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Corin Redgrave: He lost his memory of our life together | Life and style | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian.

Kika Markham

Kika Markham: ‘I thought our later years would be our fun time: we’d come through a lot, including cancer, and I thought things would get easier from now on in.’ Photograph: Sarah Lee/Guardian

In 2009, the year before he died, the actor and playwright Corin Redgrave came up with what he thought was a brilliant plot idea. His new play would focus on a man who has brain damage as the result of a heart attack, and who later admits to his wife that he has no memories whatsoever of their 20-plus years of marriage. For all he knows, she might be an imposter and the stories she has told him of their life together might have been made up.

Redgrave never did write that play. Instead he lived it – was living it, in fact, when he had the idea with his wife, Kika Markham, that he might fictionalise their own desperate situation. Kika remembers the devastation she felt on the day Corin admitted that his heart attack, while making a speech at a rally to fight…

via Corin Redgrave: He lost his memory of our life together | Life and style | The Guardian.

2 comments on “Corin Redgrave: He lost his memory of our life together | Life and style | The Guardian

  1. blondieaka
    07/29/2015

    So sad but amazing that when he acted he was like normal, the power of the mind amazes me at times 🙂

  2. First Night Design
    07/29/2015

    Indeed!

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