Roy Redgrave


0843.jpg (12462 bytes)George Ellsworthy "Roy" Redgrave, Lynn's grandfather, made his theatrical debut in 1899 and by 1902 appeared at Sadlers Wells Theatre, topping the bill with the outrageous title "Roy Redgrave - Dramatic Cock o' the North."   Later he starred in popular stage productions in London, many at the Brittania Theatre in Hoxton.  He left his wife and young son, Michael, to find his fortune in Australia, where he became a star of silent pictures such as ROBBERY UNDER ARMS (1920).  After his death in 1922, he was buried in an unmarked grave in Sydney.  In 1980, Lynn rediscovered the gravesite, and commissioned a headstone that reads "Roy Redgrave, Actor."