Corin Redgrave

Corin Redgrave


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 Tennessee Williams, 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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  • Born: Jul 16, 1939 in London, ENGLAND
  • Death: Apr 6, 2010 in South London

Roles (3)

Not About Nightingales Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1999 Not About Nightingales (1999)
Opened Feb 25, 1999
  • as Bert "Boss" Whalen (Original)
  • Moving Theatre Co-Artistic Director
Not About Nightingales - Opening Night
Chips With Everything Playbill - Sept 1963 Chips with Everything (1963)
Opened Oct 1, 1963
  • as Pilot Officer (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play Not About Nightingales Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play Not About Nightingales Nominee
Tony Award
1999 Best Actor in a Play Not About Nightingales Nominee