Kika Markham

Erika S.L. "Kika" Markham (born 1940)[1] is an English actress.

Kika Markham
Kika Markham speaking at the No More War event in 2014
Erika S.L. Markham

1940 (age 7879)
Years active1955–present
Corin Redgrave
(m. 1985; died 2010)
Parent(s)David Markham
Olive Dehn
RelativesPetra Markham (sister)
Jemma Redgrave (step-daughter)
FamilyMarkham, Redgrave

Early life

Markham was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. She is a daughter of actor David Markham and writer Olive Dehn (1914–2007). She has three sisters: Petra, Sonia, and Jehane Markham.


Markham has had a long career in the cinema, television and theatre as an actress. Among her television appearances are roles in Edward & Mrs. Simpson, The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, A Very British Coup, Van der Valk, The Line of Beauty, Minder, Cracker, Agatha Christie's Poirot (The Double Clue), Sherlock Holmes' Wisteria Lodge and Mr Selfridge. Her films include Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), Futtocks End (1970), François Truffaut's Two English Girls (1971), Operation Daybreak (1975), Noroît (1976), The Blood of Hussain (1980), Outland (1981, as Sean Connery's wife), The Innocent (1985), Wonderland (1999), Esther Kahn (2000), Killing Me Softly (2002) and Franklyn (2008). She also appeared in a well known 1970's British advert for Cornetto in which the female character's ice cream was stolen by a passing balladeer in a gondola. Markham married actor Corin Redgrave in Wandsworth, London, in 1985. The couple had two sons, Harvey (born 1979) and Arden (born 1983).[2][3][4] Markham and Redgrave appeared together twice on screen: first in Lynda La Plante's Trial and Retribution (2000) as a judge and barrister, respectively; and later in the BBC's Waking The Dead (episode "Special Relationship: Part 1") as lovers suspected of the murder of a government advisor. They also appeared on stage together in an acclaimed revival of Noël Coward's A Song at Twilight, along with sister-in-law Vanessa Redgrave. Her sisters are the actress Petra Markham; the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham, widow of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack; and Sonia.

Markham's memoir of her husband, Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave, was published in 2014.[5]


  1. birth registered 4th quarter (Oct, Nov, Dec) 1940
  2. Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Times, 7 April 2010.
  3. Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Guardian, 7 April 2010.
  4. Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Independent, 7 April 2010.
  5. Joanna Moorhead "Corin Redgrave: He lost his memory of our life together", The Guardian, 20 September 2014

High Tide with Ian Mcshane

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