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Corin RedgraveThe stage, TV and film actor, Corin Redgrave, has died today aged 70. He passed away at a South London hospital after being taken ill in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Redgrave, a member of the famous British acting dynasty, was brother to Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, who almost exactly a year ago lost her daughter Natasha Richardson in a freak skiing accident in Canada.

A statement issued by Redgrave's wife, Kika Markham, and family said: "He died very peacefully surrounded by his family. We will miss him so very much." Corin RedgraveThe stage, TV and film actor, Corin Redgrave, has died today aged 70. He passed away at a South London hospital after being taken ill in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Redgrave, a member of the famous British acting dynasty, was brother to Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, who almost exactly a year ago lost her daughter Natasha Richardson in a freak skiing accident in Canada.

A statement issued by Redgrave's wife, Kika Markham, and family said: "He died very peacefully surrounded by his family. We will miss him so very much."

Redgrave's first film was the Oscar-winning A Man for All Seasons (1966) while other movie credits included Enduring Love, To Kill A King, In The Name Of The Father, and Enigma. He will more recently be remembered as the Scottish nobleman who steals Hugh Grant's American girlfriend in Brit comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Redgrave's theatrical career matched his movie one however and, in 1998, he won an Olivier Award for his performance as Boss Whalen in Tennessee Williams' Not about Nightingales - and then won a Tony when he repeated the performance on Broadway. He also found success in Noel Coward's A Song At Twilight, in which he appeared with his wife and sister in 1999.

In March 2009, in his first London stage appearance after a massive heart attack in 2005, Redgrave played the title role in Trumbo, a play about the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. On the opening night, he dedicated his performance to the memory of his niece Natasha Richardson who had died the previous week.

His TV credits included, most recently, last year's The Turn Of The Screw and The Girl In The Cafe in 2005. In recent years he also appeared in episodes of Spooks, Shameless, Foyle's War and Trial And Retribution.

Redgrave was also a long-time political activist and, along with his sister Vanessa, was an active member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He also campaigned against the Guantanamo Bay detentions.