Both were Brits who excelled in aristocratic roles.  Corin Redgrave was a second-generation middle child in an acting dynasty whose sisters Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave overshadowed his solid career in films and on the stage (though I’ll not soon forget his towering Tony-nominated performance in Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales at New York’s Circle in the Square in 1999).  His activism fueled his older sister’s, and his career paid a price.

Cazenove was notable in Britain for a number of high-profile television series, particularly The Duchess of Duke Street as Charles Haslemere.  But it was on American television that he achieved his greatest fame as the brother of Blake Carrington (John Forsythe, deceased last week) on the ABC soap, Dynasty.  He managed to debut on Broadway in Goodbye Fidel, a production notable for the debut of Kathy Bates, and the last stage appearance of Gale Sondergaard.

RIP gentlemen…

top, Corin with Rita Tushingham and his sister Lynn in his stage debut, as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Bottom, Cazenove in The Duchess of Duke Street.