee Williams's play Not About Nightingales.

The Charge Of The Light Brigade and Oh! What a Lovely War followed in 1968 and 1969.

Redgrave was also in the New Zealand pioneer TV drama, The Governor, in which he play the lead role of Sir George Grey.