Acclaimed English stage and screen actor who appeared in such plays as Macbeth, Hamlet, A Month in the Country, and The Father.
The son of actors Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore, he attended Cambridge University and worked briefly as a schoolteacher before beginning his own acting career.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film version of Mourning Becomes Electra.
With his wife, Rachel Kempson, he had three children: Vanessa, Corin, and Lynn Redgrave. All of his children had prominent careers as actors.
He earned great acclaim for his numerous roles in the plays of William Shakespeare.