Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Corin Redgrave

The first film I can remember seeing Corin Redgrave in is Richard Attenborough’s poignant debut 'Oh What a Lovely War'. In a production jam-packed with famous names – Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth More, Edward Fox – it’s Corin Redgrave’s heartbreaking performance as doomed innocent Bertie Smith that has stayed with me.

Corin Redgrave died yesterday aged 70. To his family, my condolences. To his memory, a glass is raised at chez Agitation.

i.m. Corin Redgrave, 16 July 1939 – 6 April 2010

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