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Stage and Film Actor Corin Redgrave Dies

English actor appeared in ”Excalibur“ and ”A Man for All Seasons“

Corin Redgrave, a member of one of England’s most famous acting dynasties, has died. He was 70.

Redgrave, the son of acclaimed stage actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and the brother of Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, was best known for his work in theater, but managed to create a number of memorable film roles in a career that spanned four decades.

He won an Olivier Award and a Tony nomination for his leading role in Tennessee Williams "Not About Nightingales," a prison drama that remained unproduced throughout the playwright’s lifetime and was only brought to the stage at the behest of the Redgrave family.

Though the theater remained his home, in which Redgrave drew renown for his performances in productions of plays by Shakespeare and Noel Coward, he also appeared in such films as "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "A Man for All Seasons," and "Excalibur."

Along with his sister Vanessa, Redgrave was a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party and an advocate for left-wing politics.

Following a series of health problems, including a heart attack and prostate cancer, Redgrave returned to the stage last year in "Trumbo."