Corin Redgrave, actor and political activist, has died today in a South London hospital. He was 70.
Son of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, brother of Lynn and Vanessa, father of Jemma, and Uncle to Joely and the late Natasha Richardson, Redgrave was not as well known as his siblings, but still made a lasting impression, and made a resurgance in later life, winning a Laurence Olivier Award in 1998 for his portrayal of Boss Whalen in Tennessee Williams' play Not About Nightingales.
Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, and suffering a heart attack in 2005, Redgrave did not slow down. On the contrary, he continued to act, and called for Tony Blair to be impeached over the invasion of Iraq.
Other recent performances on screen include Enigma (2001), Lord Curzon in the TV drama Shackleton (2002) and Old Jolyon Forsyte in the mini-series The Forsyte Saga (2002). He received mixed reviews for his portrayal of King Lear in a Royal Shakespeare Company production (2004-05).
He will be missed.