Corin Redgrave, the actor brother of Vanessa and Lynn who forged a less celebrated, but nonetheless impressive career on the British stage, died April 6, 2010, in a South London hospital. He was 70. He is the second member of the famous Redgrave acting clan to die in a little over a year. In March 2009 his niece and Vanessa's daughter, Natasha Richardson, died in a freak skiing accident in Canada.
Corin Redgrave was the middle brother of his famous sisters, which whom he shared father Michael Redgrave and mother Rachel Kempson. He was seldom seen on American stages, but had a flashy, late-career triumph in 1999 playing the brutal prison warden Boss Whalen in the "lost" early play of
Not About Nightingales. He won an Olivier Award for the vicious, impeccably American creation when he originated the role in London in 1998, and was nominated for a Tony Award the year after.
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