: [on Edith Evans] We have such things in common - rice pudding on the heart rug and coats over the back of the chair.
Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today.
A superb actor, Redgrave himself was a charter member of the post-Great War English acting pantheon and was the sire of an acting dynasty. He and his wife, Rachel Kempson, were the parents of Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1952 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama, and created a Knight Bachelor in the 1959 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
The actor was tormented by the fact that he was a bisexual, despite being married and raising children.