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Redgrave, Roy (1873–1922)

Roy Redgrave, by Johnstone O'Shannessy &​ Falk, 1906

Roy Redgrave, by Johnstone O'Shannessy &​ Falk, 1906

State Library of Victoria, 49218545

* in 1905 Roy Redgrave edited a newspaper, The Eaglet, published by J. C. Williamson's Dramatic Company; the newspaper is published in manuscript 'every little while', New Zealand Herald, 9 September 1905, p 4, supplement

* has written a monologue 'A Near Thing' and performed in it to rave reviews in London, Evening Post (New Zealand), 25 April 1908, p 11

* the silent film, The Christian, which starred Roy Redgrave and Eugenie Duggan, was 3500 feet long, Evening Post (New Zealand), 8 January 1912

* Roy was taken to the Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand, in September 1918, after suffering from a ruptured lung, North Otago Times, 9 October 1918; he lost a lot of blood before medical assistance stopped the hemorrhage, Evening Post (New Zealand), 12 October 1918, p 11

* has joined J. C. Williamson's Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Auckland Star, 7 January 1922, p 18

* is writing a thriller, 'The Man of Mystery' for William Anderson's Theatre Company, Star (New Zealand), 12 December 1913, p 2

PLAYS, SKETCHES, MONOLOGUES (he wrote)

  • Lord Dunno Who (1896) musical comedy for Harry Roxbury (UK)
  • A Near Thing (1908)
  • The Merry Widow Twankey (1909) one-act musical farce produced in England
  • Gipsy Jack (1909)
  • The Black Streak (1910)
  • By Wireless Telegraphy (1910) co-written with William Anderson
  • The Christian (1911) new dramatisation of the book
  • Sorrows of Satan (1911) new dramatisation of the play
  • The Second Mrs Chester (1911) sketch produced in England
  • Executioneer's Daughter (1918) sketch
  • Lavender and Blossom (1918) comedy
  • The Rat in the Hole (1919) comedy drama
  • Waterloo sketch produced by Fuller in Adelaide
  • The Rat in the Corner sketch produced by Fuller in Adelaide
  • The King of Death
  • Luck and Pluck
  • The Better Half
  • David Garrick new dramatisation of the play
  • Sweet Mistress Dorothy
  • The Better Half
  • Wrinkles on the Rink
  • One of the Boys

PLAYS (performed in)

  • L'Aiglon (1904) as Flambeau
  • Camille (1905) as Armand Duval
  • Their Wedding Day (1907)
  • A Near Thing (1908)
  • Robbery Under Arms (1908) as Captain Starlight
  • The Bank of England (1909)
  • The Man from the Outback (1909) as Dave Goulburn
  • The Face at the Window (1909)
  • Gipsy Jack (1909)
  • The Chance of a Lifetime (1910) as Hon. Bob Lovett
  • The Christian (1911) as John Storm
  • Her Love Against the World (1912)
  • Robbery Under Arms (1912) as Captain Starlight
  • For the Term of His Natural Life (1913) as Rufus Dawes
  • The Rat in the Hole (1919)
  • The Traitor (1921) written for Laurence Dunbar
  • Pommie Bride (1921) musical comedy

SILENT FILMS (performed in)

  • The Christian (1911) as John Storm (short film)
  • Transported (1913) short film
  • The Sick Stockrider (1913) short film
  • The Remittance Man (1913)
  • The Road to Ruin (1913) short film
  • The Reprieve (1913) short film
  • Moondyne (1913) as Isaac Bowman
  • The Crisis (1913) short film
  • The Hayseeds (1917) as the father
  • Robbery Under Arms (1920) as Dan Moran

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Citation details

'Redgrave, Roy (1873–1922)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/redgrave-roy-27541/text34950, accessed 11 April 2021.

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Roy Redgrave, by Johnstone O'Shannessy &​ Falk, 1906

Roy Redgrave, by Johnstone O'Shannessy &​ Falk, 1906

State Library of Victoria, 49218545