Kika Markham speaking at the No More War event in 2014
|Born||Erika S.L. Markham
1940 (age 76–77)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
(m. 1985; his death 2010)
|Relatives||Petra Markham (sister)
Roger Lloyd-Pack (brother-in-law)
Vanessa Redgrave (sister-in-law)
Erika S.L. "Kika" Markham (born 1940) is an English actress.
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), 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).
Markham married actor Corin Redgrave in Wandsworth, London, in 1985. The couple had two sons, Harvey (born 1979) and Arden (born 1983). 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.
- birth registered 4th quarter (Oct, Nov, Dec) 1940
- Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Times, 7 April 2010.
- Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Guardian, 7 April 2010.
- Obituary: Corin Redgrave, The Independent, 7 April 2010.
- 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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